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Material Sciences

Code 8482
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(32H)/TP(32H)
Scientific area Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Entry requirements Not applicable
Mode of delivery Regular
Work placements Don't apply
Learning outcomes Knowledge about the structures, properties, manufacturing methods, applications and designations of different materials, according to a comprehensive classification of various classes of materials.
Properly select the most appropriate materials for engineering projects.
Promote the application of knowledge, the ability of interpretation and kowledge acquired to solving problems and designing products, equipment and electromechanical systems.
Syllabus 1. Introduction to materials science. Materials and civilization. Periodic table. Classification of materials and their general properties.
2. Crystalline structure of materials. Chemical bonds. Unit cells. Crystalline defects.
3. Solidification, atomic diffusion and precipitation.
4. Equilibrium phase diagrams.
5. Mechanical properties of materials.
6. Ferrous alloys.
7. Non-ferrous alloys.
8. Polymeric materials. Thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers. Copolymers.
9. Composite materials. Matrix and reinforcement. Natural composites. Laminated composites and sandwiches.
10. Ceramic materials. Ceramic processing. Technical and advanced ceramics. Electro-electronic ceramics. Glass. Ceramic matrix composite materials.
11. Advanced Materials. Electrical, magnetic, thermal and optical properties of materials.
Main Bibliography - Abílio P. Silva, Caderno Teórico de Ciência dos Materiais; UBI - Universidade da Beira Interior.
- Abílio P. Silva, Fichas de exercícios - (disponibilizado no Moodle).
- William F. Smith, Princípios de Ciência e Engenharia dos Materiais, McGraw-Hill, 1998.
- William F. Smith, Principles of Materials Science and Engineering, McGraw Hill, 1995.
- William D. Callister, Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, Wiley, 2005.
- William D. Callister, Ciência e Engenharia dos Materiais: Uma introdução, Guanabara, 2012.
- Michael F. Ashby, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Elsevier, 2005.
- M.F. Ashby, Materials and the Environment, eco-informed material choice, Elsevier, 2012.
- William F. Smith, J. Hashemi, Fundamentos de Engenharia e Ciência dos Materiais, McGraw-Hill, 2010, SP
- James F. Shackelford, Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers, Macmillan, New York.
- Lucas Martins Silva, Comportamento mecânico dos materiais, Publindústria, 2012.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The classes are theoretical, theoretical-practical in the classroom and demonstrative in laboratory practice. The knowledge is transmitted in a classical way, using the expository, interrogative and demonstrative method, with the support of audiovisual and digital resources.
The practical classes in the laboratory allow the student to make contact with different materials, demonstrating the mechanical behavior of different materials through different characterization tests.
Continuous assessment:
- at least two written tests; With a minimum weight rating of 75%.
- work of analysis and synthesis about a select topic, in restricted groups, with possibility of oral presentation; Minimum weight rating of 10%.
- individual practical component of the demonstration activities (report); With a maximum weight rating of 10%.
- attendance, with a maximum weight rating of 5%.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-05-19

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