Ceramics and Ceramic Coatings

6-10 March 2017

The Course

The course will provide a detailed consideration of the fundamentals and underpinning science of the processing and mechanical properties of engineering ceramics and ceramic coatings. Topics such as wear, thermo-mechanical behaviour and design will be addressed. Where appropriate, examples of actual materials and components will be used to illustrate these generic principles and new developments will be identified. The lecture content will be reinforced and enhanced through tutorial/exercise class sessions.

Provisional Syllabus


Please note that we reserve the right to alter the syllabus. Any major changes will be notified to delegates before the course starts.

 

Who Should Attend?

The course is designed for scientists and engineers seeking an understanding of engineering ceramics and ceramic coatings. It will be suitable for graduates with no or limited ceramic experience wishing to widen the scope of their knowledge. There are no formal prerequisites but some basic knowledge of materials science will be assumed.

Module Aims

This course aims to provide students/delegates with:

  • a systematic understanding of the techniques used to produce ceramics and ceramic coatings and the influence of these on the resulting microstructures
  • a detailed knowledge of the properties of ceramics and ceramic coatings, with specific reference to load-bearing and/or wear applications, and an understanding of how these properties are related to the processing routes and microstructures
  • an appreciation of the key application areas of ceramics and ceramic coatings

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • describe and select appropriate processing conditions for a range of ceramic and ceramic coating materials
  • compare and contrast the microstructural features that will result from particular processing routes
  • understand the relationships between processing, microstructural development and properties in a range of ceramic materials in bulk and coating forms
  • use statistical methods to predict the strength of a ceramic in a range of loading regimes and environments
  • predict, qualitatively and semi-quantitatively, the fracture behaviour of a range of ceramics coating microstructures subject to simple mechanical loading, indentation, wear by hard particles and thermal stresses
  • select, with the supporting rationale, the most appropriate materials for existing and potential applications

Course Content

• Overview of Materials and Application Areas
• Processing of Ceramics: Powders and Green Bodies
• Processing of Ceramics: Sintering
• Processing of Coatings: Physical Vapour Deposition Methods
• Thin Film Growth
• Thick Film Deposition
• Mechanical Properties of Ceramics and Coatings: An Introduction
• Mechanical Properties of Ceramics: Statistical Nature of Strength
• Thermo-Mechanical Behaviour
• Interfaces and Adhesion of Coatings
• Mechanical and Wear Test Methods
• New Developments in Wear Resistant Coatings
• Joining of Ceramics
• Designing with Ceramics

Recommended background reading

 

Barsoum Fundamentals of Ceramics
Institute of Physics, 2002 (second edition) ISBN: 978-0750309028
Brook Concise Encyclopedia of Advanced Ceramic Materials
Pergamon Press, 1991 ISBN: 0080347207
Carter and Norton CERAMIC MATERIALS Science and Engineering
Springer, 2007 ISBN-10: 0-387-46270-8
Chawla Ceramic Matrix Composites
Chapman & Hall, 1993; second edition available ISBN: 0412367408
Chiang, Birnie and Kingery PHYSICAL CERAMICS Principles for Ceramic Science and Engineering
John Wiley & Sons, 1997 ISBN: 0471598739
Davidge Mechanical Behaviour of Ceramics
Cambridge University Press, 1979 ISBN: 05212 19159
Green An Introduction to the Mechanical Properties of Ceramics
Cambridge University Press, 1998 ISBN: 05212 59913X
Lee & Rainforth CERAMIC MICROSTRUCTURES Property Control by Processing
Chapman & Hall, 1994 and 2002 ISBN: 0412431408

 

Course Directors

The Course Team are Professor Robert Dorey who is a Chartered Engineer and Scientist, and  Dr Mark Baker, who is a Chartered Scientist, both are Fellow's of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. They will be joined by colleagues from across the University of Surrey’s materials activity, as well as external experts, Professor Roger Morrell and Professor John Fernie. 

Short Course Brochure

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Further information

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