Technology of Electrical Materials

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the basic types of materials used in electrical engineering products.
  2. Knowing the basic mechanical, electrical and magnetic properties of electrical materials.
  3. Describe the basic methods of testing mechanical, electrical and magnetic properties of electrical materials.
  4. Understand the basic structure and connections within the material used in electrical engineering products.
  5. Knowing the basic use of conductive, semiconductor, dielectric and magnetic materials
  6. Estimate the voltage and current carrying capacity and efficiency of electrical engineering products, depending on the material used.
  7. Calculate the basic parameters of conductive, dielectric and magnetic materials necessary for the realization of electrical engineering products.
  8. Classify materials of electrical engineering products from the point of action on the environment, waste and recycling.

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Lectures are interactive with the application of modern teaching methods and tools

Laboratory

Laboratory exercises on simple physical models demonstrate the basic mechanical, electrical, insulating and magnetic properties of materials

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 50 % 30 % 50 % 30 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 50 % 25 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 25 %
Final Exam: Oral 20 %
Exam: Written 50 % 40 %
Exam: Oral 30 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Systematization of electrical materials, Electrical properties of materials, Thermal properties of materials, Chemical properties
  2. Standard model of atom, Ionic bonding, Covalent bonding, Metallic bonding, Van der Waals bonding, The crystal structures
  3. Basic properties of conductive and special conductive materials, Electrical resistivity and temperature coefficient in conductive materials and metal alloys, Conductive layers and coatings on non-conductive substrates, Optical fiber cables
  4. Materials for electrical contacts and brushes, Materials for electrical resistors, Materials for thermocouples, Materials for electrical fuses
  5. Systematization of magnetic materials, Magnetization curve and temperature dependence, Magnetization losses, Soft magnetic materials, Ferrosilicon and feronical alloys
  6. Hard magnetic materials, Permanent magnets, Carbon steels as magnetic material, Alnico alloys, compounds and alloys of rare earth materials
  7. Production processes and methods of obtaining electrical materials, Systematization of organic dielectric materials, Polarization, Dielectric constant and dielectric losses, Partial discharge
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Systematization of inorganic dielectric materials, Dielectric strength and breakdown voltage, Electrical stress caused by external influences, Thermal expansion and thermal aging of dielectric materials, Mechanical stress of dielectric materials
  10. Basic concepts of solid state physics and semiconductor materials, PN junction, Semiconductor diode theory, External influences on the performance of the diode
  11. Hall effect, Photoelectric effect, Piezoelectric effect, Peltierov effect, Solar cells
  12. Superconductivity, Basic of BCS theory, Theory and applications of high temperature superconductivity
  13. Introduction to nanoscience and nanotechnology, Basic nanostructures, Carbon – based nanostructures and their application in electrical engineering, Applications of biomaterials and high-tech materials
  14. Corrosion prevention, Cathodic protection, Disposal of waste products and environmental protection, Recycling of electric materials
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

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Literature

W. D. Callister (2019.), Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, John Wiley & Sons
S. O. Kasap (2000.), Principles of Electrical Engineering Materials nad Devices, McGraw-Hill
T. Filetin, F. Kovačiček, J. Indof (2002.), Svojstva i primjena materijala,, Sveučilište u Zagrebu Fakultet strojarstva i brodogradnje
G. Gottstein (2004.), Physical Foundations of Materials Science, Springer
R. E. Hummel (2004.), Understanding Materials Science, Springer

For students

General

ID 223087
  Winter semester
5 ECTS
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
13 Laboratory exercises

Grading System

87 Excellent
75 Very Good
62 Good
50 Acceptable