• W.D. Callister. "Scienza ed Ingegneria dei Materiali." EdiSES editore
• D.R. Askeland, P.P. Fulay, W.J. Wright "Scienza ed Ingegneria dei materiali" Cittàstudi editore
• Alexander, R.D. Rawlings and J.M., Leaver, J.C. Anderson K.D. "Materials Science" Springer
• handouts provided by the teacher
The aim of the course is to provide the student with fundamental knowledge of Materials Science and Materials Engineering, for the purposes of Mechanical Engineering, dealing in detail with the study of structure-property correlations in order to define the product-process most suitable for a defined use. The students will be provided with knowledge on the properties of all classes of materials (metals, ceramics, polymers and composites), on the methods for their determination, on how to get a functionalization for specific applications and on the technological production process.
CC4: Knowledge and understanding of numerical methods for the design and verification of mechanical components and/or systems, including numerical models for the correct representation of material behaviour. Knowledge of analysis types necessary to carry out the aforesaid design and verification activity according to the most recent requirements of the industrial world.
CC5: Knowledge and understanding of materials and their behaviour in the various loading conditions found in design practice. Methods for characterising material behavior.
CA2: Applying knowledge and understanding related to the analysis and optimization of mechanical devices and systems, as well as to their innovation also through the development and improvement of design methods, constantly confronting with the rapid evolution of mechanical engineering.
CA12: Applying adequate knowledge and understanding to understand English texts.
Physics, Chemistry and Technology of Materials and Applied Chemistry.
The course is held with lectures.
Type of Assessment
The evaluation of the student consists in an oral exam. Topics developed in class are proposed during the exam and The student must demonstrate a basic knowledge of the topics (CC4 e CC5) and succeeded in acquired skills (CA2 e CA12).
Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
Structure and properties of metallic materials. Mechanical behavior (creep and fatigue).Strengthening.
Ferrous and non-ferrous metal alloys.
Special steels. Aluminum alloys. Titanium alloys. Nickel alloys and superalloys.
Production, properties and applications for mechanical engineering.
Structure and properties of ceramic materials. Mechanical behavior and toughening.
Glass. Glass-Ceramics. Advanced ceramics. Applications and production methods. Alumina, Zirconia. TBC. SOFC.
Thermoplastic and thermosetting. Crystallinity. Mechanical behavior, deformation and strengthening. Rheology.
Types of polymeric materials. Synthesis, production and applications.
Reinforced composites with fillers. Fiber reinforced composites. Fibers for composite materials. Structural composites. Mechanical behavior (models), production and applications
Optical and electronic microscopy.
X-ray diffraction. Practice sessions.