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Aerospace Materials

Code 10368
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Aeronautics and Astronautics
Entry requirements Materials Science
Mode of delivery Face to face.
Work placements There is no work placement.
Learning outcomes - To acquire scientific and technological knowledge about the different classes of materials used in the aeronautical and aerospace industries, covering the main metallic alloys, polymers, ceramics, composite materials and other types of advanced materials (including multifunctional materials);
- To select materials according to the requirements and design constraints of a given component, identifying the function, objectives, advantages and limitations.
Syllabus 1. Review of Materials Engineering concepts.
Chemical, thermal, physical and mechanical properties; Materials data base.
2. Metal alloys.
Ferrous alloys; Non-ferrous alloys (titanium, aluminum, magnesium); Super alloys.
3. Polymeric materials.
High performance polymers. Reinforced polymers. High temperature polyamides. Adhesives.
4. Ceramic materials.
Advanced ceramics; thermal coatings (TBC’s), environmental (EBC’s), heat shields.
5. Composite materials.
Classification. Matrix and reinforcements. Fiber distribution and reinforcement configurations. Mechanics of composites. Methods for modelling mechanical and thermal properties.
7. Advanced composites.
Functional gradient materials (FGM’s). Classification. Manufacturing processes; Study cases.
6. Multifunctional materials.
Active and passive materials. Classification. Functions. Study cases.
8. Mechanisms of failure.
Corrosion, fatigue (low and high cycle), creep and wear.
9. Introduction to material selection.
Main Bibliography - Notas de aula, apontamentos (powerpoint) e fichas de exercícios preparados pelo docente disponibilizado para a disciplina (Moodle).
- Artigos científicos propostos pelo docente disponibilizados no Moodle.
- - Abílio P. Silva, Caderno de Ciência dos Materiais; UBI - Universidade da Beira Interior, 2018, ISBN: 978-989-654-427-0.
- Michael F. Ashby, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Elsevier. 5th Edition; eBook ISBN: 9780081006108; Paperback ISBN: 9780081005996; Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann; September 2016.
- Myer Kutz, Handbook of Materials Selection, John Wiley & Sons; First published: 12 July 2002; Print ISBN: 9780471359241; Online ISBN: 9780470172551; DOI:10.1002/9780470172551
- William F. Smith, J. Hashemi, Fundamentos de Engenharia e Ciência dos Materiais, McGraw-Hill, São Paulo, 2012; ISBN: 9788580551143.
- William Callister, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering: An Integrated Approach, 5th Edition, John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 978-1-119-17550-6; December 2018
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria 1) Lectures: -the material will be presented sequentially.
2) Resolution of exercises. Worksheet exercises will be carried out framing and summarizing the material for the different topics (types of materials). The professor will present extracts from scientific articles that will be used as examples of analysis of typical applications and properties.
3) Group work of 2 students: It is intended to carry out research work on the topics of the program, promoting the deepening of the contents.

Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-09-25

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