Intro to MSE - Ceramics

Title: Intro to MSE - Ceramics

Contributor: Kathleen Kitto , Professor Emeritus, Engineering and Design Department, Western Washington University

Published Date: 7/31/2018

Content Type: Datavis_project


This DataVis project is part of a series of 10 projects designed for an Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering course. Students should download the project document below and then access the project in DataVis to complete the project.

This project focuses on the Material Classification of Ceramics. In this project, certain Physical and Mechanical Properties of commonly used Ceramics are explored.

The student learning outcomes for this project are as follows:

1. Students will understand the differences between the Yield Strength in Tension and the Yield Strength in Compression for Ceramic materials.

2. Students will understand the differences in the Mechanical Properties among the various sub-types of Ceramics.

3. Students will be able to differentiate between Elongation and Fracture Toughness among Material Classifications, particularly comparing Metals and Ceramics.

4. Students will be able to understand the differences in Relative Hardness values among Material Classifications. Students will explore Rockwell C and Knoop Hardness values and understand the different Hardness tests for different Material Classifications.

5. Students will understand the differences in Flexural Strength values for Ceramic sub-types.

6. Students will explore other Mechanical Properties to illustrate which Mechanical Properties are applicable for Ceramics.

7. Students will explore various Physical Properties (Elastic Modulus in Compression, Specific Gravity, and Elastic Modulus in Tension) to understand differences in Ceramic sub-types and comparisons to other Material Classifications.