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Selection of Materials

Code 15273
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Entry requirements Materials Science and Mechanical Tecnologies.
Mode of delivery Face to face.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes Identify the properties of materials, their processing and typical applications.
Describe the basic concepts of material selection and the most appropriate processing method.
Develop eco-selection, understand energy concerns and reuse. Promote the application of eco-selection knowledge, the ability to interpret and understand, to solve problems and design products, equipment and systems.
Syllabus 1. Introduction: Materials and engineering design.
2. Metal alloys in mechanical construction.
3. High performance polymeric materials.
4. Advanced ceramic materials. Thermal barrier coatings.
5. Composite materials. Functional gradient materials. Multifunctional materials.
6. Ruin mechanisms in materials. Fatigue, creep, wear and corrosion.
7. Material selection.
7.1 Selection strategies and project requirements.
7.2 Properties of materials. Mechanical, thermal, electrical and sensory properties.
7.3 Selection of processes.
7.4 Materials and the environment. Life cycle of a material.
Main Bibliography M.F. Ashby, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Pergamon Press (2005); ISBN: 0-7506-6168-2.

M.F. Ashby, Materials and the Environment, Elsevier (2009), ISBN: 978-1-85617-608-8

Myer Kutz, “Handbook of Materials Selection”, John Wiley & Sons (2001); ISBN: 0-471-35924-6.

G. Dieter, Engineering Design, McGraw-Hill (2000).

P Mangonon, “The Principles of Materials Selection for Engineering Design”, Prentice Hall (1999); ISBN: 0-13-242595-5.

William F. Smith, “Princípios de Ciência e Engenharia dos Materiais”, McGraw-Hill (1998); ISBN: 972-8298-68-4.

William Callister, “Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering”, John Wiley & Sons (2001); ISBN: 0-471-39551-x.

Scientific papers selected from B-on (
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria This course is organized in theoretical, theoretical-practical lessons and laboratorial work.
In the theoretical classes, the fundamental concepts of different subjects will be presented, using audiovisual media, whenever possible in the context of oil extraction, transportation and storage, promoting the discussion of the themes developed according to the program. In theoretical-practical classes, knowledge is applied and consolidated by solving problems. Throughout the semester, laboratory classes will be held on some of the topics covered in the theoretical and theoretical-practical classes.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-11-24

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