ĶPI103 Basics of Materials Science

Code ĶPI103
Name Basics of Materials Science
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Materials Science
Faculty Department of Polymer Materials Technology
Academic staff Sergejs Gaidukovs, Laimonis Mālers, Jānis Kajaks, Remo Merijs-Meri, Valentīna Strautmane, Laura Dzelzkalēja, Agnese Ābele
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course deals with material role in human life, material science field definition and general characteristics of materials. The course is intended to introduce students to the material structure, the structure of the levels, links matter, the physical state and phase states. The most important material properties, and their relationship to the structure, bulk density, mechanical properties, electrical, optical, and thermal properties will be discussed. Simple materials: metals, ceramics, glass, cement and polymer will be characterized. Students will gain knowledge of composite materials: filled composites, reinforced composites, laminates, composites, natural "composites", hybrid composites, and nanocomposites. The following topics will be discussed in details: material life-cycle of materials, case design and production trends..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to recognize some simple materials and composite groups - Successfully carried out a test. Successfully completed practical training tasks. Successfully passed the exam.
The student understands and is able to define the "Materials" as independent branches of the nature of the mission and core tasks. - Successfully performed practical training tasks. Successfully passed the exam.
The student is able to independently describe the interconnection between the different material structure and properties. The student has acquired a general idea of the qualities of the principles for evaluation. - Successfully carried out a test. Successfully completed practical training tasks. Successfully passed the exam.
Students are able to characterize the material and made from them the case life cycle. Sees technical and organizational problems associated with material recycling. - Successfully performed practical training tasks. Successfully passed the exam.
Course prerequisites Secondary education knowledge

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