ME 417

Advanced Materials Engineering

Spring 2011-12

 

Instructor:

Dr. David Stienstra

Office D103

Campus Box 160

Ext. 8207

 

Course Goals

We are still operating on the assumption that the three rules for good design are that

  • it doesn’t hurt anyone
  • it makes money
  • it functions adequately

 

To support that mission in this course, we will

  • characterize metals in both the elastic and plastic region
  • apply the Ashby approach to perform material selection in design
  • learn and apply the techniques of fracture mechanics to design with high strength/low ductility materials  (and learn the value of fracture mechanics for materials with measured flaws)
  • learn and apply the techniques for designing with materials that have time- and temperature-dependent properties.
  • examine fractures and explore the methods for diagnosing and preventing failure by fracture

 

Throughout the course we will be learning and applying

  • problem solving skills
  • critical thinking skills

 

To do these things you will be expected to

  • find, summarize, critique, and present information from a variety of sources
  • work cooperatively in class with others to
    • troubleshoot and diagnose  failures
    • critically evaluate the work of peers

 

Testing

  • Tests will have two parts:
  • In-class short answer that is closed book, closed notes
  • Take Home problems style that is open book, open notes, open computer (evidence of collaboration with any other person will result in consequences ranging from a zero on the test to referral to the Rules and Discipline committee for possible expulsion.)

 

 

Tentative Schedule

 

Week

Topics

Reading

1

Relating Mechanical Properties to Design

Constitutive Equations

Chap 6 Callister

Chap 1,2,3 Dowling

2

Material Selection

Deformation and Fracture

Chap4-5 Dowling

Chap 6,8 Callister

3

Deformation and Fracture

Fracture Mechanics

 

Chap 8 Dowling

4

Fracture Mechanics

Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue

Chap 8 Dowling

Chap 10 Dowling

5

Time dependent behavior - metals and polymers Exam 1

Chap 15-16 Callister

Chap 5 Dowling

 

6

Time dependent behavior - metals and polymers

Polymers Failure of Polymers

Chapter 15-16

7

Design with Polymers

Chapter 15-16

8

Failure Analysis

Handouts

9

Failure Analysis

Exam 2

Handouts

10

FMEA

Handouts

 

Textbooks:

Mechanical Behavior of Materials (third edition), Norman Dowling

Material Science and Engineering: An Introduction – Callister

http://he-cda.wiley.com/WileyCDA/HigherEdMultiTitle.rdr?name=callister 

 

Grading:

Homework

20%

Projects

20%

2 Tests @20%

400%

Final Exam

20%

(Graduating Seniors do not need to take the final)