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ICACC’10 Short Course

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Mechanical Properties of Ceramics and Glass

January 28-29

Instructors: George D. Quinn, NIST and Richard C. Bradt, University of Alabama
Location: In conjunction with ICACC’10 in Daytona Beach, Florida

Registration fees for Course Number CMSC-006B:

Register for Mechanical Properties of Ceramics & Glasses today! ACerS Member – $675 Register for Mechanical Properties of Ceramics & Glasses today! Student – $225
Register for Mechanical Properties of Ceramics & Glasses today! Nonmember – $765 Register for Mechanical Properties of Ceramics & Glasses today! Course plus Membership – $785


Engineers, scientists, students, technicians and managers who are interested in the mechanical properties of glasses and ceramics, testing procedures and the meaning of testing results.


This two-day course covers the following topics:

  • Mechanical properties of ceramics and glasses for elastic properties, strength measurements, fracture parameters and indentation hardness
  • Fundamentals of properties for each topical area
  • Relate properties to structure and crystal chemistry of the materials
  • Standard test methods

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn the fundamentals of each specific topic and be exposed to how the structures of ceramics and glasses determine those properties. Students will become acquainted with the standard test methods for the listed mechanical properties and be able to complete those tests, understanding the results. (Continuous fiber ceramic matrix composites are not included.) They will learn how the results of some tests may be used to design with ceramics and glasses, as well as learn about post-mortem analyzes of failures. Students will gain a basic understanding of the mechanical properties of ceramics and their measurement.


A modest technical background and some familiarity with ceramics and glass will be helpful for the student. However, the course is intended for a broad spectrum of candidates that wish to learn about the mechanical properties of ceramics and glasses.

Course Materials:

Information packets including selected chapters from the Wachtman and Green textbooks, journal review papers, and case studies will be provided.

Course Includes: Continental breakfast, lunch and breaks on both days. Course notes and papers from various sources will also be provided.



Cancellation Policy

ACerS reserves the right to cancel a course up to 4 weeks before the scheduled presentation date. Please contact ACerS customer service at 1-866-721-3322 or 1-240-646-7054 to confirm that the course is happening before purchasing your airline tickets. ACerS is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable airline tickets or the cancellation/change fees associated with canceling a flight.

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