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Properties of Materials

  • Course Code :
    MAN 231
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Mechanical Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

 Describe the principal forms of mechanical tests and calculate the mechanical properties of materials.  Outline the influence of both atomic structure and microstructure on the deformation mechanism of metal materials.  Understand the meaning of equilibrium phase diagrams, tie-line constructions.

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Introduction to materials, Crystal structure of solids, Construction and use of phase diagrams in materials systems, Relationship of crystal structure to properties of metallic materials and their applications, Heat treatment of steels, Types of polymers: ceramics, glasses, and semi conducting materials and their applications, Internal reactions, loadstress relations and transformation of stresses for generally loaded rods, Generalized concepts of stress, strain and material relations, Energy methods, Elastic-plastic behavior of beams, Analysis of thin walled beams, Membrane theory of axisymmetric shells, Stress concentrations.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- outline the influence of both atomic structure and microstructure on the deformation mechanism of metal materials
2- Understand the meaning of stress and strain in describing the mechanical response of engineering materials
3- Identify important mechanical properties of some engineering materials

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Understand how to perform, and the role of, the uniaxial tensile test
2- Understand the meaning of hardness, strength, and toughness, and their significance for engineering performance
3- Identify different types of heat treatment

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Identify basics of engineering material classification
2- Identify important material properties
3- Identify basics of engineering material selection

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Use digital libraries and/or Learning systems.
2- Introduce ideas and solutions for many practical and engineering problems efficiently in predetermined time plan.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to materials 8 4 4
materials and their applications 12 6 6
Generalized concepts of stress, strain and material relations 10 6 4
load-stress relations 4 2 2
Elastic-plastic behavior of beams 8 4 4
Stress concentrations 4 2 2
phase diagrams 4 2 2
Heat treatment 4 2 2
Midterm Exams ,Quizzes 6 2 4

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Problem solving
Discussion
Project

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
1st Assignments, Participation, & Quizzes 10.00
1st Midterm 15.00 6
2nd Assignments, Participation, & Quizzes 10.00
2nd Midterm 15.00 11
Final Exam 40.00 16

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Foundations of Materials Science and Engineering William F.Smith McGraw Hill

Course notes :

Lecture notes on the course moodle page, FUE website

Recommended books :

Text Book: Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, William D. Callister, fifth edition

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