SES # | TOPICS | KEY DATES |
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Mechanical properties | ||
1 | Elasticity: stress, strain, linear elastic behaviour; measurement of Young’s modulus | |
2 | Elasticity: generalized Hooke’s law, strain energy | |
3 | Elasticity: physical origin of modulus for crystalline and rubbery materials; control of modulus; composites | Problem set 1 out |
4 | Elasticity: thermo-elastic analysis of layered materials; Stoney’s formula for thin films on thick substrates | |
5 | Viscoelasticity: creep and relaxation tests; linear viscoelasticity; Boltzmann superposition principle |
Problem set 1 due; Problem set 2 out |
6 | Viscoelasticity: spring-dashpot models, time-temperature equivalence for amorphous polymers, role of diffusion | |
7 | Plasticity: plastic behaviour; data for yield strength; equations of plasticity: yield criteria |
Problem set 2 due; Problem set 3 out |
8 | Plasticity: dislocation mechanics | |
9 | Plasticity: mechanism of low temperature plasticity; temperature dependence of yield strength |
Problem set 3 due; Problem set 4 out |
10 | Plasticity: microstructural strengthening mechanisms |
Problem set 4 due; Problem set 5 out |
11 | Fracture: Griffith crack theory; stress analysis of cracks; crack-tip plastic zone size; measurement of fracture toughness | |
12 | Materials selection: optimization; material performance indices; materials selection charts; case studies |
Problem set 5 due; Problem set 6 out |
13 | Quiz 1 | |
Electrical, optical, and magnetic properties | ||
14 | Micro to macro: conductivity | |
15 | Electromagnetic waves in materials | Problem set 1 out |
16 | Wave-particle duality | |
17 | Fermi-Dirac, energy levels | |
18 | Bloch model, band gaps | Problem set 2 out |
19 | Metals and insulators | |
20 | Semiconductors | Problem set 3 out |
21 | Doping and conductivity | |
22 | p-n junctions | |
23 | Dielectrics and polarization | Problem set 4 out |
24 | Optical fiber properties | |
25 | Magnetic materials | Problem sets 1-4 and 6 due |
26 | Quiz 2 |
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