Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2012/13
Science and technology of materials
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Energy Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Salvo Milena ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ING-IND/22 38 20 2 0 18
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/22 6 C - Affini o integrative Attivitą formative affini o integrative
Subject fundamentals
Materials play a crucial role in engineering design and the module on Materials Science and Technology is aimed to supply the student with an engineering background on materials, emphasizing the relationships among materials structure, microstructure and performances and, consequently, the potentialities of engineering design able to exploit traditional and innovative materials through the tailoring of their microstructure
Expected learning outcomes
The overall aim of the course is to supply the student with a robust background in materials, able to couple scientific and technological knowledge in a synergic way, providing general guidelines for translating scientific knowledge into technological tools for engineering design.
The student will learn:
- the relation between macroscopic and microscopic (at atomic level) properties of materials (area of know how);
- how to exploit this scientific background in controlling the material properties up to the tailoring of materials application (area of know how);
- how to select materials to fulfil design requirements (area of comprehension)
- how to solve exercises related to industrial combustion (area of skills and know-how)
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
The student shall have a consolidated scientific background with special emphasis on Chemistry, Physics and Mathematical Analysis
Structure of crystalline and amorphous material. Classification of materials. Lattice defects (point, line and surface defects).
Microstructure of materials (solid-state solutions, intermediate phases). Solid-state diffusion, nucleation and growth. Equilibrium transformations and phase diagrams.
Mechanical properties of materials: correlation structure-elastic behaviour of the materials. Correlation structure-plastic behaviour of materials and methods of materials strengthening.
Thermal properties of materials. Refractory materials. Thermal insulators. Special glasses for energy saving.
Electrical properties of materials (electrical conductors, semiconductors and piezoelectrics). Optical properties of materials.
Combustion: heat of combustion, theoretical air, composition of smoke, flame temperature ...
Delivery modes
Part of the teaching activity will be devoted to numerical exercises related to mechanical and thermal properties and combustion. Reading of specific phase diagrams will be carried out.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
W.D. Callister, Scienza e ingegneria dei Materiali; un Introduzione, EdiSes, Napoli
Pdf files of the slides shown during lessons will be available at the student individual portal.
Assessment and grading criteria
Individual written test. The test foreseen the evaluation of the know-how and skills developed during class and will concern all delivered topics.

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