Inamori School of Engineering

Short Courses - Glass - It's Production and Properties
July 20-22, 2009 (class ends at noon on Wednesday) - registration closed

Who Attends
Engineers, scientists and technical managers whose work requires a knowledge of how glass can be manufactured, how the properties are influenced by composition or by post-forming operations, and how glass products will behave in various chemical environments, under stress, etc. The course is designed for those who have a science/engineering background but limited formal training in glass and those who wish to update previous glass education.

Course Description (2 1/2 days)
This course will present the basic science and technology of glasses. Lectures will be presented on structure, physical properties, viscosity, forming and standard methods of manufacturing. Theoretical as well as practical issues will be discussed.

Course Outline

  • The glassy state
  • Viscosity and transformation range behavior
  • Compositional effects
  • Crystallization and phase separation, glass-ceramics
  • Glass batch calculations
  • Glass melting; reactions
  • Glass forming process
  • Containers, flat glass, fibers, pressed-ware, tubing
  • Development of permanent stresses
  • Annealing
  • Thermal expansion, thermal conductivity
  • Electrical and optical properties
  • Chemical durability
  • Strength, thermal shock, and fracture
  • Thermal and chemical strengthening

Dr. Arun K. Varshneya is a Professor of Glass Science and Engineering in the Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University. He is the author of "Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses" which is used as a textbook for teaching glass science and engineering worldwide.

Course Fee
$1,195.00 (2.5 days).