Ceramics Engineering

Course Name: 

Ceramics Engineering (ML705)


M.Tech. in Materials Engineering




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Structure of ceramics: bonding, Pauling's rules, oxide structures, carbide and nitride structures, structure of glasses, Zachariasen rules, silicate structures. Ceramic phase diagrams, microstructure of ceramics. Defects in ceramics: thermodynamics approach; structure, formation and properties of glasses. Processing of ceramics: general route - traditional ceramics, advanced ceramics. Powder production: leaching, thermal decomposition, spray drying, sol-gel synthesis, Forming - die compaction, slip casting, tape forming process, Consolidation - sintering, grain growth, HIP. Properties and testing of ceramics: mechanical, thermal, magnetic, ferroelectric, dielectric, optical, ceramic, fibres, Toughening mechanisms.


Michel W. Barsoum, Fundamental of Ceramics, International Edition,1997
W. D. Kingery, Introduction to Ceramics, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1991
Alan G. King, Ceramic Technology and Processing, Noyes Publications, New York, 2002
Jhon B. Watchman, Mechnical Properties of Ceramics, Jhon Wiley & Sons, 1996.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Contact us

Dr. Ravishankar K. S, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

Contact details for Placements and Interships

E.Mail: mme.placementcell@nitk.edu.in

Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P