At the end of this course, you will be able to:
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).
At the end of the course a statement of completion will be provided for participants having obtained the required score to the quizzes.
You are free to:
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