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MME 211. Materials and Structures

Credits: 4
Department: Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Description: Classification of materials, micro-structures, and associated mechanical behavior with techniques for alterations. Mechanical design involving stresses, strengths, deflections of engineering components.
Prerequisites: CHEM 210, PHYS 234
Corequisites: MME 243 or MME 244
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe how/why a material's microstructure influences its mechanical behavior.
2. Specify the methods used to modify a material's microstructure.
3. Perform various calculations related to microstructure/property relationships.
4. Exploit the differences between metal, polymer, and ceramic materials.
5. Perform various microstructural assessment techniques.
6. Assess loads for the purposes of mechanical design.
7. Determine the levels of stress, strain, and deflection of mechanical components.
8. Select materials and/or modify geometries to achieve successful mechanical components and products, including the application of safety factors.

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