August Webinar: "Rheometer Testing to Evaluate Extrusion Behavior"

Monday, August 23, 2021; 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern US time

Hosted by the Structural Clay Products Division, this webinar is presented by Prof. John Sanders of Clemson University. Capillary rheometry is a useful tool in characterizing the extrusion behavior of traditional ceramic materials used for making structural ceramics. In this study, four raw materials were characterized and compared against a known raw materials that extrudes well. A full rheometric study consisting of six extrusion velocities for three different die sizes, at three moisture contents per material were carried out.


Dr. John Sanders is a Research Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Clemson University and the Director of the National Brick Research Center (NBRC) at Clemson University. His research focuses include thermal analysis, high temperature processing of ceramic materials, traditional ceramic materials, the performance of building materials with significant thermal mass, and the utilization of recycled materials in traditional ceramics. Dr. Sanders is the program director for the annual Clemson Brick Forum, active in ASTM C15 and serves as the committee manager for ISO/TC 189 (ceramic tiles).



ACerS member: no cost
ACerS GGRN and Material Advantage student member: no cost
Non-member: $30
Non-member student: $15

If you have any questions, please contact Erica Zimmerman.

This webinar is brought to you by ACerS Structural Clay Products Division

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