IIT BHU Syllabus Structural Clay Engineering
Structural Clay Engineering
Engineering aspects of structural clay products. Clay as a raw material, binding material and additives. Utilization
of various industrial and agricultural wastes as raw materials. Effect of ageing and weathering.
Manufacture of double layer stoneware, various tiles, sanitary fittings, face bricks, coloured bricks and other related
products. Architectural aspects of clay products.
Structure and behaviour of extruded clay. Microstructure of flow pattern. Piston and auger extrusion, effect of
extrusion, lamination and other faults. Drying techniques. Scummig and efflorescence, its causes and cure.
Moulds, mould care and mould storage. Quality control, rationalisation, mechanization and relevant automation,
glazing process, automatic precision control of firing in various kilns.