Semesters OfferedFall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020
The main objective of this course is to understand the structure-property relationships in materials science and engineering. A student completing this course satisfactorily should be able to:
- Identify features of crystal structures and their relationship to strengthening and failure mechanisms of materials.
- Understand the similarities and differences in the microstructure of metals, ceramics, polymers, biomaterials and nanomaterials and how these relate to their mechanical, thermal, electrical, magnetic and optical properties.
- Become familiar with common manufacturing processes for metals, ceramics, and polymers; their effects on structure; and their impact on sustainability.
- Identify process-structure-property relationships in engineering materials; and understand how these apply to materials selection in specific engineering problems. Consider sustainability in materials selection.
- Address basic concepts of engineering ethics.
- Process-Structure- Property Relationship and Materials Classification and Selection.
- Atomic Structure and Interatomic Bonding.
- Structure of Crystalline Solids (metals and ceramics).
- Polymer Structures.
- Defects and imperfections in solids (metals and ceramics).
- Diffusion (metals and ceramics).
- Mechanical Properties 8. Deformation and Strengthening.
- Phase Diagrams and Phase Transformations.
- Remaining Deformation (Viscoelasticity) and Strengthening Mechanisms.
- Corrosion and Degradation of Materials.
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
Additional Course Information
Structure of materials, phase transformations, corrosion and mechanical properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and related materials. Sustainability-informed materials selection and manufacturing processes for engineering applications.
- Two 75 minute lectures or three 50 minute lectures each week