IIT BHU Varanasi Syllabus
Ceramic Pottery and Refractory Laboratory
Pottery and Refractory Laboratory
Pottery Laboratory: To study the physical properties of clay-like texture, plasticity, shrinkage, tensile strength,
porosity, fired colour, etc.
Shaping of articles by different methods, throwing, jigger and jollying, slip casting and
pressing. Making of majolica body and its glazing.
Refractory Laboratory: Determination of size of refractory brick, apparent porosity, bulk density, true specific
gravity, true density, spalling resistance, cold crushing strength. To prepare the sample of refractories by dry press
method. To find the action of HF+H2SO4 mixture on free silica in refractory bricks by Bow-Maker’s method.
Determination of packing density of supplied grogs. To prepare the sample of refractories by slip casting methods.