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Course module: 193737010
Advanced Ceramics
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Course module193737010
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personM.D. Pizzoccaro - Zilamy
Lecturer W.A. Meulenberg
Contactperson for the course
M.D. Pizzoccaro - Zilamy
M.D. Pizzoccaro - Zilamy
prof.dr. A.J.A. Winnubst
Academic year2021
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
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The aim of the course is to obtain insights in processes, which play a role in the fabrication of inorganic (or ceramic) materials and ceramic coatings. If one has sufficient insight in the several process steps in ceramic fabrication it is possible to make a reproducible material with regard to microstructure and properties.
Several steps in the fabrication process of ceramic materials are discussed and the importance to understand the effects of processing variables on the evolution of microstructural parameters is emphasized. Basic processes are treated like powder preparation, powder treatments (milling and mixing), forming into a green shape and sintering. Basic phenomena are e.g.: particle size, interaction between particles, nucleation/crystallization, solid state reactions and transport phenomena in solid state systems.

The objective in materials process engineering is to find relations between (desired) materials properties and relevant microstructural parameters on one side and to understand which process parameter changes a certain microstructural parameter on the other hand.

The basic processes and phenomena, as indicated above, will be treated in lecture notes and tutorials. An important aspect of the course is the in-depth treatment by the student of a specific part of a ceramic fabrication process. This project will be presented by means of a literature and a presentation essay.
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Mandatory: BSc Chemical Engineering or Advanced Technology
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