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Course unit
IN01122657, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0531, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
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 FRANCO BONOLLO ING-IND/21
Other lecturers ALBERTO FABRIZI ING-IND/21

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/21 Metallurgy 9.0

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

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

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
11 2019 01/10/2019 15/03/2021 BONOLLO FRANCO (Presidente)
FABRIZI ALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
FERRO PAOLO (Supplente)
10 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 BONOLLO FRANCO (Presidente)
FABRIZI ALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
FERRO PAOLO (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Basic metallurgical knowledge.
Target skills and knowledge: Achievement of a wide set of information and knowledge about highly innovative metallic products, manufactured both by conventional and advanced processes.
Achievement, both in the ferrous and non-ferrous fields, of the competencies needed for best selection and use of innovative metallic products.
Acquisition of fundamentals about surface engineering and non-destructive testing methodologies.
Examination methods: Oral examination, with possibility of performing an intermediate written test
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will be based on the understanding of the topics presented during the Course, on the acquisition of concepts and methodologies shown, and on the capability of using them in an autonomous and proper way.
Course unit contents: Key-information about main manufacturing processes adopted in steel-making and metallurgical industry. Overview of most commonly used ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, with attention paid to application performance and fields of conventional and innovative metallic products.
High strenght steels (acciai interstitial-free, high strength low alloyed, dual-phase, TRIP, martensitic): peculiarities of manufacturing processes, mechanical and technological characteristics, application fields.
Conventional and innovative stainless steels (austenitic and super-austenitic, duplex and super-duplex, martensitic, precipitation hardened): mechanical, technological and corrosion behaviour, relevant application fields.
Surface engineering applied to metallic products: thermal, chemical and physical coatings, multi-layer and multi-functional coatings.
Innovative cast iron products (austempered ductile irons, high Silicon ductile irons): mechanical and technological characteristics, potential, applications.
Products achieved by powder metallurgy: powder production, compacting, sintering, application examples.
Innovative wrought and casting Aluminium alloys: composition and microstructure, mechanical and technological characteristics, recent application examples. Aluminium foams: production, energy absorption characteristics, applications.
Innovative Ti- and Mg-based alloys: manufacturing processes, mechanical and technological characteristics, applications.
Metal matrix composites.
Ni- and Co- based superalloys.
Introduction to amorphous and nano-structured metallic materials.
Production of innovative metallic products by spacial technologies: laser welding, electron beam welding, friction welding, semi-solid casting, squeeze casting.
Process simulation technologies (foundry, welding, heat treatment) for manufacturing and optimization of conventional and innovative metallic products.
Non-destructive testing methodologies.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lessons. Metallurgycal labs.
Seminars by experts from metallurgical industry.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • M. Conserva, F. Bonollo, G.C. Donzelli, Alluminio - Manuale degli Impieghi. Brescia: Edimet, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo

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

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean Energy Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Responsible Consumption and Production