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School of Engineering
MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Course unit
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF CERAMIC MATERIALS
INP6075477, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MATERIALS ENGINEERING
IN0523, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF CERAMIC MATERIALS
Website of the academic structure https://elearning.unipd.it/dii/course/view.php?id=767
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/dii/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-IN0523-000ZZ-2018-INP6075477-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
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 MASSIMO GUGLIELMI ING-IND/22

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/22 Science and Technology of Materials 9.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 A.A. 2019/2020 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 GUGLIELMI MASSIMO (Presidente)
MARTUCCI ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
BERNARDO ENRICO (Supplente)
COLOMBO PAOLO (Supplente)
2 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 GUGLIELMI MASSIMO (Presidente)
MARTUCCI ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
BERNARDO ENRICO (Supplente)
COLOMBO PAOLO (Supplente)
1 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 GUGLIELMI MASSIMO (Presidente)
BERNARDO ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
MARTUCCI ALESSANDRO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Chemistry, Physics, Solid State Chemistry (advised)
Target skills and knowledge: Aim of the course is to give a complete and detailed description of ceramics, both from the point of view of the relationships among structure, properties and production processes, and the main production technologies. Students will be able, after the course, to understand the specific scientific literature, to discuss the results of scientific experiments, to evaluate the most important aspects of processing and to address the fabrication process to specific structural and functional requirements.
Examination methods: Written examination, discussion of the teamwork (if done, on a voluntary basis), possible oral exam at the request of the teacher.
Assessment criteria: Written examination including questions with extended answers, questions with short answers and exercises. The grade will be the sum of the grades in the three different parts. Participation in the discussion of the teamwork, which will increase the final mark by no more than 2 points. Additional oral examination on request of the teacher, which will change the grade on the written part of maximum 15% in excess up or down.
Course unit contents: Structure of ceramic materials (6 hrs). Scientific basis of processing: raw materials, preparation of mixtures, forming, drying, heating (22 hrs). Traditional ceramic materials, refractories, structural and functional advanced ceramics (8 hrs). Cements and concrete (6 hrs). Mechanical and thermal properties: brittle fracture, Weibull statistics, R curves and toughening of ceramics, subcritical crack growth, creep, elements for structural ceramic design (12 hrs). Point defects in ceramics: defect chemistry, stoichiometric and non-stoichiometric defects, equilibrium concentration; diffusion, ionic and electronic conductivity (12 hrs). Ternary diagrams (2 hrs). Teamwork discussion (4 hrs)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Ceramic materials: definition and types. Structure of ionic and covalent ceramics .
Processing of ceramic materials: raw materials and powders; properties of powders; processing additives; mixtures; forming technologies; drying; heat treatment (sintering, grain growth, pore elimination).
Mechanical properties. Elastic modulus. Brittle fracture: G and R functions; KI e KIc; crack stability; R curves and concept of toughening. Toughening mechanisms. Sub critical crack growth. Dynamic fatigue. Creep. Statistical approach for designing. Proof test. Lifetime prediction.
Thermal properties: melting point; thermal stresses.
Point defects in ceramics; Kroger-Vink notations; reactions; stoichiometric, non-stoichiometric and estrinsic defects; equilibrium concentration of point defects; Kroger-Vink diagrams; diffusion, ionic and electronic conductivity.
Traditional ceramic materials and refractories.
Structural and functional advanced ceramics.
Cements and concrete.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes, powerpoint presentations used in class, scientific articles.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • M. Guglielmi, Dispense delle lezioni di Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali Ceramici. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo