Materials Science and Engineering
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2017/18 
Vakcode  NAMATK09 
Vaknaam  Materials Science and Engineering 
Niveau(s)  bachelor 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I a 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Materials Science and Engineering  
Leerdoelen  After the course students are able to: (1) Describe interatomic bonding in materials, how with the help of the periodic table the bonding type can be predicted and how bonding affects in general properties; (2) Describe and analyze in detail structures and properties of engineering materials (i.e. metals, ceramics and polymers) with an emphasis on the mutual relationship between properties and structures on various length scales. (3) Describe mechanical deformation and perform basic calculations of mechanical loading of materials (using linear elasticity and isotropic elastic constants) both analytically but also numerically employing Finite Element Analysis software; (4) Read and analyze binary phase diagrams, being able to compute phase fractions with the lever rule and predict materials microstructures based on phase diagrams. Students are able to describe link between phase diagrams and phase transformations including basic heat treatment processes in steel and precipitation hardenable alloys; (5) Apply a materials selection method (Cambridge Engineering Selector) in product design. 

Omschrijving  In the lectures mainly materials of everyday life, such as metals, ceramics and polymers are treated with an emphasis on mechanical and electrical properties. The red line throughout the lectures is the “triangular relationship” between structures, properties and processing of materials, e.g. from the process applied the structure on various length scales from atomic to macroscopic scale can be predicted and from the structure the properties can be predicted. Knowledge and understanding of these relationships are important when designing with materials. In addition students will obtain basic skills (1) applying a method for optimum materials selection in product design (Cambridge Engineering Selector) and (2) performing finite element calculations (using linear elasticity theory) to analyze local stresses and strains present in materials with various geometries subjected to mechanical loading.  
Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)
(Total hours of lectures: 24 hours, tutorials: 12 hours, practical: 9 hours, self study (incl. preparation for tutorials): 95 hours.) 

Toetsvorm 
Practisch werk (PR), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(Written exam with open questions: 100 % of final grade, see remarks for more information.) 

Vaksoort  bachelor  
Coördinator  prof. dr. ir. B.J. Kooi  
Docent(en)  prof. dr. ir. B.J. Kooi ,dr. A. Vakis  
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Entreevoorwaarden  The course unit prepares students for the courses Production Techniques, Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing and Design and Construction of the degree programme IEM track Production Technology & Logistics in which the learning objectives attained are used as prior knowledge.  
Opmerkingen  Further explanation regarding the assessment and grading: The written exam: 100 % of final grade. Written exam contains a list of questions/exercises in a logical sequence properly covering all material treated during the lectures and tutorial and is thus properly aligned with the learning objectives. In the tutorial similar questions/exercises are treated as during the exam, so the student know how to prepare for the exam. The exam typically contains five exercises on (1) phase diagrams and phase transformations (2) relating structure and mechanical properties, linear elasticity theory, yielding on slip systems, (3) ceramics and polymers, (4) electrical properties and (5) materials selection. Each of the five exercises typically tests knowledge, comprehension and skills in an order from more basic (simple) to more advanced (difficult). It is on the exam (i.e. apriori) made clear to the students how many points can be scored for each properly answered question/exercise. The number of points relates to the relative weight of the question/exercise, based on its extensiveness and complexity. The final mark is then based on the following equation: Mark = 1 + 9*(Points scored by the student)/(Max. number of points that can be scored). Practicals: A mark is not given, but during the lab work it is by continuous attendance (of two supervisors on max. 32 students) checked if students are working actively on the assignments and that proper results are obtained. This is also formally checked at the end of the (typical 3 hours) session when students want to leave and then, when the results are adequate, students get a pass for the practical session. 

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