EET-308 PRINCIPLES OF MATERIALS SCIENCE
(Version for Electrical Engineering)
Part 1: Fundamentals of materials structure and behaviour: The periodic
table of the elements; structure of materials and inorganic solids;
relation of structure and electrical properties; basic concepts of
magnetism, conductivity, physics of semiconductors, superconductivity
and thermoelectricity; fundamentals of polymer chemistry.
Part 2: Interaction of materials with the environment: Introduction: the
environmental system; electromagnetic and nuclear radiation; thermal
effects in materials; ageing and degradation; principles of corrosion;
mechanical effects: static and dynamic; interaction between the various
Part 3: Descriptive study of principal materials in electrotechnology:
metallic materials: conductors and resistors; structural materials; organic
dielectrics: insulating oils, polymers; ceramics and glass; insulating
gases; magnetic materials.
Part 4: Application in modern equipment: development of the use of
materials along time with manufacturing processes; examples: power
cables, transformers and generators; electronic materials.