Materials Science
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2021/22 
Vakcode  WBPH02005 
Vaknaam  Materials Science 
Niveau(s)  bachelor 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I b 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Materials Science  
Leerdoelen  At the end of the course, the student is able to: 1. describe (1) interatomic bonding in materials, (2) how with the help of the periodic table the bonding type can be predicted and (3) how bonding affects in general materials properties; 2. describe and analyze in detail structures and properties of engineering materials (i.e. metals, ceramics and polymers) and is then particularly able to relate (mechanical and electrical) properties of materials with their 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. Student is 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; 6. distinguish basic band structures of metal, semiconductors and insulators and is able to predict temperature dependence of the electrical conductivity of metals, intrinsic and n and ptype extrinsic semiconductors. 

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 tailored 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)
(24 LC, 12 T, 9 PRC, 95 self study) 

Toetsvorm 
Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(100 % WE) 

Vaksoort  bachelor  
Coördinator  ir. Dr. V. Ocelik, PhD.  
Docent(en)  prof. dr. ir. B.J. Kooi ,ir. Dr. V. Ocelik, PhD.  
Verplichte literatuur 


Entreevoorwaarden  Prior knowledge: Basic chemistry, physics and mathematics on highschool (VWO) level.  
Opmerkingen  Mark = 1 + 9*(Points scored by the student)/(Max. number of points that can be scored) Pass mark is equal or higher than 5.5 based on the written exam. For the practicals no pass mark holds, but only it is checked whether the students have worked actively and completed the form sufficiently well before they receive a pass. 

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