Overview of mechanical properties of ceramics, metals, and polymers, emphasizing the role of processing and microstructure in controlling these properties. Basic topics in mechanics of materials including: continuum stress and strain, truss forces, torsion of a circular shaft and beam bending. Design of engineering structures from a materials point of view.
Both traditional and recently developed materials and processes, including material properties and how they change, extraction of metals, selection, application and processing of materials. Composite materials and their processing, plastics and protection of materials against corrosion.
This class deals with the stresses, strains and displacements of near-stationary structures subjected to applied loads. This is a traditional field in engineering education, and is taught in almost all mechanical and civil engineering curricula. 3.11 differs from most of these traditional subjects, however, because it is part of a Materials Science and Engineering curriculum.
Materials students need to learn the basics of solid mechanics just as the structural engineers do, but within the context of processing-structure-properties-performance that characterizes MSE. The curricular syllabus can be given simply as a listing of the modules making up this web package. They are arranged in an order that works well for teaching in a single term, though instructors will have to ration the time spent on each to avoid running out of time at the end of the term. It is certainly possible to omit certain topics altogether, depending on the individual subject goals and the preparation level of the students.
Required Text: Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 9th Ed. William D Callister Jr., David G. Rethwisch ISBN: 978-1-118-32457-Enginee
References: Introduction to materials Science for Engineers, 4th Edition James F. Shackelford ISBN 0-02-409730-6 Macmillan publishing company, 1988