METALLURGY

METALLURGY

_
iten
Code
72563
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
8 credits during the 3nd year of 8757 Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (L-27) GENOVA

7 credits during the 2nd year of 8765 Material Science (L-30) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 9009 Techniques for Conservation and Restoration of cultural heritages (LM-11) GENOVA

6 credits during the 3nd year of 10375 CHEMICAL AND PROCESSES ENGINEERING (L-9) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/21
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Chemistry and Chemical Technologies)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Metallic materials are part of our daily life and correspond to a great achievement of millenia of research and development in various fields of knowledge and techonology. This is why the Metallurgy classes touch the fields of archaeology as well of engineering passing through the chemistry and the materials sciences. It starts from "How did we reach this point" to finsh with the modern iron metallurgy.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Basic knowledge of structure and properties of metallic mateirals, their manufacturing and process transformation, thermal treatments and application. Knowledge of the principles to select and manufacture the best matching materials in relation with their practical and industrial usage. Main metallgraphic methods. Skills to recognize the typical microstructures of steels, cast iron at various stages of manufacturing with the link to their properties. 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

To learn how to correlate the properties of metals with the chemical composition and their thermomechanical history.

Iron base alloys (carbon steel and cast iron) are presented more in detail with practical examples.

PREREQUISITES

It is suggested but not mandatory to have a basic knowledge in Inorganic Chemistry, binary phase diagrams, lattice principles, chemical bonds.

The classes are organized on various levels of complexity in order to support the learning process of students coming from various previous experiences. 

Teaching methods

Most of classes are held in the classroom with slides and the support of expert's seminars

Lab activities are carreid out as last lessons in the laboratory of metallurgy at the DCCI. These classes are meant to make the student aquainted with the manufacturing and shaping of FCC alloys.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Metals in humankind history, from the discovery to the usage. Why metals and main applications: achievements and perspectives. A closer insight: metal bond and lattice (FCC, BCC, HCP). Fundamentals of crystallography. Defects: punctual linear and volumic. Lattice defects and diffusion. Fick's laws. Defects and plastic deformation. Burger's vector. Frank-Read sources. Cottrel atmospheres and dislocations mobility. Dislocations interaction with inclusions, grain boundaries, precipitates and second phases. Metallic materials characterization methods: Optical Metallography (sampling, polishing, etching, observation), Electron microscopy and chemical analysis (SEM, EDXS), mechanical tests (stress-strain, hardness, toughness), fatigue, creep. Fragile-ductile transition temperature. Critical shear stress. Strengthening methods: alloying, hardening, thermal treatment. Solid solution, intermetallic phase and compound, eutectic reaction, peritectic reaction, phase diagrams. Molten - solid transition of a pure metal, on an alloy. Micro- and Macro-segregation. Primary etching, Fe-C phase diagram. Carbon steel and cast iron. Bain curves, CCC curves. Thermal treatments: in gamma field (annealing, normalizing, quenching), in alpha field (recrystallization annealing, recovery, tempering). Introduction to quenchability measurements (Jominy). Thermo-chemical surface treatments. Practical metallography.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

A. Cigada, T. Pastore, Struttura e proprietà dei materiali metallici, McGraw-Hill,

W. Nicodemi, Metallurgia, Zanichelli

R. E. Smallman and A. H.W. Ngan, Physical Metallurgy and Advanced Materials, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007

In case the student autonomously individuate a book the teachers are available for its evaluation before to proceed with the purchase

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Appointments with the teacher can be arranged by email

Exam Board

PAOLO PICCARDO (President)

VALERIA BONGIORNO

ROBERTO SPOTORNO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Most of classes are held in the classroom with slides and the support of expert's seminars

Lab activities are carreid out as last lessons in the laboratory of metallurgy at the DCCI. These classes are meant to make the student aquainted with the manufacturing and shaping of FCC alloys.

 

LESSONS START

September 28th, 2020 (the final schedule will be available on http://www.chimica.unige.it/didattica/orari_CTC  and https://corsi.unige.it/8757)

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral with daily sessions of 12 students. 

The ora exam corresponds to three questions, each answer maximum grade il 10, the sum of the three results makes the final grade 

Assessment methods

Three main topics: 1) General metallurgy (metallic bond, solidification, phase diagrams, solid state transformations, Fe-C diagram, microstructural features at the equilibrium); 2) Practical metallurgy (out of equilibrium diagrams, thermal treatments on steels, mechanical treatments, surface modifiations); 3) Characterization (metallography, mechanical tests)

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
04/02/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
04/02/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
22/02/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
22/02/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
01/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
01/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
22/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Compitino Sostituisce la data del 16 luglio per tutte le materie
22/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale Sostituisce la data del 16 luglio per tutte le materie
08/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
08/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
24/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
24/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

The notations are from 18 to 30 on 30 . The special mention (con lode) is attributed when the whole exam is considered outstanding.