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DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH THERMAL SHOCK RESISTANT CERAMIC BODY SUITABLE FOR COOKWARE

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dc.contributor.author Pussepitiya, PPSS
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-20T05:01:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-20T05:01:42Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/12652
dc.description.abstract Development of a ceramic based cookware body with adequate thermal shock resistance was successfully developed using low cost raw materials. The objective of this work was to determine the composition and thermal shock resistance of a ceramic body suitable for a direct flame cookware. To achieve this objective cookware body should have low thermal expansion coefficient, high strength, low water absorption and high thermal shock resistance. In this study ball clay, talc, alumina and zirconium silicate were used as starting raw materials and twenty five samples were investigated with different compositions. All samples were wet-mixed, shaped by slip casting, dried and fired to temperature 12500C in an electric furnace. Modulus of Rupture (MOR) was tested by the three point bending method; the thermal conductivity of each body was measured with Lee’s disk method and the Coefficient of Thermal expansion (CTE) was measured by thermo mechanical analyzer. The thermal shock resistance of each sample was calculated with Kingery’s formula. Optimum thermal shock resistance of 74 KJm-1s-1was achieved for a body composition of 45% of clay, 15% of talc, 15% of alumina and 25% of zirconium silicate which was fired to 12500C. Further modulus of rupture and coefficients of thermal expansion of the ceramic body were 74 MPa and 30.2×10-7 /0C respectively. These results suggest that the ceramic body is suitable to be used in cookware applications. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject cookware, modulus of rupture, thermal shock resistance, coefficients of thermal expansion en_US
dc.title DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH THERMAL SHOCK RESISTANT CERAMIC BODY SUITABLE FOR COOKWARE en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree Degree of Master of Science en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Materials Science and Engineering en_US
dc.date.accept 2014-01
dc.identifier.accno TH3089 en_US


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