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IME 6560 - Material Selection and Processing
Properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, wood, and composites. Factors in selection of materials and their fabrication process. Failure mechanisms and prevention.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: An introductory course in engineering materials or permission of instructor.
Credits: 3 hrs.
Notes: Open to Graduate Students Only.
Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3-0)
Prerequisites by Topic:
- Ability to machine materials (test samples) using various machining processes
(IME 2540 – Machining Processes)
- Understanding of the relationship between process variables. (IME 2540)
- Familiarity with stress-strain behavior. (IME 2810 - Statics & Strength of Materials)
- Knowledge of mechanical and physical properties of materials.
(ME 2500 or MSE 2540 – Material Science I)
- Understand the role of economics in the material selection.. (a & f)
- Understand the role of availability in the material selection. (a & f)
- Understand the role of process in the material selection. (a & f)
- Survey appropriate industrial processes and systems.
- Understand the role of material properties in the material selection. (j)
- Survey A.S.T.M. for appropriate mechanical, thermal, electrical, chemical, and physical property standards.
- Understand the environmental consequence in the material and process selection. (j)
- Understand the safety and health issues in material and process selection. (i)
Letter in parenthesis refers to ABET EAC Criterion 3 / TAC Criterion 2, categories a – k.
- Review the current literature in the field of material and process selection. 
- Identify the technical aspects of the cast metals industry. [1-9]
- Identify quality issues related to material selection. [3,6,7,9]
- Identify the major processing parameters related to a given process. [6-9]
- Demonstrate the safe operation of processing equipment. [6-9]
- To perform standardized testing procedures used in industry. [7,8]
Numbers in brackets refer to the method of evaluation as listed in Evaluation.
Engineering Materials Properties & Selection, Seventh Edition by Kenneth G.
Budinski & Michael K. Budinski.
Western Michigan University
F-218 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Revision Date: Summer 2006