Materials and The Environment

This course continues the study of engineering materials and their properties. The knowledge of material structure and theories of deformation developed in the course METL 1131 is applied to the discussion of the high temperature behaviour of the materials. Topics of the course include thermal, creep, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties of engineering materials. Various aspects of corrosion and oxidation mechanisms as well as ways of protection are considered. In the second part of the course students will research various aspects of interrelationship between materials and environment, learn the eco-audit tools and sustainable development concepts.