High performance ceramic materials
- Duration: 6 weeks
- Effort: 9 hours
- Pace: ~1h30/week
What you will learn
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- know how to make a refractory ceramic product and what properties it has.
With what and how are catalytic converters and space shuttles tiles made?
Why is the inside of a household waste incineration furnace resistant to high temperature and thermal shock?
The answers to these questions have a common point. They relate to ceramic materials...
The aim of this course is to introduce you to the field of ceramic science and engineering.
More particularly, it is about a specific topic, that of high performance refractory ceramics present in multiple applications such as aerospace, automobiles, building etc. For this, after defining the term "ceramic", we will present some major fabrication methods, the structure of these materials at different scales and lastly the remarkable thermal and mechanical properties.
This course is for students, professionals in industry, retired persons or anyone who is simply curious.
The course duration is six weeks. Every week consists of approximately 6 sessions composed of a video lecture in english and in french, supplementary documents and an associated quiz.
Most of the MOOC sequences are accessible to anyone with an interest in the subject and a minimum of scientific knowledge. Chapters 4, 5 and 6 require basic principles in materials science at a level L2 (second year of University).
Assessment and certification
At the end of the course a statement of completion will be provided for participants having obtained the required score to the quizzes.
- Week 1:
- Chapter 1: General aspects
- Week 2:
- Chapter 2: Ceramic fabrication processes
- Week 3:
- Chapter 3: Microstructure
- Week 4:
- Chapter 4: Thermal properties
- Week 5:
- Chapter 5: Mechanical properties
- Week 6:
- Chapter 6: Thermo-mechanical properties
Other course runs
- From March 30, 2020 to May 17, 2020
- From Nov. 4, 2019 to Dec. 13, 2019
- From Nov. 6, 2017 to Jan. 15, 2018
- From March 7, 2016 to May 16, 2016
David S. Smith
- Introduction to Ceramics, W.D. Kingery, H.K. Bowen, D.R. Uhlmann, J. Wiley & Sons, 1976.
- Matériaux et processus céramiques, P. Boch, Hermès Sciences 2001.
License for the course content
You are free to:
- Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Under the following terms:
- Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
- NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
- NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
Creative Commons Licence BY-NC-ND: the user must give appropriate credit to the authors, he may not use the documents for commercial purposes and may not distribute modified documents.