Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNikolaos Michailidis
Course ID20000429

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 11
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Design and StructuresCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)1055

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Introductory knowledge of material science.
Learning Outcomes
When successfully completing the course, students will be in position to: • Know the whole range of heat treatments of metals and alloys. • Understand the martensitic transformation and its properties. • Read and make calculations with ΤΤΤ and CCΤ diagrams. • Select the heat treatment depending on the alloying elements and the expected properties. • Assess the effect of the heat treatment on the mechanical properties of metals and alloys. • Select the best surface treatment of metals and alloys, depending on the application to be used. • Conduct heat treatments employing appropriate equipment.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Phase transformations in solid state. Annealing (full, partial, normalizing, tempering, recrystallization, stress-relieving). Martensitic transformation. Crystal structure, morphology and kinetics of the martensite transformation. Quenching. Effect of alloying elements. CCT and TTT diagrams. Means of quenching and cracking stresses. Tempering of simple and alloyed steels. Μartempering, austenepering, patenting. Hardening by ageing. Thermodynamics of precipitation. Structural changes during ageing. The role of alloying elements. Applications in aluminium alloys. Surface treatments. Metal plating (electrolytic, hot-dip). Diffusion metal plating (vacuum deposition, vapor deposition, metal sprey). Structure of diffusion metal plating. Induction hardening and flame hardening. Thermochemical treatment. Flame carburizing. Carburizing, nitriding, carbonitriding, ion implantation. Galvanazing, chromizing, anodizing, phosphating. Stainless steels. Ferritic, austenitic, martensitic hardening mechanisms and mechanical properties.
Heat treatments, phase transformation, hardening, surface treatments
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work451.5
Written assigments351.2
Other / Others100.3
Student Assessment
Students are evaluated with a written exam, covering the spectrum of the course field. The critical thinking, as well as the level of understanding the course are examined by theoretical questions, multiple choice and exercises in a percentile proportion of approx. 20, 20, 20%, respectively. The rest 40% concerns the evaluation of the laboratory performance of students. Among the evaluation criteria are included the participation in the labs, the quality of the produced results, as well as the quality and soundness of the technical report.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΜΕΤΑΣΧΗΜΑΤΙΣΜΟΙ ΦΑΣΕΩΝ ΣΤΑ ΚΡΑΜΑΤΑ Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 8733 Έκδοση: 1/2009 Συγγραφείς: Αγγελική Λεκάτου ISBN: 978-960-86109-3-4 Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Ε. Θεοδωρίδη - Α. Θεοδωρίδης & ΣΙΑ Ε.Ε.
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις διδάσκοντα και διαλέξεις μαθημάτων.
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