Available fall term
303E Dearborn Hall
Selecting materials for engineering applications. The major families of materials, their properties, and how their properties are controlled; case studies and design projects emphasizing materials selection.
- Optimization theory
- Design methodology
- Materials property data and databases
- Optimization with multiple and conflicting objectives
- Ecological design
- Application and group design project
The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:
- Recognize and develop lists of independent and dependent parameters for a mechanical design from which to develop quantitative measures of performance.
- Develop optimization equations for selection of materials for defined design projects.
- Use material property plots to identify the best performing materials for a given application.
- Use materials property databases for identification of candidate materials.