Arizona State University

Hardening, Polymers, Properties

Terry Alford

Instructor: Terry Alford

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23 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • The use of the phase diagram to strengthen alloy steels and be able to predict microstucture during age hardening.

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Intermediate level

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There are 5 modules in this course

This course will introduce age hardening and how to use a phase diagram to identify an alloy that is eligible for age hardening. The key factors that affect nucleation and crystal growth will be investigated. In addition, an introduction to polymer science will be given. The key differences between thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers will be introduced. Strengthening mechanisms will be introduced. We explore what happens to the properties of a polymer as you increase or decrease the extent of cross-linking. major polymer synthesis methods will be shown. We will review polymer selection for various applications. In addition, how structural properties vary with temperature will be presented. We explore the significance of the glass transition temperature of a polymer to its thermal and mechanical properties.

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1 video1 reading

In this module, we will discuss age hardening as a means of controlling the properties of various materials.

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3 videos6 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

In this module, we explore the different kinds of polymers, polymer concepts and methods of polymer synthesis.

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6 videos8 readings1 quiz3 discussion prompts

n this module, we will examine the different methods used to process polymers.

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3 videos6 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

In this module, we will discuss the relationships between atomic and crystal structure and the thermal and mechanical properties of a material.

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7 videos8 readings1 quiz1 peer review2 discussion prompts

Instructor

Terry Alford
Arizona State University
11 Courses11,124 learners

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