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II B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 CERAMIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Metallurgy & Material Technology) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) Define the term ceramics. Give examples for different traditional ceramics.[8] (b) Give examples and applications for structural and fine ceramics. 2. Discuss electroceramics in detail with examples and applications. 3. (a) What is meant by glass? What is glass transition temperature? (b) Describe steps for shaping and forming of glass. [8] [16] [6] [10]

4. Phase Diagrams are graphical representations of the regions of distinct chemical and structural behavior of materials in thermodynamic equilibrium. Justify. [16] 5. List the powder preparation techniques for advanced ceramics and explain them briefly. [16] 6. Explain the following: (a) Plasma sprayed stabilized Zirconia coatings. (b) Plasma sprayed Titanium Diboride coating. 7. (a) Describe injection molding with neat diagrams. (b) Discuss the advantages and draw backs of injection moulding. [8] [8] [8] [8]

8. (a) What is a transducer? What are the various types of transducers used in ultrasonic machining process? Explain their working. [9] (b) Explain the various stages in the drying of ceramic tapes in tape casting/doctor blade method. [7] ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

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II B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 CERAMIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Metallurgy & Material Technology) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) Discuss in detail the non-oxide ceramics with examples and applications [8]

(b) What are fine ceramics? How are they advantageous over conventional ceramics with suitable illustrations. [8] 2. (a) List three important bioceramics and their applications. [6]

(b) How are magnetic ceramics classified? Discuss the different classes with examples. Mention one application for each class. [10] 3. (a) What do you understand by the term polymorphism? (b) Explain polymorphism in ceramic materials. 4. (a) Define the terms Stoichometric and Phase Boundary. (b) Draw a neat sketch of Al2 O3 - SiO2 Equilibrium Diagram and explain. [4] [12] [6] [10]

5. (a) Explain the procedure for BaTio3 powder by solid state reaction method. [9] (b) Explain the importance of precursor powders for the production of fine ceramics. [7] 6. (a) What are the two important powder production routes. Explain important features of the above techniques. [8] (b) Explain the following: i. Carbothermic process ii. Vacuum synthesis. 7. (a) Describe ejection and transfer of compacts. (b) Explain methods for preparing ceramic raw materials for processing. 8. (a) Describe Doctor Blade method. (b) What are the advantages and draw backs of Doctor Blade method? ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [4] [4] [8] [8] [8] [8]

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II B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 CERAMIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Metallurgy & Material Technology) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) What are the important characteristics of a ceramic? [7]

(b) What are structural ceramics? Discuss the important structural ceramics with examples and applications. [9] 2. (a) What are i. superconducting ceramics and ii. ferroelectric ceramics? Explain with examples. (b) Discuss the important ceramics used for high temperature coatings? Enumerate the advantages of such coatings. [6] 3. (a) What are the characteristics of ceramic materials? (b) Describe chain structure and sheet structure of ceramics. 4. (a) Define the terms Phase and Isotherms. (b) Draw a neat sketch of BaO -TiO2 Equilibrium Diagram and explain. [4] [12] [4] [12] [10]

5. (a) What are the 2 important distinct routes by which ceramic powders are produced? Are they totally different in principal? Or is there any overlap in the principle of production. Explain with suitable examples. [8] (b) Explain the following chemical reactions. During the preparation of ceramic powders [4+4] i. Thermal decomposition. ii. Solid state reaction of two or more solids. 6. Critically analyse which method is superior and why between the following: (a) Hydrothermal precipitation synthesis (b) Laser synthesis Explain your answer with suitable examples. [8] [8]

7. Describe the different stages in Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIPing) for producing ceramic products. What are its merits and demerits? [16]

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8. Bring at the differences between Doctor blade process and Calendaring process (with the help of flow sheets). What are the limitations of each of these processes. [16] ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

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II B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 CERAMIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Metallurgy & Material Technology) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) Define the term ceramics. Give examples for different traditional ceramics.[8] (b) Give examples and applications for structural and fine ceramics. [8]

2. (a) What are important characteristics required for a ceramic to be used in [3x3=9] i. biomedical application ii. conductors and iii. high temperature coatings? (b) List the important applications of i. magnetic and ii. bioceramics with examples. 3. (a) What are the developments of ceramics? (b) Describe frame structure and vitreous structure of ceramics. 4. (a) Draw a neat sketch of Al2 O3 - SiO2 Equilibrium Diagram. (b) Explain the cooling behavior in the case of 30% Al2 O3 and 70% SiO2 [6] [10] [10] [6] [7]

5. Explain the advantages of sol-gel process over other methods. Write an essay on the sol-gel process for the production of various advanced ceramic powders; silica fibres and glasses. [16] 6. Write in detail the recent development in plasma spray technology with suitable examples. [16] 7. Describe the different stages in Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIPing) for producing ceramic products. What are its merits and demerits? [16] 8. (a) What are the main objectives of forming processes and explain them. [7]

(b) Explain in detail various cold forming and hot forming methods of ceramics. Discuss the advantages and limitations of them. [9] ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

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