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METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (MTE)

Professor Ramana G. Reddy, Interim Department Head
Office: A-129 Bevill Building

MTE 101 Introduction to Materials. (1-0) One hour.

An introduction to the materials science and engineering profession and history. The course includes selected topics useful in the study of metallurgical and materials engineering.

MTE 155 Energy, Environment & Materials. (4-0) Four hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 100

This course will provide the science background today's citizens need to understand the problems and limitations society faces with respect to energy resources and the environment. Science concepts will be introduced as needed and within the context of energy, the environment or materials. Students will be encouraged to critically analyze timely examples of energy usage or environmental problems from the news media. Students will gain an understanding of how engineering and technology, especially the development of new materials, can translate science to practical and beneficial outcomes.

MTE 252 Metallurgical Process Calculations. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: CH 102, GES 132, and MATH 125.

Mathematical quantitative relations of chemical reactions and physicochemical processes; principles of overall mass and energy balances and the application of these principles to metallurgical systems.

MTE 271 Engineering Materials: Structure and Properties. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: CH 101.

Basic structure of ceramics, alloys, composites, metals, and polymers. Relationships between the structure of materials and their mechanical, electrical, magnetic, thermal, and chemical properties.

MTE 275 Engineering Materials I Laboratory. (1-3) Two hours.

Corequisite: MTE 271.

Materials testing and evaluation, laboratory procedures and techniques, metallography, heat treatment, phase diagrams, hardenability, and mechanical testing.

MTE 353 Transport Phenomena in Metallurgy. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: GES 132, MATH 238, and MTE 252.

Definition of viscosity, elements of laminar and turbulent flow, and overall mechanical energy balance. Thermal conductivity, steady and transient conduction problems, forced and natural convection, heat transfer, and radiative heat transfer. Definition of binary diffusivity, convection mass transfer, and mass transfer coefficient. The application of the principles covered in the design of specific metallurgical systems.

MTE 362 Thermodynamics of Materials. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: MTE 252 or ME 215.

Thermochemistry applied to typical metallurgical reactions, graphical representations of equilibria, binary and ternary phase diagrams, heterogeneous equilibrium, behavior of solutions, standard states, and electrochemical thermodynamics.

MTE 373 Physical Metallurgy. (3-3) Four hours.

Prerequisite: MTE 271.

Corequisite: MTE 362.

Introduction to the principles of physical metallurgy. Topics include crystal structure, deformation, dislocations, point defects, diffusion, interfaces, nucleation theory, transformations, and growth.

MTE 380 Synthesis, Processing, and Manufacturing of Materials. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MTE 271.

Detailed study of principal alloy, ceramic, and polymer systems. Evaluation of the effects or processing on selected physical and mechanical material properties. Overview of design fundamentals and examination of selected material/design case studies for manufacturing.

MTE 412 Polymer Materials Engineering. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: CH 102.

Introduction to the manufacture, processing, and applications of organic polymeric materials. The chemistry of polymer manufacture, the molecular structure of polymers, and the structure-property relationships for thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers are covered.

MTE 416 Fundamentals of Foundry Processing. (2-3) Three hours.

Prerequisites: MTE 280 and MTE 362.

Metal-casting principles including pattern design, molding materials, molding methods, sand testing, solidification, risering and gating of castings, casting design, and casting defects.

MTE 417 Simulation of Casting Processes. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MTE 416.

Corequisite: MTE 362 and MTE 373.

Theory and hands-on application of casting process design and casting simulation, including the prediction of microstructure, defects, and distortion.

MTE 418 Special Casting Procedures. (2-3) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MTE 380.

Corequisite: MTE 362 and MTE 373.

Study of such special casting procedures as investment casting, centrifugal casting, die casting, continuous casting, etc. Theoretical approach to these casting procedures.

MTE 439 Metallurgy of Welding. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MTE 380 or permission of the instructor.

Thermal, chemical, and mechanical aspects of welding using fusion welding processes. The metallurgical aspects of welding, including microstructure and properties of the weld, are also covered.

MTE 441 Chemical Metallurgy. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: MTE 353 and MTE 362.

Application of thermodynamics, fluid flow, and heat and mass transfer to the design and operation of chemical metallurgical processes; roasting, agglomerating, oxidation and reduction reactions, smelting, converting, and refining.

MTE 443 Materials Engineering Design I. (1-3) Two hours.

Prerequisite: MTE, 455 or permission of instructor.

Corequisite: MTE 441 ?and/or? MTE 481.

Design of devices, components, processes or systems using physical, chemical, mechanical, economic, and ethical principles. Project planning and cost analysis. Application of computer-based design tools. Analysis of problems, design and development of solutions. Concepts of shared responsibility, teamwork, and communication. Oral and written presentations.

MTE 444 Hydrometallurgy and Chemical Processing. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: MTE 353 and MTE 362.

