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Last approved: Wed, 01 Jun 2016 08:18:24 GMT

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MSE (Materials Science and Engineering)
566
032252
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Materials
Mech Prop of Nano Materials
College of Engineering
Materials Engineering (14MAT)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Alternate Even Years
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
2
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
MSE 791-002Spring 20156
MSE 791-603Spring 2015 (online)2
MSE 791-006Spring 20146
MSE 791-603Spring 2014 (online)8
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)
Online (Internet)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
15
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Ronald Scattergood
Professor
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
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Lecture66NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
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LEC88NoN/A
Prerequisite: MSE 500 or an instructor approved equivalent.
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
The course covers mechanical behavior that is unique to nanostructured materials ¿ typically nanocrystalline metals and alloys. The various methods for processing nanostructured materials will be presented, emphasizing those that are suitable for mechanical property studies. The thermal stability of nanocrystalline microstructures will be covered and strategies for inhibiting grain growth described. Mechanical testing methods for uniaxial loading, creep, fracture and fatigue will be covered. Testing methods will also be discussed in context with structure-property relations, deformation mechanisms and failure modes.

No

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Three MSE faculty members will be committed to this course. Each faculty member will teach a one-third segment of the course and will have homework and an exam for their segment. This will be counted as a part of their regular course teaching load.

Principles for designing nanostructured materials to obtain superior mechanical properties will be emphasized. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to select material types, processing methods and heat treatments needed to obtain nanostructured metals and alloys suitable for new applications that cannot be achieved with conventional metals and alloys.


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. evaluate methods for processing nanostructured metals/alloys

  2. evaluate methods for mechanical properties

  3. identify mechanisms for grain growth and inhibition of grain growth

  4. identify the effects of nanoscale grain size on properties

  5. evaluate the role of lattice dislocations on properties 

  6. identify the role of partial dislocations and twinning on properties

  7. identify failure modes in creep, fracture and fatigue

  8. apply concepts to optimize design and performance of nanostructured metals/alloys


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes90%Three quizzes will be given at 30% each
Homework10%Three homework sets will be given for a total of 10%
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Processing methodsWeeks 1-3Covers processing routes to synthesize nanostructured metals and alloys
Thermal stability and grain gowthWeeks 4-5Covers methods to measure grain growth and strategies to inhibit grain growth.
Testing methods and deformationWeeks 6-7Covers mechanical testing methods and the basics of plastic deformation and nanostructure effects
Creep, Fracture and FatigueWeeks 8-10Covers the modes of plastic deformation with emphasis on the unique effects of nano-scale microstructure.
Dislocations, stacking faults and twinningWeeks 11-12Covers the covers the crystallography of defect and faults with emphasis on fcc structure.
Deformation twinning and grain size effectsWeeks 13-14Covers the effects of stacking faults and twinning on plasticity in nanostructured fcc metals with some comparisons to bcc metals.
Design of nanostructured metalsWeek 15Covers the strategies for optimization of high strength and ductility in nanostructured metals.
ghodge 9/24/2015 Course Delivery: is it online (internet) only or is it also DELTA? I made the edit to add DELTA
Delivery Format DELTA: I think the format is lecture; so I made the edit.

Ready for ABGS reviewers.

ABGS reviewer comments:
-Is it okay that the course will be part of the DE Master of Nanoengineering program AND that it will be taken on campus? Who is taking the on-campus course?
-No consultation needed outside of Engineering
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