MATL260
Elements of Materials Science

Prerequisites: CHEM 109 or 111; PHYS 212; MECH 223 or parallel.

Description: Relation of atomic, molecular, and crystal structure to the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of metals, alloys, polymers, and ceramics.

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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MATL262
Materials Laboratory I

Prerequisites: MATL 260 or parallel.

Description: Engineering behavior of materials with emphasis on macroscopic properties; relationship between these properties, processing history, composition and microstructure. Introduction to the use of metallographic tools used in interpretation.

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

Credit Hours:1

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MATL360
Elements of Materials Science

Prerequisites: CHEM 109 or 111; PHYS 212; MECH 223 or parallel.

Description: Relation of atomic, molecular and crystal structure to the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of metals, alloys, polymers and ceramics. Experience in investigation of properties of engineering materials.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 343

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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MATL460
Mechanical Aspects of MaterialsCrosslisted with MATL 860

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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MATL461
Materials Laboratory IICrosslisted with MATL 861

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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MATL462
X-ray DiffractionCrosslisted with MATL 862

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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MATL465
Applied Physical Metallurgy and DesignCrosslisted with MATL 865

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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MATL466
Materials Selection for Mechanical DesignCrosslisted with MATL 866

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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MATL467
Principles of Powder MetallurgyCrosslisted with MATL 867

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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MATL468
Failure Analysis: Prevention and ControlCrosslisted with MATL 868

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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MATL469
Physical Materials SystemsCrosslisted with MATL 869

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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MATL470
Thermodynamics of AlloysCrosslisted with MATL 870

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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MATL471
Electron Microscopy of MaterialsCrosslisted with MATL 871

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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MATL472
Kinetics of AlloysCrosslisted with MATL 872

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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MATL473
CorrosionCrosslisted with MATL 873

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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MATL474
Extractive MetallurgyCrosslisted with MATL 874

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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MATL477
Organic and Inorganic Electronic Materials and DevicesCrosslisted with MATL 877

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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MATL498
Laboratory and Analytical InvestigationCrosslisted with MATL 898

Prerequisites: Open to College of Engineering Students only.

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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