Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K7555030 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 材料科学
Subject Name
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Materials Science
キハラ シンイチ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Mon3-4,Weds3-4:ENG 106
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Extensive use of blackboard 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Chemical Engineering
Eligible Students 2nd grade students of chemical engineering program and students who lost this subject in the past.
Keywords metallic materials, polymeric materials, ceramic materials, crystalline structure, material properties 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
The field of this lecture’s subject is “chemical engineering applications” and lectured for the 2nd grade students of cluster 3 in faculty of engineering. The educational goals for the students of chemical engineering program are located in the following category; “(C) learning about chemical and chemical engineering foundations, and developing the applied abilities. C1: learning about engineering foundations and developing applied abilities of solving engineering foundations issues”. For more information about learning and educational goals, see the following related URL. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Program of Chemical Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Definite learning of basic chemistry and chemical engineering and cultivation of application ability
engineering basis.  
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
(1) Understand atomic and molecular structures and explain their basic features.
(2) Understanding crystal structure, and it can be explained the method to determine the structure.
(3) Understanding the phase diagram of Fe-C system, and it can be explained the relationship between cooling rate and structure, and heat treatment process.
(4) Understanding the molecular structure of polymers, and it can be explained their features.
(5) Understanding the characteristics of the mechanical properties of polymers.
(6) Understanding the characteristics of the thermal properties of polymers.
(7) Understand the relationship between the process combining material properties and the resulting material properties. 
Class Schedule lesson 1 Guidance and introduction to industrial materials (metals, plastics, and ceramics).  Chemical bonding of substances
lesson 2 Crystal structure and its integrity
lesson 3 Crystal defect and amorphous structure
lesson 4 Diffusion/ Mechanical behavior
lesson 5 Carbon steel Fe - C phase diagram
lesson 6 Effect of carbon steel - cooling rate on texture, and morphology
lesson 7 Summary of metallic and ceramic materials
lesson 8 Structure of polymers (1) molecular weight distribution, (2) Sequence of monomer units in polymers
lesson 9 Structure of polymers (3) polymer chain distribution
lesson 10 Mechanical properties of polymers (1) Effects of temperature and time scale, (2) Viscoelasticity
lesson 11 Mechanical properties of polymers (3) Glass transition, (4) Entropic elasticity
lesson 12 Mechanical properties of polymers.  (5) Rubber elasticity
lesson 13 Mechanical properties of polymers.  (6) Entanglement.
lesson 14 Structure of the crystalline polymers. (1) Structure of crystal and their classification, and melting temperature.
lesson 15 Structure of the crystalline polymers. (2) The degree of crystallinity and crystallite size.
lesson 16 Summary of polymeric materials

Term Test: We are planning a mid-term exam (after the end of 6th lesson) and term-end exam (after the end of the 15th lesson). Report: We are planning to give reports in several times (about 20 hours to create).Textbooks, reference books and also lecture’s note (blackboard-intensive lecture) should be reviewed. 
(1) M. Ito et al., "Fundamentals of Materials Science" (Corona Publishing ) (From 1st to 6th lessons).
(2)  J. Watanabe edition, "Bunshi Kara  Zairoyu Made Don Don Tsunagararu Koubunshi" (Maruzen Publishing) (From 8th  to 15th lessons)
If necessary, we will distribute materials.  Textbooks may want to be purchased in the co-op shop.

PC or AV used in
(More Details) power-point slides are used. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Materials science is a comprehensive science, not an academic covering with a single text. For this reason, we mainly use text (1) and other related text in the 1st to 7th lectures, and mainly text (2) in the 8th to 16th lectures. Use them for review preparation. Please note that the progress of the lesson does not follow the order of the text in part. In the review, it is necessary to deepen understanding by examining the shortage of lectures at the library, etc. For the contents related to the lecture, you should study the basics with the physical chemistry textbooks (Atokins etc). You will not get enough information by just searching on the Web site. Furthermore, efforts to deepen exercises and challenging reports imposed at the lecture deepen your understanding are necessary. These assignments should be submitted on the indicated day. 
Requirements As a rule, all of the lesson should be attended. If attendances are less than 2/3 in each lecture, it is not possible to take the exams. 
Grading Method Standards of performance are evaluated by the mid-term exam, the term-end exam, and the reports.
Mid-term exam (40%), term-end exam (40%), and the reports of submitted-answer situation (20%), are evaluated by 100 points and it passes when more than 60 points. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Analysis of polymer processing. 
Message We are set office hours, and these should be actively used.
We will announce time of office hours in the class. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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