Chapter 46. Optimization of Ceramic Glaze Properties by Statistical Experimental Design

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. E. Pawlicki1,
  2. E. Saad D. Sproson1 and
  3. P. Lunney2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313916.ch46

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Pawlicki, E., Sproson, E. S. D. and Lunney, P. (1994) Optimization of Ceramic Glaze Properties by Statistical Experimental Design, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313916.ch46

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mobay Corporation Pigments and Ceramics Division Baltimore, MD 21224

  2. 2

    Mobay Corporation Corporate Quality Assurance Pittsburgh, PA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375129

Online ISBN: 9780470313916

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Keywords:

  • conventional glazes;
  • compositional parameters;
  • methodological approach;
  • case gloss;
  • calcium

Summary

Experimentation is the most important tool in the research and development of new and improved products and processes. With this in mind, a statistically designed series of experiments was carried out to optimize the gloss in conventional glazes. In particular, the Taguchi approach to experimentation coupled with a mixture design was used. By selecting pertinent compositional parameters that may affect gloss, experiments were conducted to determine the relative importance of these factors. Statistical analysis of the resulting data is presented.