MSE 545 Ceramic Processing

Powder synthesis, characterization, colloidal processing, forming method, theory of sintering, aspects of microstructural control. 3 credit hours.


• Prerequisite

Introductory physics and chemistry and introductory calculus are desirable (MSE 370 Microstructure of Inorganic Materials)

• Course Objectives

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Classify types of raw materials used for ceramic raw materials
  • Identify characteristics of the ideal powder
  • Propose a method for making a ceramic products
  • Explain aspects of particle packing which lead to processing optimization
  • Select forming methods for a particular article
  • Optimize a firing method for a particular material
  • Explain the relationship between aspects of powder selection and processing to final microstructure and properties
  • Identify critical parameters for various forming methods.

• Course Requirements

Homework assignments: Assignments with solutions are provided on course website. Help is provided by the instructor.

Class Room Tests ( 2 ): 67%
Final Examination: 33%

Software Requirements: Not required but will help in solving problems.

• Textbook

Principles of Ceramic Processing,. James S. Reed,  Wiley Interscience, ISBN 0-471-59721-X

• Computer and Internet Requirements

NCSU and Engineering Online have recommended minimum specifications for computers. For details, click here.

• Instructor

Dr. Jag Kasichainula, Associate Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Engineering Building I (Eb1) 03076, Box 7907
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695

Phone: 919-513-3021
Fax: 919-515-7724