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Introduction to materials science

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Course Unit Code9360-0105/04
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated3 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter, Summer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
BAR31Ing. Karla Čech Barabaszová, Ph.D.
Summary
The course is divided into two parts, where the emphasis is on basic types of materials (metals, semiconductors, composites, ceramics, polymers) and their fundamental properties. In the first part of the course provides an overview of the structure and microstructure, physical, mechanical, electrical and other properties of materials. In the second part is devoted to the use of different types of materials in the industry and new technologies. Emphasis will be placed on the use of these materials in the areas of research and development of nanomaterials and their practical use.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
In introductory course the students are acquaint with the basic types of materials (metals, semiconductors, composites, ceramics, polymers), fundamental properties and their application fields.
Course Contents
1. Introduction - metals, metalloids and semimetals. Alloys.
2. Structure properties of materials I. - crystal structures and structure defects of metals and metals alloys.
3. Structure properties of materials II. - phase diagrams and phase transformations. Thermodynamics of metals.
4. Mechanical properties of material - tensile test, impact test, bending test, hardness tests. Creep.
5. Constructional materials - Fe-C phase diagrams. Chemical and structure transformations. Steels and their properties.
6. Metal alloys I. - Cu, Al alloys - properties and applications.
7. Metal alloys II. - Ni alloys - properties and applications. Hight-melting alloys (Ti, W, Nb et al.) - properties and applications.
8. Metal alloys III. – Intermetallic compounds and their applications. Biocompatible materials, functionally gradient materials. Biocompatible intermetalic compounds, characterization and application.
9. Amorphous and polymer materials – glass characteristics, physical and chemical properties. Special glasses.
10. Materials with electromagnetic properties. Metallic glass, magnetic materials and superconductors.
11. Ceramic materials.
12. Composite materials.
13. Natural materials.
14. Semiconductors – preparation technologies, physical properties and characterization. Semiconductors structures.

Theoretical exercise:
1. Introduction – semester work and project assignment.
2. Crystallography – basic crystallographic lattice, determination crystallography direction and planes.
3. Equilibrium diagrams of binary and ternary – characterization and phase transformations.
4. Mechanical properties of materials.
5. Polymer materials – polymer reaction, application in industry.
6.-7. Presentation of semester work. Consultation
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
DAVIS, Joseph D. Metals Handbook, Desk Edition, ASM International, 1998. ISBN 0871706547.
BULLINGER, H.-J. Technology Guide. Principels-Application-Trends. Springer, London, 2009. ISBN 978-3-540-88545-0.
ELSSNER, Gerhard et al. Ceramics and Ceramic Composites. Materialographic Preparation. Elseviere Imprint, 1999, ISBN 978-0-444-10030-6.
HULL, Daniel. An Introduction to composite materials, Cambridge, 1990. ISBN 9780521388559.
DAVIS, Joseph D. Metals Handbook, Desk Edition, ASM International, 1998. ISBN 0871706547.
BULLINGER, H.-J. Technology Guide. Principels-Application-Trends. Springer, London, 2009. ISBN 978-3-540-88545-0.
ELSSNER, Gerhard et al. Ceramics and Ceramic Composites. Materialographic Preparation. Elseviere Imprint, 1999, ISBN 978-0-444-10030-6.
HULL, Daniel. An Introduction to composite materials, Cambridge, 1990. ISBN 9780521388559.
Recommended Reading:
RAO, C.N.R, et al. The Chemistry of Nanomaterials, Synthesis, Properties and Applications, Willey-VCH Weinheim, 2008. ISBN 3527306862.
SCHEFFLER, Michael and Paolo COLOMBO. Cellular Ceramics. Wiley-VCH, 2005. ISBN 978352731204.
RAO, C.N.R, et al. The Chemistry of Nanomaterials, Synthesis, Properties and Applications, Willey-VCH Weinheim, 2008. ISBN 3527306862.
SCHEFFLER, Michael and Paolo COLOMBO. Cellular Ceramics. Wiley-VCH, 2005. ISBN 978352731204.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Individual consultations, Tutorials, Project work
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined