Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9103067162017Characterization Techniques of Functional Engineering MaterialsElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course aims at the understanding of the principles of characterization methods of materials
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yard. Doç. Dr. Lütfiye ALTAY Yard. Doç. Dr. Gökhan GÜRLEK Yard. Doç. Dr. Mehmet SARIKANAT
Learning Outcomes
1Gaining the ability to understand and make a comment on the results of characterization of materials
2Increasing the awareness on the importance of novel technologies for materials characterization
3Learning how to characterize different types of materials
4Gaining the ability to select the most proper technique for characterization of a given material
5Practising how to analyse a material in the laboratory
6Gaining the ability to follow the related literature for life-long learning
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
no suggestion
Course Contents
Physical characterization techniques Mechanical characterization techniques (Tension, Compression, Hardness, Flexure, Shear, Fatigue, Creep) Optical characterization techniques: Sampling and sample preparation, Optical microscopy, SEM, TEM, X-Ray microanalysis, Image analysis, AFM Thermal characterization techniques (TGA, DSC, TMA ve DMA etc.) Electrical and thermal conductivity measurement methods Rheology analysis Investigation of flame retardant properties of materials
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Physical characterization techniques (density,humidity, water absorption)
1Physical characterization techniques (density,humidity, water absorption)
2Mechanical characterization techniques (Tension, Compression, Hardness)
3Mechanical characterization techniques (Tension, Compression, Hardness)
4Morphology of materials ( SEM, TEM, AFM)
5Spectroscopic and chromatographic characterization techniques: FTIR, XPS, XRD
6Thermal characterization techniques (TGA, DSC, TMA ve DMA vb.)
7Thermal characterization techniques (TGA, DSC, TMA ve DMA vb.)
8Electrical and thermal conductivity measurement methods
9Midterm Examination
10Electrical and thermal conductivity measurement methods
11Rheology Analysis
12Investigation of flame retardant properties of materials
13Investigation of flame retardant properties of materials
14Project presentationsProje Sunumu
15Final examination
Recommended or Required Reading
Leng, Y., Materials Characterization, Introduction to Microscopic and Spectroscopic Methods, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, JohnWiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, 2008 Brandon, D., Kaplan, W.D., Microstructural Characterization of Materials, Wiley, 1999. Meyers, M.A., Chawla, K.K., Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Prentice Hall, 1998. Ramachandran, V.S., Beaudoin, J.J., Handbook of Analytical Techniques in Concrete Science and Technology, Principles, Techniques and Applications, Noyes Publ., Canada, 1999. Dieter K. Schroder, ‘‘Semiconductor Material and Device Characterization’’, John Wiley and Sons Inc.,Canada,1998.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
no internship
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination13030
Final Examination15050
Attending Lectures13339
Project Preparation17777
Individual Study for Homework Problems11444
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)240
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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