Approved by Faculty Senate.
University Studies Course Approval
Department or Program: Engineering
Course Number: ENGR 292
Course Title: Properties of Materials Laboratory
Number of Credits: 2
Catalog Description: (2 S.H.) A lecture-laboratory course. Determination of various mechanical, microscopic and physical properties of metallic and composite materials. Construction of a binary phase diagram. Heat treatment and recrystallization. Corrosion and electrochemical properties of materials. This course is one of four engineering courses that collectively satisfy 6 credits of the writing flag requirement in the University Studies Program.
This is an existing course that has previously been approved by A2C2 Yes .
This is a new course proposal No . (If this is a new course proposal, the WSU Curriculum Approval Form must also be completed as in the process prescribed by WSU Regulation 3-4.)
Department Contact Person for this course: Maryam Grami
The proposed course is designed to satisfy the requirements in (select one area only):
A. Basic Skills: B. Arts & Sciences Core:
______ 1. College Reading and Writing ______ 1. Humanities
______ 2. Oral Communication ______ 2. Natural Science
______ 3. Mathematics ______ 3. Social Science
______ 4. Physical Development and Wellness ______ 4. Fine & Performing Arts
C. Unity and Diversity: D. Flagged Courses:
1. Critical Analysis ___X_ 1. Writing
______ 2. Science and Social Policy ______ 2. Oral
______ 3. a. Global Perspectives ______ 3. a. Mathematics/ Statistics
______ b. Multicultural Perspectives ______ b. Critical Analysis
__ __ 4. a. Contemporary Citizenship
______ b. Democratic Institutions
DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING
ENGR 292: Properties of Materials Laboratory
Instructor: Dr. Maryam E. Grami
Office: 203G ST`
Tel: (507) 457- 5348
Teaching Assistant: Bryan Clark
Tutoring Hours: 7 hours/week in Room 213 Stark.
Text: MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
BY: William Callister Fifth Edition
(BCC, FCC, HCP and Their Planes) Chapter 3
3. Diffusion Chapter 5
4. Tensile Testing Chapter 6
5. Hardness, Microhardness Chapter 6
6. Fracture, Ductile to Brittle Transition of Engineering Materials Chapter 8
7. Fatigue Testing of Metallic Samples Chapter 8
8. Examination of Microstructure of Ferrous Alloys Chapter 9
9. Examination of Microstructure of Non-Ferrous Alloys Chapter 12
10. Examination of Microstructure of Polymeric Materials Chapter 16
11. Structure and Properties of Wood Handout
12. Corrosion and Degradation of Metallic Materials Chapter 18
Exam 1 15%
Section 1 Tues. Feb. 27, 2001 Section 2 Mon. Feb. 26, 2001
Final Exam 20%
Last week of the semester
Laboratory Reports 55%
Laboratory Performance 5%
* Portfolio: include:
2. William F. Smith, Principles of Materials Science and Engineering, 3rd ed, Mc Graw Hill, New York, 1996.
Note 1: If a student did not attend a laboratory session he/she will be penalized for 50% of that lab report grade.
Note 2: You are required to wear Safety Glasses in the laboratory all the times. If a student failed to wear Safety Glasses he/she will be dismissed for the day and will receive failing grade for that lab.
(Local address for Safety Glasses: Tristate Airgas, 301 E 3rd St. Winona, 454-8445)
Contribution of Course to Writing Flag Requirements:
This course is a lecture-laboratory course. During the lecture hours students learn the theoretical background for the experiments they perform in the laboratory. The course has been assigned the most recent and advanced textbook on the subject matter. Several reference books are included for additional information. The laboratory activities include a total of twelve experiments. Students are required to write a complete laboratory report for each experiment.
Students are required to attend the lecture hours. The reports they write include an introduction section that covers the scientific background for the experiment. This obligates students to study the theoretical background of the experiment. In the Results and Discussion sections, students are required to implement their understanding of the background theory on analysis of the data they obtained from the experiments.
Students are provided with a handout explaining the format of the reports and the details to be included in each section of the report. The format is similar to the format of a research paper in an engineering journal.
The state-of-the-art equipment used for teaching some of the experiments for this course includes x-ray diffractometer, tensile, fatigue, hardness, microhardness, and microscopy testing units. The students use MS Word, Excel and other software to write their findings and produce professional reports.
For the laboratory reports, students are required to include: Introduction, Experimental (Materials, Equipment, and Method), Results, Discussion, and References. In their results section, they are required to analyze their data and compare their results to the related published data. In the discussion sections they need to discuss the differences between their results and the published data, explain the reasons for the discrepancies, and identify the sources of error. This is an accepted technical writing method in the engineering field.
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