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1. General information
Course:
MATERIALS SCIENCE
Code:
56313
Type:
CORE COURSE
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
351 - UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROG. IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (ALM)
Academic year:
2020-21
Center:
106 - SCHOOL OF MINING AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Group(s):
55  56 
Year:
2
Duration:
First quarter
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
English
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Y
Web site:
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: Mª TERESA CUBERES MONTSERRAT - Group(s): 55  56 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
2.04, Edificio Elhuyar
MECÁNICA ADA. E ING. PROYECTOS
6048
teresa.cuberes@uclm.es
o be published at the beginning of the academic term.

2. Pre-Requisites
The student should have knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry from the previous course.
3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

 

Materials Science is a core subject, taught in the third Semester, common to the Industrial Branch. The engineer must know the fundamentals of Materials Science for his/her professional  development.

The subject of Materials Science is directly linked to those of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, taught in the first course of the Degree. At the same time, it complements and serve as a base for other subjects such as Resistance of Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Engineering and Technology of Materials, etc.

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
A01 To understand and have knowledge in an area of study that moves on from the general education attained at secondary level and usually found at a level that, while supported in advanced text books, also includes some aspects that include knowledge found at the cutting edge of the field of study.
A02 To know how to apply knowledge to work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the competences that are usually demonstrated by the formulation and defence of arguments and the resolution of problems in the field of study.
A03 To have the capability to gather and interpret relevant data (normally within the area of study) to make judgements that include a reflection on themes of a social, scientific or ethical nature.
A04 To be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to a specialized audience.
A05 To have developed the learning skills necessary to undertake subsequent studies with a greater degree of autonomy.
A06 Command of a second foreign language at B1 level of the Common European Framework of Refence for Languages.
A08 Appropriate level of oral and written communication.
A12 Knowledge of basic materials and technologies that assist the learning of new methods and theories and enable versatility to adapt to new situations.
A13 Ability to take the initiative to solve problems, take decisions, creativity, critical reasoning and ability to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities in Mechanical Engineering.
A14 Knowledge to undertake measurements, calculations, evaluations, appraisals, studies, give expert opinions, reports, work plans and similar tasks.
A15 Ability to work to specifications and comply with obligatory rules and regulations.
C03 Knowledge of the fundamentals of science, technology and chemistry of materials. Understanding of the relation between the microstructure, synthesis, processing and properties of materials.
CB01 Prove that they have acquired and understood knowledge in a subject area that derives from general secondary education and is appropriate to a level based on advanced course books, and includes updated and cutting-edge aspects of their field of knowledge.
CB02 Apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional manner and show that they have the competences to construct and justify arguments and solve problems within their subject area.
CB03 Be able to gather and process relevant information (usually within their subject area) to give opinions, including reflections on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
CB04 Transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions for both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
CB05 Have developed the necessary learning abilities to carry on studying autonomously
D07 Knowledge and ability in the application of materials engineering.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
The students will be able to differentiate the mechanical properties of materials, and perform mechanical tests
The students will be able to understand the structure of materials and the causes of their behaviour, relating it to their microstructure and equilibrium diagrams
The students will be able to understand the relationship between the microstructure of the material and its macroscopic properties (mechanical, optical, electrical, magnetic and chemical)
The students will be able to identify the metal alloys, polymers, ceramics and compounds most commonly used in the industry and their applicability.
The students will be able to select the most suitable material for an application in simple cases
The students will be able to identify the techniques for joining parts by welding and adhesives
The students will be able to understand and select the most appropriate hardening mechanism
The students will get introduced to materials science and engineering
Additional outcomes
Description
To understand the structure of the materials, and the reasons of their behaviour, relating those to their microstructure and equilibrium diagrams.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Introduction to Material Science. Materials for Engineering.
    • Unit 1.1: Science and Engineering of Materials
    • Unit 1.2: Materials Selection: Metals, Ceramics, Polymers and Composites
  • Unit 2: Microstructures of Materials. Phase Transformations.
    • Unit 2.1: Optical and Electronic Microscopies. X-ray Diffraction.
    • Unit 2.2: Crystalline and Amorphous Conformations. Crystalline structures.
    • Unit 2.3: Atomic Mobility and Temperature. Point Defects.
    • Unit 2.4: Equilibrium Diagrams. Isomorphic Alloys.
    • Unit 2.5: Equilibrium Diagrams. Eutectic Alloys.
    • Unit 2.6: Equilibrium Diagrams with Solid State Transformations.
  • Unit 3: Mechanical Properties and Microstructure. Microstructural Control.
    • Unit 3.1: Tensile and Hardness Testing. Elastic Deformation, Plastic Deformation and Fracture.
    • Unit 3.2: Influence of the Materials Structure on their Elastic Deformation.
    • Unit 3.3: Plastic deformation. Dislocations.
    • Unit 3.4: Strengthening mechanisms. Strain Hardening.
    • Unit 3.5: Solid Solution Strengthening. Martensite Transformation. Precipitation Hardening.
    • Unit 3.6: Reinforced Composites. Dispersion-strengthened Composites.
    • Unit 3.7: Performance in Service: Fracture, Fatigue and Creep.
    • Unit 3.8: Materials Degradation. Corrosion of metals.
  • Unit 4: Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Materials.
    • Unit 4.1: Electrical Properties and Microstructure. Modification of the electrical conductivity.
    • Unit 4.2: Dielectric Properties and Microstructure. Ferroelectric Materials.
    • Unit 4.3: Magnetic Properties and Microstructure. Ferromagnetic Materials.
    • Unit 4.4: Optical Properties and Microstructure. Refraction Index.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS, REMARKS

