MET205 - MATERIAL SCIENCE

Course Outline

SESSION

TOPIC

WEEK 1

Course Outline, Laboratory Experiments, Term Paper Topics

 Types of Materials

 Material Properties

 Material Structure

Laboratory: Introduction to Laboratory Experiments

WEEK 2

Atomic Bonds 

 Crystal Structure

 Crystallization

Crystal Imperfections

Laboratory: Rockwell and Brinell Hardness Tests

WEEK 3

Plastic Deformation (Slip and Twinning)

Cold Work

Annealing

Laboratory: Cold Working

WEEK 4

Phase Diagrams (Part 1)

Phase Diagrams (Part 2)

Review for the test

Laboratory: Annealing

WEEK 5

TEST 1

WEEK 6

Polymorphism and Allotropy

Iron-Iron Carbide Diagrams

Iron-Iron Carbide Applications

Optical Microscope and the Crystal Structures found in Iron-Iron Carbide Diagrams

 Definition of Structures on the Iron-ironcarbide diagram

Sample Preparation, Etching and Preparation Artifacts

Laboratory: Metallography

WEEK 7

Effect of Carbon on the Strength and Hardness of Steel

Effect of Alloying on the Properties of Steel

Cast iron

Classification of Steels

Stainless Steels 

 Laboratory: Coldwork micrographs

 Laboratory: Annealing Micrographs

WEEK 8

TTT Diagrams

Heat Treatment of Steel

 Annealing

 Normalizing

Review for the test

Laboratory: Phase Diagram of Lead and Tin Alloys

WEEK 9

TEST 2

WEEK 10

 Quenching and Tempering

 Case Hardening

 Deep Cryogenic Tempering

Solution Heat Treatment and Age Hardening

Laboratory: Nondestructive Testing Methods

WEEK 11

Tool Steels

Nonferrous Metal Alloys

Laboratory: Solution Heat Treatment and Age Hardening

Laboratory: Conventional Quenching and Tempering

WEEK 12

Composites

Ceramics

Polymers

Thermoplastics and Thermosets

Laboratory: Jominy End Quench Test

WEEK 13

TERM PAPER PRESENTATIONS

WEEK 14

Review

WEEK 15

FINAL EXAM

 

Laboratory

EXPERIMENT

 Introduction to Laboratory Equipment, Laboratory Report Requirements; Data Evaluation Techniques

  Rockwell and Brinell Hardness Testing Methods

  Nondestructive Testing Methods (Magnetic Particle Testing, Fluorescent Penetrant Testing, Radiography)

  Phase Diagram of Lead and Tin Alloys

  Metallography

 Cold Work

  Annealing

  Heat Treatment of Tool Steels

  Solution Treatment and Age Hardening in Aluminum Alloys

  Miscellaneous Topics in Material Science

Grading

Test # 1

20 %

Test # 2

25 %

Final Exam

25 %

Lab reports

Term Papers

20 %

10 %

 

TERM PAPER TOPICS

1

Fatigue Failure

2

Creep

3

Residual Stresses

4

Solution Treatment and Age Hardening Process

5

Mechanical Properties of Ceramics

6

Processing Methods of Ceramics

7

Mechanical Properties of Fiber Reinforced Composites

8

Manufacturing Methods of Fiber Reinforced Composites

9

Refractory Materials

10

Polymers

11

Injection Molding Process

12

Corrosion of Metals

13

Powder Metallurgy

14

Stainless Steels

15

Diffusion in Metals

16

Adhesives

17

Tool Steels

18

Corrosion of Ceramics

19

Semiconductors

20

Superconductors

21

Applications of Ceramics

22

Applications of Polymers

23

Magnetic Properties of Ferrous Materials

24

Materials Used for Integrated Circuit Packages

25

Optical properties of Metals

26

Optical properties of Nonmetals

27

Structural Composites

28

Fabrication of Metals

29

Welding

30

Electrical Properties of Metals and Nonmetals

Updated : September 4, 2002

By: Serdar Z. Elgun

 

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