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Second cycle
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School of Engineering
Course unit
INL1000820, A.A. 2016/17

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2014/15

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0511, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CHEMISTRY FOR AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge ROBERTA BERTANI CHIM/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses CHIM/07 Foundations of Chemistry for Technologies 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 09/06/2017

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 BERTANI ROBERTA (Presidente)
SGARBOSSA PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)
MOZZON MIRTO (Supplente)
7 A.A. 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 BERTANI ROBERTA (Presidente)
SGARBOSSA PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)
MOZZON MIRTO (Supplente)
6 A.A. 2015/16 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 BERTANI ROBERTA (Presidente)
MOZZON MIRTO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of chemistry: Atomic structure, electronic configuration of elements; periodic table. Chemical bonds. Aggregation states of matter. Basic of thermodynamic and electrochemistry.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to offer to the students suitable knowledge for understanding the relationship between chemical characteristics of the materials used in aerospace field and their physical properties, with particular attention to the technological problems to face up to now.
Examination methods: The examination comprises two parts:
(i) The first one is a written work concerning the topics described in the course;
(ii) The second one is a brief dissertation about a specific argument or material or technology chosen by the student. The work will be orally presented.
Assessment criteria: The assessment of the preparation of the student will be based on the acquisition of all the concepts and methodologies proposed and the ability to apply them autonomously.
Each part represents an half of the final mark. The first part will contain five questions (each with mark 1 to 3). The dissertation will be evaluated on the basis of coherence and methodology.
At the beginning of the course detailed information will be provided.
Course unit contents: Two arguments will be developed:
1) Chemistry of fuels. Chemistry of energy sources including radiochemistry and redox processes. The chemistry of oil. The chemistry of combustion processes. Hydrogen. Propellants (liquid, solid, hybrid).
2) Chemistry of atmosphere: formation, control, detection and reduction of polluttants.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The lessons will be offered by using either slides or black-board. Any further explanations on the concerns raised during the lesson will be addressed at the end of each lesson. On appointment, the lecturer will be available to talk with students during office hours. During the course some visits to research laboratories of interest will be organized.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The collection of lecture notes and the use of reference texts are recommended. Slides will be available online.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)