In this practice, we will study a heat treatment of metal to improve mechanical strength, which is essential for manufacturing
design. Including mechanical testing, microscopic observation and surface chemical analysis of test piece, the conditions
of heat treatment will be discussed to control the mechanical properties.
Purpose of class
We learn to design mechanical properties of structural materials based on heat treatment and phase diagram.
Goals and objectives
You can evaluate a mechanical strength of structural materials.
You can observe microstructure of structural materials and analyze chemical species of metal surface.
You can design heat treatment process to improve mechanical strength of structural materials based on phase diagram.
HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.)
Amount of Time Required
Review of material science
To understand of relationship between microstructure and mechanical strength
Process Design 1: thermocouple assembly and temperature measurement
To understand of thermocouple junction
Process Design 2: discussion of heat treatment condition and mechanical testing
To understand of heating furnace and mechanical testing
Evaluation of mechanical strength
To understand of principle in mechanical testing
Microscopic observation of microstructure and surface chemical analysis
To understand of microscopy and surface chemical species in pre-treatment
Discussion of heat treatment condition to improve mechanical strength
To understand of principle in heat treatment
Presentation of results in heat treatment
To prepare a presentation
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'
Report and Presentation
Evaluation method and criteria
Experiment (50%) Report and Presentation (50%) Students must earn at least 60 marks out of 100.
Textbooks and reference materials
Some documents will be prepared in the class.
Students should take "Material Science"
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
before/after the class.
Development of social and professional independence
Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Industrial collaboration for development of non-destructive testing of structure materials in social infrastructure.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals