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.
Prerequisites: MATL 360.
Description: Application of scientific principles in the laboratory to the analysis of materials problems and selection of engineering materials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Description: Materials thermodynamics of closed systems, introduction to liquid and solid solution alloys, relationship to gas phase, application to binary systems.
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.
Prerequisites: CHEM 109 or equivalent.
Description: Fundamentals of corrosion engineering, underlying principles, corrosion control, and materials selection and environmental control.
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.
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.
Description: Investigation and written report of research into specific problems in any major area of materials engineering.
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.
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.
Prerequisites: Advanced graduate standing and permission
Description: Supervised non-thesis research and independent study.
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.