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Effective: Summer 2015

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: CHEM 1B and MATH 1C.
Corequisites: Corequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 4B.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU/UC
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • To ensure that our students are knowledgeable about all classes of materials and their structure, properties, processing, applications and performance;
  • To ensure that our students can properly relate their hands-on laboratory experiences to solving real materials engineering problems
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:
  1. learn the nature of mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of materials.
  2. correlate the mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of materials with the basic structures involved.
  3. become familiar with the specifications required for typical engineering applications.
  4. become familiar with the standard laboratory tests/procedures for verification.
  5. 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) -
  1. Engineering requirements of materials
  2. Atomic bonding in solids
  3. Atomic arrangements: molecular, crystalline, and amorphous
  4. Structural imperfections and atom movements
  5. Electronic structures and processes
  6. Metallic phases and their properties
  7. Organic materials and their properties
  8. Ceramic phases and their properties
  9. Multiphase materials and equilibrium relationships
  10. Reactions within solid materials
  11. Modification of properties through changes in microstructure
  12. Stability of materials in service environments
  13. Composite materials
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Examinations
  2. Quizzes
  3. Laboratory reports
  4. Final examination
Representative Text(s) -
J.F. Shackelford, Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers, 6th ed., Prentice Hall, 2005.

Disciplines -
Method of Instruction -
Lab Content -
  1. Construction of crystal modes
  2. Hardness testing
  3. Tensile testing
  4. Microscopic examination of metals
  5. Impact testing and tempering of steel
  6. Hardenability test for steel
  7. Recrystalization and cold working
  8. Heat treatment of aluminum
  9. Material joining
  10. Aging of plastics
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - No content