Material science

Course contents
- Structure of metallic and ceramic materials as well as glasses
- Phase diagrams
- Diffusion
- Plasticity
- Solidification
- Mechanical properties
- Material testing
- Material failure
- Criteria for material selection
- Methodology of material selection
- Properties of relevant ferrous, non-ferrous and ceramic materials
- Properties of polymers: crystallinity, tacticity, thermal, mechanical and thermodynamic properties
- Rubber elasticity
- Comparison of conventional polymers (PP, PVC) with biopolymers and degradable plastic materials (PGA, PLA, PCL, etc.)