MSE 225- Introduction to Materials Science
(2015-2016 Fall)

Methods of






ECTS Credit





(3 2 4)


2015 – 2016 Fall

Assist. Prof. Dr. Şeniz Kuşhan Akın, Materials Science and Engineering Dept.
Room: NB-17, e-mail: senizakin@ cankaya.edu.tr
Emre Yılmaz, Materials Science and Engineering Dept.
Room: NC-08, e-mail: emreyilmaz@cankaya.edu.tr
Lecture Hours: Monday 14:20-16:10
Tuesday 11:20-12:10
Recitation Hours : Friday 09:20-11:10
Course Description

Classification of materials, atomic structure, periodic table, molecular structure, bonding in solid materials,
structure of crystalline solids, mechanical properties and failure of materials, phase diagrams, properties and use
of polymers, ceramics, glasses and composites.
Course Objective
The properties and characteristics of the materials are important in almost every modern engineering design. The
study of solids and relationships between structure and physical properties is therefore an important component
of engineering education. This course provides a conceptual framework for understanding the behavior of
engineering materials by emphasizing important relationships between internal structure and properties. It also
attempts to present a general picture of material nature and mechanisms that act upon, modify and control their
-William D. Callister, Jr. Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 5 th or any other upgrade edition,
John Wiley and Sons, 2000.
Reference Books
- James F. Shackelford, Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers, 5 th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2000,
- William F. Smith, Foundations of Materials Science and Engineering, 3 rd Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2004,
- Larry D. Horath, Fundamentals of Material Science, 3 rd Ed., Prentice Hall, 2006.
70% attendance of all lecture hours and 80% attendance of all recitation hours is required by the university’s
regulations. Absence from a quiz, lab. or an examination will result in zero grade.

13.ÇANKAYA UNIVERSITY MSE 225.….) Chapters 6.25th) Composites and Advanced Materials Chapters 11. fracture mechanisms. 15 .20h) Failure I (Fracture.16th) Structure of Crystalline Solids Chapter 3 4 (Oct 19th .. Dislocations and Strengthening Mech. 16 2 (Oct 5th .…….13th) Mechanical Properties of Metals II (Strength. Stress-strain curves) Chapter 6 7 (Nov 9th ..Introduction to Materials Science (2015-2016 Fall) Grading Policy Homework + Quiz….. 15. Polymers and Metals Chapter 9 13 (Dec 21th . types of fracture. molecular structure.23h) Imperfections in Solids Chapter 4 5 (Oct 26th .…….27th) Failure II (Fatigue and creep) Chapter 8 10 (Nov 30th-Dec 4th) Phase Diagrams I (basics) Chapter 9 11 (Dec 7th .9th) Atomic structure. impact test) Chapter 8 9 (Nov 23th . Final…………………………… 15% 5% 50% 30% Tentative Course Outline Week Topics covered (7th Ed. 13.18th) Ceramics.30th) Diffusion in Solids Chapter 5 6 (Nov 2nd . 7 8 (Nov 16th .) 1 (Sep 28th-Oct 2nd) Definition and classification of materials Chapters 1. periodic table.6th) Mechanical Properties of Metals I (Test methods. ductility.11th) Phase Diagrams II (Iron-carbon) 12 (Dec 14th . toughness. resilience. bonding Chapter 2 3 (Oct 12th . Attendance…………………… Midterms (I&II)……….

Introduction to Materials Science (2015-2016 Fall) .ÇANKAYA UNIVERSITY MSE 225.