MATL860
Mechanical Aspects of MaterialsCrosslisted with MATL 460

Prerequisites: MECH 325 and MATL 360, or equivalent.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL861
Materials Laboratory IICrosslisted with MATL 461

Prerequisites: MATL 360.

Description: Application of scientific principles in the laboratory to the analysis of materials problems and selection of engineering materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:3

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MATL862
X-ray DiffractionCrosslisted with MATL 462

Prerequisites: PHYS 212.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL864
Thin Films and Surface Engineering

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in engineering, physics, chemistry, or permission

Description: Thin films play an important role in a myriad of applications ranging from magnetic recording media, architectural glass panels, and microelectronics to coatings for reduction of wear and corrosion in components on board the space shuttle. Includes: vacuum science and technology; pumping systems and instrumentation; thin film deposition techniques; surface modification techniques; characterization of thin film properties; microstructural, physical and mechanical properties; and comparisons of surface enhancement techniques in terms of suitability, performance, and cost.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL865
Applied Physical Metallurgy and DesignCrosslisted with MATL 465

Prerequisites: MATL 360 or equivalent.

Description: Principles of alloying; alloy selection; modification of the physical properties of structural alloys by thermal, mechanical, and chemical treatment; solidification and joining phenomena.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL866
Materials Selection for Mechanical DesignCrosslisted with MATL 466

Prerequisites: MATL 360 and MECH 325; or permission.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL867
Principles of Powder MetallurgyCrosslisted with MATL 467

Prerequisites: MECH 200; MECH 325; MATL 360 or equivalent.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL868
Failure Analysis: Prevention and ControlCrosslisted with MATL 468

Prerequisites: MECH 325; MATL 360 or equivalent.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL869
Physical Materials SystemsCrosslisted with MATL 469

Prerequisites: PHYS 212 and MATL 360.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL870
Thermodynamics of AlloysCrosslisted with MATL 470

Prerequisites: MATL 360 and MECH 200, or equivalent; MATH 208 or parallel.

Description: Materials thermodynamics of closed systems, introduction to liquid and solid solution alloys, relationship to gas phase, application to binary systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL871
Electron Microscopy of MaterialsCrosslisted with MATL 471

Prerequisites: PHYS 212.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL872
Kinetics of AlloysCrosslisted with MATL 472

Prerequisites: MATL 360 or equivalent; MATH 221/MATH 821.

Description: Kinetics of gas-liquid-solid reactions in alloy systems; analysis of diffusion models applicable to such systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL873
CorrosionCrosslisted with MATL 473

Prerequisites: CHEM 109 or equivalent.

Description: Fundamentals of corrosion engineering, underlying principles, corrosion control, and materials selection and environmental control.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL874
Extractive MetallurgyCrosslisted with MATL 474

Prerequisites: MATL 360 and MECH 200 or equivalent.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL875
Glass and Ceramic Materials

Prerequisites: MATL 860 and 870, or permission

Description: Principles underlying the processing and microstructure evolution in nonmetallic materials, particularly glasses and ceramics. Structure-property relations in ceramics for engineering applications.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL877
Organic and Inorganic Electronic Materials and DevicesCrosslisted with MATL 477

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL898
Laboratory and Analytical InvestigationCrosslisted with MATL 498

Description: Investigation and written report of research into specific problems in any major area of materials engineering.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1-6

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MATL960
Materials Aspects of Fracture

Prerequisites: MATL 860, 870

Description: Utilization of certain aspects of applied elasticity, plasticity, and materials physics to explain the relationship between materials structures and mechanical properties. Includes review of various types of material failure and mechanical tests employed to predict behavior of materials with emphasis on metals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL962
Imperfections in Crystals

Prerequisites: CHEM 882, MATL 860

Description: Fundamental properties of defects in solids. Energy considerations for point, line, and plane defects. Equilibrium and nonequilibrium concentrations of defects and annealing theory. Mutual interactions of defects and formation of secondary defects. Interaction of defects with other perturbations of the crystal lattices.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL970
Advanced Thermodynamics of Materials

Prerequisites: MATL 870, MATH 821 or equivalent

Description: Applications of thermodynamic concepts to phase equilibria in materials systems. Systematics of solution theories and lattice modeling. Experimental methods; computer modeling in materials thermodynamics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL972
Transformation in Materials

Prerequisites: CHEM 882, MATL 870

Description: Classical nucleation theory, homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation. Precipitation studies in solids including transition precipitates. Kinetics of growth of precipitates. Diffusion controlled transformation process.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MATL997
Research Other Than Thesis

Prerequisites: Advanced graduate standing and permission

Description: Supervised non-thesis research and independent study.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

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MATL998
Advanced Materials Topics

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Course offered as the need arises to teach advanced topics in materials characterization, processing, synthesis or properties not covered in other 900-level courses.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

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