Modern Equipment and Techniques for Investigation of Structure and Properties of Metallic Alloys

Instructor:Vladimir Cheverikin

Course Summary

The purpose of course is studying the equipment and techniques for investigation of structure and properties of metallic alloys.

Course Format

Hours of lectureHours of practiceHours in laboratoryHours of independent studyTotal numbers of hours

Course Content

  1. Investigation of properties of materials
    1. Mechanical Testing
    2. Measurement of hardness materials
    3. Equipment for Physical Simulation and Thermal-Mechanical Testing
  2. Investigation the microstructure of materials
    1. Sample preparation
    2. Light microscopy
    3. Scanning electron microscopy
    4. Transmission electron microscopy

Reading List

Primary textbook:

  1. David E. Laughlin, Hono Kazuhiro, Physical Metallurgy, Elsevier, 2014

Additional textbooks:

  1. Paul E. Labossiere, Course ME354, Mechanics of Materials Laboratory, Autumn 2007
  2. J.R. Davis, Davis & Associates, Tensile Testing, Second Edition, ASM International, 2004
  3. ASM HANDBOOK. Properties and Selection: Irons, Steels, and High-Performance Alloys. V.1. The Materials Information Company, 2010.
  4. ASM HANDBOOK Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials V.2. The Materials Information Company, 2010.
  5. ASM HANDBOOK. Metallography and Microstructures V.9. The Materials Information Company, 2010.
  6. The Deformation and Processing of Structural Materials. Edited by Z. X. Guo, Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2005.
  7. Tabor, D; “The Hardness of Metals”, Oxford University Press, 2007
  8. Vander Voort, Georg F., “Metallography Principles and Practice”, ASM International, 1999
  9. Palmqvist, S: ”Method for determining the toughness of brittle materials, particularly sintered carbides”, Jernkontorets annaler, volume 141, 1957
  10. Dmitri Kopeliovich, Hardness test methods,
  13. David B Williams, C. Barry Carte, Transmission Electron Microscopy,A Textbook for Materials Science, Springer, 2009.


Class participation and homeworks20 %
Midterm tests and labs30 %
Final exam50 %