Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2018/2019
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on COMMAND AND MANAGEMENT OF A MARINE VESSEL
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (ING-IND/22)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
1
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

The course aims to provide the fundamentals of the science and technology of materials for learning the characteristics of building and maintenance of the ships' facilities and structures. The focus is on the production methods, chemical-physical characteristics, technological properties and risks associated with the use of materials employed in naval engineering. The issues related to the interpretation of the manuals and the assessment and consequent risk reduction will be addressed within acceptable levels. Specific DPIs and DPCs will be analyzed, with particular reference to cost-benefit analysis.

Prerequisites

The student must have acquired and assimilated the basic engineering knowledge from the Bachelor Degree.

Syllabus

Fundamentals of Materials Science
1. Classification of materials
2. Crystalline and amorphous materials

- Materials technology
1. Selection of materials and their design
2. Intumescent materials for naval use

- Risk Assessment
1. Selection of materials and their design
2. Intumescent materials for naval use
3. Preventive and Protective measures
4. Safety of workers on ships

- Corrosion and degradation of materials
1. Causes and prevention of corrosive phenomena.
2. Aggressive environments and protective coatings for naval use
3. Degradation due to wear

- Fire-fighting engineering materials
1. Elements of fire chemistry and preventive and protective measures
2. Combustible and oxidizing materials

The course aims to provide the fundamentals of the science and technology of materials for learning the characteristics of building and maintenance of the ships' facilities and structures. The focus is on the production methods, chemical-physical characteristics, technological properties and risks associated with the use of materials employed in naval engineering. The issues related to the interpretation of the manuals and the assessment and consequent risk reduction will be addressed within acceptable levels. Specific DPIs and DPCs will be analyzed, with particular reference to cost-benefit analysis.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Understanding of the basic concepts of the main families of materials used in naval engineering and their properties, with particular regard to the chemical-physical, structural and safety aspects.
APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Being able to use the concepts related to the materials used in construction, maintenance and repair of on-board systems, with particular reference to the risks associated with the processes of processing and maintenance (welding, milling, etc.).
MAKING JUDGEMENTS:
Ability to independently assess the main sources of danger, depending on the type of material used, and apply the necessary corrective actions, where required.
COMMUNICATIVE SKILLS
Ability to interpret the main danger signals present on board and in the material safety data sheets, in order to guarantee the safety of the ship and of the crew.
LEARNING SKILLS
Communicate with competence information, ideas, problems and solutions; be able to apply the acquired knowledge to different contexts from those presented during the course, and to deepen the topics discussed with reference to materials and safety.

Teaching Methods

The course is organized with in-class teaching activities.

Textbooks

- Lecture notes given by the lecturer.
- Tecnologia dei materiali. Problemi e casi pratici. Luca Bertolini e Matteo Gastaldi. Città Studi Edizioni.
- The Ultimate Guide to Personal Safety On board Ships. Anish Wankhede e Raunek Kantharia. Editore: Marine Insight.

Learning assessment

The final exam consists of an oral test and is intended to ensure the acquisition of the knowledge and skills acquired during the course.

During the oral exam, which will last from 20 to 40 minutes, you will evaluate the level of theoretical knowledge acquired during the course and the ability to apply them in different contexts. Finally, the level of communicative abilities and the clarity of the exhibition will be taken into account.

More information

Office hours: Wednesday 12:00-16:00 p.m.
Every day by appointment (e-mail or WhatsApp 3402427322).