Current hydrometallurgical practice as applied to mineral processing, metal extraction, and recovery; recent developments in technology; thermodynamics and kinetics of hydrometallurgical processes; leaching and solvent extraction.

MTE 445 Materials Engineering Design II. (2-3) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MTE 443.

Implementation of the research plan developed in MTE 443. Interim and final design reviews with oral and written reports.

MTE 449 Powder Metallurgy. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: MTE 373 and MTE 353.

The course will cover the topic of powder metallurgy, describing the various types of powder processing and how these affect properties of the components made. Current issues in the subject area, from high production to nanomaterials, will be discussed.

MTE 450 Plasma Processing of Thin Films. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: PH 105, PH 106, CH 101, and CH 102.

This course will cover fundamental technology involved in thin-film processing. Plasma deposition and etch technology will be discussed. The basics of plasma processing equipment will be detailed with special emphasis on sputtering tools. The vast range of thin-film applications will be explored in depth with detailed examples of magnetics, semiconductor, optical, and medical applications.

MTE 455 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (also AEM 455). (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: AEM 201.

Flow and fracture of solids; uniaxial stress-strain as a reference behavior; theories of terminal stability under impact; monotonic, sustained (creep), and repeated (fatigue) loadings of solids under various states of stress.

MTE 476 Physical Ceramics. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MTE 271; MTE 362.

Topics include ceramic raw materials, refractories, thermal properties, mechanical properties, processing, advanced ceramics, etc.

MTE 481 Analytical Methods for Materials. (2-3) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MTE 271 or permission of the instructor.

Crystallography, physics of X-rays, diffraction by crystalline materials, applications of X-ray, electron and neutron diffraction, and spectrometric analysis of materials.

MTE 487 Corrosion Science and Engineering. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: MTE 271; and CH 102 or permission of the instructor.

The course is aimed at investigating the underlying fundamental causes of corrosion problems and failures. Emphasis is placed on the electrochemical reactions occurring and the tools and knowledge necessary for predicting corrosion, measuring corrosion rates, and combining these with prevention and materials selection.

MTE 491 and MTE 492 Special Problems (Area). One to three hours.

An assigned problem is explored individually. Credit is based on the amount of work undertaken.

MTE 495 and MTE 496 Seminar/Senior Thesis. (1-0) One hour each semester.

Prerequisite: Senior standing in the College of Engineering.

Phases of metallurgical engineering not included in other courses are reviewed. Specialized topics are presented by visiting lecturers. Abstracts and projects are prepared and presented by students.

Advanced Undergraduate/Entry-level Graduate Courses

MTE 519 Principles of Casting and Solidification Processing. (3-0) Three hours.

MTE 520 Metallurgy of Cast Alloys. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MTE 417.

MTE 539 Metallurgy of Welding. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MTE 280 or permission of the instructor.

Thermal, chemical, and mechanical aspects of welding using fusion welding processes. The metallurgical aspects of welding including microstructure and properties of the weld are also covered. Also included are various topics on recent trends in welding research.

MTE 542 Magnetic Recording Media (also PH 585). (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MTE 271.

Basic ferromagnetism; preparation and properties of magnetic recording materials; magnetic particles; thin magnetic films; soft and hard film media; multilayered magnetoresistive media; magneto-optical disk media.

MTE 546 Macroscopic Transport in Materials Processing. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: MATH 238 and MTE 353.

MTE 549 Powder Metallurgy. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: MTE 373 and MTE 353.

The course will cover the topic of powder metallurgy, describing the various types of powder processing and how these affect properties of the components made. Current issues in the subject area, from high production to nanomaterials, will be discussed.

MTE 550 Plasma Processing of Thin Films. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: PH 105, PH 106, CH 101, and CH 102.

This course will cover fundamental technology involved in thin-film processing. Plasma deposition and etch technology will be discussed. The basics of plasma processing equipment will be detailed with special emphasis on sputtering tools. The vast range of thin-film applications will be explored in depth with detailed examples of magnetics, semiconductor, optical, and medical applications.

MTE 556 Advanced Mechanical Behavior of Materials I: Strengthening Methods in Solids. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MTE 455.

Topics include elementary elasticity, plasticity, and dislocation theory; strengthening by dislocation substructure, and solid solution strengthening; precipitation and dispersion strengthening; fiber reinforcement; martensitic strengthening; grain size strengthening; order hardening; dual phase microstructures, etc.

MTE 562 Metallurgical Thermodynamics. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MTE 362 or permission of the instructor.

MTE 574 Phase Transformation in Solids. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: MTE 373 and MTE 562.

MTE 579 Foundations of Materials Science. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

MTE 583 Advanced Structure of Metals. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

MTE 585 Materials at Elevated Temperatures. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Influence of temperature on behavior and properties of materials.

MTE 587 Corrosion Science and Engineering. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: MTE 271 and either CH 102 or permission of the instructor.

MTE 680 Advanced Phase Diagrams. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MTE 362 or permission of the instructor.

MTE 685 Materials at Elevated Temperatures. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

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