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MaterialsMechanical EngineeringEngineering DesignElectrical Engineering
Learners taking this Course are
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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks, 3 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Russian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Overview / The Menu of Materials / Point Defects Explain Solid State Diffusion

10 videos (Total 41 min), 2 quizzes
10 videos
Six Categories of Engineering Materials8m
Structure Leads to Properties5m
Summary2m
Crystallography and the Electron Microscope6m
Introduction to the Arrhenius Relationship5m
The Arrhenius Relationship Applied to the Number of Vacancies in a Crystal4m
Point Defects and Solid State Diffusion3m
The Arrhenius Relationship Applied to Solid State Diffusion2m
Summary36s
2 practice exercises
Thing 110m
Thing 224m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Dislocations Explain Plastic Deformation / Stress vs. Strain -The “Big Four” Mechanical Properties

10 videos (Total 34 min), 2 quizzes
10 videos
Plastic Deformation by Dislocation Motion8m
Summary13s
The Stress versus Strain (Tensile) Test3m
The “Big Four” Mechanical Properties3m
Focusing on Strength and Stiffness4m
Beyond the Tensile Strength4m
Focusing on Ductility1m
A Fifth Parameter – Toughness2m
Summary1m
2 practice exercises
Thing 38m
Thing 416m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Creep Deformation / The Ductile-to-Brittle Transition

8 videos (Total 34 min), 2 quizzes
8 videos
The Creep Curve5m
Creep Deformation and the Arrhenius Relationship8m
Mechanisms for Creep Deformation3m
Summary1m
The Ductile-to-Brittle Transition and Crystal Structure7m
Plotting the Ductile-to-Brittle Transition5m
Summary1m
2 practice exercises
Thing 516m
Thing 68m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Fracture Toughness / Fatigue

10 videos (Total 43 min), 2 quizzes
10 videos
Fracture Toughness and the Design Plot8m
Critical Flaw Size and the Design Plot5m
A Play of Good versus Evil!4m
Summary33s
Introduction to Fatigue1m
Defining Fatigue6m
The Fatigue Curve and Fatigue Strength5m
Mechanism of Fatigue5m
Summary1m
2 practice exercises
Thing 718m
Thing 812m
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Top reviews from Materials Science: 10 Things Every Engineer Should Know

By ZMJul 18th 2017

This course is good for engineers. It illustrated many fundemental and important concept in materials science. The teacher is great who explain nearly everthings in details with words and experiments.

By SSJul 25th 2017

It helped me a lot to have a basic idea about different types of materials, processing and properties. I earned basic knowledge about materials and I can teach these relevant topics to students

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James Shackelford

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

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