Laboratory Practicals:

1. Metalographic Preparation and Optical Microscopy. 

2. Microstructural Conformation: Solidification of a pure Metal. 

3. Equilibrium Diagrams of Binary Alloys.

4. Observation of eutectic and eutectoide microstructures. 

5. Tensile and Hardness Testing. 

6.  Strain Hardening of Copper Alloys. 

7. Corrosion. 

8. Electrical Conductivity Dependence on Temperature. 


7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology

All training activities will be recoverable, in other words, there must be an alternative evaluation test that allows to reassess the acquisition of the same skills in the ordinary, extraordinary and special call for completion. If exceptionally, the evaluation of any of the training activities cannot be recovered, it must be specified in the description and be expressly authorized by the department.

Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures A01 A05 A12 C03 CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 D07 0.8 20 N N The Professor will focus the topic and explain the fundamental contents, using blackboard, audiovisual media and chair experiences.
Laboratory practice or sessions [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities A01 A02 A03 A04 A05 A08 A12 A13 A14 A15 C03 CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 D07 0.32 8 Y Y Development of Laboratory Practicals in small groups.
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises A01 A02 A03 A04 A05 A06 A08 A12 A13 A14 A15 C03 CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 D07 0.8 20 Y N Lists of problems -provided to the students in advanced - will be discussed and resolved in the classroom (collective learning). Case studies, or work of further developing concepts, might also be included.
Individual tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises A01 A02 A03 A04 A05 A06 A08 A12 A13 A14 A15 C03 CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 D07 0.32 8 N N The professor will individually attend to the students, to solve their doubts in exercises, problems or concepts, and monitor their progress.
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests A02 A03 A04 A05 A08 A12 A13 A14 C03 CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 0.16 4 Y Y The students will take a final exam of the subject that will consist in short-answer questions and application problems. or issues of short answer and problems of application.
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study A01 A02 A03 A04 A05 A06 A08 A12 A13 A14 A15 C03 CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 D07 3.6 90 N N The student will revise and study his/her classroom notes, completing them with the bibliography provided by the Professor. Also, he/she will work on the resolution of the lists of problems and case studies that will be discussed in the classroom.
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Practicum and practical activities reports assessment 20.00% 20.00% The Laboratory Praticals reports will be assessed, taking into account the theoretical and procedure explanations, the treatment of the data obtained in the laboratory,
the elaboration of graphs and figures, and the presentation of the results.
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 5.00% 10.00% The presentation of the provided lists of problems solved in full detail will be assessed.
Assessment of active participation 5.00% 0.00% The participation, actitude and involvement of the student on the subject-related activities will be taken into account.
Final test 70.00% 70.00% The final test will be passed with a rating of 5/10. It will be necessary to achive independently a 5/10 rating in both problem solving and conceptual issues.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    The evaluation will take into account the participation in laboratory practicals (20%), problem solving and case studies (5%), the actitude and involvement of the students in the subject-related activities (5%), and the final test (70%). The assistance to the Laboratory Practicals will be a requirement to pass the subject.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    The evaluation will take into account the presented reports relative to the Laboratory Practicals (20%), solved lists of problems (5%) and the final test (75%).The assistance to the Laboratory Practicals will be a requirement to pass the subject.

