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Autor: Sophia A. Tsipas
Programa de la asignatura: Temas que forman parte de la asignatura.
Lecture programme and syllabus ( pdf )

 

TOPIC 1: INTRODUCTION. FAMILIES OF MATERIALS, APPLICATIONS AND SELECTION CRITERIA. BONDING IN SOLIDS.

1.1- Concepts of Materials Science and Engineering. Families of Materials. Properties, applications and selection of materials.

1.2- Bonding in solids. Relation between bonding, structure and properties of materials.

 

TOPIC 2: STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS

2.1- Crystalline Structures (metallic and ceramic). Structures of polymers. Amorphous materials. Concept of glass transition.

2.2- Atomic positions, crystallographic directions and planes. Linear, planar and volumetric densities in crystals.

2.3- Defects in crystals. Concept of solid solution.

2.4- Diffusion in solids.

 

TOPIC 3: PHASE DIAGRAMS

3.1- Basic concepts. Phase diagram of a single component. Systems of two components with partial solubility. Precipitation in solid state. Invariant Reactions. Intermetallic compounds. Congruent and incongruent melting.

3.2- System Fe-C. Phase diagrams of ceramics.

 

TOPIC 4: MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

4.1- Definition of mechanical properties. Concepts. Elastic deformation and plastic deformation. Slip systems. Hardening mechanisms.

4.2- Application to ceramics. Application to polymers. Hardness

 

TOPIC 5: METALLIC MATERIALS

5.1- Solidification. Classification of metal alloys. Steels: Equilibrium phase transformation.

5.2- Steels: Non-equilibrium phase transformations. TTT Diagrams and heat treatments

5.3- Types of steels: stainless, tool. Light alloys. Copper alloys.

 

TOPIC 6: CERAMIC MATERIALS

6.1- Structure and bonding in ceramic materials. Silicates structure. Glasses.

6.2- Properties of ceramic materials. Processing of ceramic materials. Applications.

 

TOPIC 7: POLYMERIC MATERIALS

7.1- General concepts. Classification. Properties.

7.2- Types of polymers. Processing.

 

TOPIC 8: COMPOSITE MATERIALS

8.1- Classification of composite materials. Polymer matrix composite materials.

8.2- Processing of composite materials. Problems related to polymeric and composite materials.

 

TOPIC 9: FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES

9.1- Metallic conductors. Non-metallic conductors. Semiconductors.

9.2- Insulating materials and dielectrics. Magnetic materials.