Learning outcomes of the course unit
Comprehension of Ferrous metals and light alloys.
Course contents summary
Fundamentals of physical metallurgy. Microstructure investigation of metals.
Ferrous metals. Italian Standard Specification for steels. Plain carbon steels and alloy steels. Cast iron.
Aluminium and its alloys. Magnesium and its alloys. Titanium.
Fundamental physical metallurgy: solidification of metals, defetcs, diffusion and thermal treatments.Microstructural investigation Techniques of Metals: Optical and electron Microscopy.Classification of steels (UNI EN). General construction steels (low carbon), special steels (medium and high carbon), maraging steels, tool steels, stainless steels, high and low temperature steels, 13% Mn alloy steels, casting steels. Cast iron: classification, white iron, gray iron, graphite shape and distribution, mechanical properties, perlitic cast iron, alloyed cast iron, spheroidal cast iron, adi.Non-ferrous metals. Aluminum and its alloys: designation, casting alloys, wrought alloys. Magnesium and its alloys: designation, cast and wrought alloys. Titanium alloys.
I.J. Polmear, Light alloys –metallurgy of the light metals, 3 ed.Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford (2000)
W. Nicodemi, Acciai e leghe non ferrose, Zanichelli (2000)
Class lectures and company visits.
Assessment methods and criteria