Intro_Atomic_Bonding_Module1

Intro_Atomic_Bonding_Module1 - MSE3094 (Staley) Notes...

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MSE3094 (Staley) Notes Module #1 – Introduction and Atomic Bonding Part I: Introduction to Materials Materials Science vs. Materials Engineering (What’s This Class About?) This is a survey course. Briefly, we will be surveying the ways in which materials properties affect the uses to which they can be put. We will focus on mechanical properties, but will also examine some other important classes of material behavior. You will encounter many analytical techniques for quantifying behavior, but you are not expected to become an expert in the short time we have available. The real object of the class is for you to develop the ability to interact with, and understand, the specialist functions of materials scientists and engineers. Materials scientists are predominantly concerned with the theory and testing of materials - which we will consider mostly in the first section of the course - while materials engineers are involved mostly with the application and design of solid-state material products and systems. To introduce you to these problems, we will need to consider a variety of property types, classes of materials, and size regimes. Further, we will concentrate on engineering aspects of design rather than on basic science. Structure (Intrinsic) + Processing (Induced) -> End-Use Properties (This is the basic point of Materials Engineering) Six "Types" of Material Properties: Mechanical (will be emphasized) Electrical Optical Thermal Magnetic Corrosive (reactive, deteriorative) Fundamental Materials Types (Periodic Chart) Metals Pure Metals Alloys Intermetallic Compounds Ceramics Metal + Nonmetal Glasses = Amorphous (Non-crystalline) ceramics Organics/Polymers Hydrocarbon macromolecules Thermoplastics Thermosets Elastomers
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Some Properties Metals: Tough, Processable, Predictable, Reliable, Conductive, Ductile, Strong. Ceramics:
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2010 for the course MSE 2034 taught by Professor Rwhendricks during the Spring '06 term at Virginia Tech.

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