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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 School of Engineering Course Listing Ceramic Engineering 150  

Ceramic Engineering 150
Junior Inspection Trip (0) Visits to various types of ceramic manufacturing plants. Written report required.
Senior Inspection Trip (0) Visits to various types of ceramic manufacturing plants. Written report required. Seniors are encouraged to attend the annual meeting of the American Ceramic Society.
14:150:201Glass in the Modern World (3) Role of glass in contemporary society. No prerequisite. For students with little or no background in the physical sciences or engineering, especially liberal arts students seeking an elective. Not open to engineering majors.
14:150:202Fundamentals of Materials Engineering (3) Introduction to the field of materials. Surveys the broad principles of materials and relates them to each principal area in the discipline. For students with little background in mathematics or the physical sciences. Not open to engineering majors.
14:150:203Introduction to Materials and Science Engineering (3) General field of ceramics, including its development and present scope, the classification of the industry by major divisions, and discussion of the technology of these industries. The broad principles of ceramics based on an approach from crystal physics and unit processes. Prerequisite: 01:160:160 or 162.
14:150:204Ceramic Processing I (3) Investigation of the methods and techniques of producing ceramic raw materials from mined ores, with an emphasis on the fundamental processes of liberation and separation, and the engineering of these materials to suit specific ceramic processes and applications. Types of raw materials and their applications, mining methods, and control parameters are considered broadly. Emphasis is placed on modern beneficiation technology. Ceramic raw materials for advanced ceramics are studied and discussed in the context of their predominantly chemical origin. Important properties of both chemical and mineral raw materials are examined with respect to processing and property requirements. Recovery and use of wastes, raw material blending, and the use of previously unusable materials are discussed in the context of the characterization and reformulation concept. Prerequisite: 14:150:203.
14:150:205Crystal Chemistry and Structure of Materials (3) Introduction of concepts of crystal chemistry applied to ceramics, oxides, and nonoxides. Theories of bonding, the unit cell, crystallography, and symmetry as a basis for structure- property relationships. Prerequisite: 01:160:160 or 162.
14:150:206Thermodynamics of Materials (3) The laws of thermodynamics, chemical potentials and activities, condensed phase equilibria, phase diagrams and microstructure, the reactions between solids and gases, gas-gas reactions. Prerequisites: 01:160:160 or 162, 01:640:251.
14:150:212Physics of Materials (3) This course extends the coverage of structure-processing- property relationships and emphasizes properties. It includes an introduction to thermal processes, thermal properties, and optical properties. Prerequisite: 01:640:251.
14:150:253Laboratory I (2) Develops skills for planning, execution, and reporting of formal experimental results relating to processing of ceramic materials. Fabrication methods, powder processing, porcelain enameling, and melt forming. Lec. 55 min., lab. 3 hrs.
14:150:254Laboratory II (2) Develops skills for planning, execution, and reporting of formal experimental results relating to the characterization of ceramic materials, particle size measurement, phase identification, and dilatometry. Lec. 55 min, lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 14:150:253.
14:150:302Introduction to Packaging Engineering (3) Overview of the various principles and practices involved in packaging science and packaging engineering. Topics such as packaging materials, properties and processing, package design and development, and packaging production lines and their components. Prerequisites: 01:640:152, 01:750:124.
14:150:303Phase Diagrams (3) Applications of phase rule to one-, two-, and three-component systems with special emphasis on silicates and other oxide systems of interest in ceramics. Prerequisites: 14:150:206, 01:160:160 or 162.
14:150:304Ceramic Compositions (4) Experimental design; the effect of composition on electrical, mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties. Triaxial ware, glazes, oxide, and nonoxide structural and electrical ceramics. Ferrous and nonferrous metal compositions. Lec. 3 hrs., lab. 3 hrs.
14:150:305Ceramic Processing II (3) Emphasizes batch preparation and organic additives. Provides understanding of processing steps that precede forming. Fundamentals of powder processing, organic chemistry, rheology, and colloid science, with examples in various ceramic casting technologies. Prerequisite: 14:150:204.
14:150:306Ceramic Processing III (3) Engineering methods for forming densified ceramic shapes from ceramic raw materials (fibers, etc.). Role of processing variables in determining microstructure and product quality is a major theme. Specific equipment configurations used in industry; accessing information from reference literature; nonconventional forming processes. Prerequisite: 14:150:305.
