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Course Descriptions

Engineering Physics at Rose‑Hulman will provide students with a unique opportunity to learn the foundation concepts of physics and make a concentrated study in micro and nano technology. Engineering physicist will be able to apply both scientific and engineering approaches to a wide variety of problems which otherwise is not possible with any traditional engineering or science degree.

EP 330 - Material Failure

  • Credit Hours: 3R-3L-4C
  • Term Available: W
  • Prerequisites: PH 112 - Physics II
  • Corequisites: None

Principles of material failure; appearance, physical cause and mathematical description with emphasis on the materials used for micro-scale devices and assemblies. Failure types considered include Rupture, Fatigue, Creep, Corrosion, Electromigration, Electrical Overstress, Electrical Discharge and Thermal. Experiments illustrate the failure type and the machines used to study them. These include Electron, Optical and X-ray microscopes, Spectroscopy and Tension machines. A brief description of the working of each machine will be given.