Academic Year 2018/2019 - 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 discussed. 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. Phase diagrams 10. Phase Transformations in Metals 11. Applications and Processing of Metal Alloys 12. Alloys 13. Polymer structure 14. Characteristics, Applications, and Processing of Polymers 15. Composite material 16. Polymer Recycling 17. Structures and Properties of Ceramics 18. Applications and Processing of Ceramics 19. Introduction to Life Cycle Assestement.

Textbook Information

  1. Materials Science and Engineering, Callister, Ed. John Wiley & Sons, Inc

2. Principles of Materials Science and Engineering, W.F. Smith, McGraw Hill