Metals and alloys: an introduction

Lecturer: Prof. Franco Bonollo, DTG - Dipartimento di Tecnica e Gestione dei sistemi industriali, Università degli Studi di Padova, sede di Vicenza.

Course topics (some topics spread over several lectures):

  1. Introduction to the structure of metals and alloys
    • Crystal structures
    • Point, line and surface defects
    • Binary systems: solid solutions, supersaturation and two-phases structures
  2. Processing of metals and alloys: Solidification, Deformation, Diffusion and Heat treating
  3. Relevant properties of metallic alloys – An overview
  4. Correlation among structure, processing and properties of metals and alloys
  5. Overview of commercial metallic alloy: Iron and steels
  6. Overview of commercial metallic alloys: Al alloys, Mg alloys

After completing this course you will:

  • understand the structure of metals in solid state
  • understand the concept of metallic alloys
  • understand the basics of metals and alloys processing
  • understand the interactions among microstructure, processing and properties of metals and alloys
  • have a basic knowledge of steels, cast irons, Aluminium and Magnesium alloys

The course is lectured in english.

The total number of slides presented in the lectures is about 130.

The course is subdivided in 10 multimedia lectures; total duration of the lectures is about 6 hours and 30 minutes.

This course is an outcome of the European Community Lifelong Learning Programme Leonardo da Vinci project METRO - MEtallurgical TRaining On-line and it is supported by the TCN Consortium for higher education.

The METRO project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the Author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

€ 120,00