Mechanical Engineering

Science of Engineering Materials

Science of Engineering Materials
Principles and properties of solid materials and their behavior as applied to engineering.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCHEM 105
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining ME EN 250
Course Outcomes: 

Functional Behaviors of Materials

1. Describe the functional behaviors of the primary classes of materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites).

Material Properties

2. Predict material properties based on atomic structure and defects.

Lever Rule

3. Apply the lever rule to binary phase diagrams.

Stress-strain Diagram

4. Model the stress-strain diagram and describe the mechanisms for altering it for the various classes of materials.

Diffusion, Nucleation and Growth

5. Describe the kinetics of diffusion and the process of nucleation and growth as they affect transformation products.

Degradation Processes

6. Describe common degradation and failure processes for each basic class of materials.

Material Selection

7. Identify functional requirements for real world scenarios and select an appropriate material based on those requirements.

Writing Communication

8. Document materials data in publication-quality graphical and tabular forms, and discuss the meaning of the data.

Real World Problem Solving

9. Develop engineering problem statements for real-world materials problems using the BYU ME Problem Solving Process.