**COURSE SYLLABUS**

**Course: MS 211A/ MAE 229A MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, FALL 2003**

**Final
Exam: Tuesday, December ****9 11:30 ****-**** 2:30 PM**

**Midterm: ****Tuesday,
November 4, 2003**

Textbook: M. A. Meyers and K. K. Chawla

Mechanical
Metallurgy, Prentice-Hall, 1984 (MC1)

This
course is intended to bridge the gap between mechanics and materials. Its purpose course is to provide the student
with an in-depth and quantitative understanding of the physics of deformation
and fracture. Mechanics and Materials are two disciplines that can benefit
enormously from each other.
Unfortunately, they have been most often taught in separate departments,
to separate audiences. A focused effort
has been carried out at UCSD, since 1992, to link Mechanics and Materials. This was the mission of the NSF Institute for
Mechanics and Materials, which had a six-year life. Five Summer Schools were held, with a
participation of approximately 300 students.
Lecturers included the most renowned scholars in the field. A book was published in 1999, based on these
lectures. It is the recommended reading
for this class, in addition to the textbook.
The book is:

**Mechanics and Materials: Fundamentals and Linkages, ****Eds.: M.A. Meyers, R. W. Armstrong, and H.O.K Kirchner, J. Wiley, 1999
(MM)**

M.A.
Meyers and K.K. Chawla, Mechanical Behavior of Materials,

It is, of course, recognized that the entire field
cannot be covered in one quarter.
Nevertheless, the students are encouraged to purchase the textbook and
recommended books to get exposed to the seminal concepts. The following topics will be covered in
class:

Stress concentration around holes
and cracks MC1

Elements of fracture mechanics
MC1

Microstructural effects MC1

Thermally activated processes MM

Zerilli -
Armstrong and MTS models MM

Mechanical twinning; mechanical
effects MM

Obstacles to dislocations MC1

Plastic deformation of polymers
and glasses MC1, MC2 & handouts

Constitutive equations for
deformation of polymers and elastomers handouts

Basic mechanisms and constitutive
equations for creep MC1

Fatigue MC1

**Grading, Exams and Homework**

Grading will be based on exams,
homework, and a report.

The weights will be:

Midterm: 20%

Final: 30%

Report: 15

Homework: 25

- Homework should be neatly written on
standard engineering 8 1/2
x 11 paper. Sloppy or late homework
will be penalized or even rejected.

- Be
sure to show your work on all homework problems; the answer alone is never
responsive, and points will be deducted if important steps are missing
from your development. Make liberal
use of carefully drawn and labeled diagrams in your homework. Since significant partial work is
usually given some credit on homework, it is a sound strategy to hand in
what you can do on each homework problem.
One more thing: It must be
__your own work__! Cases of copying will be treated as ACADEMIC DISHONESTY. You can talk with other students, but you must then do the problem yourself.

- Assignments
will be announced in class, typically on Tuesday, and will be due the
following Tuesday. Homework is due
at the beginning of class
on the due date. Assignments handed
in after the beginning of class will be treated as late and will not be
graded. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
COMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS DURING THE LECTURE.
THESE WILL NOT BE GRADED.

- Each
problem should begin on a NEW PAGE
and should include the following:

a) A brief
statement of the problem including any necessary given information or

assumptions you decide to make.

b) Figures

c) Mathematical
analysis

d) Your
final answer with a BOX drawn
around it. __This is essential__!

Do not
carry around symbols for units as you walk through a problem. When you give a

final answer, then is the time and
place to attach units. Use the
abbreviations in the text for Mega Pascal (MPa), density (g/cm³), etc. Don't forget correct units.

- No homework will be accepted late
(homework is due in class on due dates before class begins). A late entrance into the class does not
provide an excuse for handing homework in late.

- Be
sure that your name is at the top of the first page of each part.
__PRINT__your name in block letters,__LAST NAME FIRST__. Staple the pages together to ensure full credit.