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Laboratorio di tecnologie delle materie plastiche

The course introduces students to the most important manufacturing techniques of plastic materials, giving them competences on the selection of the transformation processes and of the relative technological parameters as a function of the thermophysical properties of the different materials. At the end of the course it is expected that students are able to :- Reach a detailed knowledge of the different transformation technologies of plastics, and of the correlation between processing parameters and the resulting technological properties.- Distinguish the different plastic products on the basis of their technological properties and of the production process utilized for their development.- Know the different equipment necessary for the transformation of plastics, with the setting of the relative process parameters.- Propose the most suitable technological process for the realization of plastic products, with the selection of the processing parameters. - On the basis of the introduced theoretical concepts, carry out the laboratory work in groups, starting from the understanding of laboratory activities, discussion and the elaboration of the results.- Present in an exhaustive way the experimental results through oral presentations and technical reports.

Department of Industrial Engineering

2013 Ingegneria industriale (LT) - Standard (Esse3)

Properties and characterization of materials

The course introduces the students to methodological aspects of the measurement of the performances of engineering materials, with particular attention to the evaluation of the mechanical properties.After an introduction on the possible approaches for materials selection and on the basic concepts of metrology and statistical analysis of experimental data, the course focuses on the evaluation strategies of some relevant properties such as: 1) mechanical properties (stiffness, strength and toughness), 2) thermal properties, 3) electrical properties.After completing the course, the student will be able to:- apply engineering approaches to select the most suitable material for a specific application;- use the proper statistical tools to collect, analyse and present experimental data (mainly mechanical ) and draw some valid conclusions out of them;- select suitable testing techniques to determine the main mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of engineering materials;- to model the short and long-term mechanical behaviour of both linear elastic and linear viscoelastic solids under simple loading conditions (creep, relaxation, dynamic inputs, ramp tests);- to establish the reliability and correctness of materials properties dataset available in the technical and scientific literature even in relation to the existing technical regulations (ISO and ASTM standard);
Module 2. 60 hours (Dirè)The course provides an overview of the main characterization techniques used for achieving information on chemical features and structure-related properties of materials. Several techniques and methods for chemical, structural and surface analysis of materials will be presented with emphasis on 1)theoretical basic principles, 2)experimental setup, and 3)information available from the experiments. Selected examples about applications of the different characterization tools in materials science will be discussed, and the relationships with materials macroscopic properties will be introduced.At the end of the course the student should :-know the main theoretical and practical aspects, the experimental information provided and the suitability of each different characterization technique; -be able to critically select and apply the characterization tools, taking into account nature, shape and features of materials, particularly for elucidating structure-properties relationships.

Department of Industrial Engineering

2015 Materials and production engineering - ingegneria dei materiali e della produzione (LM) - standard (Esse3)

Recycling and sustainable materials

This course is focused on materials and the environment: the eco-aspects of their production, their use, and their disposal at end of life. It is also about ways to choose and design with them in ways that minimize the impact they have on the environment.After an introduction on the main technical, economical and social aspects regarding a “sustainable development”, the course will focus on the analysis of the most promising materials for an eco-sustainable development. The attention will be mainly focused on biopolymers, wood, wood-polymer composites, natural fibre composites and insulating materials.The end-of first life options for engineering materials will be presented along with the methodologies for “life cycle assessment” (LCA).After completing the course, the student will be able to:- assess the sustainable development of a given articulation following a rigorous procedure;- select an eco-sustainable material on the basis of its property profile and interaction with the environment;- measure the main properties of biopolymers and wood-related materials according to the relevant standards;- design a component taking the most suitable end-of-first-life options into proper account ;- design a life cycle assessment analysis on a practical case.

Department of Industrial Engineering

2015 Materials and production engineering - ingegneria dei materiali e della produzione (LM) - Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (Esse3)


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