SRJC Course Outlines

3/25/2023 4:17:14 AMENGR 45 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

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 Scheduled3.008 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.

Course Completion of PHYS 40 AND; Course Completion of CHEM 3A AND CHEM 3AL; OR CHEM 1A

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

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

Prerequisites:Course Completion of PHYS 40 AND; Course Completion of CHEM 3A AND CHEM 3AL; OR CHEM 1A
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


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Describe classification, properties and theories related to the behaviors of various materials.
2.  Apply mechanical, thermal and electrical techniques to characterize and/or manipulate properties of materials.

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Students will be able to:
1.   Describe the fundamental concepts related to atomic theory, the 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, determine 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 nonferrous 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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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 their effect on strength
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 and space
17. Composite materials
18. Preservation, deterioration, and failure of materials
Lab work includes:
1.   Control charts and measurement accuracy
2.   Crystal model building
3.   Strain gauge measurement of modulus of elasticity
4.   Determination of lattice constant by electron diffraction
5.   Precipitation hardening
6.   Hardening, tempering, and annealing of steel
7.   Galvanic corrosion of steel
8.   Cold working and annealing of brass
9.   Casting of thermoset polymers
10. Thermal shock in glass and ceramics
11. Stress in tempered and annealed glass
12. Introduction to finite element analysis

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1. Read textbook, one chapter per week (approximately 40 pages)
2. Homework problem sets (10 - 16)
3. Laboratory experiments (8 - 16), including lab reports
4. Presentation(s) (0 - 2)
5. Quiz(zes) in lab or lecture (0 - 15)
6. Exams (3 - 5)
7. 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 experiments, reports, and quiz(zes)
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problem sets and lecture quiz(zes)
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 10%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 75%
Exams and Final
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. 10th ed. Callister, William. Wiley. 2018
Instructor-prepared materials

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