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Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MSE)


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MSE101 - Introduction to Materials Engineering     (T:0 + A:2) Credit:1

Materials in the history of civilizations. Classification of engineering materials; metals, ceramics, and polymers, composites, biomaterials and electronic materials. structure of engineering materials; crystalline and amorphous materials, single and multiphase materials. principles and examples of production and processing of metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials. the properties and applications of modern engineering materials.

Prerequisite(s): None          Corequisite(s): None



MSE201 - Materials Science I     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

Types of materials; metals, ceramics, polymers, semiconductors, composite materials. Atomic structures and bonding, atomic arrangement and crystal geometry, non-crystalline structure, crystalline imperfections and diffusion in solids. Phase diagrams; Gibbs phase rule, one and two component systems. Phase transformations and heat treatment. Prerequisite: CHEM 101, PHYS 101

Prerequisite(s): CHEM101, PHYS101         Corequisite(s): None



MSE202 - Materials Science II     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

Mechanical properties of engineering materials, elastic behaviour, plastic deformation, and viscoelasticity. Physical properties of engineering materials: electrical conductivity, dielectric and magnetic properties, optical and thermal properties.Co-requisite: MSE 201

Prerequisite(s): MSE201         Corequisite(s): None



MSE203 - Metallurgical Thermodynamics     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

Essential concepts of thermodynamics and applications to problems in metallurgical and materials engineering: ideal and non-ideal behavior of gases, thermochemistry, entropy and free energy calculations, chemical equilibrium. Prerequisite : CHEM 101

Prerequisite(s): CHEM101         Corequisite(s): None



MSE204 - Solution Thermodynamics     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

Thermodynamics of solution with applications to materials systems, heterogeneous phase equilibria, relation between free energy and phase diagrams, electrochemistry, rate, processes, thermodynamics of surfaces. Co-requisite: MSE 203

Prerequisite(s): MSE203         Corequisite(s): None



MSE206 - Materials Laboratory     (T:1 + A:4) Credit:3

Recrystallization of brass, precipitation hardening of Al alloys, annealing and normalizing of a steel, quenching and tempering of a steel, jominy end quench test, hardness testing, tensile testing of metals, polymers and composites, compression testing of metals, impact testing, determination of a lead-tin phase diagram by thermal analysis Co-requisite : MSE 201

Prerequisite(s): MSE201         Corequisite(s): None



MSE208 - Phase Equilibria     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

Phase diagram of one component system, Thermodynamic basis of the phase diagram, application of phase rule, two component system, calculation and experimental methods of constructing phase diagrams. Ternary systems without solid solutions, solid solutions in ternary systems, isothermal planes, three phase boundary lines, quantitative analysis of crystallisation path, isothermal and vertical sections. Co-requisite: MSE 203

Prerequisite(s): MSE203         Corequisite(s): None



MSE272 - Introduction to Materials Science     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

Atomic structure and bonding, structure of solids, defects and imperfections, rate processes and crystallization, phase transformations and equilibria, interfacial phenomena, mechanical properties, electrical properties, metals, ceramics, and polymers. Prerequisite : CHEM 101 or CHEM 107

Prerequisite(s): CHEM101 or CHEM107         Corequisite(s): None



MSE300 - Summer Practice     (T:0 + A:0) Credit:0

Students will spend 6 weeks in industry and gain practical experience on a topic related to Materials Engineering. At the end of the summer practice, each student should write a technical report and submit it to the department.

Prerequisite(s): None          Corequisite(s): None



MSE301 - Mechanical Behavior of Materials     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

The structure of materials, theoretical strength of a crystal, elasticity and viscoelasticity, dislocations, plastic deformation in single and polycrystalline materials, strengthening of crystalline materials, fracture: microscopic and macroscopic aspects, creep and superplasticity, fatigue of engineering materials. Prerequisite : MSE 201

Prerequisite(s): MSE201         Corequisite(s): None



MSE302 - Deformation Processes     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

Stress and Strain, tensors, transformations, plane stress and plane strain, Mohr's circles, isotropic elasticity, elastic work, Macroscopic Plasticity and yield criteria, Work hardening, mechanic properties, Plastic instability, Strain rate and Temperature, superplasticity, hot working. Ideal work and Uniform energy, friction, extrusion and drawing, Slab analysis- force balance, Upper bound analysis, Slip-line filed theory, Deformation zone geometry, friction and residual stresses, inhomogenity, Formability, metallurgy, hydrostatic stresses, Bending, Plastic Anisotropy, crystallographic basis, Hill's anisotropic plasticity theory, Cupping redrawing and Ironing, Complex Stamping, Properties of sheet of Al and Cu alloys and steels. Corequsite: MSE 301

