MET 252 W - Engineering Materials
Atomic bonding, crystalline and non-crystalline materials including metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Phase equilibria, microstructures, and strengthening and toughening mechanisms. Writing Emphasis Course.
Prerequisites: MET 235 Strength of Materials or Department Chairperson's Approval
3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Understand the composition-structure-processing-properties relationship of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites.
2. Know the structural make-up of individual atoms and be able to predict the predominant bond type.
3. Define the atomic arrangement of crystalline material and understand the importance of crystal imperfections.
4. Have a thorough understanding of the strengthening process of strain hardening, solid solution strengthening, and dispersion of strengthening.
5. Describe the heat treating processes associated with slow cooling and quench & temper for such materials as brass, aluminum, and steel.
6. Interpret isomorphous, eutectic, and eutectoid phase diagrams.
7. Understand the statistical nature of brittle failure in ceramics.
8. Describe the structural response of polymers and FRP's to applied stresses.
9. Conduct metallographic preparation and microscopic examination of various metals.
10. Have produced clear, concise, and accurate lab reports.
11. Have completed a research paper on a materials topic and have delivered an oral report.
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