This course will consist of a detailed study of the mechanical properties of materials. Topics covered will include stress-strain behavior, elastic and plastic deformation mechanisms, failure mechanisms in quasi-static and dynamic loading conditions, and microstructure-properties relationships. These topics will be discussed as applied to metallic, ceramic, polymeric, and composite materials at bulk and nano scales. The course will also introduce destructive and non-destructive mechanical testing methods.
Please note that this 515 course is also listed as a 510 course in the full-time program. It is the same course. Part-time students should register for the 515 course.