Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mechanical Behavior of Materials

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Textbook: Engineering Materials, M.F. Ashby and D.R.H. Jones (4th edition), Elsevier

    Study contents:
    - Introduction
    - Price and Availability - Elastic moduli
    - Bonding between atoms - Packing of atoms
    - Physical basis of Young's modulus - Case studies in Design
    - Yield, tensile strength and ductility - Dislocation and yielding
    - Strengthening methods - Continuum aspects of plastic flow
    - Case studies
    - Fast fracture and toughness
    - Micromechanics of fracture - Brittle fracture
    - Case studies in fracture - Fatigue fracture
    - Fatigue design case studies
    - Creep and creep fracture - Diffision theory
    - Micromechanisms of creep - Case studies
    - Oxidation and corrosion
    - Friction and wear

    Assessment: Midterm & Final exams

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