FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Courses given by the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


METE422 STRUCTURAL CERAMICS AND CERAMIC COMPOSITES

Course Code: 5700422
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.Emphasize the importance of structural ceramics for engineering applications, explain the factors controlling the formation of structural ceramics, and their effects in the production processes. 2.Explain how various properties of ceramics are improved to meet the demand of structural applications which require high strength and toughness at elevated temperatures as well as ambient temperatures. 3.Interpret the scientific and technological principles involved in developing ceramic products possessing specific properties.

Course Content

Importance of structural ceramic materials. Constituent materials; oxides, non-oxides, fibers, whiskers. Forming of structural ceramics; slurry, plastic forming and pressing techniques. Composite fabrication and processing. Transformation toughened ceramics. Glass-ceramics. Non-oxide ceramics; carbides, nitrides, brides, etc.

Learning Outcomes

Students apply basic science and materials science knowledge to the ceramic and composite related topics.