Intro to MSE - Physical Properties

Title: Intro to MSE - Physical Properties

Contributor: Kathleen Kitto , Professor Emeritus, Engineering and Design Department, Western Washington University

Published Date: 7/31/2018

Content Type: Datavis_project

Description:

This DataVis project is part of a series of 10 projects designed for an Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering course. Students should download the project document below and then access the project in DataVis to complete the project.

This project focuses on the Physical Properties for all Material Classifications.

The student learning outcomes for this project are as follows:

1. Students will be able to articulate the differences between the Density and Specific Gravity for all Material Classifications. Students will understand the differences in Densities among Metals versus other Material Classifications. Students will articulate the advantages of combining materials in Synthetic Composites to lower Densities and Specific Gravities. Students will be able to articulate the fundamental factors affecting Density and Specific Gravity.

2. Students will be able to understand the differences among Material Classifications for the Elastic Modulus in Tension and the Elastic Modulus in Compression. Students will also be able to articulate fundamentally why these differences exist. Students will be able to select materials with relatively high Elastic Modulus values and lower Specific Gravities and justify their selections.

3. Students will be able to explain the relationships between Shear Stress, Elastic Modulus in Tension and Shear Strain. Students will be able to explain the significance of Shear Strain for particular Material Classifications. Students will explore the Transverse Elastic Modulus in Tension and Compression and articulate the differences in the two.

4. Students will be able to select materials based solely on physical properties.