Metallurgy project

Metallurgy project

 

 

 

THE PROJECT:

The objective of this project is to let the student investigate some intriguing aspect of materials science using knowledge and techniques learned in class, but in an environment/time primarily outside of class.

 

Methods and Procedures:

Topics of investigation may be categorized many ways.  Examples include:

·         visually analyzing a failed part to determine why it occurred – and presenting your analysis

·         imaging a microstructure to correlate properties, expected or not  – and sharing your results

·         using visual inspection to evaluate the integrity of a structure – and presenting your results

·         manufacturing a material or structure – and displaying the material you manufactured

·         investigate a materials process or concept – predict and compare experimental behavior

 

Think of subjects you are interested in, and then explore! Get on the net, or hit the magazines.  This is a chance for you to be in control of the subject, depth and direction of investigation. 

 

Note: Please don’t ‘review’ a topic and hand me a copy of some internet article.  Please apply what you’ve learned in class to some materials issue that is of interest to you. 

 

 

Deliverables:

You will upload both a report and a narrated slide show.  

The written report will include:

·         a title page; with name, date, etc.

·         an introduction (background and objective of your investigation),

·         the method you used (how did you approach your work, and what you were trying to show or find out),

·         the results of your work

·         a discussion (of your investigation, comparison with other similar materials or processes,  or other relevant information such as composition, microstructure or manufacturing methods),

·         at least four references; one of which must be your text, the text book is “Engineering Materials Technology” by James A. Jacobs and Thomas F.Kilduff, 5th edition.

·         at least four graphics  (that augment explanations, etc.), of which two are microscopic,

·         a conclusion (did your approach produce tangible results?).