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3 Credits
Crosslisted as ENGR 322
Available Fall/Winter
Lecture / Lab

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ENGR 213 or ENGR 213H;
and ENGR 321 or ENGR 321H
or MATS 321


William Warnes
303B Dearborn Hall

Course Description

Mechanical behavior of materials, relating laboratory test results to material structure, and elements of mechanical analysis.


  • Dislocations I, II, III
  • Strain hardening and GB strengthening
  • Annealing I, II
  • Solute strengthening
  • Precipitate
  • Steel mechanical properties
  • Brittle fracture I, II
  • Ductile fracture
  • Fatigue I, II
  • Creep/Composites

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Predict the changes in the mechanical behavior of materials due to thermo-mechanical processing based on underlying physical models
  2. Predict the effect of crystal defects on the mechanical properties of crystalline materials
  3. Quantitatively determine standard mechanical properties from plots of stress versus strain
  4. Assess and describe the mechanisms leading to failure when provided with a failure example with an unknown cause
  5. Conduct a meaningful hardness, tensile, and impact test and report the test results in a clear and useful manner