FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Courses given by the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


METE434 PRINCIPLES OF CERAMIC PROCESSING

Course Code: 5700434
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.Explain the basic principles of ceramic processing with particular emphasis on the production of technical ceramics. 2.Interpret all steps in ceramic manufacture, from powder synthesis through final densification. Analyze the factors controlling the formation of ceramics, and their effects in the production processes. 3.Explain the unique properties of fine powders and discuss the parametric relationship between processing practice and microstrucure.

Course Content

Characterization of ceramic powders; size, surface area, density and porosimetry. Particle size and distribution, particle statistics. Particle packing. Methods of ceramic powder synthesis. Surface chemistry and rheology. Powder forming techniques; additives, pressing, slip casting, extrusion, injection molding. Densification of powder compacts; theory and practice of sintering processes, solid state sintering, liquid phase sintering, pressure sintering.

Learning Outcomes

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