Metallurgy and Materials Science
Mechanical Properties of Metals
Students will explore basic elastic and plastic behavior, deformation and dislocations; brittle, ductile and transitional fractures; fatigue, tensile, hardness, impact and stress testing. Course will include a review of industry methods and testing standards. Mechanical forming processes used in the industry including rolling, forging, drawing and other forming techniques will be introduced.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Examine theories of elasticity.
- Examine theories of plasticity.
- Summarize the relationship between elastic and plastic behavior.
- Examine theories of plastic deformation.
- Examine theories of dislocation.
- Examine strengthening mechanisms.
- Summarize the relationship between dislocation movement and strengthening mechanisms.
- Perform mechanical property testing using the standard American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) methods.
- Perform metallographic evaluation.
- Summarize structure property relationships for both ductile and brittle metals.
- Examine mechanical behavior in conventional metal forming processes.
- Compile mechanical behavior as a foundation for materials selection and application.
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