Prerequisite(s): MSE301         Corequisite(s): None



MSE303 - Transport Phenomena     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

Fluid flow; energy balances, friction, types of flow, flow measurements. Heat transfer; conduction, convection, radiation. mass transfer; homogeneous kinetics, diffusion, heterogeneous reactions, nucleation and bubble formation, metastable products. Corequisite: MATH 255, MSE 203

Prerequisite(s): None          Corequisite(s): MATH255, MSE203



MSE311 - Physical Metallurgy     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

The structure of metals, solid solutions, diffusion in substitutional solid solutions, interstitial diffusions, nucleation and growth kinetics, precipitation hardening, deformation twinning and martensite reactions, iron-carbon alloy systems, the hardening of steel, non ferrous alloy systems. Prerequisite : MSE 201

Prerequisite(s): MSE201         Corequisite(s): None



MSE313 - Metallography     (T:2 + A:2) Credit:3

General metallographic methods, grinding, polishing, etching, electrolytic polishing and etching, basic components of a light microscope, metallographic technique for ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, typical microstructures of some iron-base, aluminum, copper, and zinc alloys, quantitative metallography Prerequisite: MSE 201, Co-requisite: MSE 208

Prerequisite(s): MSE201, MSE208         Corequisite(s): None



MSE314 - Materials Characterization     (T:2 + A:2) Credit:3

Introduction to the theory of x-rays and electron diffraction. Description of X-Ray Diffractometer and Scanning Electron Microscopy. Phase analysis techniques using X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy. Laboratory exercises in crystal structure analysis, phase identification and chemical analysis. Description of other characterization techniques. Prerequisite: MSE 201

Prerequisite(s): MSE201         Corequisite(s): None



MSE321 - Ceramic Materials     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

Structure of ceramics, mechanical, physical, thermal, electrical, magnetic and optical properties of ceramics. Description and applications of traditional and high technology ceramics, glass, glass-ceramics, refractory oxide ceramics. Corequisite: MSE 202 and MSE 208

Prerequisite(s): MSE202, MSE208         Corequisite(s): None



MSE322 - Ceramic Processing Techniques     (T:2 + A:2) Credit:3

Characterization of ceramic powders; size, surface area, density and porosimetry. Particle size and distribution, particle statistics. Particle packing. Methods of ceramic powder synthesis. Surface chemistry and rheology. Powder forming techniques; additivites, pressing, slip casting, extrusion, injection molding. Densification of powder compacts; theory and practice of sintering processes, solid state sintering, liquid phase sintering, pressure sintering. Corequisite: MSE 321

Prerequisite(s): MSE321         Corequisite(s): None



MSE331 - Chemical Metallurgy     (T:2 + A:2) Credit:3

Thermodynamics of chemical reactions. Kinetics of chemical reactions; effects of concentration and temperature on rates of chemical reactions. Generalized treatment of thermodynamic and kinetic principles of pretreatment, reduction, smelting, matte smelting, refining, hydrometallurgical and electrometallurgical processes with selected examples on the metallurgy of copper, zinc, lead, iron and aluminum Prerequisite: MSE 204

Prerequisite(s): MSE204         Corequisite(s): None



MSE400 - Summer Practice     (T:0 + A:0) Credit:0

Students will spend 6 weeks in industry and gain practical experience on a topic related to Materials Engineering. At the end of the summer practice, each student should write a technical report and submit it to the department.

Prerequisite(s): None          Corequisite(s): None



MSE401 - Degradation of Materials     (T:2 + A:2) Credit:3

Corrosion of metals: thermodynamics and kinetics, protection methods, stainless steels, stress corrosion, case studies of failures. High temperature oxidation of metals and degradation of non-oxide ceramics. Degradation of polymers. Surface treatments and coatings.

Prerequisite(s): None          Corequisite(s): None



MSE402 - Surface Treatment of Metals and Alloys     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

Clasification of surface treatment methods. Hard and Soft coatings through thermal spraying, CVD and PVD. Hot-dipping, electroplating, chemical conversion and spraying. Selection of coating material for wear and corrosion resistance. Comparison of methods on the basis of cost and property. Material and method design for specific applications.

Prerequisite(s): None          Corequisite(s): None



MSE404 - Biomaterials     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

Materials in current use and under development for biomedical applications, with emphasis on structure-property relationships in the context of implant design and observed failure mechanisms. Modern techniques for analysis of surface structure and chemistry. Materials processing methods used or under development in the manufacture of biomedical devices, key design parameters.

