Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Powder Technology
Study: Master in Materials Science and Engineering (79)

Coordinating teacher: CAMPOS GOMEZ, MONICA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Materials Science and Engineering Materials technology
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
To get knowledge on the technologies that allows to obtain materials from powders and to provide to the student selection criteria that permit them to choose among alternative technologies. To get knowledge about different powder materials: clasification, processing, properties,...Selection criteria.
Description of contents: programme
- PM Global Concept. PM as an alternative - Powder Manufacturing & Characterization - Shaping Technologies - Sintering fundamentals - PM low alloyed steels. Liquid Phase Sintering - Special PM steels -Hardmaterials & cermets - PM Light Alloys - Porous Materials - Advances Methods in PM
Learning activities and methodology
Practical sessions will include: - Supervised labs. To follow these labs is mandatory. The completed handbooks must be done after one week of the final day of the labs. - Supervised works. It value is 25% of the total mark. It will include the manufacturing and charaterization of a PM steel, as well the definition of the processing parameters of a real PM part.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • Collective. ASM Handbook vol. 7.. Powder Metal Technologies and Applications... ASM, . 1998.
  • M. Rhodes. Principles of Powder Metallurgy.. Wiley. 1997
  • R.M. German.. . Sintering Theory and Practice... Wiley, . 1996
  • W. Schatt & K.P. Wieters . Powder Metallurgy, processing and materials.. EPMA. 1997.
Additional Bibliography
  • Fernand D. S. Marquis . Powder Materials: Book 3 : Current Research and Industrial Practices. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society . 2010
  • Martin Rhodes. Introduction to Particle Technology . wiley.
  • R. German. Sintering Theory and Practice . Wiley.
  • Randall M. German, Pavan Suri, Seong Jin Park. Review: liquid phase sintering. DOI: 10.1007/s10853-008-3008-0. 2008
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