Extract and interpret key features (e.g., Young’s modulus, yield strength, tensile strength, and ductility, true stress, true strain) from engineering stress-strain curves.
Microstructure in Crystalline and Polymeric Materials
Gain a basic understanding of the microstructural basis for properties in crystalline and polymeric materials, and how microstructure may be altered in ways that are advantageous to mechanical design.
Acquire knowledge of the energetic basis for interaction of dislocations with other dislocations, point defects and precipitate phases, and its exploitation in strain, grain size, solid solution, and precipitate hardening mechanisms.
Energetic Principles of Failure
Obtain an awareness of the energetic principles of mechanical failure of metals, and its basis in elastic/plastic localization phenomena, and how to protect designs from failure.
Engineering Design Problems
Be able to integrate core competencies 1.-4. to tackle engineering design problems.