Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorFani Stergioudi
Course ID20000388

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 303
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course116

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected to: - realize the importance of materials in mechanical applications. - acquire general knowledge about the properties of materials and their significance in various applications. - correlate, to a first approximation, the properties of materials to their structure. - use the phase diagram to study the materials and to determine their properties. - familiarize with the different industrial alloys.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1.Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering. Types of materials. 2. Atomic bonding (covalent, ionic, metallic, secondary bonds). 3. Crystal structure of metals and alloys (unit cell, crystal systems and Bravais lattices, principal metallic crystal structures). 4. Indices of lattice planes and directions in cubic unit cells. 5. Indices of lattice planes and directions in HCP. Comparison of FCC, HCP and BCC crystal structures. 6. Crystalline imperfections in cubic unit cells, Unit cell density. 7. Equilibrium phase diagrams, Single component, Solid solutions). 8. Equilibrium Phase diagrams in binary systems (complete solid solubility, lever rule, eutectic phase diagrams). 9. The Fe-C system, Introduction to ternary phase diagrams). 10. Solidification. Nucleation and Growth, Casting, Segregation. 11. Mechanical and thermal processing of metals (cold and hot working, extrusion, forging, phase transformations, fabrication processes, precipitation processes, annealing processes, recovery, recrystallization and grain growth). 12. Mechanical properties of metals (stress and strain, tensile test, hardness and hardness testing). 13. Engineering materials (steels, cast irons, copper alloys, light metals. 14.Ttitanium alloys, Zn alloys, Pb alloys, superalloys.
Metals, Crystal structure, Phase diagrams, Heat treatment of metals, Mechanical properties
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Power point presentations and video are used during the lectures. The site of the course includes the syllabus, problems and announcements. E-mail is used, when needed, to facilitate the communication with students.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Final written exam with multiple choice questions, short answer questions and problems solving.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
«Εισαγωγή στην Επιστήμη και Τεχνολογία των Μεταλλικών Υλικών» William D. Callister, Jr., Εκδ. Τζιόλα «Επιστήμη και Τεχνολογία των Μεταλλικών Υλικών», Γ. Δ. Χρυσουλάκης, Δ. Ι. Παντελής, Εκδ. Παπασωτηρίου
Additional bibliography for study
- Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, William D. Callister Jr., John Wiley and Sons; 8th edition, 2010 - Foundations of Materials Science and Engineering, William F. Smith, Javad Hashemi, McGraw-Hill, 5 edition, 2009 - The Science and Engineering of Materials, Donald R. Askeland, Cengage Learning; 6 edition, 2010
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