14:150:307Kinetics of Materials Processes (3) Phenomenological approach to the solid-state reactions involved in ceramic processing, including phase transformations, phase separation, mechanisms, and transport phenomena. Prerequisites: 14:150:205, 206.
14:150:309Characterization of Materials (3) Interactions of electromagnetic radiation, electrons, and ions with matter and their application in X-ray diffraction and X-ray, IR, UV, electron, and ion spectroscopies in the analysis of ceramic materials. Nonspectroscopic analytical techniques also are covered. Prerequisite: 14:150:205.
14:150:312Glass Engineering (3) Basic physical and chemical properties of glass, chemical durability, stress release, annealing and tempering, mechanical strength, raw materials and melting, and methods of manufacture. Design of composition for desired engineered properties. Prerequisites: 14:150:204, 303.
14:150:314Strength of Materials (3) The mechanical behavior of ceramics is discussed with emphasis on brittle behavior at room temperature and the transition to a limited plasticity regime at high temperatures. The interplay of basic deformation mechanisms with microstructural features and the implication for design and processing of ceramics are considered. Prerequisite: 01:640:244.
14:150:321Structural, Mechanical, and Chemical Applications  Fundamentals of grain boundaries and surfaces; application of nanomaterials to batteries, fuel cells, and catalysts; mechanical applications such as hardness, yield strength, superplasticity, tribology, and wear; and microelectric-electromechanical systems (MEMS). Prerequisite: 14:150:330.
14:150:322Photonic, Electronic, and Magnetic Applications of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials (3) Electronic applications of nanomaterials such as quantum dots, nanowires, field effect transistors, and nanoelectromechanical systems. Magnetic applications include information storage, giant and colossal magnetoresistance, and superparamagnetism. Photonic applications include nanolasers, photonic band gap devices, and dense wavelength multiplexers. Prerequisite: 14:150:330.
14:150:323Biological Applications for Nanomaterials (3) Begins with the fundamentals of nanoscience in biology and medicine, and progresses to the current state of research in nanomaterials and nanotechnology as applied to biological applications. Key topics include nanoparticles and phagocytosis, nanoscale drug delivery systems, nanopatterning, scanning probe microscopy, and nanomachines in medicine. Due to the rapidly evolving nature of nanomaterials research, the course contents may change considerably from year to year to reflect the latest advances.
14:150:330Introduction to Nanomaterials (3) Nanotechnology involves behavior and control of materials and processes at the atomic and molecular levels. This interdisciplinary course introduces the student to the theoretical basis, synthetic processes, and experimental techniques for nanomaterials. This course is the introduction to three advanced courses in (1) Photonic, Electronic, and Magnetic Applications of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials; (2) Structural, Mechanical, and Chemical Applications of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials; and (3) Biological Applications for Nanomaterials. Open to all science and engineering students who have completed 60 credits.
14:150:331Structural, Mechanical, and Chemical Applications of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials Laboratory (1) This laboratory complements Structural, Mechanical, and Chemical Applications of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials (150:321) and reinforces the subjects with hands-on experiments. Prerequisite: 14:150:330. Corequisite: 14:150:321.
14:150:332Photonic, Electronic, and Magnetic Applications of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials Laboratory (1) This laboratory complements Photonic, Electronic, and Magnetic Applications of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials (150:322) and reinforces the subjects with hands-on experiments. Prerequisite: 14:150:330. Corequisite: 14:150:321.
14:150:333Biological Applications for Nanomaterials Laboratory (3) Familiarizes students with experimental methods used in the characterization of nanoscale biological materials. Includes four modules: BET surface area measurement, particle size measurement by dynamic light scattering, electrophoresis, and atomic force microscopy. Laboratory modules may change from year to year to reflect advances in nanoscale instrumentation.
14:150:340Electrochemical Materials and Devices (3) Introduction to basic electrochemistry, principles of electrochemical devices; electroactive materials used in such devices; and case studies of batteries, fuel cells, and sensors. An emphasis is placed on the integration of electrochemical principles and materials science for application in modern electrochemical devices.
14:150:355Laboratory III (2) Focuses on helping the student develop skills for the planning, execution, and reporting of formal experimental results relating to the measurement of ceramic materials properties. Properties investigated are optical, electrical, and mechanical in nature. The measurement method as well as the structure-property relationship found in ceramic materials-will be stressed. Principles of electrical engineering relevant to the property measurements will also be emphasized. Lec. 55 min, lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 14:150:254.
