TAM 324: Behavior of Materials

Class Description:

Macroscopic mechanical behavior in terms of phenomena at the nanometer and micrometer levels for the three types of engineering materials (metals, ceramics, and polymers) with emphasis on specific materials used in civil engineering -- steel, rocks, clay, portland cement concrete, asphaltic concrete, and wood. Same as CEE 300. Prerequisite: Completion of Composition I general education requirement; CHEM 104 and TAM 251. 4 undergraduate hours.

Topics:

Lecture
Introduction to materials behavior (1hr)
Bonding and molecular structure (3hr)
Elastic behavior (3hr)
Colloidal materials; microstructure of concrete (2hr)
Microstructure of wood, bitumens and sealants (3hr)
Introduction to dislocations (3hr)
Yielding under stress; ductile failure (4hr)
Fracture mechanisms (3hr)
Brittle fracture (3hr)
Fracture of concrete, wood and asphaltic concrete (2hr)
Fatigue (2hr)
Creep and thermal properties (2hr)
Durability (3hr)
Heat treatment of steels (2hr)
Phase diagrams; time-temperature-transition diagrams (3hr)
Composites (3hr)
Hour exams (2)
TOTAL HOURS FOR LECTURE: 44

Laboratory
1. Tension test
2. Compression and hardness tests
3. Bending and torsion tests
4. Notch sensitivity
5. Impact; fracture-toughness testing
6. Creep of metals and polymers
7. Heat treatment of steels
8. Production of concrete
9. Mechanical behavior of concrete
10. Mechanical behavior of wood
11. Viscosity of asphalt cements
 

ME:  ME 330 required instead.

EM:  Required.

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