The first part of this course concentrates to engineering ceramics and their mechanical properties and the second part is concentrating to functional ceramics, they principles and applications.
The course gives the students an introduction to functional ceramic materials and relate physical and chemical properties to the structure and composition. The focus is on the thermal, electric, magnetic, and optical properties.
After the course the student is able to identify such dependence and has basic knowledge to tailor these properties. Student has also a general picture of their applications in machines, electronics (conductors, insulators, dielectrics, magnets), sensors, energy conversions.
The student will be able to:
- Identify the most common engineering ceramics and define their main properties with a special emphasis in mechanical properties which are important in engineering applications.
- Name the different testing methods and interpret the results.
- Summarise the main properties, major applications and the limitations of the most common engineering ceramics.
- Define the basic designing methods and apply those for different components.
- Select materials for different applications, especially for applications facing corrosion and wear.
- Name some new trends in engineering ceramics, e.g. ceramic composites.
More info on Tampere University’s course page.
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