14:150:373Packaging Evaluation Methods (3) Methods for evaluating and characterizing packaging materials and manufactured packages discussed, with emphasis on package development and established test protocols.
14:150:374Package Design Laboratory (1) Application of principles learned in 14:150:372 to design a package. Concept search through prototype production and testing. Lab. 3 hrs.
14:150:375Packaging Evaluation Laboratory (1) Experiments performed to evaluate the performance of manufactured packages and materials used for packaging. Mechanical and chemical properties of packaging materials determined. Lab. 3 hrs.
14:150:376Package Manufacturing Processes (3) Manufacturing methods for glass, metal, plastic, paper, and composite packages studied and observed on field trips.
14:150:377,378Packaging Materials and Mechanical Properties I,II (3,3) Chemistry, structure, and physical and mechanical properties of materials used in packaging studied along with the effect of manufacturing processes.
14:150:401-402Senior Ceramic and Materials Engineering Laboratory I,II (3,3) Training in methods of independent research. Students, after consultation, assigned a problem connected with some phase of ceramics or ceramic engineering in their elected field of specialization. Conf. 1 hr., lab. 6 hrs. Prerequisites: 14:150:306, 307, 309, 401.
14:150:403,404Ceramic and Materials Engineering Seminar (1,1) Current trends and topics of special interest in ceramics discussed by faculty, students, and representatives from the ceramics industry.
14:150:406Refractories (3) Physical and chemical principles involved in the development, production, and use of refractories, including carbides, nitrides, oxides, and silicates. Emphasis on modern, high-temperature applications.
14:150:407Ceramic Microscopy (3) Indicatrix theory. Use of thin-section and polished-section techniques in optical microscopy; application of scanning electron microscopy with sections, fractures, and powders. Application to ceramic products and processes.
14:150:408Instrumental Techniques for Research (3) Study of the instrumentation used in the analysis and evaluation of ceramic materials. Instruction on X ray, DTA/TGA, electron microscope, and electron microprobe. Lec. 2 hrs., lab. 3 hrs.
14:150:411,412Engineering Design in Ceramic and Materials Engineering I,II (3,3) Fundamentals of equipment and plant design, construction, installation, maintenance, and cost for manufacture of ceramic products. Assignment of a problem in elected field of specialization. Prerequisites: 14:150:305-306. Corequisites: 14:150: 411, 413.
14:150:413Ceramic and Materials Engineering Venture Analysis (3) Product innovation and development techniques for ceramic materials based on traditional venture-analysis techniques. Aspects of marketing, engineering design, framework structuring, and decision and risk analysis. Prerequisite: 14:540:343.
14:150:414Electronic Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials (3) Theoretical and practical considerations of dielectric loss, ferroelectricity, ferromagnetism, and semiconductivity in ceramic systems (glass, crystal, glass-crystal composites). Variation of properties with composition, structure, temperature, and frequency. Prerequisites: 14:150:205, 355.
14:150:416Physical and Chemical Properties of Glass (3) Provides an atomistic understanding of the role of composition on the structure and properties of glasses. Two 80-min. lectures. Offered even years only. Prerequisites: 14:150:312, 01:160:160 or 162.
14:150:419Packaging Thermodynamics (3) Introduction to the laws of thermodynamics, phase equilibria, equilibrium reaction effects, surface science, interfacial thermodynamics, bonding forces, and adhesion principles.
14:150:420,421Packaging Senior Design I,II (3,3) Two-term sequence in packaging design and development under the supervision of the program faculty. Open to seniors in packaging engineering.
14:150:422Abrasives (1.5) Manufacture, development, and properties of abrasives.
14:150:423Structural Ceramics (1.5) Fundamental engineering aspects of structural ceramics.
14:150:424Hydraulic Setting Materials (1.5) Cements, limes, and plasters; their manufacture, properties, and uses.
14:150:425Ceramic Colors (1.5) Fundamental aspects of color and pigments are reviewed with specific examples related to glazes and enamels.
14:150:426Ceramic-Metal Systems (3) Vitreous enamels, refractory coatings, electronic components, composite systems, and cemented carbides from the standpoint of engineering production methods, physical properties, and fundamental principles.
