Structural Properties of Materials
Prerequisite: CHE 1000 or CHE 1510 and NNO 1000; or consent of instructor.
This course will introduce the mechanical properties of metals, polymers, ceramics and composites and their relationship with material microstructures and processing. Elastic, plastic, viscoelastic, fatigue, and fracture behaviors of materials and the measurements of these properties will be covered. The course will also discuss various types of composites and reinforcements of these materials. The students will be introduced to the selection of materials to fit design, strength and durability specifications. The topics covered in this course will prepare students to take advanced courses in nanotechnology applications in metals, plastics and ceramics.