Intermediate Materials

Intermediate Materials
Mechanical behavior of engineering materials including metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesME EN 250 & ME EN 372
 ProgramsContaining ME EN 452
Course Outcomes

Stress-Strain Curves

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.

Energectic Bases

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.