MER 230 - Engineering Materials
(3 cr.) This course explores the relationship between the microscopic structure and macroscopic properties of materials used in engineering applications. The origin of mechanical and physical properties is studied. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of the fundamental aspects of atomic and microstructural concepts for proper materials selection and enhancement of engineering properties. Materials studied are metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, nano-sized/structured materials, biomaterials, smart materials and semi- and super-conductors. Laboratory exercises are incorporated throughout the course to provide practical experience in making decisions concerning material composition and processing to optimize engineering properties. Prerequisite: MER 220, CHE 110; Every Year, Spring

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