This course picks up with an overview of basic thermodynamics and kinetics as they pertain to the processing of crystalline materials. The first module deals with phase diagrams - charts that tell us how a material will behave given a certain set of variables such as temperature, pressure, and composition. You will learn how to interpret common and complex phase diagrams and how to extract useful information from them.
How You Will Benefit
Learn how to interpret common and complex phase diagrams
Learn how to extract useful information from the diagrams
Learn about nucleation and growth of precipitates, solidification, and sintering.
Understand carbon steels
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Anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of the engineering materials that are used in the world around them.
Topics covered include different general material types (metal, ceramic, polymer, etc.) and the properties associated with each type, some methods that are used to experimentally determine and quantify a material's properties, and how a materials engineer might go about choosing a suitable material for a simple application
Explore how the types of atoms present in a material determine what kind of bonding occurs, what differentiates the three types of primary bonds - metallic, ionic, and covalent, and the implications of the type of bonding on the material microstructure.
Understand crystallographic principles
Discuss the microstructure and defects in amorphous materials, partial cystallinity in polymers, and demonstrations of materials exhibiting ductile and brittle behavior at different temperatures.
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