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MM2001Materials Science2+0+1ECTS:4
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Compulsory
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of laboratory per week
LecturerDr. Öğr. Üyesi Harun YANAR
Co-LecturerAssoc. Prof. Mustafa ASLAN
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
To teach basic knowledge of materials science which contains atomic and crystal structure, deformation of metals, constitution of alloys, equilibrium diagrams and phase transformations, iron and steel making, corrosion of metals, principles of heat treatment of steel and mechanical and non destructive testing.
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : learn the atomic and crystallographic structures of the materials and also the crystall imperfections1,121,
LO - 2 : understand the plastic deformation of materials1,111,
LO - 3 : learn the constitution of alloys and their design1,111,
LO - 4 : learn the phase diagrams and interpret the alloy microstructures1,111,
LO - 5 : learn the production and classification of steel which is the most widely used alloy in industrial applications1,111,
LO - 6 : learn the heat treatment of steel which is the most widely used metallic material in engineering applications1,111,
LO - 7 : learn the methods of heat treatments used to increase the hardness, strength, thoughness and wear resistance of machine parts1,111,
LO - 8 : learn metallographic examinations and mechanical and non destructive testing methods1,111,
LO - 9 : learn how to select materials for engineering applications1,111,
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
Atomic structure. Crystal structure and crystal defects. Deformation of metals. Constitution of alloys. Phase diagrams. Iron and steel making. Classification of steels and standards. Corrosion of metals. Heat treatment of steel: Full annealing, normalizing, spheroidizing and hardeninig. Isothermal transformation (I-T) and cooling-transformation (C-T) diagrams. Hardenability. Tempering, martempering and austempering. Case hardening. Alloy steels. Principles of materials testing, metallography and hardness test. Tensile and compression tests. Impact, fatigue and creep tests. Bend, Erichsen and torsion tests. Nondestructive testing: Penetrant inspection, magnetic particle inspection, ultrasonic inspection, eddy current inspection and radiogrphic inspection.
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Introduction to materials science, atomic structure, periodic table of the elements and atomic bonding
 Week 2Crystal structures, coordination number and atomic packing factor
 Week 3Crystalographic planes and directions in cubic unit cells, planar and linear atomic density
 Week 4X-ray diffraction and crystal imperfections
 Week 5Deformation of metals and mechanisms of plastic deformation
 Week 6Cold and hot working and annealing
 Week 7Binary eutectic, peritectic, monotectic and synthectic alloy systems, transformations in the solid states and complex phase diagrams
 Week 8iron-carbon alloy system
 Week 9Midterm exam
 Week 10Heat treatment of steel: full annealing, normalizing, spherodizing, stress relief annealing and hardening
 Week 11Isothermal transformation (I-T) and continuous cooling-transformation (C-T) diagrams
 Week 12Tempering, martempering, austempering and case hardening including carburizing, nitriding, flame hardening and induction hardenining
 Week 13Corrosion of metals and prevention of corrosion
 Week 14Metallography, tensile, compression, impact, fatigue and creep tests
 Week 15Laboratory work (experiments)
 Week 16Nondestructive testing
Textbook / Material
Recommended Reading
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 4/12/2020 1.5 30
Homework/Assignment/Term-paper 15 13/01/2020 10 20
End-of-term exam 16 29/01/2020 1.5 50
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 3 14 42
Sınıf dışı çalışma 9 14 126
Laboratuar çalışması 2 2 4
Arasınav için hazırlık 8 1 8
Arasınav 1.5 1 1.5
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 10 1 10
Dönem sonu sınavı 1.5 1 1.5
Total work load193