MET 252 Physical Metallurgy (3 credits)

Provides a sound foundation of learning in the area of properties and microstructures of the important ferrous and nonferrous alloys. Also provides a firm foundation relative to the understanding of internal metallic structures of metals. The contents of the course include: metallic structures, the unit cell, atomic radius, planer density, effects of stress and temperature on simple metal structures, ferrous alloys (steel, superalloys, cast iron, ductile iron, malleable iron), phase diagrams, aluminum alloys, heat treatment of metals. Two class hours, three lab hours. Prerequisite: MAT 119 or higher or permission of instructor.