Identifying Data 2020/21
Subject (*) Termomecanics of Materials Properties. Advanced Methods Code 730495004
Study programme
Mestrado Universitario en Materiais Complexos: Análise Térmica e Reoloxía (plan 2012)
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Official Master's Degree 2nd four-month period
First Obligatory 3
Teaching method Face-to-face
Department Enxeñaría Naval e Industrial
Artiaga Diaz, Ramon Pedro
Artiaga Diaz, Ramon Pedro
López Beceiro, Jorge José
Web http://
General description Seguindo a asignatura anterior (Métodos fundamentais), o obxectivo é profundar no estudo das propiedades térmicas que describen os gráficos de superposición de tempo / temperatura, métodos de análises moduladas para separar os diferentes procesos térmicos (de transición vítrea, entalpía de relajación).
Contingency plan 1. Modificacións nos contidos

Non se modifican os contidos

2. Metodoloxías
*Metodoloxías docentes que se manteñen

Sesión maxistral (mediante Teams)
Traballos tutelados (titorizados vía Teams ou correo electrónico)
Proba obxectiva (online)

*Metodoloxías docentes que se modifican

Prácticas de laboratorio. Sustitúese pola presentación de casos prácticos nas sesións maxistrais e a lectura e discusión de artigos científicos (análise de fontes documentais).

3. Mecanismos de atención personalizada ao alumnado

- Correo electrónico: Diariamente. De uso para facer consultas, solicitar encontros virtuais para resolver dúbidas e facer o seguimento dos traballos tutelados.
- Microsoft Teams: Titorización personalizada dos estudantes
- Moodle: Utilizarase como repositorio da documentación facilitada ós estudantes.

4. Modificacións na avaliación

Sesión maxistral 10% - Avaliación continua mediante a valoración da participación activa e con aproveitamento.
Traballos tutelados 60% - Presentación dos traballos tutelados
Proba obxectiva 20% - Realizarase de forma oral o concluir a exposición dos traballos tutelados
Análise de fontes documentais 10% -Lectura e discusión de artigos de revistas científicas relacionadas coa asinatura.

*Observacións de avaliación: -

5. Modificacións da bibliografía ou webgrafía

Sen modificación.

Study programme competencies
Code Study programme competences
A1 Set up and conduct tests using the techniques of thermal analysis and rheology most appropriate in each case, within the scope of complex materials
A2 Identify and evaluate the different types of complex materials
B1 Knowledge and understanding to provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or applying ideas, often in a research context
B2 The students have the skill to apply their knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar contexts within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study
B4 That the students can communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and last reasons behind that conclusions to specialized and non specialized audience in a clear and unambiguous way
B5 That students possess learning skills to enable them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.
B6 Learning to learn
B8 Applying a critical, logical and creative way of thinking
B13 Analysis-oriented attitude
B21 To assess the importance of research, innovation and technological developments in the socio-economic and cultural progress of society
C2 Have a good command of spoken and writing expression and understanding of a foreign language.
C3 Using the basic tools of information technology and communications (ICT) necessary for the exercise of their profession and for learning throughout his life.
C6 Critically assessing the knowledge, technology and information available to solve the problems they face with.
C7 To assume as a professional and citizen the importance of learning throughout life.
C8 To assess the importance of research, innovation and technological development in the socio-economic and cultural progress of society.
C9 Appreciate the importance of research in environmental protection

Learning aims
Learning outcomes Study programme competences
Correctly set up the tests AR1
To know the different possibilities of separating overlapping process AR1

Topic Sub-topic
The glass transition and the enthalpic relaxation The glass transition.
Erasing thermal history.
Effect of annealing below the Tg.
Problem of overlapping glass transition and enthalpic relaxation.
Diagrams TTT Measuring the gelation
Measuring the vitrification
Construction and meaning of the TTT diagrams.
Separating overlapped processes by thermal-modulated methods Reversibility as function of observation time
Study of the glass transition by dynamic techniques
Separation of overlapping processes

