MSE 705 Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials

The subjects to be covered will include stress, strain and elasticity, plasticity and flow rules, slip and dislocations, defect interactions, strengthening mechanisms, high-temperature deformation, fracture mechanics, toughening mechanisms in advanced materials, fatigue and cyclic deformation. Applications pertinent to engineering materials will be discussed. 3 credit hours


• Prerequisite

Undergraduate course in mechanical properties of materials or undergraduate courses in structure of materials or consent of instructor. Familiarity with MATLAB, Maple or Mathematica software is recommended but not required.

• Course Objectives

The course is intended for graduate engineering students who seek to develop a working knowledge in deformation and fracture of materials and its relation to material microstructure.

• Course Outline
  • Strain, Transformation Laws
  • Elasticity, Hook's Law
  • Plasticity, Yield Criteria and Yield Surfaces
  • Plastic Strain Equations (flow rules)
  • Dislocation Theory
  • Strengthening Mechanisms
  • High Temperature Deformations
  • Creep Correlations and Mechanisms
  • Fracture, Stress Concentration
  • Stress Intensity, Process Zones
  • Toughening Mechanisms
  • Cyclic Deformation, Fatigue
  • da/dN Curves, Lifetime
  • Biomaterials
  • Polymers

• Textbook

Not required. Course notes will be available.

• Course Requirements

Homework: Assigned

Examinations: Three closed book exams

Projects: None
• Software Requirements

Familiarity with Maple, Mathematica, and/or MATLAB™.

• Computer and Internet Requirements

NCSU and Engineering Online have recommended minimum specifications for computers. For details, click here.

• Instructor
  Dr. Ron Scattergood, Professor
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
North Carolina State University
Engineering Building 1, 3078D
Campus Box 7907
Raleigh, NC 27695-7907

Telephone: (919) 515-7843
Fax: (919) 515-7724
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