Laboratory 1 It's What's Inside That Counts: Crystal Structures and Microstructures
To investigate materials on the atomic level (i.e., unit cell) and to relate how the crystal structure affects properties on the macroscopic level.
Laboratory 7 Metals & Alloys: Effects of Cold Work and Annealing
To investigate the change in mechanical properties because of various amounts of cold working and annealing in metals & alloys, and to relate the properties to the microstructure.
California Polytechnic State University Materials Science Engineering Department MATE 0215 MATERIALS ENGINEERING LAB
Sect# 03 04 05 Days T W W Time 3:10 - 6:00pm 8:10 - 11:00am 3:10 - 6:00pm 3.0 hours per week Instructor Victor Granados Victor Granad
of Semiconductors & Metals
To understand the origins of electrical conductivity in metals and semiconducting
materials and to demonstrate the effects of temperature on conductivity in these
& Design Software
To learn the use of CES EduPack 2012 software to solve materials selection and
design problems and uncover certain characteristics of material families.
Software for Materials Engineering
To use phase diagrams to predict stable phases , determine melting and freezing
temperatures, and identify suitable operating temperatures for alloys in applications.
Why Study Phase Diagrams?
To understand the corrosion process in metals, explore the relative corrosive
tendencies of different metals and alloys, and investigate ways to prevent metallic
Metallic Corrosion A Potential Showst
of Thermoplastic Polymers
To demonstrate and explain how a polymers most important mechanical properties
(stiffness, strength, and ductility) are controlled by their molecular structure.
Why Study Polymer
Cold Work & Annealing
To investigate the change in mechanical properties produced by cold working and
annealing and to relate the properties to the microstructure.
Why Study Deformation And Annealing In Meta
& Material Behavior
To investigate how the crystalline structure of materials affects their properties.
The Length Scales of Materials
Materials are all around us, yet we rarely stop to think of their underly
MatE 215: Materials Engineering Laboratory
Optional Weekly Reflection
To help with the continual development of the MATE 215 lab, with a focus on maximizing
the quantity and quality of useful materials information that will h
Laboratory 8 Steels: Tailoring Properties Through Heat Treatment
To tailor the mechanical properties of plain carbon steels through proper thermal processing (i.e., "heat treatment") such as slow cooling in air, water quenching, and tempering.
Laboratory 6 Polymers: Structure-Property Relationships with Tensile Testing
To relate how a polymer's mechanical strength and ductility are linked to its molecular structure and to predict & explain the transition in strength above the glass t
Laboratory 4 Phase Diagrams: Tracking Phase Changes with Cooling Curves
To use phase diagrams to predict stable phases, determine melting and freezing points, and identify suitable operating temperatures for alloys in engineering applications.
Laboratory 3 Biomaterials & Characterization of Surface Properties
Experimentally determine the surface energy of a material and discuss how surface properties and surface modification could be used to design a biomaterial with a specific host
Laboratory 2 Electrical Conductivity: The Effect of Heat on Metals and Semiconductors
To understand how heat and atomic bonding interact to control the material's electrical conductivity with changes in temperature.
To control the mechanical properties of plain carbon steels through two common
heat treatments: slow cooling in air and quenching & tempering.
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