Materials Engineering Fundamentals
Learning Objective:Understand the fundamental basis for materials phenomena in terms of the hierarchy of structures (e.g., atomic, molecular, crystal, grain) and their relations to properties responses and processing. Develop a foundation for advanced studies in materials engineering and related fields.
Fundamental relationships between the internal structure, properties and processing in all classes of engineering materials. Comprehensive coverage spanning physical, chemical, thermal, mechanical, electrical, magnetic, and optical responses. The course is intended for materials researchers from all backgrounds, as well as engineers working in product design, development and manufacturing who seek a deeper understanding of the full spectrum of engineering materials.
Fall 2021 Syllabus
- Introduction, bonding and crystal structure
- Non-crystalline and molecular structure
- Mechanical properties (elastic)
- Mechanical properties (plastic and time-dependent)
- Fracture of materials
- Phase equilibrium and phase diagrams
- Kinetics and phase transformations
- Metal alloys and processing
- Processing of glasses and ceramics
- Processing of polymers
- Electrical properties
- Thermal properties
- Magnetic properties
- Optical properties
Applied / Theory:50 / 50
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Blackboard is available to registered students only and will open just before the start of the semester.