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Fundamentals of Materials 1


Numbering Code
  • U-ENG25 35008 LJ71
  • U-ENG25 35008 LJ77
Term 2020/Second semester
Number of Credits 2 credits
Course Type Lecture
Target Student Undergraduate
Language Japanese
Day/Period Wed.1
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Professor TAKAGI IKUJI
Outline and Purpose of the Course In this course, we discuss the properties that are important in selecting and using materials, as well as basic information for understanding these properties, focusing on metal.
Course Goals The goal of the course is for students to acquire the basic knowledge they need to pursue further studies in materials science and gain the ability to investigate appropriate materials in experimentation and design.
Schedule and Contents (1) Structure of matter, 4 classes: Explain the size of the atoms that are the basis of matter and their electron configuration, types of bonds between atoms, the positions of electrons in solid matter, density and thermal expansion, and so on.
(2) Production of materials, 3 classes: Explain redox and the coagulation of melts, phase equilibrium of materials comprised of two or more chemical elements, and other information concerning the composition of materials.
(3) Mechanical properties, 2 classes: Explain properties related to the structural materials used to support loads such as elastic deformation and plastic deformation, yield strength, creep, and so on.
(4) Change in properties, 2 classes: Explain factors behind the change in the mechanical properties of materials such as addition of chemical elements, annealing, normalizing, quenching, and so on, as well as the reasons for these factors.
(5) Functions of materials, 2 classes: Explain the main functional properties of materials such as conduction of heat and electricity, specific heat, penetration of light, magnetism, and so on.
(6) Resources and recycling, 1 class: Discuss information concerning sustainable development such as abundance and reserves of chemical elements, recycling of materials, and so on.
(7) Confirmation of learning attainment, 1 class: Post explanation and review of examination questions on KULASIS.
Grading Policy [Grading method]
Grade is based on one written examination.
[Evaluation standard]
Must score at least 60 out of 100 on the written examination
60 or above: pass
59 or below: fail
Prerequisites None
Preparation and Review Practice problems and their solutions will be discussed in class, so please review after class.
  • In addition, printouts will be distributed in class.
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    A course with practical content delivered by instructors with practical work experience