JOURNAL OF THE AUSTRALIAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, vol.51, no.2, pp.144-148, 2015 (SCI-Expanded)
The main objective of this work is to determine the main parameters affecting the strength properties of floor tiles. For this purpose, the effect of various ratios of the components in the Seger formulation on fast firing of floor tiles was investigated. The 2(1)3(2) mixed-level factorial design approach was used and the individual effects of the main three factors and their interactions determined. The data obtained was then analyzed with a Minitab 13.20 software program. It has been found that the Na2O/K2O ratio is the main factor which affects green strength, on the other hand SiO2/Al2O3 ratio is the main factor for firing strength values.