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Code MAT 314
Term 201701
Title Mechanical Properties of Materials
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Subject Materials Sci.& Nano Eng.(MAT)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 5.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Melih Papila -mpapila@sabanciuniv.edu,
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
ENS205
Mode of Delivery Formal lecture
Planned Learning Activities Communicative,Case Study
Content

This course is intended as a bridge between introductory-to-intermediate materials science knowledge and mechanical behavior of various crystalline and amorphous systems (Junior or senior year students could find it beneficial). It covers the influence of microstructure on the mechanical behavior of materials including metallic alloys, polymers and ceramics. The main objective of the course is to describe the ways in which microstructure and defects are exploited to fabricate high-performance materials that are applied to today's technologies ranging from aerospace to toughened ceramics. The content includes and is not limitied to stress-strain relations, elastic and plastic deformation, dislocations, dislocation interactions, work hardening, vacancies, interaction of precipitates with defects, glass transition in polymers, creep in materials, brittle fracture and ductile fracture, case studies that span a wide variety of phenomena including fatigue in alloys.

Objective

The main objective of the course is to describe the ways in which microstructure and defects are exploited to fabricate high-performance materials that are applied to today's technologies ranging from aerospace to toughened ceramics. The content includes and is not limitied to stress-strain relations, elastic and plastic deformation, dislocations, dislocation interactions, work hardening, vacancies, interaction of precipitates with defects, glass transition in polymers, creep in materials, brittle fracture and ductile fracture, case studies that span a wide variety of phenomena including fatigue in alloys.

Learning Outcome

By the end of this course, students should be able to:
Describe the effect of atomic bonding on the mechanical behavior of materials.

Define basic crystallographic knowledge in inorganic cubic crystal systems.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of well-known methods to determine atomic and microstructure.
Distinguish between elastic and plastic deformation, different stress-strain types and how these are characterized mathematically, understand the fundamental relations in elasticity.
Describe how plastic deformation and failure occurs.
Comprehend the concept of point defects, line defects and planar defects in materials.
Define the concepts in material strengthening and its relevance to microstructure.
Describe the mechanisms of fatigue and creep in crystalline materials.
Comment on the failure mechanisms for a variety of material systems under loading.
Use available material data from literature or scientific databases to decide on the suitability of use of a material for a given application.
Decide the type of material choice suitable for a particular application by looking at the elastic behavior, plastic properties and the microstructure.

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 4
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 1
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 4
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 3
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 1
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Eng. & Natural Sci.
1 Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 4
2 Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 4
3 Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 5
4 Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 3
5 Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 2
6 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 1
7 Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 2
Materials Science and Nano Engineering Program Outcomes Required Courses
1 Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools. 5
2 Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems. 5
3 Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa. 5
Industrial Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Formulate and analyze problems in complex manufacturing and service systems by comprehending and applying the basic tools of industrial engineering such as modeling and optimization, stochastics, statistics. 1
2 Design and develop appropriate analytical solution strategies for problems in integrated production and service systems involving human capital, materials, information, equipment, and energy. 2
3 Implement solution strategies on a computer platform for decision-support purposes by employing effective computational and experimental tools. 1
Electronics Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Use mathematics (including derivative and integral calculations, probability and statistics), basic sciences, computer and programming, and electronics engineering knowledge to design and analyze complex electronic circuits, instruments, software and electronics systems with hardware/software. 1
2 Analyze and design communication networks and systems, signal processing algorithms or software using advanced knowledge on differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables and discrete mathematics. 1
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 40
Midterm 30
Homework 30
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook

- Mechanical Metallurgy, George E. Dieter.
- Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Thomas H. Courtney.

Readings

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