Arizona State University

Ceramics and Composites

Terry Alford

Instructor: Terry Alford

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.1

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Intermediate level

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19 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Structures, strengthening mechanisms, and application of ceramics and composites materials.

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3 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.1

(14 reviews)

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

19 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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This course is part of the Materials Science for Advanced Technological Applications Specialization
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There are 5 modules in this course

This course will introduce the major types of ceramics and their applications. We will learn about the different methods used for glass strengthening; the factors that determine a ceramic’s crystal structure; the key characteristics of composite materials; and the different structures of fiber-reinforced composite materials. We will discuss reasons for creating various types of composites.

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1 video1 reading

In this module, we learn about glassy ceramics, ceramic structures and different methods of processing ceramics.

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2 videos4 readings1 discussion prompt

In this module, we explore ceramic network modifiers and see how the modifiers affect structure and properties. We also investigate the effects of flaws on the strength of ceramics.

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3 videos6 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

In this module, we will explore crystalline ceramics, ceramic structure, and the processing and application of different kinds of ceramics.

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4 videos6 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In this lesson, we will identify various kinds of composites, and learn about their properties, technological applications, and how they're processed.

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5 videos8 readings1 quiz1 peer review3 discussion prompts

Instructor

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3.9 (7 ratings)
Terry Alford
Arizona State University
11 Courses11,124 learners

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