IIM210 - Fundamentals of materials engineering

Course specification
Course titleFundamentals of materials engineering
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionОблик условљености
    The goalThe students will adopt basic principles of materials science and materials engineering as multidisciplinary science. They will be able to position materials science among basic natural sciences, engineering disciplines: metallurgy, ceramics technology, polymer engineering and other technical areas. The aim is to understand the correlation among structure and physical mechanical properties of basic classes of materials.
    The outcomeAfter the completion of this course students will be able to: a)understand basic terms related to all levels of structure from nano to macro level starting from models of crystal, amorphous and non crystalline structures up to real polycrystalline and multiphase microstructures that have point, linear and surface defects, b) to define basic physical and mechanical properties of materials and to understand their correlation to other materials structure, c) to understand the concept of interconnection of process, structure and properties of materials.
    Contents of lectures2) Introduction to materials science and engineering 3) Structure of materials: atomic, crystalline, noncrystalline and amorphous 4) Imperfections of crystal structure 5) Basic mechanisms of diffusion in materials 6) Basic principles of nucleation and growth of new phase 7) Basics of phase equilibrium in multicomponent systems 8) Physical mectanical properties of materials 9) Correlation among process of production, structure and properties of materials 10) Structure and properties of functional materials: thermal, electric, semiconductive, dielectric ferroelectric, piezoelectric, magnetic and optical.
    Contents of exercisesThe course will be accompanied by problems solving and homework that will accompany the knowledge in: a) bonding energy and physical mechanical properties of materials that are related to the nature of chemical bond in the sold materials, b) geometry of crystal structure and density of materials as consequence of packing of atoms, ions and molecules in the structure, c) diffraction of X rays in crystal structure as method to determine the crystal structure, d) equilibrium concentration of defects and mechanisms of diffusion e) geometry and moving of dislocations and micro plasticity of crystals, e) relations between thermo dynamical and physical properties of materials, f) calculation of micoconstituent compositions in equilibrium structures of two component systems, g) calculation of critical radius of nucleus in homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation, h) basic calculation examples in mechanics of materials; coefficient of thermal expansion, elastic properties of materials, viscoelastic properties of materials, creep, fatigue, i) basic calculation examples in functional materials: thermal, electric, magnetic and optical properties as consequence of structure.
    1. R. Jančić-Hajneman, R. Aleksić, Osnovi inženjerstva materijala, Beleške sa predavanja, TMF, 2013 (Original title)
    2. W.D. Callister, Jr., D.G. Rethwisch, Materials science and engineering: an introduction, 8 - th edition, John Willey and Sons, New York, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-470-41997-7 (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures with presentation and exercices and videoanimation.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lecturesTest paper60
    Practical lessonsOral examination