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Second cycle
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School of Engineering
ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
Course unit
INNOVATION IN METALLURGICAL PRODUCTION
INP4062717, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
IN0522, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INNOVATION IN METALLURGICAL PRODUCTION
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch VICENZA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GIULIO TIMELLI ING-IND/21

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/21 Metallurgy 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/09/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Chemistry and metallurgy (or Material Science).
Metallurgical processes.
Target skills and knowledge: This course provides a broad overview of innovation in the metallurgical industry. This means cases and examples in terms of innovative materials, processes, applications of numerical models, criteria for the selection of materials and analysis of the life cycle of materials.
Some visits to innovative metallurgical plants are also scheduled in order to evaluate the impact of innovation on the product and the production process.
Examination methods: Oral examination.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of the student will be focused on the understanding of the arguments, on the acquisition of concepts and proposed methodologies and on the ability to apply them in an autonomous way.
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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lectures.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Notes of the lectures.
Slides used during lectures.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • M.F. Ashby, Materials selection in mechanical design. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • World Steel Association, Advanced high strength steel (AHSS) - Application guidelines. www.worldautosteel.org: --, 2009.
  • E.J. Vinarcik, High Integrity Die Casting Processes. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo