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UNIVERSITI TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN (UTAR)

UEME 2133
ENGINEERING MATERIALS
Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKCFES)

General Information
Code
Title
Program
Credit Hour
Pre-requisite
Method of Delivery

: UEME 2133
: Engineering Materials
: ME, CL, MH
: 3 Hours
: None
: Lecture, Tutorial,
Practical

Course Objectives

To provide engineers with a framework in


which the structure-mechanical property
interrelation of engineering materials can be
rationalized, in order to predict performance
at the design, manufacture and in-service
stages
To provide understanding in the concepts of
corrosion and degradation of different
materials

Course Outcomes
1. Correlate the structures of a material with its
behaviours and performance at different temperature
2. Evaluate the methods of assessing the materials
mechanical behaviours
3. Outline the important criteria on materials processing
for applications
4. Select suitable metallic or non-metallic materials for
specific environment applications in terms of
corrosion properties
5. Construct experiments, analyse and interpret data

Teaching Staffs

Lecture
Dr. Lee Hwang Sheng (Unit Leader)
Dr. Jun Hieng Kiat

Tutorial
Dr. Lee Hwang Sheng (Tutorial 1-3)
Dr. Jun Hieng Kiat (Tutorial 4-6)

Practical
Dr. Lee Hwang Sheng
Dr. Jun Hieng Kiat
Ms. Ng Tan Ching
Ms. Chew Chee Sean

Consultation Hours

Dr. Lee Hwang Sheng


Lectures (Week 1 to Week 7)
Tuesday 2pm - 4pm
Email: leehs@utar.edu.my
Dr. Jun Hieng Kiat
Lectures (Week 8 to Week 14)
Wednesday 9am 11am
Email: junhk@utar.edu.my
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Course Outlines
Topic

Content

Lecturer

Topic 1:
Secondary
Methods for
Processing
Materials

Diffusion. Concept of line and point defects, effect of grain


boundaries and multiphase structures. Concept of work
hardening. Recovery, recrystallization and grain growth.
Solidification under equilibrium conditions. Principles of phase
diagrams. Phase changes. Gibbs Phase Rule. Departure from
equilibrium. Iron carbon phase diagram.

Dr. Lee Hwang Sheng

Topic 2:
Structural
Steels, Cast
Iron and Nonferrous Alloys

Models of nucleation and effects of super-cooling on


microstructure.
Effects of thermomechanical treatments on microstructure.
Use of the iron-carbon diagram to explain hardening,
tempering, normalising, stress relieving and surface treatment
in plain carbon steels. Relationship of microstructure to
mechanical properties. Effects of alloying of steels on heat
treatment response and final properties. Effects of nonequilibrium cooling on morphology and properties.
Hardenability. Precipitation Hardening.
Extension of iron-carbon diagram to cast irons. Cast
Structure. Stainless steel effect of alloying on structure and
corrosion resistance. Cast and wrought aluminum alloys and
their applications. Principles of heat treatment to increase
strength in aluminum alloys.

Dr. Lee Hwang Sheng

Course Outlines
Topic

Content

Lecturer

Topic 3:
Manufacturing
Processes

Methods of metal forming and casting for metals and metal alloys.
Introduction to powder technology.
Joining techniques, limitations and comparison of joining methods.
Fabrication of glasses and clay.
Polymerization techniques, formation of polymer molecules by
addition and condensation reactions. Processing of thermoplastics
and thermosetting resins. Compounding of plastics and rubbers
for manufacture and service.
Cements, Concrete, Aggregates: types and treatment.
Properties of fresh concrete the setting and hardening process.
Principles of fiber-reinforced plastics, types of reinforcing
techniques, fiber-matrix interaction. Manufacturing of fiberreinforced composites.

Dr. Jun Hieng Kiat

Brittle and ductile fracture. Introduction to the concepts of fracture


mechanics.
Tensile strength characteristics: fatigue, creep, influence of stress
concentrations.
Corrosion: electrochemical nature of corrosion surface of films
relation to microscopic structure and the environment. Forms of
corrosion. Methods of avoiding or minimizing corrosion.
Degradation of polymeric materials.

Dr. Jun Hieng Kiat

Topic 4:
Service
Performance

References

Main References:
Callister, W. D. & Rethwisch, D. G. (2014). Materials science and
engineering: An introduction. (8th ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Smith, W. F., & Hashemi, J. (2011). Foundations of materials science and
engineering. (5th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
Additional References:
Shackleford, J.F. (2014). Introduction to materials science for engineers.
(5th ed.). Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall International.

Askeland, D. R., & Phule, P. P. (2015). The science and engineering of


materials. (6th ed.). Stamford, USA: Cengage Learning.

Assessment

10%

10%

10%
60%
10%

Coursework 40%
Practical

Assignment

Quizzes

Mid-term Test

Final Exam

Midterm Test:

15th July 2016 (Friday), 6-7pm


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Practical
Practical

Activity

Topic: Annealing Test


Task: To determine the hardness of carbon steel and alloy
steel per annealing time
Resources: carbon steel, alloy steel, furnace, Rockwell
hardness tester, grinding machine, optical microscope

Topic: Fatigue Test


Task: To determine the fatigue characteristics of two
different metals.
Resources: metal specimen, rotary fatigue testing
machine

Practical starts in Week 2


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Laboratory In-charge Person


Senior Assistant Laboratory Manager:
Puan Rosmawati binti Ariffin

Senior Laboratory Assistant:


Mr Saiful Anuar Bin Mohd Taib

Tutorial
Tutorial starts in Week 2

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