"The object of this study was to investigate the fundamental principles of producing an insulating brick by making the pore structure of air bubbles entrapped in a clay slip. Since a clay water mixture or any material containing entrapped air will loose this air when placed under vacuum, it is thought that placing the clay slips under a pressure would cause a considerable pore structure in the slip when the pressure is released. In the common method of making insulting brick, the fired brick must be ground to size as they cannot be molded to a definite size and shape. This operation is an expensive one and if it could be avoided would aid in the production of insulating brick. By making the pore structure as mentioned above, it is thought that the bricks may be molded into definite shapes and fired, thus eliminating the grinding operation"--Object, page 5.
Dodd, A. M.
Materials Science and Engineering
B.S. in Ceramic Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
iii, 26 pages
© 1939 Albert Lloyd Tetley, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
T 0000 49
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Link to Catalog Recordhttp://merlin.lib.umsystem.edu/record=b2496565~S5
Tetley, Albert Lloyd, "A process for making refractory insulating brick" (1939). Bachelors Theses. 50.