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Materials

Code 12714
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Science and Technology
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face, supported in Moodle.
Learning outcomes - To learning how to characterize a material and know what their main properties;
- To know the behavior of different materials when requested to different efforts, their properties and typical applications;
- To know characterization tests of the behavior of different materials;
- To propose a material for a given function in Industrial Design, identifying the requirements and constraints involved.
Syllabus 1. INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF MATERIALS: Materials and civilization. Periodic table. Classification of materials and their general properties.
2. STRUCTURE OF CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS: Chemical bonds. Solidification, atomic diffusion and precipitation. unit cell. Crystalline structure. Substitutional and interstitials solid solutions. Crystalline defects.
3. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
4. Polymeric Materials: thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers. Copolymers.
5. CERAMIC MATERIALS: ceramic processing. technical ceramics and advanced. electronics ceramics. Glass.
6. METALLIC ALLOYS: iron and steel processing (ferrous alloys).
7. COMPOSITE MATERIALS: Mother and reinforcement. Natural composites. Wood. laminates and composite sandwiches.
8. ADVANCED MATERIALS: Active materials. FGMs, TBCs. Nanomaterials.
PROJECT: Application materials selection methodologies. (Throughout the various chapters in collaboration with UC's Design Product)
Main Bibliography - Notas de aula, apontamentos e exercícios preparados pelos docentes da disciplina.
- Jim Lesko, Industrial Design: Materials and Manufacturing Guide, Wiley, 2008.
- Michael F. Ashby, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Elsevier, 2005.
- M.F. Ashby K. Johnson, Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2009.
- M.F. Ashby, Materials and the Environment, eco-informed material choice, Elsevier, 2012.
- Michael F. Ashby, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Elsevier, 2010
- William F. Smith, Princípios de Ciência e Engenharia dos Materiais, McGraw-Hill, 1998 (edição PT)
- William D. Callister, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering: An Integrated Approach, Wiley, 2012.

Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria TP classes
1) Lectures. The material will be exposed sequentially using slides and videos prepared with a pedagogical character.
2) Resolution of exercises (problems). Exercises will be carried out and questions answered, framing the material and summarizing the different topics in a project contact in industrial design.

Laboartory classes
1) Development of a project work where students, in groups of 2 elements, with tutorial support, will approach a case study and carry out the different steps (methodology) for the selection of materials.
2) The work will be the subject of a written report and an oral presentation in class.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-21

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