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School of Engineering
Course unit
INP7078305, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN2375, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination METALLIC ALLOYS AND HEAT TREATMENTS
Department of reference Department of Management and 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 GIULIO TIMELLI ING-IND/21

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/21 Metallurgy 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First 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 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019 01/10/2019 15/03/2021 TIMELLI GIULIO (Presidente)
FABRIZI ALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Chemistry and Metallic Materials
Target skills and knowledge: Learning the of basic knowledge on thermal and thermomechanical treatments and their influence on the final technological properties of materials. Knowledge of the main techniques, atmospheres and defects coming from the use of thermal treatments and applicable controls. Identification of the main cost items related to the thermal treatments.
Examination methods: Written and oral examinations.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will be focused on the understanding of the topics, on the acquisition of concepts and proposed methodologies and on the ability to apply them in autonomous way.
Course unit contents: Metallic materials and Fe-C phase diagram. Quenching theory and techniques. Steels quenchability, TTT and CCT curves. Influence of heat treatments and composition on mechanical properties. Surface treatments of steels: nitriding, carburizing, carbonitriding, induction hardening, flame hardening, EB tempering, laser hardening. Heat treatment of structural steels. Heat treatments and coatings of tool steels. Controlled atmospheres in HT and relative furnaces. Heat treatments of cast iron. HT of light alloys: aluminum, magnesium and titanium. The main thermomechanical treatments and their influence on properties. Metallographic and mechanical testing, and quality controls.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lectures. Training activities in the metallurgical laboratories.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Notes from the courses.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • G. Timelli, Dispense di Leghe Metalliche e Trattamenti Termici. Vicenza: AG Servizi, 2019.
  • G.M. Paolucci, Lezioni di Metallurgia - vol. 2. Padova: Libreria Progetto, 2000. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Working in group

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)

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