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|Description - |
|Properties of engineering materials related to basic structure; applications to the selection and use of engineering materials.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- learn the nature of mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of materials.
- correlate the mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of materials with the basic structures involved.
- become familiar with the specifications required for typical engineering applications.
- become familiar with the standard laboratory tests/procedures for verification.
- develop an appreciation for the role of materials science in the development of new materials.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Engineering requirements of materials
- Atomic bonding in solids
- Atomic arrangements: molecular, crystalline, and amorphous
- Structural imperfections and atom movements
- Electronic structures and processes
- Metallic phases and their properties
- Organic materials and their properties
- Ceramic phases and their properties
- Multiphase materials and equilibrium relationships
- Reactions within solid materials
- Modification of properties through changes in microstructure
- Stability of materials in service environments
- Composite materials
|Methods of Evaluation - |
- Laboratory reports
- Final examination
|Representative Text(s) - |
|J.F. Shackelford, Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers, 6th ed., Prentice Hall, 2005. |
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|Method of Instruction - |
|Lab Content - |
- Construction of crystal modes
- Hardness testing
- Tensile testing
- Microscopic examination of metals
- Impact testing and tempering of steel
- Hardenability test for steel
- Recrystalization and cold working
- Heat treatment of aluminum
- Material joining
- Aging of plastics
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - No content|