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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.
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 Classes are of theoretical type, theoretical-practical and laboratory practices. Knowledge is transmitted in a classic way, using the lecture, interrogative and demonstrative method, with the support of audiovisual resources.
Laboratory classes are dedicated to the demonstration of the mechanical behavior of materials.
Continuous evaluation:
- Written tests (minimum one); Minimum grade of 75%.
- Analysis and synthesis work (project) in group; Students do analysis of case studies under the teaching guidance applying methodologies of selection of materials on a topic proposed; The students do a write report and an oral presentation; Minimum grade of 10%.
- Laboratory component in group; Demonstrative of mechanical behavior of materials classes; Write report; Maximum rating of 10%.
Students who wish to improve their continuous evaluation grade or do not obtain a minimum grade of 50% shall be submitted to final exam.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-01-17

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