2020 Advanced Microstructure Design of Non-ferrous Materials

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Graduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Kumai Shinji  Muraishi Shinji  Kobayashi Equo 
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Tue1-2(S8-501)  Fri1-2(S8-501)  
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Course description and aims

[Overview] Students will further develop what they learned in Non-Ferrous Metal Materials, and gain an understanding for mainly non-ferrous metal materials such as aluminum, titanium, and magnesium of advanced adaptive processes and material organization and properties derived from those processes, as well as deepen their understanding of non-ferrous metal materials used for diverse purposes.

[Purpose] By combining the basic knowledge learned in Non-Ferrous Metal Materials with the knowledge acquired in this course on advanced processes, students will learn materials design guidelines for using non-ferrous metal materials in a variety of industrial situations.

Student learning outcomes

[Objectives] This course is mainly aimed at students who have taken Non-Ferrous Metals Materials Science. Students will gain a systematic understanding of advanced process technology for non-ferrous metal materials, and connect the organization and properties of non-ferrous metal materials used for special uses to understand them. Finally students will acquire material design methods for advanced non-ferrous metal materials.
[Topics] Students will study the characteristic organization and properties from individual processes for non-ferrous metal materials produced and used with advanced process technologies, and study application-oriented properties.


Non-ferrous metal, Advanced processing, Recycling, Joining, Amorphous, Intermetallic compound, Porous materials, Functionally gradient materials, 3D fabrication

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Student will solve exercise problems, which are given from instructor at the latter part of class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Rapid solidification and amorphous materials To explain the amorphous metal and alloys in terms of fabrication process and properties.
Class 2 Heat treatment and plastic working to expalain the recovery and recrystallization phenomena due to the heat treatment and plastic working process.
Class 3 Microstructure control by directional solidification and single crystal growth To explain the microstructure and properties in uni-directionally solidified alloys.
Class 4 Structural intermetallic compounds To explain the intermetallic compounds in view of crystallography, microstructure and properties.
Class 5 Achievement evaluation and general practice (1) plastic work and heat treatment, microstructure control, intermetallic compounds To understand the characteristics of non-ferrous alloys in terms of heat treatment and plastic working, microstructure control, intermetallic compounds.
Class 6 Continuous casting I To understand the characteristics of continuous casting methods for steel plates.
Class 7 Continuous casting II To understand the characteristics of continuous casting methods for aluminum and its alloy plates.
Class 8 Semi-liquid and semi-solid casting To understand the characteristics of semi-liquid and semi-solid casting methods.
Class 9 Joining of similar- and dissimilar metals To understand the characteristics of similar- and dissimilar metal joining by using various kinds of advanced methods.
Class 10 Material flow of aluminum and contribution to global environmental problems To understand the material flow of aluminium, recycling, reduction of GH gas emission and their contribitions to global environmental problems.
Class 11 Porous materials To understand classification of porous materials and to explain their microstructure and properties
Class 12 Functionally gradient materials To understand cifference between convemtional materials with coating and functionally gradient materials (FGMs) and to explain microstructure and properties of FGMs.
Class 13 Additive manufacturing To explain to explain microstructure and properties of materials fabricated by additive manufacturing.
Class 14 Achievement evaluation and general practice (3) To understand the characteristics of porous materials, functionally gradient materials and materials fabricated by additive manufacturing.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Teaching materials will be provided by instructor.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

”Kei goukin zairyo", korona sha、Zukai-Keisyakino-zairyo-no-kiso-to-oyo(korona-sya), rea-metaru-no-daitaizairyo-to-risaikuru(shi- emu shi- shuppan), mozozukuri-no-genten - sokeizai-gijutu (sokeizai senta-), jidousya-no-zairyo-gijutu (jidosya-gijutu-kai)

Assessment criteria and methods

Student will be evaluated by score of achievement evaluation and general practice during class (40%) and a term-examination (60%)

Related courses

  • MAT.M307 : Science and Engineering of Non-ferrous Materials

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Enrollment in related courses is desirable.

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