Mechanical Properties of Ceramics and Glass
January 30-31, 2014
Instructors: George D. Quinn, NIST and Richard C. Bradt, University of Alabama
Location: Daytona Beach, Fla., hosted in conjunction with ICACC’14
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ACerS Member - $825
Student – $395
Nonmember – $915
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 addresses the mechanical properties of ceramics and glasses for elastic properties, strength measurements, fracture parameters and the indentation hardness. For each of these topical areas, the fundamentals of the properties are discussed, explained, and related to the structure and crystal chemistry of the materials and their microstructure. Standard test methods are covered. Students will be exposed to how the structures of ceramics and glasses determine those properties, become acquainted with standard test methods for the listed mechanical properties, and complete these tests and understand the results. In addition, students will learn how the results of some tests may be used to design with ceramics and glasses and about post-mortem analysis of failures. Special topics include:
- Stress, Strain and Elastic Properties
- Measuring Elastic Properties
- Theoretical Strength, Fracture and Fracture Toughness / R-Curves
- Measuring the Fracture Toughness
- Strength Test Methods
- Weibull Derivation
- Weibull statistics, standards, graphs, multiple flaw populations
- Flaw Growth and Fatigue
- Flaws and Fractography
- Hardness of Ceramics
- Measuring the Hardness
Attendees will learn the fundamentals of each specific topic and be exposed to how the structures of ceramics and glasses determine those properties. They 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.) Attendees 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. They will gain a basic understanding of the mechanical properties of ceramics and their measurement.
|Richard C. Bradt is a professor of Materials Engineering and The Alton N. Scott Professor of Engineering at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. His is an internationally recognized materials engineer/scientist that has presented more than 40 invited international lectures. With over three years of industrial experience and 40+ years of academic experience, Bradt is an experienced academic administrator who has continued his classroom teaching and maintained a world class research program. He continues to publish original research in archival journals. Bradt earned his BS in Metallurgy from MIT and his MS and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.|
George Quinn is a Research Ceramic Engineer at NIST who plans, coordinates, directs, and conducts research programs on mechanical testing and reliability analysis of advanced ceramics. Quinn also leads teams working on ultra small and nano scale mechanical testing, machining of ceramics, high temperature tension creep, and reliability analysis of structures, such as pressurized glass windows. Quinn supervises staff engineers, students, postdoctoral staff, visiting scientists and engineers. As a world authority on standardization, mechanical testing, materials science, and fractography, he is frequently consulted on failure analysis problems. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.
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