PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND METALS PROCESSING

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PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND METALS PROCESSING
Teaching
PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND METALS PROCESSING
Subject area
ING-IND/21
Reference degree course
MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
Course type
Master's Degree
Credits
9.0
Teaching hours
Front activity hours: 81.0
Academic year
2021/2022
Year taught
2021/2022
Course year
1
Language
ENGLISH
Curriculum
PERCORSO COMUNE
Reference professor for teaching
LEO PAOLA
Location
Lecce

Teaching description

Metallurgy basics

The physical metallurgy contents are the following: Evolution of structures in solid as it form from liquid, solid-solid state diffusional transformation of microstructure, solid solid state undiffusional trasformation of microstructure, Effect of alloy elements on the transformation processes,   Structure property relations.

Metals are fabricated or finished by different means to achieve metals and alloys of desired characteristics. There been many kinds of fabrication techniques depends on properties of metal, product shape-size-properties, cost, etc.  Effect of processing techniques on the evolution of microstructure with regards to the standard and  innovative process will analized.

Engineering  problems needs the skill of choosing the most suitable  material and processing.  Understanding the behavior of materials, particularly structure-property correlation, will help selecting suitable materials for a particular application. Moreover, also the understanding of the principles that determines the changing of the metals properties due to during their processing and its relation with their properties are necessary to define the service performances of the components. Both the Physical metallurgy and metal processing  subjects are necessary to supply the previows skills.

After the course the student should be able to:

1)Recognize the main microstructural and mechanical features induced by casting, plastic deformation and joining methods;

2)Identify the role of process parameters (welding, casting, plastic deformation) on microstrucural evolution and properties;

3)Apply strengthening methods and heat treatments;

4)Recognize the role of the processing  thermal cycle on the microstructure evolution.

The development of individual projects helps each student to pursue the goals.

Lectures, laboratory practice, individual project

The exam consists of two parts:

  1. first written part: the student is asked to illustrate theoretical topics
  2. second part: the student is asked to discuss the laboratory topics and  individual project with the lecturer.

 

Lectures:

1) Introduction to the course: Why Should I study Physical Metallurgy and Metal processing?

2)  Cristallography, defects 

3)  Metallography and experimental tecniques 

4)  Physical metallurgy of light alloys 40 hours:
a)Solidification principles: microstructure, heat treatments, defects 

b) Diffusional and diffusionless solid state  evolution 
c) Plastic deformation and microstructure induced by plastic deformation and heat treatments                                                              
d) microstructure and mechanical evolution by processing thermal cycle
Case studies on above topics.

4)    New processing: microstructure evolution and properties 20 hours 
New joining techniques: microstructures and properties
New coatings tecniques: microstructures and properties
Three dimensional (3D) building process: microstructures and properties 
Case studies on above topics.

 

Individual/group project 
New joining/ coating/ 3D buildings tecnniques applied to non ferrous alloys: microstructural and mechanical characterization of samples (6-8 hours).
 

 

 Laboratory (30hours) :

 Laboratory practice will be devoted  both to clarify theorical subjects and train the student to develop their projects.

The main techniques  and subjects are shown in the following:

1)Grinding, polishing, chemical etching, electrolytic etching, optical microscopy analysis,hardness :applied to microstructural and mechanical characterization.
2) Heat treatment 
3)Cold and hot tensile test

4) Corrosion Test

5) welds microstructure

6) coating microstructure

7) additive manufacturing microstructures
 

Individual project 
New joining/ coating/ 3D buildings tecnniques applied to non ferrous alloys: microstructural and mechanical characterization of samples (6-8 hours).
 

[1] American Society for Metals, Metals Handbook, V. 15, Casting, Metals Park, Ohio, 1988.

[2] J.D. Verhoeven, Fundamentals of Physical Metallurgy, Wiley

[3] R.W. Hertzberg,Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials, Wiley

[4] M.Tisza, Physical Metallurgy for Engineers, ASM,

[5] G.E Dieter, Mechanical Metallurgy, McGraw-Hill

[6] I.J.Polmear, Light Alloys, BH

[7] W.F.Smith, Structure and Properties of Engineering Alloys,McGraw-Hill

[7] G. Lutjering, J. C. Williams,'Titanium', Springer 2nd edition, New York

[8] R.W. Messler, Principles of welding, J.Wiley & Son

Semester
First Semester (dal 20/09/2021 al 17/12/2021)

Exam type
Compulsory

Type of assessment
Oral - Final grade

Course timetable
https://easyroom.unisalento.it/Orario

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