14:150:431Fiber Optics Engineering (3) Light propagation in transparent materials, waveguide materials and structures, fiber drawing and characterization, basic fiber measurement techniques, optical data links, advanced applications of optical fibers.
14:150:432Applications of Fiber Optics (3) Applications of fiber optics in sensors, medicine, and surgery. Unconventional fibers, such as infrared fiber optics, discussed. Prerequisite: 14:150:431.
14:150:433Optical Materials (3) Fundamentals of optical materials (crystals, glasses, polymers). Relation of structure with optical properties and applications. Spectral characteristics of thin materials.
14:150:435Glass Packaging Engineering (3) Nature of glass; history and economics of glass packaging; soda-lime and other glass families; batching, furnaces, and forming; color; decoration and enameling; container strength; glass recycling; pharmaceutical packaging. Open to ceramic majors by special permission only. Offered odd years only.
14:150:451Fiber Optics Engineering Laboratory (1) Optical spectroscopy, cleaving and splicing, loss, numerical aperture, dispersion measurements, mechanical properties, environmental effects, source and detector evaluation, optical link measurements, fiber optic sensors. Lab. 3 hrs.
14:150:457Ceramic Microscopy Laboratory (1) Optical and scanning electron microscopes used for the examination of demonstration specimens. Preparation of polished and thin-section specimens; identification of phases present; quantitativeamounts of each phase, grain size, and general microstructure. Lab. 3 hrs. Corequisite: 14:150:407.
14:150:460Surface Decoration of Packaging (3) Fundamentals of printing techniques used on glass, metal, plastic, paper, and composite packages with attention to relevant topics on physical chemistry of packaging material surfaces.
14:150:467Whitewares (3) Intended for students interested in expanding their knowledge of clay-based bodies and glazes: raw materials, body formulations, forming techniques, glaze compositions, glaze application technology, and firing technology. Students presented with a series of problems typical of those found in whitewares industries. Prerequisites: 14:150:203, 303, 304, or special permission from instructor.
14:150:468Applications of Industrial Materials (3) Provides a broad profile of the structure, processing, properties, and uses of the most widely mined and used minerals. Comprehensive overview of how and why these minerals are used in paints, coatings, pharmaceuticals and pesticides, adhesives, paper, rubber, sealant, and plastics. Prerequisite: 14:150:204 or special permission from instructor.
14:150:471Distribution Packaging (3) Design, development, and evaluation of distribution packaging. Physical distribution management as a systems approach to the flow, storage, and control of the product. Equipment used in distribution packaging. Economics of package design.
14:150:472Materials Electronic Packaging (3) Materials and processes for packaging with ceramics, polymers, and metals. Thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties of composite packaging structures. Printed circuits, ceramic substrates, thin and thick films, protective coatings. Multilayers, multichip configurations, and design trends.
14:150:473Distribution Packaging Laboratory (1) Experiments in design of distribution packages, cushioning of products, and testing in a simulated distribution environment. Builds on principles studied in 14:150:471. Lab. 3 hrs.
14:150:476Packaging Machinery (3) Study of packaging machinery with some review of materials and considerations of the interrelationship between machinery and materials. Analysis of the development of package production lines. Principles of machine design and selection emphasizing the synthesis of knowledge.
14:150:478Packaging Machinery Laboratory (1) Laboratory experimentation to accompany 14:150:476. Designed to augment the principles and practices presented in the lectures. Complete packaging line used by students for experiments. Lab. 3 hrs.
14:150:479,480Packaging Practice I,II (3,3) Internships with major corporations serving as paid packaging engineers. Term paper required. By permission of the program director.
14:150:481,482Special Problems in Packaging I,II (3,3) Individual or group projects, under the guidance of a faculty member, on special areas of interest in packaging engineering.
14:150:491,492Special Problems in Ceramics (BA,BA) Individual or group study or study projects, under the guidance of a faculty member, on special areas of interest in ceramic engineering.
14:150:496-497Co-op Internship in Ceramic and Materials Engineering (3,3) Provides the student with the opportunity to practice and apply knowledge and skills in various ceramic and materials engineering professional environments. Intended to provide a capstone experience to the student's undergraduate studies by integrating prior course work into a working engineering environment. Credits earned for the educational benefits of the experience and granted only for a continuous, six-month, full-time assignment. Prerequisite: Permission of department. Graded Pass/No Credit.
 
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