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Materials science: Course Outline

Materials Science involves the study of the relationships between the synthesis, processing, structure, properties, and performance of materials that enable an engineering function.

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Course Outline (PHY-515)

Introduction: Learning objective, Historical perspective Materials science and engineering, Use of this study, Material types, advanced materials, Modern materials.

Atomic Diffusion: Diffusion mechanics steady state diffusion, Non steady state diffusion, Factors affecting Diffusion.

Mechanical Properties of Materials: Stress, Strain, Elastic deformation, Stress strain behavior anelasticity, Tensile properties, True stress and strain, Elastic recovery, Compression, Shear and torsional Deformation, Hardness Variability of materials properties.

Failure of Engineering Materials: Fracture and its fundamentals, Ductile fracture and fracture, Failure mechanics, Impact fracture, Testing, fatigue, Cyclic Stresses, S-N Curve, Crack Initiation and Propagation, Crack Travel Rate, Factors affecting fatigue, Environmental effects, Creep Behavior, High and low temperature alloys.

Metallic Alloys: Fabrication, Forming, Casting, Techniques, Steel, Cast iron, Copper, Aluminum and magnesium and their alloys, Titanium refractory metals, Super alloys, Noble metals.

Ceramics: Structure, Crystal’s structure Silicate ceramics, Carbon, Imperfections in ceramics phase diagram, Brittle fracture, Stress strain behavior, Plastic deformation.

Polymer Crystals Structure: Hydro carbon and Polymer molecules, Molecular weight, shape and structure, Configuration of co-polymers, Polymer crystalline and crystals.

Corrosion and Degradation: Corrosion in metals, Electro chemical consideration corrosion rates, Prediction passivity, Environmental effects, forms, corrosion environmental and prevention oxidation, Corrosion in ceramics and degradation, Bond rupture.

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