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Prereqs: CHEM 109 or 111; PHYS 212; MECH 223 or parallel.
Relation of atomic, molecular, and crystal structure to the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of metals, alloys, polymers, and ceramics.
This course is a prerequisite for: MATL 262
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATL 260 or parallel.
Engineering behavior of materials with emphasis on macroscopic properties; relationship between these properties, processing history, composition and microstructure. Introduction to the use of metallographic tools used in interpretation.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 109 or 111; PHYS 212; MECH 223 or parallel.
Relation of atomic, molecular and crystal structure to the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of metals, alloys, polymers and ceramics. Experience in investigation of properties of engineering materials.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 325 and MATL 360, or equivalent.
Emphasizes those principles at the atomistic or molecular level that relate mechanical properties and behavior of different classes of materials to their structure and environment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATL 360.
Application of scientific principles in the laboratory to the analysis of materials problems and selection of engineering materials.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MATL 462/862
Prereqs: PHYS 212.
Principles of crystallography. Production and properties of X-rays. Interaction of X-rays with atoms and the nature of diffraction (direction and the intensities of diffracted beams). Diffraction patterns and intensity measurements.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATL 360 or equivalent.
Principles of alloying; alloy selection; modification of the physical properties of structural alloys by thermal, mechanical, and chemical treatment; solidification and joining phenomena.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATL 360 and MECH 325; or permission.
Rational selection procedure for the most suitable materials for each particular mechanical design. Introduction of materials selection charts and the concept of materials performance indices. Case studies in mechanical design, taking materials selections, shape and process into account. Projects on materials selection at the design concept and the design embodiment stages.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 200; MECH 325; MATL 360 or equivalent.
Basic principles of powder metallurgy, with emphasis on methods of producing metal powders, determination of their characteristics; the mechanics of powder compaction; sintering methods and effects; and engineering applications.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 325; MATL 360 or equivalent.
Metallurgical tools for analysis of failures; types and modes of failures; sources of design and manufacturing defects. Case histories utilized to illustrate modes of failures and principles and practices for analysis. Design concepts and remedial design emphasized with these case studies. Several projects involving case analyses and design by students included.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: PHYS 212 and MATL 360.
Development of the principles controlling the formation of the structure of engineering materials. Phase diagrams, diffusion, interfaces and microstructures, solidification and diffusional transformation and diffusionless transformations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATL 360 and MECH 200, or equivalent; MATH 208 or parallel.
Materials thermodynamics of closed systems, introduction to liquid and solid solution alloys, relationship to gas phase, application to binary systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: PHYS 212.
Introduction to electron beam instruments. Electron interactions with materials. Basic aspects of electron diffraction, image formation and spectrum generation by materials. Acquisition and analysis of images, diffraction patterns and spectral data. Resolution and sensitivity limits of electron probe methods. Practical experience in the use of electron microscopes for characterization of materials.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MATL 472/872
Prereqs: MATL 360 or equivalent; MATH 221/MATH 821.
Kinetics of gas-liquid-solid reactions in alloy systems; analysis of diffusion models applicable to such systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MATL 473/873
Prereqs: CHEM 109 or equivalent.
Fundamentals of corrosion engineering, underlying principles, corrosion control, and materials selection and environmental control.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MATL 474/874
Prereqs: MATL 360 and MECH 200 or equivalent.
Unit operations and processes utilized in production of ferrous, nonferrous, and refractory metals. Examples of production techniques for metal bearing ores, scrap metals, and domestic waste. Control of impurity and alloy content and their relationship to physical properties.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
The course introduces the optical and electronic processes in inorganic and organic molecules and polymers that govern the behavior of practical organic electronic and optoelectronic devices.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Investigation and written report of research into specific problems in any major area of materials engineering.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom

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