Course title
Practice on Design Project 4

Course description
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
  1. You can evaluate a mechanical strength of structural materials.
  2. You can observe microstructure of structural materials and analyze chemical species of metal surface.
  3. You can design heat treatment process to improve mechanical strength of structural materials based on phase diagram.
Japanese(English accepted)
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Review of material science To understand of relationship between microstructure and mechanical strength 100minutes
2. Process Design 1: thermocouple assembly and temperature measurement To understand of thermocouple junction 100minutes
3. Process Design 2: discussion of heat treatment condition and mechanical testing To understand of heating furnace and mechanical testing 100minutes
4. Evaluation of mechanical strength To understand of principle in mechanical testing 100minutes
5. Microscopic observation of microstructure and surface chemical analysis To understand of microscopy and surface chemical species in pre-treatment. 100minutes
6. Discussion of heat treatment condition to improve mechanical strength To understand of principle in heat treatment 100minutes
7. Presentation of results in heat treatment To prepare a presentation 100minutes
Total. - - 700minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Experiment Report and Presentation Total.
1. 15% 15% 30%
2. 15% 15% 30%
3. 20% 20% 40%
Total. 50% 50% -
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.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Applicable Industrial collaboration for development of non-destructive testing of structure materials in social infrastructure.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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