Course Details

Glass Technology

Academic Year 2024/25

NJA033 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-SIM Summer Semester 1st year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



2 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

graded course-unit credit

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Definition of glass, glass raw material characteristics, the glass batch calculation, calculation of the properties of the chemical composition of the glass. 2. The processes of melting glass – heat strain responses between the main raw materials, high-temperature phase and chemical equilibrium, types of enamel structure in melting strains. 3. Ripples of glass. Oxidation-reduction processes in glass melting, evaporation of volatile substances homogenization. 4. Glass furnaces – materials for their construction requirements, types of furnaces, fuel, heat transfer. 5. Fuel tank furnaces – types, construction, cooling, heating, construction furnace smelting technology in bath furnace. 6. Electric folding melting theoretical foundations, construction of electric van, electrode corrosion. 7. Melting in ladle furnaces – types and use pot furnaces, ceramic basin, glass melting technology in the pans. 8. Special sealers – Crucible medium-and high-frequency furnace melting quartz glass. 9. Physico-chemical methods of testing glass – glass mechanical modules, testing of single-layer safety glass, optical properties of glass, measuring thermal properties of glass. 10. Physico-chemical methods of testing glass – surface tension of the glass, setting the cooling process of glass, demarcations and speed devitrification, analysis of internal stresses in the glass. 11. Physico-chemical methods of testing glass – Determination of chemical resistance of the glass, the determination of the viscosity of molten glass (practical laboratory demonstrations). Analysis of the properties of glass materials. 12. Foam glass – technology, properties and testing. Glass ceramics. Water glass. 13. Excursion to the glassworks.