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Course unit
INP4062717, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0522, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/21 Metallurgy 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 24/09/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 TIMELLI GIULIO (Presidente)
BONOLLO FRANCO (Membro Effettivo)
FERRO PAOLO (Supplente)
3 2017 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 TIMELLI GIULIO (Presidente)
BONOLLO FRANCO (Membro Effettivo)
FERRO PAOLO (Supplente)

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 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: 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. --, 2009.
  • E.J. Vinarcik, High Integrity Die Casting Processes. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Timelli, Dispense di Innovation in Metallurgical Production. Vicenza: AG Servizi, 2018.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Use of online videos

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure