Industrial Ceramics

Course Information
TitleΚεραμικά Υλικά / Industrial Ceramics
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20000738

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2021-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the specific course. For an unimpeded class work prospective students are expected to a) have good background knowledge of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, and b) possess creative vision. Knowledge of a foreign language is necessary.
Learning Outcomes
Students for the course are expected to:  gain knowledge of basic concepts, principles and applications of modern ceramics chemistry with applications in chemical engineering. To develop their personal skills and critical judgment on basic knowledge of general, inorganic chemistry and chemistry of advanced materials and understand the theoretical and applied pillars of general and inorganic chemistry, and will be in a position to apply the relevant principles in chemical engineering. To gain knowledge of the basic characteristics of qualitative chemical research in modern ceramics chemistry and understand its role in chemical engineering and current applications in modern hybrid technological materials. To get trained on methodological and practical issues that may arise from the involvement of a contemporary chemical engineering researcher in the specific field
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Basic ceramic raw materials. 2. Ceramic compositions - Compositions of selected ceramic products. 3. Ceramic powders (Definitions, characterization, preparation, preparation machines, mixing methods, suspensions and drying). 4. Molding of ceramic masses (Molding of grain suspension into molds, molding of soft-hard plastic mass, shaping of ceramic powder). 5. Drying of molded ceramics (Moisture distribution, internal moisture flow, evaporation, drying types, drying process controls) 6. Thermal treatment of molded ceramics - Fusion (Introduction, moving force, mechanisms, multiphase materials, phase diagram elements, ceramic kilns, heat treatments, controls, kiln fuels and selection). 7. Properties of Ceramic Products, Characterization and Controls (Properties of Selected Ceramic Products - Chemical, Mineral and Technological Characterization - Basic Controls of Mechanical, Thermal, Optical and Electrical Characteristics - Specifications - Standards). 8. Advanced ceramics (Categories, principles of manufacturing methods, applications) 9. Ceramic industry machinery. 10. Production flow charts of selected ceramic products. 11. Video presentations of selected ceramics production industries.
Ceramics, synthesis, composition, machinery, industry, applications, advanced materials
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
• Use of ICT in Course Teaching • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work26
Reading Assigment14
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities12
Written assigments39
Student Assessment
• Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative) • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative) • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative) • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative) • Homework sets (Formative, Summative)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΗ ΚΑΙ ΤΕΧΝΙΚΗ ΤΩΝ ΚΕΡΑΜΙΚΩΝ Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 25887 Έκδοση: 1η/2005 Συγγραφείς: Χρήστος Π. Φτίκος ISBN: 960-254-648-4 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΕΘΝΙΚΟ ΜΕΤΣΟΒΙΟ ΠΟΛΥΤΕΧΝΕΙΟ 2. Επιστήμη και Τεχνολογία Υλικών, 9η Έκδοση Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 50655973 Έκδοση: 9η/2016 Συγγραφείς: Callister Wιlliam D. ISBN: 978-960-418-556-6 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ Α.Ε.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Ceramic Materials: Processes, Properties and Applications Editor(s): Philippe Boch, Jean-Claude Niepce, ISTE Ltd, 2007 2. Ceramic Materials – Progress in Modern Ceramics Edited by Feng Shi Published by InTech, 2012 3. C. Barry Carter, M. Grant Norton – Ceramic Materials: Science and Engineering Springer, 2007 4. Advances in Ceramics - Characterization, Raw Materials, Processing, Properties, Degradation and Healing Edited by Costas Sikalidis, Publisher: InTech, 2011 5. Ceramic Materials, Science and Engineering Authors: Carter, C. Barry, Norton, M. Grant Springer-Verlag New York, 2013
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