Course detail

Ceramic materials

FCH-DCO_KMAcad. year: 2019/2020

Ceramics, ceramic technology, properties of ceramic materials, sintering and phase equilibria in ceramic system, structural and functional ceramics, oxide and non-oxide kinds of ceramics (composition, properties, structure and use), transformation-reinforced ceramics, ceramics for refractory applications, bioceramic materials analysis and tests on ceramic materials.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Orientation in the field of ceramic materials.
Ability to assess the influence of technological operations on the properties of materials.
Ability to assess the suitability of a ceramic system for a given technical use.
Solution of technological problems with production of ceramic materials.
Orientation in analyzes and tests on ceramic materials.

Prerequisites

Knowledge in the scope of MCO_STS and MCO_SKP courses is appropriate but not conditional.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Hlaváč J.: Základy technologie silikátů. SNTL, Praha 1988. (CS)
Šesták J., Strnad Z., Tříska A. a kol.: Speciální technologie a materiály. Academia, Praha 1993. (CS)
Segal J., Chemical Synthesis of Advanced Ceramic Materials. Cambridge University Press, 1991. ISBN: 978-0521424189 (EN)
Somiya S., Handbook of Advanced Ceramics: Materials, Applications, Processing, and Properties. 2nd ed., Academic Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780123854704 (EN)
Alper AM. Phase Diagrams in Advanced Ceramics. Elsevier, 1995. ISBN: 9780080538723 (EN)
Ptáček P. a kol., Praktikum z preparativních a testovacích metod II. Brno 2012. ISBN: 9788021444355 (CS)
Hench LL., An Introduction to Bioceramics. World Scientific, 1993. ISBN: 9789810214005 (EN)
E.C. Hammel, O.L.-R. Ighodaro, O.I. Okoli. Processing and properties of advanced porous ceramics: An application based review. Ceramics International 40(10); 2014: 15351-15370. (EN)
Z. Xiao et al. Materials development and potential applications of transparent ceramics: A review. Materials Science and Engineering, 2019. (EN)
D. Das, N. Kayal. A review on cutting of industrial ceramic materials. Precision Engineering 59;2019: 90-109. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

LMS Moodle e-learning system is available for students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Overall assessment of the subject: Ceramic materials are based on the exam and grade from the assigned project.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Ceramics, ceramic technology, properties of ceramic materials, sintering and phase equilibria in ceramic system, structural and functional ceramics, oxide and non-oxide kinds of ceramics (composition, properties, structure and use), transformation-reinforced ceramics, ceramics for refractory applications, bioceramic materials analysis and tests on ceramic materials.

Introduction to ceramic materials technology and classical ceramics: definition, classification, raw materials and their processing, forming, heat treatment, and treatment.
Sintering of ceramic materials
Structural ceramics: classification, preparation, properties and uses
Functional ceramics: classification, preparation, properties and uses
Non-oxide ceramics: classification, preparation, properties and uses
Ceramic materials for refractory applications: cutting, preparation, properties and applications, žáromonolity
Preparation and properties of advanced ceramic materials: preparation of ceramic materials for wet and dry road, high-pressure synthesis, etc.
Bioceramic materials.
Advanced techniques for sintering ceramics
Preparation of single crystals
Analyzes and tests carried out on ceramic materials

Aims

Topics covered in the subject: Ceramic Materials include traditional and advanced ceramic materials, i.e. highly engineered, high performance, predominantly non-metallic, inorganic ceramic materials, having specific functional attributes. It also includes bioceramics as an advanced technical ceramic used as a medical device to interact with biological systems. Students will also learn non-traditional methods of preparing these materials or their precursors. Further, the relationships between the structure and properties of ceramic materials and the methodologies used to determine the relationship between their composition, structure and properties are discussed in order to teach students how to influence these properties in a desirable way. During the course each student will elaborate a project on a given topic:
1) Oxide ceramics
2) Non-oxide ceramics
3) Composite material consisting of at least one distinct metallic and on distinct ceramic phase, i.e. cermet
4) Advanced technical ceramic with ferromagnetic behaviour, i.e. ferrite
5) Semiconducting ceramics
6) Piezoelectric ceramics, piezoceramics
7) High-temperature superconductor (HTS)

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Consultations on the topic of the assigned project.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DPAP_CHM_4 Doctoral

    branch DPAO_CHM_4 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme DKAP_CHM_4 Doctoral

    branch DKAO_CHM_4 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme DPCP_CHM_4 Doctoral

    branch DPCO_CHM_4 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme DKCP_CHM_4 Doctoral

    branch DKCO_CHM_4 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme AKREDITACE Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning