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Clemson ME 440 - MATERIALS FOR AGGRESSIVE ENVIRONMENTS

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DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ME 440 MATERIALS FOR AGGRESSIVE ENVIRONMENTS FALL 2009 Section 1 - MWF 10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 301 Riggs Instructor: Dr. Mica Grujicic, Wilfred P. and Helen S. Tiencken Professor of Mechanical Engineering Office: 241 EIB, Tel. 656-5639, e-mail: [email protected] Textbook: None Reference Material: Various technical reports and journal articles Hand-out material provided by the instructor Internet World-Wide-Web downloadable material recommended by the instructor. Goals and Objectives: 1. To provide the students with an understanding of the basic classes of materials, their mechanical properties and modes of degradation due to exposure to various environmental conditions. 2. To provide the students with the basic understanding of fundamental concepts related to design, manufacture, principles of operation, functionality and longevity of the horizontal-axis wind-turbine rotors/blades. 3. To introduce the students to the utilization of the material constitutive , progressive-damage and failure models in computational engineering analyses (e.g. finite element analyses). Class policy: My expectations of you are similar to those you have of me. I assume that you will attend class, that you will be on time and prepared, and that we will maintain a professional, courteous relationship. Policy on academic dishonesty is that stated in the Clemson University Undergraduate Announcements. Students may discuss approaches to the homework problems, however, all work turned in for grading is expected to be the individual's effort, not a group or joint effort! Simple copying or paraphrasing is not allowed.Homework: Representative problems will be assigned for all topics. Homework is due one week after it is assigned. Solutions will be placed on the blackboard after the problems are due, and therefore, late homework will NOT be accepted. Since each student has ready access to computers and printers, all work submitted for grading MUST be produced on a computer word processing system and printed via a computer printer. Homework MUST be submitted in a hard-copy form. No electronic submission of the homework is allowed. Semester Tests: Two 50-minute, closed-book, close-notes tests will be given. Oral make up tests will be given ONLY for DOCUMENTED personal illness or DOCUMENTED immediate family emergency. Final Exam: No final exam will be given in this course. Grading: Final grades for this course will be determined according to the following percentages: Homework 20% Semester tests (40% each) 80% Grades will be assigned as following: A - 90 or higher; B - 80 to 89; C - 70 to 79; D - 60 to 69; F - 59 or lower. Prerequisites: “Any course taken which will later be used as a specified prerequisite for any ME or EM course must be completed with a minimum grade of "C".” All required 300-level ME and EM courses are prerequisites for ME440. Test Dates: Friday, October 9, 2009 - Test 1 Monday, November 30, 2009 - Test 2Filename: ME440_Fall_2009_Syllabus.doc Directory: C:\OLD_C_DRIVE\courses\03 ME440\Fall 2009\01 Syllabus Template: C:\Documents and Settings\micag\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\Normal.dot Title: Subject: Author: Mica Grujicic Keywords: Comments: Creation Date: 8/7/2000 9:25:00 AM Change Number: 162 Last Saved On: 8/21/2009 11:54:00 AM Last Saved By: Clemson University Total Editing Time: 536 Minutes Last Printed On: 8/21/2009 11:56:00 AM As of Last Complete Printing Number of Pages: 2 Number of Words: 460 (approx.) Number of Characters: 2,624


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