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.