Engineering Materials 1: Structure and Properties

(Department)  Biomedical Engineering         (Division)       -
 (Level and Major) bachelor

Course Title                  Engineering Materials 1: Structure and Properties
Number of Credits       3             Prerequisite Physics 1 & 2
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Course Description -
 Course Goals and Objectives
Understanding the basic concepts of material science and engineering, understanding the structure-structure-properties-application relationships in metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials and knowing the chemical and physical properties of engineering materials and the reasons for their selection and application
Course Topics        
1- Introduction to engineering materials:
Material and Human History, Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering, Engineering Material Classification, Advanced Material Definition, Material Properties, Processing-Structure-Properties-Usage Relationship
2- Atomic structure and chemical bonds:
Components of matter, atomic models, periodic table of elements
3. Crystal structures and non-crystalline materials:
Introduction to Crystallography and Types of Crystals (Crystalline Systems and Braave Networks), Crystalline Plates, Germination and Growth of Crystals, Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline Solids, Grains and Boundaries in Polycrystalline Materials, Glass and Other Non-Crystalline Solids
4. Defects and Irregularities in Solids:
Point defects (atomic vacancies, interfaces, substitutions, Frenkel and Schottky defects), linear defects, surface and volume defects, solid solutions, alloys, Hume-Router rules, stoichiometric and non-stoichiometric materials
5. Mechanical Properties:
Elastic and plastic behavior, Stress and strain graphs, Tensile coefficient, Poisson coefficient, Hardness, toughness, Stress and yield stress and yield, Mechanical tests
6- Thermal properties:
Heat capacity, Heat expansion, Thermal conductivity, Heat stress and Heat shock resistance
7. Biological properties:
Definition of biomaterials, interactions between engineering materials and the living environment (human body), the most important biological properties, types of biomaterials, various applications of biomaterials
8. Electrical Properties:
Electrical conductivity, Electron and ionic conductivity, Atomic-scale energy and conductivity bands, Electron mobility, Electrical resistance, Semiconductors and non-conductors, Influence of temperature on conductivity
9. Magnetic Properties:
 Basic concepts, diamagnetism and paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, influence of temperature on magnetic properties, magnetic anisotropy, magnetic materials, superconductivity
10. Optical properties:
 Electromagnetic radiation, light-matter interaction, atomic and electron interactions, refraction and reflection, absorption, color, transparency, luminescence, lasers and optical fibers
Reading Resources
  1. W. D. Callister and D. G. Rethwisch, Materials Science and Engineering, An Introduction, 9th Ed., John Wiley, 2014.
  2. William D. Callister, David G. Rethwisch, Materials Science and Engineering, 9th Edition SI Version, Wiley, 2013.
  3. W. D. Callister and D. G. Rethwisch, Materials Science and Engineering, SI Version,  8th Ed., John Wiley, 2011
Callister, W. D., and D. G. Rethwisch. "Science and engineering materials: an introduction." 2016

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