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Forming of Structural Clay Products

  • Wayne Ernest Brownell
Part of the Applied Mineralogy book series (MINERALOGY, volume 9)

Abstract

After preparation of the raw materials with regard to composition and particle size, structural clay products are usually formed in the plastic state. This means that water is added to the raw materials to produce the proper consistency and wet strength. In this process peculiar things happen that create the really unique plasticity of clays. We find that as water is added to dry clay there is as much or more of a change in the properties of the water as there appears to be in the alteration of the clay into a plastic, formable mass. For this reason it is necessary for us to pause here to look at the structure and properties of water before discussing the interactions between clay and water in an attempt to explain plasticity.

Keywords

Clay Particle Extrusion Pressure Sewer Pipe Plastic Clay Plastic Strength 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wayne Ernest Brownell
    • 1
  1. 1.New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred UniversityAlfredUSA

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