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Engineering Ceramics
Abbreviation: INGKERLoad: 30(L) + 0(E) + 15(LE) + 0(CE) + 0(PEE) + 0(FE) + 0(S) + 0(DE) + 0(P) + 0(FLE) + 0()
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Lidija Ćurković
Lecturers: Zrinka Švagelj mag.appl.chem. ( Laboratory exercises )
Milan Vukšić mag.ing.cheming. ( Laboratory exercises )
Course description: Course objectives:

Enrolment requirements and required entry competences for the course:
Materials I and II Basic knowledge about material properties.

Student responsibilities:
Attendance to lectures and exercises Allowed absences from lectures: 30% Compensation of lectures: seminar paper Allowed absences from exercises: 30% Compensation of exercises: preliminary examinations

Grading and evaluation of student work over the course of instruction and at a final exam:
Home works, preliminary examinations and essay, presentations

Methods of monitoring quality that ensure acquisition of exit competences:
Homeworks, preliminary examinations and essay, oral presentation

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to (learning outcomes):
Analyze the microstructure of the material and connection structure and properties of materials;
Implementation of techniques and methods of research and materials testing;
Comparison of technologies (procedures) of materials production, design and finishing;
Summary of the properties and possible applications of technical materials;
Develop the skills adopting new information and knowledge in the field of material development;
Demonstrate communication skills with different professions and occupations (trained for teamwork);
To analyze the advantages and disadvantages of various methods of forming and sintering of ceramic materials;

1. The historical development of ceramics. Traditional and engineering ceramics. Ceramic materials.
2. Silicates. Glass. Glassceramics.
3. Characterization of ceramics.
4. The structure of the ceramic material. Defects (imperfections) in the crystal structure of ceramics.
5. The process steps in the production of engineering ceramics. Raw materials for the preparation of the ceramic material for forming.
6. Ceramic forming techniques. Preparation and characterization of the suspensions for slip casting.
7. Slip casting of ceramics. Stabilization of the suspension: steric, electrostatic and electrostatic.
8. Rheology of suspensions, rheological models.
9. The process of heat treatment, sintering. Mechanisms of growth of crystal grains. Difference between solid state sintering and liquid phase sintering.
10. Atomic mechanisms occuring during sintering.
11. Properties of engineering ceramics.
12. Mechanisms of ceramics corrosion.
13. Methodology for determination of corrosion ceramics.
14. Corrosion of ceramics in the liquid phase, in metallic and nonmetallic melts and the hot gases.
15. Examples of the application of engineering ceramics.

1. Scientific literature search databases.
2. Distribution of seminars.
3. Characterization techniques and working principle of individual techniques used for the characterization and identification of the ceramic material.
4. Calculation and preparation of highlyconcentrated stable suspensions for slip casting.
5. Analysis of suspensions: sedimentation tests, rheological models.
6. Determination of the zeta potential of the suspensions at different pH
7. I. Preliminary examination.
8. Slip casting of ceramic products in a plaster mold.
9. Analysis of the sintered ceramic: Density and porosity of green body and sintered ceramics (Archimede density), determine shrinkage and mass loss during sintering.
10. Ceramography: sample preparation for analysis of microstructures, determination of crystal grain size by different methods.
11. Determination of hardness.
12. Determination of fracture toughness.
13. Determination of corrosion of oxide ceramics.
14. Presentation of seminar papers.
15. II. Preliminary examination.
Lecture languages: hr
Compulsory literature:
1. Prijevod: Tomislav Filetin, Ivan Kramer, Tehnička keramika, 2005.
Recommended literature:
2. M. W. Barsoum, Fundamentals of Ceramics, McGraw-Hill, 2003
3. S. Musikant, What everyone engineering have to known about ceramics, Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1990.
4. R. E. Chinn, Ceramography Preparation and Analysis of Ceramic Microstrukture, ASM International, 2002.
5. J. S: Reed, Principles of Ceramics Processing, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1995.
L - Lectures
FLE - Practical foreign language exercises
E - Exercises
LE - Laboratory exercises
CE - Project laboratory
PEE - Physical education excercises
FE - Field exercises
S - Seminar
DE - Design exercises
P - Practicum
* - Not graded
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Oblikovanje(c) 2006. Listopad Web Studio.
Posljednja izmjena 2019-06-07