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Ceramic Materials Short Courses

Increase Your Knowledge with ACerS Ceramic Materials Short Courses.

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Are you an engineer, scientist, operations professional, or student looking to increase your materials science knowledge? Our short courses expand on foundational topics and will equip you with the skills required for today’s marketplace.

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This two day course addresses the mechanical properties of ceramics and glasses for elastic properties, strength measurements, fracture parameters, and indentation hardness.

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This 1.5 day course will introduce the five factors that control suspension rheology with examples.

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This two-day course will provide an introduction to statistical process control (SPC) and then its application to ceramic processing

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This one day course is aimed at those interested in a high level, introduction to the intricate (dynamic and thermodynamic) processes that control crystal nucleation, growth and overall crystallization of glasses.

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This half day course will offer an introduction to machine learning and its application to glass science and engineering.

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This one-day course provides a comprehensive knowledge about the fundamental mechanisms of glass corrosion and their relation with kinetics.

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Held prior to Ceramics Expo 2020

Dispersion and Rheology Control for Improved Ceramics Processing

with William M. Carty, Alfred University

Mechanical Properties of Ceramics and Glasses

Held in conjunction with ICACC 2020, this two day course addresses the mechanical properties of ceramics and glasses for elastic properties, strength measurements, fracture parameters, and indentation hardness.

Topics will include

  • Stress, Strain and Elastic Properties and their Measurement
  • Theoretical Strength, Fracture and Fracture Toughness / R-curves
  • Measurement of Strength and Fracture Toughness / R-Curves
  • Weibull Statistical Analysis of Strength, Standards, Effective Volume and Surface, Multimodal Analysis
  • Flaws and Fractography
  • Hardness and Its Measurement
  • Thermal Shock

This course is held in conjunction with ICACC 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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