14IIM318 - Glass and Glassy Materials

Course specification
Course titleGlass and Glassy Materials
Study programmeMaterial Engineering
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      Conditionfor attending: Ceramics Materials for taking examination: Fundamentals of Materials EngineeringОблик условљености
      The goalThe objectives of the course are to introduce students with principles of glass formation and aspects of glassy state. The students gain knowledge how to prevent or control crystallization. The students are introduced to fundamental thermodynamics and mechanisms for phase separation. The goal is for students to analyze glass properties in dependence of composition and to define the process of obtaining specific properties. Students are introduced to procedures of production of commercial glass products, forming methods, annealing and secondary finishing operations.
      The outcomeStudents gain knowledge on structure, specific properties and processes of obtaining glasses for special purposes. Students are introduced to thermodynamics and mechanism of phase separation. Students gain knowledge on composition, structure, properties and application relations. Students are able to control and direct the production of commercial glasses.
      Contents of lecturesClassification of glasses. Glassy state. Glass structure. Structural and kinetics theories of glass formation. Properties of glass in liquid state and methods of determination. Properties of glass in solid state and methods of determination. Physical and chemical bases of glass synthesis. Raw materials for glass production. Batch calculations. Mechanisms of batch melting. Solid state reactions, glass homogenization. Traditional methods of glass forming (containers and flat glass). Special forming methods. Annealing of glass products. Quality control in glass industry.
      Contents of exercisesCalculations of glass and batch composition. Batch melting. Differential thermal analysis of glass batch and glass. Hot-stage microscopy investigation of glass. Determination of glass stability (crystallization ability). X-ray analysis of thermally treated glass. Investigation of glass properties in liquid and solid state. Determination of temperature dependence of viscosity.
      1. W. Vogel, Kemija stakla, SKTH, Zagreb, 1985. (Original title)
      2. M. Jovanović, N. Blagojević, Lj. Kostić-Gvozdenović, Praktikum iz tehnologije stakla, TMF, 1997. (Original title)
      3. J. Shelby, Introduction to Glass Science and Technology, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 1997. (Original title)
      4. I. Gutzow, J. Schmelzer, The Vitreous State, Springer – Verlag Berlin,1995. (Original title)
      5. J. Hlavač, The Technology of Glass and Ceramics, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1982. (Original title)
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      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
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      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper
      Practical lessons10Oral examination60