2022 Introduction to metallurgy of engineering materials

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Undergraduate major in Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Takahashi Kunio 
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Course description and aims

This course gives fundamental knowledge of the metallurgy (material science) of engineering materials, mainly for the students who are learning the transdisciplinary science and engineering.
The aim is to let the students to understand the logic of material science required to select the material beyond the border of discipline, The mechanism of the various properties of the materials is focused in order to realize the transdisciplinary design by reasonable and rigorous material selection.

Student learning outcomes

Out-comes are the knowledge and the skills
1) To understand the types and the design concept of the various materials used in engineering, such as steels, stainless steels, aluminums, aluminum alloys, ceramics, etc…
2) To understand the mechanism which express the characteristics of materials
3) To select materials in engineering design


Phase diagram, quenching, heat treatment, micro-structure, intermetallic compound, strength, conductivity, thermal expansion

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

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Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Steels : Phase diagram and mechanism of quenching Understanging of types, mechanism of heat treatments
Class 2 Steels : Types and their design concept (high tensile strength steels, steels for low and high temperatures, weather resistance steel) Understanging of types, design concept, and characteristics
Class 3 Steels : Processing and important points (SS,SM,SN) Understanging of important points in engineering design
Class 4 Stainless steels : Mechanism of stainless and types (Schaefller’s and DeLong’s diagrams) Understanging of types, design concept, characteristics, and processing
Class 5 Stainless steels : Characteristics, processing, and important points (Martensite, Austenite, Ferrite, Sigma phase brittleness, Sensitization) Understanging of types, design concept, characteristics, and processing
Class 6 Aluminum and its alloys : Types, characteristics, processing, and important points Understanging of types, design concept, characteristics, and processing
Class 7 Ceramics : Types, characteristics, processing, and important points and Perspective of engineering materials Understanging of types, design concept, characteristics, and processing

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


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Assessment criteria and methods

attendance 10% + exercise 20% + final exam. 70% ( + bonus point for contribution to the lecture )
( It will be changed according to the situation around COVID19. )

Related courses

  • TSE.A201 : Material and Molecular Engineering
  • TSE.A308 : Basic Thermodynamics (TSE)
  • TSE.A302 : Mechanics of strength

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Material and Molecular Engineering

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