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2015-2016 Catalog

ME 336 Materials Characterization and Failure

Materials Characterization and Failure is a one-semester course that expands on students' introductory materials science knowledge from the perspective of engineering design and analysis. This course investigates the microstructural behavior of metals and ceramics that drives macroscopic material performance. Emphasis is placed on understanding why specific material selections are appropriate choices for a given application. Topics covered include elasticity, plasticity, strengthening mechanisms, and fatigue. Case studies will be presented that relate course material to engineering failures.


CHEM 122 or ES 231 or permission of instructor