Materials are needed to give the designed object a realistic form. The scope of design can be expanded if one can analyze
and control not only the properties of the materials used but also the processing and characteristics of the materials. In
this practice, understanding heat, which is essential for manufacturing, and heat treatment (heating and cooling) of metallic
materials, along with mechanical strength evaluation, microstructural observation, and chemical analysis, will be covered
to understand the process conditions. Based on the relationship between the conditions of heat treatment and the mechanical
properties obtained, the conditions of heat treatment to obtain stronger and more flexible metallic materials are discussed.
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. At the 60% level, mechanical evaluation, microstructural observation, and chemical analysis are understood with heat treatment
methods for various materials.
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