MSE 4312. MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS. 3 Hours.
Concept of stress and strain, theory of plasticity; elementary dislocation theory. Deformation of single crystals; strengthening mechanisms like solid solution strengthening, and precipitation hardening. Fracture mechanics; microscopic aspects of fracture, fatigue, and creep of materials; design and processing of materials for improved mechanical properties. Prerequisite: Department consent and must be in a college of engineering professional program or college of science professional program.