INNOVATION IN METALLURGICAL PRODUCTION

Second cycle degree in ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Campus: VICENZA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: GIULIO TIMELLI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Chemistry and metallurgy (or Material Science).
Metallurgical processes.
Examination methods: Oral examination.
Course unit contents: General introduction of the course. The concept of Innovation and Product Development. Historical evolution of materials: development of metallic materials.
Material and process selection: theory and application of the “Ashby method” for industrial components. Practice with the use of the Cambridge Engineering Selector software.
The impact of innovation in the iron and steel industries, in the blast furnaces and electric furnaces: the ULCOS project. From curved continuous casting up to horizontal continuous casting; the strip casting.
Innovative thin rolled metal products for automotive applications (High Strength Steels, Advanced High Strength Steels, Ultra High Strength Steels).
Tecniques for the production of ultrafined grain materials: High Pressure Torsion, Accumulative Roll-Bonding, Equal channel angular pressing, Asymmetric rolling).
Innovative processes in light alloy foundry: ablation casting, HQcast, SSR, SLC, RSF, MCcast, Squeeze casting, thixocasting, rheocasting, lost foam.
Numerical simulation of metallurgical processes (analytical and numerical methods, operative numerical simulation of iron and steel process, foundry processes and welding).
Metal Matrix Composites (MMC): characteristics and methods for the production of metallic matrix and reinforcements, industrial processes for MMC production, technical and economical criteria for MMC selection. Industrial applications.
Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costs. Assessment of costs in metallurgical processes.
Industrial visits.