Course: Manufacturing and Properties of Glasses

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Course title Manufacturing and Properties of Glasses
Course code KOANCH/C303
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Mošner Petr, prof. Ing. Dr.
Course content
What is glass: definition, glass formation, Tg, regions of glass formation, theories of glass formation. History of glasses. Glass composition and preparation: glass formers, modifiers and intermediates. Glass structure. Basic glass properties: density; mechanical behavior; viscosity; thermal expansion. Optical properties. Glass technology: furnances, heatprof materials, cooling and forming of glasses, colouring of glasses etc. Nowadays trends in glass industry.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
Course covers basic glass science and technology: glassy state, glass structure, commercial glass families and teir manufacturing, glass properties,colouring of the glasses, defects the glasses, etc.
At the end of the course, the student should be able to know the various commercial oxide glass families, their technology, properties, important applications, methods of their characterization and nowadays trends in glass industry.
Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

Lectures are closed by final exam test in the end of semestr.
Recommended literature
  • Fanderlík I. Vlastnosti skel. Informatorium, Praha, 1996.
  • Hlaváč J. Základy technologie silikátů. SNTL, Praha, 1988.
  • Rao K.J. Structural Chemistry of Glasses. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2002.
  • Shelby J.E. Introduction to Glass Science and Technology. The Royal Society of Chemistry, Oxford, 2005.
  • Schill F. Chlazení skla. Informatorium, Praha, 1993.
  • Smrček A, Oldřich F. Sklářské suroviny. Informatorium, Praha, 1994.
  • Volf M.B. Chemie skla. SNTL, Praha, 1987.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Materials (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Materials (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Materials (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Materials (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer