Materials Science course covers processing, structure, properties, performance of engineering materials, the effect of atomic bonding and crystalline structure on the mechanical properties of metals, polymers, frequent measurement, testing and comparison techniques to aid in selection of materials. Experiments include compressive and tensile strength testing, toughness, Nondestructive tests, hardness and micro- structure, the effects of heat upon strength, the effects of combining certain materials in a composite to improve overall mechanical properties.

Skill Level: Beginner