Fundamentals of Structural Refractory Ceramics

Code: CEM 135

Credits: 05

Elective subject


  • Introduction;
  • Classifications and manufacturing methods;
  • Processing and installation steps;
  • Bonding systems and their influence on the first heating treatment of refractory materials;
  • Main properties and applications of various traditional and advanced refractory systems;
  • Wear factors (corrosion, oxidation, thermal shock) and likely solutions to overcome/minimize these solicitations;
  • Use of simulation tools to predict and optimize the performance of refractory compositions.


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