Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) - Syllabus - INTRODUCTION TO CERAMIC ENGINEERING




INTRODUCTION TO CERAMIC ENGINEERING




Sub Code : 06CC32 IA Marks : 25
Hrs / Week : 04 Exam Hours : 03
Total Hrs : 52 Exam Marks : 100


PART – A

UNIT 1:
Introduction – Definition, classification and scope of ceramics, Ceramics Vs
metals and organics, Historical perspective on the development of ceramics
and ceramic industries.

UNIT 2:
Elementary ideas about the raw materials used in pottery, Heavy clayweres,
Refractoriers, Glass, Cement, Industries.

UNIT 3:
Raw materials – clays and their classification, Quartz, Polymorphism of
quartz, Feldspar and its classification, Talc, Steatite and Mica.

UNIT 4:
Conventional ceramics – Classification, Elementary ideas about whitewares,
Cement, Glass, Refractories, Glaze and Enamels their manufacture and
applications.


PART – B

UNIT 5:
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
applications.

UNIT 6:
Fabrication methods: Classification and scope of various fabrication
methods. Brief study of dry semi dry pressing extrusion, Jiggering and
jollying, Slip casting HP & HIP.

UNIT 7:
Drying of ceramics, Biscuit firing and glost firing, fast firing technology,
action of heat on triaxial body, Elementary ideas of various furnaces used is
ceramic industries.

UNIT 8:
Applications of ceramic products in everyday life, in different fields such as
Metallurgy, Civil Engineering, Electrical, Electronics, Automobiles,
Aerospace and Energy Engineering.


REFERENCE BOOKS

i. Industrial Ceramics – F. Singer and Singer S.S.
ii. Elements of Ceramics – F.H. Norton
iii. Introduction to Ceramics – W.D. Kingery

Reference: http://www.vtu.ac.in/


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