14MHNH5 - Glass Technology

Course specification
Course titleGlass Technology
Study programmeChemical engineering
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionОблик условљености
    The goalThe course consists of fundamentals of glass technology. The structure, glassy state, properties and applications of glasses are presented during the course. The students learn about manufacturing and forming methods, annealing and secondary finishing operations of commercial glass products.
    The outcomeThe students gain knowledge on glassy state, properties, manufacturing methods and application of flat, container glasses and glasses for special purposes.
    Contents of lecturesDefinition of a glass. Glassy state. Structural and kinetic theories of glass formation. Glass properties and measurement techniques. Glass melting. Raw materials. Batch calculations. Mechanisms of batch melting. Traditional forming methods (containers and flat glass). Specialized forming methods. Annealing of thermal stresses in glass products. Quality control in glass industry. ; ;
    Contents of exercisesCalculations of glass and batch composition. Preparation of glass batch. Differential thermal analysis of glass batch and glass. Hot-stage microscopy investigation of glass. Determination of glass stability (crystallization ability). X-ray analysis of thermaly treated glass. Investigation of glass properties. Determination of temperature dependence of viscosity.
    1. P. Doyle, ”Glass Making Today”, Portcullis Press, Redhill, 1989.
    2. J. Shelby, Introduction to Glass Science and Technology, Second Edition, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 2005.
    3. G. W. McLellan, E. B. Shand, Glass Engineering Handbook, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1984.
    4. J. Hlavač, The Technology of Glass and Ceramics, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1982.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures, calculation examples and laboratory works.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lecturesTest paper
    Practical lessons10Oral examination60