27-301   Microstructure and Properties I

Location: Pittsburgh

Units: 9

Semester Offered: Fall

The objective of this course is to convey some of the essential concepts in materials science and engineering that relate properties (strength, toughness, formability, elasticity, magnetism, thermal expansion, for example) to the microstructure (crystal structure, dislocation structure, grain size, atoms in solids solution, precipitate characteristic, cellular materials). These relationships will be illustrated in terms of idealized materials and actual materials used in many applications. The course contains both lectures and laboratory exercises. The labs will include studies of recrystallization, the effect of microstructure on the properties of wood and the effect of microstructure on the mechanical behavior of a low ally steel, 4140.