Goal: To investigate the relationship between the chemical and physical structure of materials on the one hand, and their general engineering properties (mechanical, thermal, conductivity) and their technological uses.
Previous knowledge: Physical and chemical concepts acquired from secondary school and from Physics (1) and (2) courses.
Content: The history of the material's use and its classifications. Atomic structure and atomic bonds. Crystal structure of solids. Diffusion & Dislocation in Crystal Structures. Mechanical properties and breakdown mechanisms in solid materials. State diagrams (Phase. ..Diagrams) and transitions for metals. Properties and structure of ceramics. Properties and structure of polymers. Properties and structure of composite materials. Electrical and thermal properties of materials.