MATS 204 (3-3-0) Properties of Engineering Materials: This course (cross-listed as ENGR 204) is an introduction to the fundamental physical principles governing the structure and constitution of metallic and nonmetallic materials and the relationship among these principles and the mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of engineering materials. The influence of the atomic the and grain structure of structural materials on mechanical properties will be considered. The effects of mechanical and heat treatments on structure and properties of materials are examined. Fatigue and creep of materials, fracture toughness, mechanical and non-destructive evaluation, environmental effects are studied. This course also addresses design considerations as well as characteristics of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites.
Prerequisite: CHEM 141 And CHEM 142 And CHEM 161 And CHEM 162 And PHYS 121