SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 12:55:59 AMENGR 45 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGR 45Title:  PROP OF MATERIALS  
Full Title:  Properties of Materials
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Structure, properties, selection, utilization, and deterioration of engineering materials. (CAN ENGR 4)  

CHEM 1A or CHEM 4A and PHYS 40.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Structure, properties, selection, utilization, deterioration of engineering materials. (Grade only)  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:CHEM 1A or CHEM 4A and PHYS 40.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: ENGR 140B Materials Science and Engineering SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ENGR45

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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 Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Describe the fundamental concepts related to the atomic theory, periodic table and bonding types/forces.
2.  Apply various crystal systems, Miller Indices and x-ray diffraction methods to the evaluation of solids.
3.  Describe all types of defects in solids, calculate/measure their densities and explain their effects on the properties of materials.
4.  Explain different diffusion mechanisms.
5.  Apply various mechanical testing methods to different materials.
6.  Use the dislocation concept to explain the strengthening mechanism and heat treatment of materials.
7.  Identify various modes of failure, their mechanisms, and factors affecting their rate.
8.  Analyze binary phase diagrams of various alloys and Temperature Time Transition (TTT) diagram for steel and their application for processing of metals.
9.  Describe the properties of non-ferrous metals, ceramics, polymers and composites.
10.  Explain basic electrical, thermal, optical and magnetic properties of materials.
11.  Explain the types of corrosion mechanisms, the factors affecting the rate of corrosion, and the methods of protection against corrosion.  

Topics and Scope
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Topics covered include:
1.  Classification of engineering materials
2.  Atomic structure and the periodic table
3.  Chemical bonding and intermolecular forces
4.  Space lattices and atomic arrangements
5.  Vacancies, impurities, and dislocations in atomic arrangement
6.  Diffusion in materials
7.  Mechanical properties of materials
8.  Deformation, work hardening, and annealing of materials
9.  Nucleation and grain growth, and grain size strengthening
10. Phase diagrams and TTT
11. Solid solution strengthening and dispersion strengthening
12. Heat treatment of materials
13. Ferrous alloys
14. Nonferrous alloys
15. Electrical properties of metals and semiconductors, including corrosions
16. Magnetism in materials & space
17. Composite materials
18. Preservation, deterioration, and failure of materials
Lab work includes:
1.  Mechanical testing of materials
2.  Crystal model building
3.  Use of an electrical strain gage to measure modulus of elasticity
4.  Determination of lattice constant of macroscopic pseudocrystal by microwave spectrometry
5.  Determination of lattice constant by electron diffraction
6.  Phase diagram
7.  Precipitation hardening
8.  Hardening, tempering, and annealing of steel.
9.  Jominy hardenability test
10. Cold working and annealing of brass
11. Introduction to finite element analysis  

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1.  Read textbook, one chapter per week
2.  No less than 14 sets of homework problems
3.  Twelve laboratory experiments of varying lengths, including both short reports and formal writeups
4.  No less than three (3) mid-term exams
5.  Final exam  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 25%
Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 15%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
60 - 75%
Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, problems
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Materials Science and Engineering, An Introduction by Callister, 7th ed.
Wiley, 2007  

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