This course lays the foundation for understanding the mechanical and physical behavior of materials – metals, ceramics, polymer and composite materials. It introduces the major family of materials that make up each material class, outlines the micro-structural features of each class and then show how to process or treat these materials to get the structures and properties we want. Protection mechanisms against deterioration and failure of materials are also discussed. In the end, exotic materials and processing technologies that are developed are also introduced.
Student Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify and design materials for specific requirements – for any electrical, structural, chemical, automotive, aerospace applications
- Have knowledge of modifying the processing techniques of materials (for ex. quenching, tempering) to get specific mechanical properties
- Know factors that deteriorate material properties (such as corrosion) and ways to protect