This course covers chemical and physical properties of metals, polymers, and ceramics. Subjects include atomic structure, crystallography, strengthening mechanisms, microstructure, chemical composition, diffusion, binary phase diagrams, transformation diagrams, corrosion and materials protection. Importance of the interrelationship between a material’s processing, microstructure, and properties is discussed. Relationships of materials properties to design and applications are also covered. The lab demo portion examines mechanical testing and microstructure analyses. Sample preparation and metallographic techniques are also learned.
Class Level – Sophomore
Semester’s taught – Fall 2016, Fall 2017