Material Engineering



  • 36 hours 9 days MT01

    Materials Properties and Testing

    Overview

    In this course you will learn: - The microstructure of the crystalline materials. - Types of defects in materials on microscopic and macroscopic scales. - Definitions of mechanical properties. - Mechanical testing: tension, compression, bending, impact, hardness, fatigue, creep. - Non destructive tests. - Types of fractures including fatigue and creep ruptures. - Overview on strengthening mechanisms.

    Objective

    The main objective of this course is to provide an overview of the mechanical behavior, elastic behavior, plastic deformation, strengthening of crystalline materials. This goal will be achieved through the study of the crystal structure and defects in materials. Introductory level knowledge of mechanical properties, testing methods, including tensile, compression, bending, hardness and impact tests will be given. Strengthening mechanisms and fracture mechanics including fatigue and creep rupture as well as non destructive tests and control methods on final products will be provided.

    Who Should Attend

    This is an ideal first course for anyone who needs a working understanding of metals and their applications. It has been designed for those with no previous training in materials such as technical, laboratory, and engineers from other disciplines. Also this course is a valuable addition to undergraduate students in mechanical, civil and architecture departments that will help them in progressing in material topics.

  • 12 hours 3 days MT02

    Metallurgy of Precipitation Strengthening

    Overview

    In this course you will learn: - Binary phase diagrams of non ferrous alloys. - Strengthening mechanisms by precipitation. - Study of different parameters that affect the strengthening results such as: temperatures, cooling rate,… - Effect of different parameters on the strengthened alloy.

    Objective

    The main goal of this course is to learn about the microscopic changes that take place in a precipitation strengthened alloy and their effects on the properties of the alloy. The effects of the different heat treating steps (solution treatment, quench, and aging) and heat treating process parameters (solution treatment temperature and time, quench rate, and aging temperature and time) on the alloy microstructure and the effects on alloy strength are discussed. 

    Who Should Attend

    This course is addressed to mechanical engineers, metallurgists, chemical engineers and researchers in the field of materials that would works with non ferrous metals and alloys.

  • 60 hours 12 days MT03

    Metallurgy of Steel

    Overview

    In this course you will learn: - The description of the allotropic nature of iron. - The effect of carbon content on steel properties. - The Iron – Carbon diagram and the types of phases in equilibrium - The main temperatures and microstructures that affect the iron properties. - The effect of cooling rate on the phases in equilibrium and the variation in mechanical properties of steel that accompany the changes in cooling rates. - The heat treatment processes for steel: annealing, quenching, tempering - The effect of heat treating procedures on the steel microstructure and its mechanical properties. - The case hardening processes: carburizing, nitriding, carbonitriding - The process parameters and how they affect case composition, depth, microstructure, and properties. - Defects that may results from heat treatment processes.

    Objective

    Metallurgy of Steel: Principles and Heat Treatments . The objective of this course is to give principal knowledge about the phases and microstructures that form in steels, their effects on steel properties, the microstructure changes that occur when steel is heated and cooled, the effects of carbon content and cooling rate on microstructures that form. Also, how to read the iron-carbon phase diagram will be discussed. Moreover, this course aims to learn about common heat treating processes and how they are used to modify the microstructure of steels to obtain specific mechanical properties. The course gives you also knowledge about the main hardening processes: quench and temper, martempering, and austempering. This course discusses also common steel case hardening processes and how they are used to modify the surface layers of steels to obtain specific mechanical properties. Participants will learn about the process parameters and how they affect case composition, depth, microstructure, and properties.

    Who Should Attend

    This course is addressed to mechanical engineers, metallurgists, chemical engineers and researchers in the field of materials that would works with ferrous alloys. Also undergraduate students in mechanical departments will find in this course a valuable support in understanding metallurgy.

  • 40 hours 8 days MT04

     Materials Selection

    Overview

    In this course you will learn: - Overview on the different classes of materials and their main properties. - The procedure of materials selection. - The use of Ashby diagrams. - The effect of part shape on the material choice. - The selection of the proper manufacturing processes. - The cost analysis of certain product. - Discussion of several case studies. - Environmental impact of materials consummation.

    Objective

    This course aims to shed light on principles & practice of materials selection in mechanical design. It will present: Influence of shape on selection. Economic aspects.Use of data sources.Material indices.Generation & use of material selection charts.Selection of fabrication method.Concurrent and compound objectives.Case studies will be discussed.

    Who Should Attend

    This course is designed for mechanical engineers, mechanical designers, product designers and research and development engineers.