Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Properties of Materials
Course: GTC216

First Term: 1994 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S

Description: Study of manufacturing properties of materials, the behavior of materials under load, stress and strain and torsion and qualities of materials other than strength

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Explain the process of extracting metals from Ores and manufacturing products. (I)
2. Identify and select ferrous and nonferrous metals. (II)
3. List and describe the mechanical and physical properties of metals. (III)
4. Describe crystalline structure of metals and iron carbon diagrams. (IV)
5. Explain the operation of heat treating equipment to perform heat treating of materials. (V)
6. Metallurgy of welds. (VI)
7. Powder metallurgy and identify products using this process. (VII)
8. Demonstrate techniques of nondestructive testing. (VIII)
9. Diagnose and evaluate service problems. (IX)
10. List and describe various casting processes. (X)
11. List and describe alternate materials, such as plastics, ceramics, wood and paper products. (XI)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Production of Metals
   A. Mining locations
   B. Ores and extraction processes
   C. Production of iron and steel
   D. Processing steel
II. Classifications of Metals
   A. SAE-AISI numerical designation of alloy steels
   B. Classification of stainless steels
   C. Tool steels
   D. Aluminum alloy designations
   E. Classification of copper and copper based alloys
   F. File and spark test
   G. Chemical identification
III. Mechanical and Physical Properties of Metals
   A. Hardness and testing
   B. Strength
      1. Tensile
      2. Compressive
      3. Shear
      4. Torsion
   C. Elasticity
   D. Plasticity
   E. Brittleness
   F. Stiffness
   G. Ductilily
   H. Malleability
   I. Notch toughness
   J. Creep
   K. Thermal expansion
IV. Crystalline Structures of Metals
   A. Atoms and bonds
   B. Crystalline structure
      1. Body centered cubic (BCC)
      2. Face centered cubic (FCC)
      3. Hexagonal close-packed (HCP)
   C. Grain size and classification
   D. Deformation
   E. Mounting and microscopic examination
   F. Iron carbon diagram
   G. Micro structures
   H. Cast irons
V. Hardening and Tempering
   A. Critical and transformation temperatures
   B. Quenching
   C. Tempering, temperatures and colors
   D. Annealing, normalizing, stress relieving
   E. Heat treating equipment processes
   F. Heat treating of nonferrous metals
VI. Metallurgy of Welds
   A. Welding processes, brazing and soldering
   B. Shrinkage and distortion
   C. Joint design
   D. Testing of welds
VII. Powder Metallurgy (P/M)
   A. Advantages and disadvantages of P/M
   B. Manufacture of P/M products
VIII. Nondestructive Testing
   A. Magnetic particle inspection
   B. Dye penetrates
   C. Radiographic testing
   D. Ultrasonic inspection
   E. Eddy current testing
IX. Service Problems
   A. Operational failures
   B. Improper design
   C. Failures caused by thermal treatments
X. Casting Processes
   A. Sand castings
   B. Investment castings
   C. Die casting
XI. Alternate Materials
   A. Plastics, resins, and processes
   B. Ceramic materials
   C. Wood and paper products
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  3/22/1994

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