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Material Science


At the end of the course, the student should:

Know the bases of materials science in terms of their chemical bonds, crystaline structures, mechanical properties and electrical properties;

Know the processing methods, main types, properties and applications of ceramic, metalic, polymeric and composite materials;

Be able to indicate a selection of a class of material to achieve given project requisites.


Science in Aerospace Engineering

Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS

| Semestral | 5

Year | Type of course unit | Language

1 |Mandatory |Português



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0. Introduction: Materials calssification, historical evolution of materials.

1. Atomic Structure: Chemical bond, crystaline solid structure.

2. Mechanical Properties: Traction and hardness test, stress and strain, elastic and plastic strain. 3. Phase Equilibrium: Phase diagrams, phase transformations.

4. Steel and Cast Iron: Fe-C diagram, thermal treatment.

5. Polymers: Structure, properties and applications.

6. Ceramics: Structure, properties and applications.

7. Composites: Hardening and Reinforcement mechanisms, matrix and reinforcement, applications.

8. Electrical and MAgnetic Properties: Consuction in metals, semiconductors.

9. Complements: Multifunctional materials for aerospace applications; protection against corrosion.


The objetive of this course is to equip the students with the basic elements in Material Science and Engineering, essential for the analysis or design of various kinds of components, either mechanical, electrical or thermal. In addition, there is an aim to transmit a cukture and sensitivty about the utilization of the different kinds of material, as well as, about recent inoovations in ths field.

Teaching methodologies and assessment

TEACHING METHODS: Aim to incentivise participation and give back the initiativo to the student in the teaching process of his own formation. The course is structured into Theoretical-Practical sessions (TP). In TP sessions, an interactive method with the presentation of the subjects assisted with muktimedia will be used, with practical examples and problems for the students to solve individually or in group with the Instructor's assistance.


ASSESSMENT: On a Semester basis, continuous or by final exam, according to ULP Knowledgem Assessment Regulations.


Smith, W. F., Princípios de Ciência e Engenharia dos Materiais, McGraw-Hill, 3.ª edição, Portugal, 1998.

Shackelford, James F.; Introduction to materials science for engineers, 5ª edição, New York, 2000.

Callister Jr., W. D. Ciência e Engenharia de Materiais: uma introdução. Editora LTC, 7ª edição, 2008.

Askeland, D. R e Phulé, P. P. Ciência e Engenharia dos Materiais. Editora Cengage Learning, 2008.

Shackelford, J. F. Ciência dos Materiais. Editora Pearson, 6a edição, 2008.

Ohji, T. Singh, M. (2008). Advanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Structural and Multifunctional Materials II: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings (1 ed.). New-York: Wiley-American Ceramic Society.


Office Hours

Nome do docente  

Horário de atendimento


Paulo Figueiredo

das 13:30 às 14:30

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