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4 Credits
Available Fall terms
Lecture Only

Prerequisites
Graduate standing

Contact
Brady Gibbons
541.737.2600
306 Dearborn Hall

Course Description

Fundamentals of the interactions between the structure and properties of materials. Atomic bonding and atom interactions. Geometric and algebraic representations of symmetry. Introduction to phase equilibria. Phenomenological background of elasticity and plasticity in materials. Anisotropic materials and tensor representations. Influence of structure on thermal, electrical, and optical properties of materials.

Topics

  • Atomic bonding and atom interactions
  • Geometric and algebraic representations of symmetry
  • Introduction to phase equilibria
  • Phenomenological background of elasticity and plasticity in materials
  • Anisotropic materials and tensor representations
  • Influence of structure on thermal, electrical, and optical properties of materials

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Predict basic physical properties of materials based on knowledge of their structure, atomic composition and chemical bonding.
  2. Readily describe the structure of crystalline materials using the nomenclature of Bravais lattices and Miller Indices.
  3. Describe the symmetry elements for crystalline materials.
  4. Use a binary phase diagram to quantitatively describe the compositions, phases and microstructures developed in binary solid systems.
  5. Describe the mechanical properties of materials in terms of elastic and plastic behavior.