MOL-52056 Processing of Advanced Ceramics, 5 cr


This course is suitable for post graduate studies but also for students with no study background in the field of ceramic materials. It is recommended that the students contact their supervisor(s) and the person responsible of the course for a possibility for a tailored implementation with better suitability for post-graduate studies.
Suitable for postgraduate studies.


Johanna Ruoranen, Teemu Vastamäki, Amandeep Singh, Setareh Zakeri, Aaretti Kaleva, Erkki Levänen


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
MOL-52056 2019-01 1 - 2 Aaretti Kaleva
Juha-Pekka Nikkanen
Johanna Ruoranen
Saara Söyrinki
Accepted examination and exercises.


After course students know the principles behind particle interaction and can control them and use the knowledge to powder processing route of ceramic manufacturing. Student has also knowledge to apply alterernative chemical routes. Student can list different stages of ceramic manufacturing process. Student can explain how different raw material selection and processing steps affect to final structure of material. Student can apply the additive systems for colloidal processing. Student can select shape forming method when producing mass production components small series and different shapes of components. The student can suggest heat treatment cycles for power compacts having different raw materials and made by shape forming methods. During exersices student learns the critical information collecting, good scientific practices in reporting and working as member of international group.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. Powder manufacturing methods.Wet methods, gas phase methods, pyrolysis.   Emulsion techniques, nanopowders.   
2. Powder processing methods. Milling, screening, additive systems, spray drying.     
3. Characterization methods used in ceramic materials processing at different manufacturing stages. Density, porosity, surface area, pore size, particle size, dilatometry.  Thermal analysis.   
4. Colloidal processing. Interaction of particle surfaces. Stabilization methods. Additive systems in colloidal processing. Basic rheology.  Time dependent rheology.   
5. Shape forming. Pressing techniques, slip casting, extrusion, injection molding, tape casting.  Special technigues, gel-casting, 3D shaping.   
6. Heat treatment cycle. Drying, binder burn out, calcination, solid state sintering, liquid phase sintering.   Laser techniques, spark plasma sintering.   
7. Sol-gel technology. chemical route to ceramic production  Glass processing   


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Päivittäjä: Kaleva Aaretti, 09.12.2019