Academic Year 2019/2020 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Gianluca CICALA
Credit Value: 9
Scientific field: ING-IND/22 - Materials science and technology
Taught classes: 42 hours
Exercise: 45 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is to introduce material structures, materials structure-property relationship and some of the most important technological process. Metals, ceramics, polymers and composites will be interoduced but a special focus will be devoted to polymeric materials. Introduction to material recycling methodology will be provided and Life Cycle Analysis techniques will be shortly presented.

Course Structure


Detailed Course Content

1. Summary of the course 2. Atomic structure and interatomic bonding 3. The Structure of Crystalline Solids 4. Imperfections in Solids 5. Diffusion 6. Mechanical Properties of Metals 7. Dislocations and Strengthening Mechanisms 8. Failure 9. Polymer structure 10. Characteristics, Applications, and Processing of Polymers 11. Composite material 12. Polymer Recycling 13. Introduction to Life Cycle Assestement.

Textbook Information

  1. Materials Science and Engineering, Callister, Ed. John Wiley & Sons, Inc
  2. MaterialsScience of Polymers for Engineers, Tim A. Osswald and George Menges, Ed. Hanser.
  3. Principles of Materials Science and Engineering, W.F. Smith, McGraw Hill