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FTF145 - Material science, structure and properties
 
Owner: TTFYA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: C
Department: 16 - PHYSICS


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0196 Examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c   19 Oct 2005 am V

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TKBIA BIOENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
TKMTL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING(FOR ENGINEERS WITH U.C.IN CHEMICAL ENG), Year 2 (elective)
TKMTA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
MAMAS MSc PROGR IN ADVANCED MATERIALS, Year 1 (compulsory)
TTFYA ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
TKEFA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING WITH ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Docent  Duncan Sutherland
Professor  Lars Börjesson



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Aim

The central objective of this course is to create a scientific base for understanding the "structure-properties" relation for diverse materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, biomaterials, amorphous materials etc). The "structure" concept is multifaceted and involves length scales ranging from atomic (electronic and geometric structure), over nano and meso scale to macroscopic (1pm to 1mm). The "properties" of interest are: mechanical, thermodynamic, transport, optical, etc.

Organisation

The course contains five parts: (i) lectures, (ii) project work, iii) homework assignments (iv) a series of seminars, and v) written examination.
(i) Lectures- Following topics are included: electronic structure and properties of ordered and disordered solids, structure and properties of metals, polymers, ceramics, composites and biomaterials, phase diagrams and phase transitions, simulation techniques for calculation of materials properties.
ii) Project work - A collection of scientific articles in the field of materials science is handed out on the beginning of the course. Each student has to choose one topic and present (orally and in the form of a short technical report) a critical analysis of the objectives and the obtained results for the rest of the class and course instructors. We use the APS format for presentations i.e. 12 minutes for oral presentation and 3 minutes for discussion. The project work corresponds roughly to one week workload.
iii) Homework assignments - Homework assignments or "questions for study" are en integral part of the course. The instructor distributes a series of "questions for study" (usually 1-3 questions per week). Solutions to these "questions for study" are due 2 weeks after the distribution date.
(iv) Seminars in materials science- A seminar series with invited guests from academia/industry is held, once per week, during the reading period of the course. The seminars are an integral part of the course and are announced on the Web.
v) Written examination - reinforces problem solving skills mand tests understanding of scientific principles. Credit points from homework assignemets are included in the final grade.

Literature

J. D. Livingston, Electronic properties of engineering materials, J.Wiley and Sons,1999.
Diverse materials and review articles supplied during the course.

Examination

Project works and written examination.


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