INTRODUCTION TO CERAMIC ENGINEERING
Sub Code : 06CC32 IA Marks : 25
Hrs / Week : 04 Exam Hours : 03
Total Hrs : 52 Exam Marks : 100
PART – A
Introduction – Definition, classification and scope of ceramics, Ceramics Vs
metals and organics, Historical perspective on the development of ceramics
and ceramic industries.
Elementary ideas about the raw materials used in pottery, Heavy clayweres,
Refractoriers, Glass, Cement, Industries.
Raw materials – clays and their classification, Quartz, Polymorphism of
quartz, Feldspar and its classification, Talc, Steatite and Mica.
Conventional ceramics – Classification, Elementary ideas about whitewares,
Cement, Glass, Refractories, Glaze and Enamels their manufacture and
PART – B
Newer ceramics – classification and scope of Cermets, Abrasives, Electro
ceramics, Bio-ceramics, Space ceramics, Automotive ceramics,
Superconducting ceramics, Elementary ideas of their preparation and their
Fabrication methods: Classification and scope of various fabrication
methods. Brief study of dry semi dry pressing extrusion, Jiggering and
jollying, Slip casting HP & HIP.
Drying of ceramics, Biscuit firing and glost firing, fast firing technology,
action of heat on triaxial body, Elementary ideas of various furnaces used is
Applications of ceramic products in everyday life, in different fields such as
Metallurgy, Civil Engineering, Electrical, Electronics, Automobiles,
Aerospace and Energy Engineering.
i. Industrial Ceramics – F. Singer and Singer S.S.
ii. Elements of Ceramics – F.H. Norton
iii. Introduction to Ceramics – W.D. Kingery