Academic Year 2016/2017 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff
  • Macromolecular Chemistry: Antonino Recca
  • Materials Science and Technology: Gianluca CICALA
Credit Value: 9
Scientific field: ING-IND/22 - Materials science and technology
Taught classes: 54 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

  • Macromolecular Chemistry

    The aim of the course is to provide the students the knowledge about chemical synthesis of polymer and of structure-property relationship of polymers and composites

  • Materials Science and Technology

    The aim of the course is to introduce material structures, materials structure-property relationship and some of the most important technological process. Metals will be discussed while, polymer and composites will be discussed in more detail in the module Macromolecular Chemistry. Introduction to material recycling methodology will be provided and Life Cycle Analysis techniques will be shortly presented.

Detailed Course Content

  • Macromolecular Chemistry

    Chemistry of Carbon

    Polymer synthesis : PS, PE, PVC, PP, PET, PC, Ny, PES, PEEK, PMMA, Epoxy resin, Polyester resins, Polyurethane, Elastomer

    Physical-Chemical Properties of polymers: Molecular mass and distribution, Glass transition temperature, Melt temperature, Polymeric Solution viscosity, Polymer Rheology.

    Mechanical Properties of polymer and failure phenomena: Stress-Strain curves, Polymer viscoelasticity, Polymer fracture, Creep.

    Composite Materials: Fibres and matrices, Physical and mechanical properties of composites, production properties of composites.

    Polymer recycling: Recycling methods, Sorting technique, Recycling technique (thermomechanical, chemical, incineration), Practical recycling techniques

  • Materials Science and Technology

    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. Applications and Processing of Ceramics 14. Introduction to Life Cycle Assestement.

Textbook Information

  • Macromolecular Chemistry

    Fondamenti di Scienza dei Polimeri, a cura di M. Guaita, F. Ciardelli, La Mantia, E. Pedemonte Volume di 946 pagine edito da Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 1998-2009

    Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali Polimerici, Bruckner et al, Edises

    Epoxy resins, B.Ellis, Blackie Academic and Chapman

    An Introduction to composite products, Kevin Potter, Chapman et Hall

    Mechanical Properties of Solid Polymers, I.Ward and J. Sweeney, Wiley

  • Materials Science and Technology

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

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