MAT_SCI 332: Mechanical Behavior of Solids

Quarter Offered

Fall : MWF 10-10:50 ; Shull


MAT SCI 316-1,2; 316-2 may be taken concurrently


This course will provide the students with an in-depth study of plastic deformation and fracture of materials. With emphasis on structure/properties relations. The role of imperfections, state of stress, temperature and strain rate upon mechanical behavior, is examined. Teams consisting of about 4 students will carry out a project designed to simulate an industrial or university R&D investigation. Materials will be subjected to microstructural and mechanical tests from which an application will be evaluated. Each team will present an oral and a written report at the end of the quarter.

Relationship to Department Objectives Supports 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 15, 16

Textbook: Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials, 5th ed., R.W. Hertzberg, R.P. Vinci and J.L. Hertzberg. John Wiley.