Methodologies / tests Competencies Ordinary class hours Student’s personal work hours Total hours
Guest lecture / keynote speech A1 A2 B1 B2 B5 B13 B21 C7 C8 C9 8 12 20
Laboratory practice A1 B1 B6 B8 B13 8 24 32
Supervised projects A1 A2 B1 B2 B4 B6 B13 C2 C3 C6 C8 C9 2 18 20
Objective test A1 A2 B2 B4 B13 B21 C2 1 0 1
Personalized attention 2 0 2
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies Description
Guest lecture / keynote speech Presentation given by the professor, on a schematic basis, focusing on the main topics, covering both theoretical and practical issues.
Laboratory practice Performance of practical activities such as demonstrations, exercises, experiments, etc..
Supervised projects Activities whose purpose is that the students enlarge the study of the topics pesented in the program and consolidate their acquired knowledge and capabilities. These activities should also help the students learn and improve their capabilities in literature survey.
Objective test Exam that will help to evaluate the knowledge and competencies acquired by the students.

Personalized attention
Supervised projects
Guest lecture / keynote speech
Laboratory practice
Objective test
The personalized attention to students, understood as a support in the teaching-learning process, will take place in the hours of tutoring of the teacher.

No academic dispensation is accepted.

Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Supervised projects A1 A2 B1 B2 B4 B6 B13 C2 C3 C6 C8 C9 Presentation (oral and written) of the supervised work. 60
Guest lecture / keynote speech A1 A2 B1 B2 B5 B13 B21 C7 C8 C9 Continuous assessment through monitoring of student work in the classroom, laboratory and / or tutorials. 10
Laboratory practice A1 B1 B6 B8 B13 Continuous assessment through monitoring of student work in the classroom, laboratory and / or tutorials. 10
Objective test A1 A2 B2 B4 B13 B21 C2 Examination or objective test. 20
Assessment comments

Academic waiver is not accepted.

Sources of information

The UDC Library system allows to search online for recommended literature by professor and by subject. This is an expanded list of recommended sources of information:

Mechanical properties of polymers and composites / Lawrence E. Nielsen, Robert F. Landel

Nielsen, Lawrence E.

Esc Politécnica Superior -- CM P 154 -- VENCE 06-06-16


Thermal analysis. Fundamentals and applications to material characterization: proceedings of the international seminar: Thermal analysis and rheology. Ferrol, Spain, 30 Juny-4 July, 2003 / Ramón Artiaga Díaz (ed.), A Coruña: Universidade da Coruña, Servicio de Publicacions, 2005, ISBN  84-9749-100-9

Thermal analysis of polymers / edited by Joseph D. Menczel, R. Bruce Prime; Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley, [2009], ISBN  978-0-471-76917-0

Handbook of thermal analysis of construction materials / by V.S. Ramachandran ... [et al.]. Norwich (New York): Noyes Publications/William Andrew Pub., [2003], ISBN 0-8155-1487-5

Handbook of thermal analysis and calorimetry. Volume 2, Applications to inorganic and miscellaneous materials / edited by Michael E. Brown, Patrick K. Gallagher, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2003, ISBN  0-444-82086-8

Modulated temperature differential scanning calorimetry : theoretical and practical applications in polymer characterisation / edited by Mike Reading and Douglas J. Hourston, Dordrecht : Springer, [2006] – ISBN 978-1-4020-3749-X

Handbook of thermal analysis and calorimetry. Volume 5, Recent advances, techniques and applications / edited by Michael E. Brown, Patrick K. Gallagher, Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2008 - 978-0-444-53123-0


Subjects that it is recommended to have taken before

Subjects that are recommended to be taken simultaneously
Thermo-mechanical properties of materials. Fundamental Methods/730495003

Subjects that continue the syllabus

Other comments
To help achieve a sustained immediate environment and meet the objective of action number 5: "Healthy and sustainable environmental and social teaching and research" of the "Green Campus Ferrol Action Plan":

The delivery of the documentary work carried out in this subject:

  • They will be requested in virtual format and/or computer support
  • It will be done through Moodle, in digital format without the need to print them.
  • If it is necessary to make them on paper:
    • Plastics shall not be used
    • Double-sided priing shall be carried out.
    • Recycled paper will be used.
    • Printing of drafts shall be avoided.
A sustainable use of resources and the prevention of negative impacts on the natural environment must be made.

(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.