Course Number: MAT-004
Course Field: Material Science
PDH Credits: 4

Course Overview

Engineering materials refers to the group of materials that are used in the construction of manmade structures and components. The primary function of an engineering material is to withstand applied loading without breaking and without exhibiting excessive deflection. The major classifications of engineering materials include metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. The important characteristics of the materials within each of these classes are discussed in this course, and tables of material properties are also provided.

This course discusses:

  • Metals, including:
    • Ferrous alloys, with a focus on steels
    • Aluminum alloys
    • Nickel alloys
    • Copper alloys
    • Titanium alloys
  • Polymers, including:
    • Thermoplastic polymers
    • Thermosetting polymers
    • Elastomers
  • Ceramics, including:
    • Glass
    • Cements
    • Clay products
    • Refractories
    • Abrasives
  • Composites, including:
    • Particulate composites
    • Fibrous composites
    • Laminated composites

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