MIMF7 - Glass properties and application

Course specification
Course titleGlass properties and application
Study programmeMaterial 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 gain knowledge on avoiding and/or control of crystallization processes in glass. They learn about thermodynamic basis and mechanisms for phase separation. Students analyze the properties of glass materials and define the processes of obtaining the materials of certain properties. They are introduced to commercial and special glass materials.
      The outcomeKnowledge of structure, properties and obtaining of commercial and special glasses. Students will be able to understand the production of phase separated glasses of different use. The students are introduced to relation of composition, structure, properties and application of glasses.
      Contents of lecturesDefinition of a glass. Glassy state. Structural and kinetic theories of glass formation. Phase separation. Controlled crystallization. Glass properties and measurement techniques. Relation of composition, structure, properties and application of glasses. Commercial glasses (container, flat, lead-silicate, borosilicate, aluminosilicate glasses). Special glasses (Sealing, colored, opal, optical, photochromic, photosensitive glasses). Glass-ceramics. ; ;
      Contents of exercises
      1. J. Shelby, Introduction to Glass Science and Technology, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 2008.
      2. I. Gutzow, J. Schmelzer, The Vitreous State, Springer – Verlag, Berlin, 1995.
      3. J. Hlavač, "The Technology of Glass and Ceramics", Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1982.
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      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingLectures with practical examples.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper
      Practical lessonsOral examination60