Prerequisite(s): None          Corequisite(s): None



MSE411 - Solidification Processes     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

Dendritic, eutectic, peritectic, monotectic solidification, Solidification dependent macrostructure development, Heat transfer in Solidification, Riser design and placement, Gating system, Solidification induced stresses and strain. Corequisite: MSE 303, MSE 311

Prerequisite(s): MSE303, MSE311         Corequisite(s): None



MSE412 - Elec. Op. & Mag. Prop. of Mat.     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3


Prerequisite(s): None          Corequisite(s): None



MSE413 - Thermal Processes of Materials     (T:2 + A:2) Credit:3

Property changes due to heat treatment. Iron-carbon system. Austenizating transformation, I-T and C-T diagrams, annealing, normalizing, hardening, critical cooling rate. Actual cooling rate, quenching media, size and mass effect. Hardenability and applications of hardenability data. Tempering. Secondary hardening, temper embrittlement, austempering. Case hardening. Residual stress, martempering.

Prerequisite(s): None          Corequisite(s): None



MSE414 - Materials Selection and Design     (T:2 + A:2) Credit:3

Introduction to design process: The steps of design, Examples of conventional and fracture-based design. Decision making Optimization. Material selection and design. Evaluation methods for materials selection. Special Topics in materials selection and design: Failure analysis as a tool of materials selection. Term project in which the proper engineering design approach is the prime requirement.

Prerequisite(s): None          Corequisite(s): None



MSE415 - Advanced Electron Microscopy and Crystallography     (T:2 + A:2) Credit:3

Close look to SEM and TEM: their components, voltage-wavelength relationships, optimum working conditions, . theory of reciprocal lattice and Ewald Sphere, electron diffraction, pattern solutions, dislocations, twins, grain boundary, grain orientation, application problems, other techniques

Prerequisite(s): None          Corequisite(s): None



MSE416 - Structure and Properties of Engineering Alloys     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

Carbon steels, alloy steels, stainless steels, tool steels, cast iron, aluminum alloys, copper alloys, nikel and cobalt alloys, magnesium and zinc alloys, titanium alloys, refractory metals and alloys

Prerequisite(s): None          Corequisite(s): None



MSE417 - Polymeric Materials     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

Types of Polymers (step growth polymers, free radical polymers, copolymers, ring opening polymers), General Polymerization Techniques (ionic, nonionic, bulk polymerization, emulsion polymerization), Factors Determining Polymer Properties (structure, molecular weight, crystallinity, morphology, isomerism, polymer additives), Characterization of Polymers (mechanical characterization, thermal characterization, physical characterization), Polymer Processing Techniques (molding, extrusion, calendering, thermoforming, casting and solution casting, reinforced thermoset molding, fiber spinning, compounding).

Prerequisite(s): None          Corequisite(s): None



MSE418 - Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials     (T:2 + A:2) Credit:3

General description of most common NDT methods. NDT detection of metallurgical properties of metals and alloys and application of nondestructive evaluation for metallurgical processes and products. NDT detection in service produced defects mainly caused by thermal cycle, fatique, creep or by corrosion attack.

Prerequisite(s): None          Corequisite(s): None



MSE420 - Polymer Processing      (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

Polymerization Processes; Polymer Production Systems; Monomer Synthesis; Storage and Transport, Types of Polymerization Systems; Mixing and Polymerization; Monomer and Solvent Recovery; Polymer Recovery; Post Polymerization Reactions; Polymer Drying; Storage and Flow of Particulate Solids; Polymer Extrusion; Die Flows; Injection Molding; Calendaring; Polymer Recycling; Plastics; Rubber; Synthetic Fibers; Surface Finishes; Adhesives; Composites.

Prerequisite(s): None          Corequisite(s): None



MSE421 - Glass Science and Technology     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

Glass making oxides and structures of glass. Glass composition and crystalline phases. Chemical composition of glasses. Raw materials, batches and calculations, handling and mixing raw materials. Viscosity of glasses. Furnaces. Principles of glassworking. Strain and annealing of glasses. Color, decorative processes and surface coatings. Weathering and durability. Defects and testing of glassware.

Prerequisite(s): None          Corequisite(s): None



MSE422 - Cement and Concrete Technology     (T:3 + A:0) Credit:3

Principles and technology of producing ceramic materials bonded by hydrated compounds formed by hydration reactions of inorganic cements. Structure and properties of hardened Portland cement paste. Types, properties, tests and uses of Portland cements. Aggregates and admixtures. Concrete mix design and production. Properties and testing of concrete. Special cements and concretes.

Prerequisite(s): None          Corequisite(s): None



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