FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Courses given by the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


METE421 GLASS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Course Code: 5700421
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ABDULLAH ÖZTÜRK
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

1.Describe glassy state, compare the compositions of silicate, borate, phosphate and chalcogenide glasses. 2.Explain the atomic structure of glasses, distinguish a glass from a crystalline substance. 3.Calculate and formulate glass batch recipes. 4.Determine the factors and their effects on glass formation and manufacturing, design the steps in glass manufacturing such as batching, melting, fining, shaping, and annealing. 5.Interpret the scientific and technological principles involved in developing glass compositions possessing specific properties.

Course Content

Structure of glass. Glass formation. Nucleation and crystallization in glasses. Oxide and chalcogenide glasses. Glasses for various applications. Viscosity of glasses. Glass melting. Principles of glass working. Forming processes in glass technology. Stresses and stress relaxation in glass; annealing and tempering. Corrosion and weathering of glasses strengthening of glasses. Optical and elastic properties of glasses. Glass defects.

Learning Outcomes

Students apply basic science and materials science knowledge to the glass science and technology related topics.