Title of the subject: SMART and Intelligent Materials
Semester_of_study (WT – winter/ST – summer): WT
Learning outcomes: The graduate of the course will gain the necessary overview of Smart and intelligent materials, their construction and properties, as well as their reactions to external stimuli (heat, mechanical stress, electric field, light), which are decisive for the way they are used. They will also gain knowledge in the field of methods of studying the properties of given materials and will learn the methodology of tests used to evaluate the properties of Smart materials. Upon successful completion of the training process, the graduate will have knowledge of the construction of smart and intelligent materials and will have the ability to select appropriate materials in specific applications.
Brief content of course: Lecture topics: 1. Classification of materials with special properties in engineering technologies 2. Thermal, electrical, mechanical and optical properties of solids 3. Special composite materials, nitride ceramics and sialon materials 4. Color-changing materials, photochromic, thermochromic and electrochromic phenomena 5. Luminescent materials and their use 6. Piezoelectric materials and their use 7. Conductive polymers and dielectric elastomers 8. Ferroelectric materials, ferroelectric and optical memories 9. Low-temperature and high-temperature superconductors 10. Shape memory alloys, their properties and microstructure 11. Significant shape memory materials - Ni-Ti, CuZnAl, CuAlNi alloys 12. Applications of shape memory alloys 13. Innovative technologies of materials processing - superalloys Exercise topics: 1. Methods of metelographic observation of structures of materials with special properties. 2. Image analysis, determination of object characteristics. 3. Determination of quantitative parameters of material structures. 4. Planimetric, linear and point method 5. Use of fractal analysis in material evaluation 6. Transit behavior of materials 7. Fractography of composite materials 8. Continuous written examination. 9. Keramography, preparation of ceramic preparations 10. Determination of contact damage of materials. 11. Evaluation of corrosion damage to materials - accelerated laboratory tests and their evaluation. 12. Spectral analyzes of chemical composition of materials, final written examination 13. Innovative trends in the field of materials testing, credit award
Literature:  Brezinová, J. - Guzanová, A. - Draganovská, D. - Viňáš, J.: Engineering materials - microstructure and properties. - 1. vyd. - Košice : Technická univerzita v Košiciach - 2020. - 185 s. [CD-ROM]. - ISBN 978-80-553-3764-7.  Encyclopedia of Smart Materials, Ed.: M. Schwartz, 2002, John Wiley&Sons, New York  Jasprit Singh: Smart Electronic Materials: Fundamentals and Applications, 2005, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge  Shape Memory Materials, Eds.: K. Otsuka, C. M. Wayman, 1998, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.  Zhong-lin Wang, Z. C. Kang: Functional and Smart Materials: Structural Evolution and Structure Analysis, 1998, Plenum Press, New York