Structural Properties of Materials

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Structural Properties of Materials

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Materials Science Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    The characteristic properties of the metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites will be introduced by dealing with the structural properties of the materials.

    Course Objectives
    The purpose of this course is to cultivate the basic knowledge of materials by understanding the structural properties of materials. The students are expected to understand the mechanical and electrical properties of metals, ceramics, and polymers in terms of atomic or electronic behaviors of the materials.

    Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, 4th Edition, Wiley

    General Introduction

    Atomic Structure and Interatomic Bonding

    Structures of Metals and Ceramics

    Polymer Structures

    Midterm Exam. 1

    Imperfections in Solids


    Mechanical Properties

    Deformation and Strengthening Mechanisms


    Midterm Exam. 2

    Phase Diagrams

    Phase Transformations

    Electrical Properties

    Synthesis, Fabrication, and Processing of Materials

    Final Exam.

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