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Materials Lab
LAB
CLASS CODE: ME 218 CREDITS:  1
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Laboratory investigations in materials science and strength of material.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: 1. Heat treating demo
2. Statistical variation lab
3. Steel work hardening lab
4. Composite materials lab
5. Sand casting lab
6. Specimen mounting and polishing
7. Concrete strength lab
8. Combined loading lab
9. Impact testing lab
10. Polymers lab
11. Creep lab
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the statistical nature of material and structural testing.
2. Show the capability of properly collecting and reducing experimental data.
3. Demonstrate an appreciation for the wide range of properties possible from different material systems.
4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, including choosing a proper audience, making clear introduction of the problem and presentation of results, and providing insightful observations, discussions, and conclusions.
REQUIREMENTS: Specified by instructor
PREREQUISITES: Concurrent or prior completion of ME 217 and/or ME 250.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003