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Course Code: 
MSN 260
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
Theoric: 
1
Practice: 
0
Credits: 
2
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
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Course Objectives: 
This is a course for undergraduates dealing with the mechanical behaviour of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. This course focuses on the stresses and strains in materials and the resulting deformation/fracture response.
Course Content: 

COURSE CONTENT

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction, description of the course

Textbook

2

Concept of stresses and strains, engineering stresses and strains, Tensile Test - stress-strain response for metal, ceramic and polymer, elastic region, yield point, plastic deformation, necking and fracture

Textbook

3

Compressive testing, flexural testing

Textbook

4

Hardness testing methods, impact testing

Textbook

5

Fracture mechanics, types of fractures in metals, fracture mechanics - Linear fracture mechanics -KIC, application of fracture mechanics in the design of metals, ceramics and polymers

Textbook

6

Deformation under cyclic load - Fatigue: S-N curves, Low and high cycle fatigue, Life cycle prediction, Fatigue in metals

Textbook

7

Deformation at High temperature: Time dependent deformation - creep, different stages of creep, creep and stress rupture, creep mechanisms

Textbook

8

Mechanical properties of ceramics and polymers

Textbook

9

Midterm -I

Textbook

10

Tensile testing lab.

Textbook

11

Hardness testing lab.

Textbook

12

Impact testing lab. (Determination of DBTT)

Textbook

13

Compressive testing lab.

Textbook

14

Flexural testing lab.

Textbook

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Lab, 4: Case-study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Experiment, C: Homework, D: Project

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