Atomic structure and bonding and its effect on mechanical and physical properties of solids. Introduction to microstructures of polymers, metals and ceramics. Fundamentals of cement and concrete microstructure- property relationships; classification of cementitious materials for engineering design. Deformation mechanisms in crystalline solid. Mechanism of strengthening of metals; phases in alloys. Introduction to phase diagrams and their application to ferrous alloys. Phase transformations through time-temperature- transformations and their applications to heat treatment of plain carbon steels and cast irons. Structure-property relationship in alloy and stainless steels.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Students will work in groups but present individual components in the team reports. The reports will be used for formative assessment.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):