An important part
of the basic course concepts, as described in the current Department’s
curriculum, is covered from the course “Quality Control – Materials Technology”,
taught in the 3rd semester under the responsibility of the Department
of Physics, Chemistry & Materials Technology of our Institute.
entitled “Heat Treatment” is offered by the Mechanical Engineering Department
during the 6th semester of its curriculum, when the students have
already covered basic sciences issues concerning the Mechanical Engineering
field and are, therefore, in a position to face complex technological
framework of the course, special chapters are taught emphasizing on:
effect of heat treatments on the performance of engineering materials in various
methodology of process and materials selection for specific engineering
surface treatments of mechanical parts (thermal spray coatings, thermochemical
processes, conventional & non-conventional surface treatments).
The structure of
the course is such to guarantee an integrated approach of the heat treatments
field from the materials’ selection stage up to the manufacture of a mechanical
component that requires maximization of its safe operation lifetime, as
described schematically below.
successful completion of the course, the students will:
Become proficient in concepts and knowledge acquired in previous semesters
Clarify the interconnection between basic concepts/ knowledge from the fields of
Materials, Processes and Mechanics and the final application of mechanical
Acquire an integrated methodology approach on the performance of shaped/ formed
and machined materials under real operating conditions
Familiarize themselves with modern methodologies/ strategies of materials/ heat
treatment selection for industrial applications
Understand the crucial role of the surface modification of engineering materials
on their performance and of modern techniques for its realization.