Course detail

Advanced ceramics technologies

CEITEC VUT-DS213AAcad. year: 2020/2021

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

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Intermediate/advanced knowledge in materials science and physical chemistry


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Recommended optional programme components

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Recommended or required reading

Reed, J. S.: Principles of ceramics processing. John Wiley & Sons, 1995, New York
Rahaman, M. N.: Ceramic Processing. CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group, 2007, Boca Raton
Richerson, D. W.: Modern Ceramic Engineering. Marcel Dekker, 1992, New York

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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Language of instruction


Work placements

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Course curriculum

1. Introduction to ceramics, definitions, properties, classification of ceramics, specification of advanced ceramics
2. Ceramic powder characterization, powder packing, effects of powder characteristics on packing density, powder agglomeration
3. Ceramic suspensions, colloidal treatment, spray drying, freeze granulation
4. Forming methods – dry shaping, methods and principles
5. Forming methods – wet shaping, methods and principles
6. Forming methods – plastic shaping, methods and principles
7. Free form fabrication, methods and principles
8. Coatings – dip coating, spraying
9. Drying and binder removal
10. Sintering, mechanisms, effect of particle packing, pressure assisted sintering – methods and principles
11. Ceramics machining, green and hard machining


This course deals with the technological basics of advanced bulk polycrystalline ceramics. The emphasis is put on principles of the technologies and on advantages and limits of particular methods resulting from these principles. Modern processing methods such as additive manufacturing methods and CNC milling of ceramic blanks are also included in the technology overview.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme STIAMN Doctoral

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