2019 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 Property and application of non-ferrous alloys Due date of a report will be announced by instructor, if necessary.
Class 2 Continuous casting
Class 3 Semi-liquid and semi-solid casting
Class 4 Joining of similar- and dissimilar metals
Class 5 Recycling of non-ferrous alloys
Class 6 Achievement evaluation and general practice (1) Casting, Joining, Recycling
Class 7 Rapid solidification and amorphous materials
Class 8 Heat treatment and plastic working
Class 9 Microstructure control by directional solidification and single crystal growth
Class 10 Structural intermetallic compounds
Class 11 Achievement evaluation and general practice (2) plastic working and heat treatment, microstructure control, intermetallic compounds
Class 12 Porous materials
Class 13 Functionally gradient materials
Class 14 Materials for three-dimensional fabrication
Class 15 Element strategy of rare metals and nonferrous metals


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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