MET 254W - Materials Science for Technologists
Course includes overview of engineering materials with emphasis on non-metallic materials. Atomic bonding, crystalline and non-crystalline materials, including ceramics, polymers, and composites. Phase equilibrium, microstructures, strengthening and toughening mechanisms. Course reviews current mechanical engineering applications of these materials.
1 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
Objectives of the Course:
To provide an understanding of "the generic phenomena and behavioral characteristics of materials" by studying the relationship between the internal structure, and the properties and performance of engineering materials.
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 the ability to interpret isomorphous, eutectic, and eutectoid phase diagrams.
5. Understand the statistical nature of brittle failure in ceramics.
6. Describe the structural response of polymers and FRP's to applied stresses.
7. Have produced clear, concise, and accurate lab reports.
8. Have completed a research paper on a materials topic and have delivered an oral report.
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