GNE 259 - Materials Science

3 Unit(s)


Review of properties of matter, relationships between structure and properties of metals, alloys, ceramics and plastics. Atomic and molecular structure, crystals, Metallic states, Defects in crystals, conductors, semiconductors and insulators. Alloy theory – Application to industrial alloys – steel in particular. Engineering Properties – Their control, Hot and cold working, heat treatment, etc. Creep, fatigue and fracture. Corrosion and corrosion control. Non-metallic materials – glass, rubber, concrete, plastics, wood and ceramics. Elastic and plastic deformations: Defects in metals.