
Course unit
MATERIALS
IN02105638, A.A. 2018/19
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18
ECTS: details
Type 
ScientificDisciplinary Sector 
Credits allocated 
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines 
INGIND/21 
Metallurgy 
3.0 
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines 
INGIND/22 
Science and Technology of Materials 
3.0 
Course unit organization
Period 
Second semester 
Year 
2nd Year 
Teaching method 
frontal 
Type of hours 
Credits 
Teaching hours 
Hours of Individual study 
Shifts 
Lecture 
6.0 
48 
102.0 
No turn 
Examination board
Board 
From 
To 
Members of the board 
18 A.A. 2019/20 
01/10/2019 
30/11/2020 
BERNARDO
ENRICO
(Presidente)
COLOMBO
PAOLO
(Membro Effettivo)
BIASETTO
LISA
(Supplente)
CALLIARI
IRENE
(Supplente)
DABALA'
MANUELE
(Supplente)
FRANCHIN
GIORGIA
(Supplente)
GUGLIELMI
MASSIMO
(Supplente)
MARTUCCI
ALESSANDRO
(Supplente)
MAZZI
ANNA
(Supplente)
MOZZON
MIRTO
(Supplente)
SGARBOSSA
PAOLO
(Supplente)

17 A.A. 2018/19 
01/10/2018 
30/11/2019 
FRANCHIN
GIORGIA
(Presidente)
BERNARDO
ENRICO
(Membro Effettivo)
BIASETTO
LISA
(Supplente)
BRUNELLI
KATYA
(Supplente)
BRUSATIN
GIOVANNA
(Supplente)
CALLIARI
IRENE
(Supplente)
COLOMBO
PAOLO
(Supplente)
DABALA'
MANUELE
(Supplente)
GUGLIELMI
MASSIMO
(Supplente)
MARTUCCI
ALESSANDRO
(Supplente)

16 A.A. 2017/18 
01/10/2017 
30/11/2018 
BERNARDO
ENRICO
(Presidente)
COLOMBO
PAOLO
(Membro Effettivo)
GUGLIELMI
MASSIMO
(Supplente)

Prerequisites:

The course includes basic knowledge of General Chemistry 
Target skills and knowledge:

The student is expected to demonstrate that he has acquired knowledge about the main classes of materials for industrial use, their classification and designation. He should be able also to identify and quantify the characteristics that allow the selection of materials and/or heat treatment conditions according to the application. 
Examination methods:

The expected learning is verified by means of a written test. The test consists of 9 questions, on the whole program of the course. The 9 questions in turn consist of openended questions and exercises; the answers must stay within predetermined spaces, as follows:
 5 questions and short exercises, which require an answer in a maximum of 34 lines; it is a matter of remembering fundamental definitions and descriptions, for which the precision and the ability to synthesize are greatly appreciated. Each short question corresponds to 2 points; one of the 5 questions contains an additional, optional request for a further point; the maximum score obtainable from the 5 short questions is therefore 1011 points
 3 exercises: this section involves the application of fundamental concepts concerning solidification and microstructure of alloys, thermal stresses and micromechanics of composites. Each exercise corresponds to 3 points; the maximum score obtainable from the three exercises is therefore 9 points
 1 extended question, for a maximum of 12 points, which requires a structured (but, in any case, concise) answer, at most on one A4 facade; it refers to one of the numerous case studies concerning the engineering application of materials.
The sum of the scores from short questions, exercises and extended question determines the final grade. The maximum grade ("30/30 cum laude") is awarded for a final score of at least 31.5 points.
The written test can be replaced by two review tests, i.e. midterm review test and final review tests (the second test is carried out in correspondence with the first call). The first test is in "quiz mode", i.e. on 21 multiple choice questions (4 options, 1 valid only), on topics of the first part of the course (excluding composites); each question corresponds to 1.5 points (maximum = 31.5). The answer presupposes the full mastery of definitions and descriptions, or mathematical treatments. The second test consists of a written test with the same organization as the written exam test, but with questions and exercises related to the second part of the course only. The final grade is expressed as the average of the scores in the two review tests. 
Assessment criteria:

The evaluation criteria consist of:
1. Completeness of the acquired knowledge
2. Property of technical terminology
3. Accuracy in the application of design criteria for materials belonging to different classes 
Course unit contents:

The course aims at providing basic knowledge concerning:
 Structure of solids: fundamentals concerning chemical bonds, crystalline structures of solids and their defects, definition of glass; diffusion in solids
 Mechanical behavior of materials: elements of mechanics of solids; elastic, elastoplastic and viscoelastic behavior; creep and fatigue failure
 Thermodynamic transformations: phase diagrams (general aspects and study of microstructural development upon cooling, iron / carbon diagram)
 Kinetic effects on microstructural development: heat treatments of steels, aluminum alloys and engineering ceramics; interpretation of vitrification and sintering of ceramics
 Overview of the most important structural metal materials, with details of typical applications
 General features of traditional and advanced ceramic materials, with details of typical applications
 General features of polymeric materials, with details on polymers of greater industrial use
 General features of composite materials, with details on micromechanics and composite types of significant industrial use
 Thermal properties (thermal conductivity, specific heat, thermal diffusivity, thermal expansion) and impact on mechanical behaviour (thermal stress, thermal shock) depending on the type and microstructure of materials
 Electrical properties according to the type and microstructure of materials (conductors, insulators, dielectrics, semiconductors)
 Magnetic properties depending on the type and microstructure of materials
 Optical properties depending on the type and microstructure of materials 
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

The teaching activities include classroom hours during which, on computer support (projected slides), the course contents are progressively presented. Demonstrations and examples of calculation are developed step by step on the blackboard. The teacher periodically assigns exercises in the form of multiple choice questions, for the optional verification by the students (4 exercises, each containing 6 questions; each correct answer corresponds to 0.1 points of bonus on the final grade) 
Additional notes about suggested reading:

All the teaching material presented during the lessons (constituting the topics of the exam) is made available on the Moodle platform, in the form of slides (the same ones projected during the lessons)
Each lesson corresponds to a single chapter of and a single block of slides.
Various examples of exercise, including solutions, are available.
The teaching material supports the adopted textbook. The students may use also an optional textbook (edited by E. Bernardo and G. Scarinci), in Italian. 
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings) 

Shackelford, James F., Scienza e ingegneria dei materiali.. Milano: Pearson Paravia, 2009.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
 Lecturing
 Case study
 Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
 Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