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
The evaluation will be based on the resit/retake exam.
The assistance to the Laboratory Practicals will be a requirement to pass the subject.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
The evaluation will be based on the second resit/retake exam.
The assistance to the Laboratory Practicals will be a requirement to pass the subject.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours

Unit 1 (de 4): Introduction to Material Science. Materials for Engineering.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 6
Group 55:
Initial date: 07-09-2020 End date: 14-09-2020
Group 56:
Initial date: 07-09-2020 End date: 14-09-2020

Unit 2 (de 4): Microstructures of Materials. Phase Transformations.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 6
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 4
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 9
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 31
Group 55:
Initial date: 14-09-2020 End date: 23-10-2020
Group 56:
Initial date: 14-09-2020 End date: 23-10-2020

Unit 3 (de 4): Mechanical Properties and Microstructure. Microstructural Control.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 8
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 3
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 6
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 28.5
Group 55:
Initial date: 26-10-2020 End date: 20-11-2020
Group 56:
Initial date: 26-10-2020 End date: 20-11-2020

Unit 4 (de 4): Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Materials.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 4
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 1
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 5
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 4
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 24.5
Group 55:
Initial date: 23-11-2020 End date: 8-1-2021
Group 56:
Initial date: 23-11-2030 End date: 8-1-2021

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
 
M. F. Ashby, D. R. H. Jones Materiales para ingeniería I: introducción a las propiedades, las aplicaciones y el diseño Barcelona Reverté 9788429172553 2008  
Callister, William D.; Rethwisch, David G. Ciencia e Ingeniería de Materiales 2ed Reverté 9788429172515 2016 Ficha de la biblioteca
D. R. Askeland. Ciencia e ingeniería de los materiales. Madrid Thomson Paraninfo 9788497320160 2001  
D.R.H. Jones Michael Ashby Engineering Materials 1:An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design (4th Edition) Butterworth-Heinemann 9780080966663 2011  
D.R.H. Jones, Michael Ashby Engineering Materials 2. An Introduction to Microstructures and Processing (4th Edition) Butterworth-Heinemann 9780080966694 2012  
J. F. Shackelford. Introducción a la ciencia de materiales para ingenieros. Madrid Ed. Prentice Hall (7ª edición) 9788483226599 2010  
James F. Shackelford Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers (8th Edition) Pearson 9780133826654 2015  
Juan Manuel Montes Martos, Francisco Gómez Cuevas y Jesús Cintas Físico Ciencia e Ingeniería de los Materiales Ediciones Paraninfo 9788428330176 2014  
M. F. Ashby, D. R. H. Jones Materiales para ingeniería II: introducción a la microestructura, el procesamiento y el diseño Barcelona Reverté 9788429172560 2009  
W. F. Smith, J. Hashemi Foundations of Materials Science and Engineering (5th Edition) Ed. McGraw Hill 2010  
W. F. Smith, J. Hashemi Fundamentos de la ciencia e ingeniería de materiales. Ed. McGraw Hill (5ª edición) 9786071511522 2014  
Wendelin Wright, Donald R. Askeland The Science and Engineering of Materials (7th Edition) CENGAGE Learning Custom Publishing 9781305076761 2015  
William D. Callister Jr., David G. Rethwisch Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction (10th Edition) Wiley 978-1-119-40549-8 2018  



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