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ADVANCED THERMAL PROPERTIES OF REFRACTORIES - October 29 & 30, 2018

A Two Day Course Sponsored by the Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is an intensive combination of classroom lectures and laboratory demonstration exercises that address the thermal properties of refractories, both theoretically and experimentally. The individual sessions are titled in the accompanying outline of the daily topics. The lectures are taught on the undergraduate senior / graduate level. The fundamentals, along with application to refractories, are emphasized. The afternoon laboratory sessions are designed to give the participants experience with common thermal property tests.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE:

Engineers and scientists who are involved in the manufacturing, research and development, or consumption of refractory materials will find this course beneficial. A high level technical or engineering background is essential to take this course, although technical professionals may find the subject matter informative and useful.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The primary objective of this course is to provide the participants with an in depth understanding of the thermal properties of refractories. The laboratory sessions are designed to provide the participants with direct experience in fabricating test specimens and the application of standard ASTM test methods.

INSTRUCTORS:

Dr. Joseph Homeny is Technical Director of the Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation, Columbus, Ohio. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Ceramic Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and M.S. and B.S. degrees from Rutgers University. He has industrial refractories experience in the research laboratories of the J.E. Baker Co. and North American Refractories Co. Prior to joining Orton in 1992 he taught refractories as a professor in the Ceramic Engineering Department of the University of Illinois. Dr. Homeny is active in the refractories committee of ASTM.

Mr. Garrick Ackart is a Material Testing Engineer in the Materials Testing and Research Center at the Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation, Columbus, OH. He holds a B.S. degree in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University. He has 15 years of industrial refractories experience in both research and manufacturing at Thermal Ceramics and McAllister Mills.

Dr. Beau Billet is Laboratory Manager in the Materials Testing and Research Center at the Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation, Columbus, Ohio. He holds Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees from The Ohio State University in Materials Science and Engineering. His experience includes prior employment with METSS (Materials Engineering Technical Support and Services).

Mr. Brian Rayner is Testing Services Manager in the Materials Testing and Research Center at the Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation, Columbus, Ohio. He holds a B.S. degree from The Ohio State University in Materials Science and Engineering, with a minor in Ceramic Engineering. He has over 12 years of experience supervising glass and refractories laboratories. Brian is sub chairman of ASTM C08.01 (Refractories, Strength) and ASTM C14.02 (Glass, Chemical Properties and Analysis). 

COURSE OUTLINE:

Advanced Thermal Properties of Refractories

 

Day 1

  • Thermal Stability
    • Definition
    • Thermodynamic Principles
    • Chemical Bonding
    • Application to Refractories
  • Heat Capacity
    • Definition
    • Dulong and Petit Model
    • Einstein Model
    • Debye Model
    • Electronic Contributions
    • Structural Aspects
    • Application to Refractories
    • Measurement Techniques
  • Thermal Conductivity
    • Definition
    • Phonons and Lattice Vibrations
    • Phonon Conductivity
    • Structural Aspects of Phonon Conductivity
    • Photon Conductivity
    • Structural Aspects of Photon Conductivity
    • Application to Refractories
    • Measurement Techniques
  • Laboratory Demonstration Session

 

Day 2

  • Thermal Expansion
    • Definition
    • Bonding and Potential Energy
    • Equation of State of Solids
    • Structural Aspects of Thermal Expansion
    • Application to Refractories
    • Measurement Techniques
  • Thermal Shock
    • Definition
    • Thermal Stresses
    • Thermal Shock Theory
    • Application to Refractories
    • Measurement Techniques
  • Laboratory Demonstration Session

The Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation provides products and services to the ceramic materials industry. The Foundation was established in 1932 and has continued to adhere to the guiding principles as prescribed by Edward Orton Jr. in the founding documents. Orton's Materials Testing and Research Center provides third party, independent testing of refractories and other ceramic materials for more than 1200 companies to help solve difficult product or processing problems and conduct failure analysis.

  • Please download and complete the form using the link at the top of this page to reserve your place in Orton's "Advanced Thermal Properties of Refractories". Hotel reservations may be made using the link at the top of this page as well, for the discounted course rate. Please contact homeny@ortonceramic.com with additional questions.

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