Metallic Materials: Structure, Properties and Applications

Instructor:Anastasia Mikhaylovskaya
Updated:2015-Sep-22

Course Summary

The purpose of course is studying the different metals and metallic alloys, their structures, properties and applications. Analysis of influence of composition and structure to properties of alloys; choice of heat treatment regimes; alloys choice for various applications.

Course Format

Hours of lecture Hours of practice Hours in laboratory Hours of independent study Total numbers of hours
12 24 10 144 180

Course Content

  • Introduction: main subjects and course problems
  • Microstructures, properties and applications of the steels and cast irons
  • Influence of the alloying elements on the microstructure and properties of steels
  • Main heat treatment methods of the Fe-based materials
  • Main heat treatment methods of non-ferrous alloys
  • Microstructures, properties and applications of the aluminum based alloys
  • Microstructures, properties and applications of the magnesium based alloys
  • Microstructures, properties and applications of the titanium based alloys
  • Microstructures, properties and applications of the copper based alloys
  • Phase analysis and microstructure features in the industrial alloys: laboratory classes

Reading List

Primary textbook:

  1. David E. Laughlin, Hono Kazuhiro, Physical Metallurgy, Elsevier, 2014

Additional textbooks:

  1. ASM HANDBOOK. Properties and Selection: Irons, Steels, and High-Performance Alloys. V.1. The Materials Information Company, 2010.
  2. ASM HANDBOOK Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials V.2. The Materials Information Company, 2010.
  3. ASM HANDBOOK. Metallography and Microstructures V.9. The Materials Information Company, 2010.
  4. The Deformation and Processing of Structural Materials. Edited by Z. X. Guo, Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2005.
  5. Designations and Chemical Composition Limits for Aluminum Alloys in the Form of Castings and Ingot, The Aluminum Associations , 2008
  6. Designations and Chemical Composition Limits for Aluminum Alloys, The Aluminum Associations , 2008
  7. Titanium and Titanium Alloys. Fundamentals and Applications. Edited by Christoph Leyens, Manfred Peters. Copyright © 2003 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

Grading

Class participation and homeworks 20 %
Midterm tests and labs 30 %
Final exam 50 %