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METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (MTE)

Professor Viola L. Acoff, Department Head
Office: 116 Houser Hall

MTE 101 Introduction to Materials. (1-0) 1 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) 4 hours.

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) 3 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) 3 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) 2 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) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: GES 132 and MTE 252.
Corequisite: MATH 238.

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 101 Introduction to Materials. (1-0) 1 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) 4 hours.

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) 3 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) 3 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) 2 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) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: GES 132 and MTE 252.
Corequisite: MATH 238.

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 455 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (also AEM 455). (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: AEM 201or permission of instructor.

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) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MTE 353, MTE 362 and MTE 373 or Permission of Instructor.

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

MTE 481 Analytical Methods for Materials. (2-3) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MTE 373 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) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: MTE 271; 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). 1 to 3 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) 1 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) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MTE 416 or permission of instructor.

MTE 520 Simulation of Casting Processes. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MTE 417

MTE 539 Metallurgy of Welding. (3-0) 3 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. Also included are various topics on recent trends in welding research.

MTE 542 Magnetic Recording Media (also PH 585). (3-0) 3 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) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: MTE 353 or MATH 238

MTE 549 Powder Metallurgy. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: MTE 373 and MTE 380.

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) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: PH 106, and CH 102 or permission of instructor.

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) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MTE 455 or permission of instructor.

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) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MTE 362 or permission of the instructor.

MTE 574 Phase Transformation in Solids. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: MTE 373 and MTE 562.

MTE 579 Advanced Physical Metallurgy. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MTE 373.

MTE 583 Advanced Structure of Metals. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

MTE 585 Materials at Elevated Temperatures. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor.

Influence of temperature on behavior and properties of materials.

MTE 587 Corrosion Science and Engineering. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: MTE 271; and CH 102 or Permission of the Instructor.

MTE 680 Advanced Phase Diagrams. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MTE 362 or permission of the instructor.

MTE 685 Materials at Elevated Temperatures. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.


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