Metallurgy and Materials Science
This course in materials applications covers ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, powdered metals, ceramics and glass, rubber and polymers. Each material is examined with respect to their advantages and disadvantages, methods of fabrication and joining and specific industrial applications, both current and future.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Contrast the role of availability, economics, properties and business issues in materials selection.
- Specify composite material systems for selected applications.
- Construct and test a composite material system.
- Contrast how cold and hot finishing, including alloy additions, interacts with steel properties.
- Classify ferrous materials including plain and alloy carbon steels for use in materials selection.
- Classify specialty materials including stainless steel and tool and die steels for use in materials selection.
- Explore methods for heat treating plain and alloy carbon steels.
- Classify non-ferrous materials including aluminum and copper alloys for use in materials selection.
- Explore special material processing methods including casting, forging and powder metallurgy.
- Summarize the basic steps and procedures necessary to perform failure analysis.
- Demonstrate collaboration skills needed to work on a team by incorporating respect, consideration for others, understanding laboratory team member roles, ethics and commitment.
- Write clear thesis and topic sentences that are well supported by details, examples, reasons, facts data and correct citations.
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