"One of the great problems facing the Ceramic industry today is the production of perfect brick by the dry press process. This problem has been of vital importance because of the physical defects obtained in the dry pressing operation due to the ununiform transmission of pressure in the ware produced. As a result of this ununiform transmission of pressure, strains, cracks, differential shrinkage, low strength, and laminations have been accentuated after the firing of the body. Pressure transmission is influenced by several factors: the size and shape of grog and clay grain, the time and duration of pressure application, the physical character of the mix, the occluded air, and the lubrication of the mold box. These factors have all been investigated and their affects noted. Lubrication of the mold box has been attempted with various lubricants including oils, emulsions, and water itself, but a survey of the literature fails to reveal any published information regarding the electrical lubrication of the dry press"--Introduction, pages 2-3.
Materials Science and Engineering
B.S. in Ceramic Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
ii, 37 pages
© 1935 Oliver W. Kamper, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Brickmaking -- Equipment and supplies
Lubrication and lubricants
T 0000 37
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Link to Catalog Recordhttp://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b2496577~S5
Kamper, Oliver William, "The effect of electrical lubrication on the transmission of pressure in dry pressed bodies" (1935). Bachelors Theses. 314.