University Of Limerick

Materials 2


Iowa State Course Substitution

Principals of Materials Science and Engineering

MAT E 273

Course Info

International Credits: 6.0
Converted Credits: 3.5
Country: Ireland
Language: English
Course Description:
Module Code - Title: MT4023 - MATERIALS 2 Year Last Offered: 2017/8 Hours Per Week Grading Type: N Prerequisite Modules: Rationale and Purpose of the Module: This course provides a concise introduction to the microstructures and processing of materials (metals, ceramics, polymers and composites) and shows how these are related to the properties required in engineering design. Syllabus: Metals (metal structures, equilibrium constitution and phase diagrams, case studies in phase diagrams, driving force for structural change, kinetics of structural change, diffusive transformations, nucleation, displacive transformations, light alloys, steels, alloy steels). Ceramics and glasses (structure of ceramics, mechanical properties of ceramics, cements and concretes). Polymers & composites (structure of polymers, mechanical behaviour of polymers, composites: fibrous, particulate and foamed, wood). Designing with metals, ceramics, polymers & composites. Case Studies and laboratory experiments incorporating examples of mechanical testing, failure analysis, design and materials selection. Learning Outcomes: Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis) Describe the major microstructural characteristics of the main classes of materials: metals, ceramics, polymers, composites including cements, concrete and wood. Recite the most important microstructural characteristics for each class of material that influence mechanical properties. Explain how the processing of materials can influence microstructure and hence mechanical properties. List the design limiting properties of each class of material. Lecture Lab Tutorial Other Private Credits 3 2 0 0 5 6 Affective (Attitudes and Values) The mathematical analysis is kept as simple as possible while still retaining the essential physical understanding, and still arriving at results, which although approximate, are useful. Case Studies and examples are widely used to demonstrate analysis a Psychomotor (Physical Skills) 8 lab experiemtns from the backbone of the module. All require the students to actively participate. How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students: 8 laboratory experiments that require the student to apply the scientific method. Thes labs are synchronised with the lectures to reinforce the learning experience Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant): Not relevant Prime Texts: M.Ashby (2005) Engineering Materials 2, Butterworth Heinmann Other Texts: Programmes Semester - Year to be First Offered: Autumn - 08/09 Module Leader:


Evaluation Date:
March 9, 2018
Scott Chumbley