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Chapter 1.

Materials for Engineering


The Materials World Materials Science and Engineering Types of Materials Metals Ceramics (and Glasses) Polymers Composites Semiconductors From Structure to Properties Processing Materials Selecting Materials

The Materials World


History
Stone Age: 2.5 million years ago Pottery Age: 4000 B.C.E Copper Age: 4000 B.C.E 3000 B.C.E. Bronze Age: 2000 B.C.E 1000 B.C.E.
Foundation of metallurgy- Alloys of copper and tin

Iron Age: 1000 B.C.E 1B.C.E. Plastics Age: late 20th Century to current time Semiconductor Age: late 20th Century to current time

Materials

Types of Materials
All Materials
Gases Metals Ceramics Simple Liquids Solids

Metals Ceramics and Glasses


Semiconductors

Polymers
Composites

Polymers (polymeric molecules


Thermoplastics Heat Forming

Thermosets Heat Setting Elastomers

Periodic Table
Invented by Dmitri Medeleyev in the late 1800s Many of the elements in the table were not discovered until long after the table was invented All elements are in their most basic form and cannot be simplified Table lists the atomic number and atomic mass The atomic number is the number of protons in the nucleus or the center of the atom The atomic mass is the sum of the masses of the protons and neutrons. Electrons weigh about 1/2000 as a proton. Carbon (C) has atomic number 6 because there are 6 protons in the nucleus.

Periodic Chart Organization Elements are divided into two groups- metals and nonmetals
Of the 120 known elements (including synthesize), approximately 81 are metals. 92 occur naturally in the earth.

Metals have the following characteristics to varying degrees


High electrical conductivity and High thermal conductivity Luster- ability to reflext light. Ductility, maleability Loose electrons (low ionization energy) readily when they react with nonmetals Metallic character should decrease as we move across the Periodic Table and increase as we move down.

Nonmetals tend to be insulators (solid, liquid, or gas)


Gain electrons in chemical reactions

Noble gases are inert Metalloids are semiconductors

Periodic Table
IA IIA .Groups
Atm # Symbol Wgt

IIIA IVA VA VIA VIIA VIIIA 1 H 1.01

B Groups

Lanthanides

Actinides

Excellent Reference: http://www-tech.mit.edu/Chemicool/

Periodic Table
Groups
I: Group 1 is also called the alkali metal group. These are strong metals that are unusually soft and very reactive toward Oxygen forming Oxides and water forming hydroxides of the metal. II: Group 2 is called the alkaline earth metals. These metals are not as soft as Group 1 metals. They also react more mildly with Oxygen to produce oxides of the metals and only react with water at temperatures where the water is steam. Groups 3-12 are referred to as the transition metal groups. These metals are not as predictable

Periodic Table
Groups 3B- are referred to as the transition metal groups.
These metals are not as predictable because of the shielding effect of the inner electrons. As for the "shielding effect" this refers to the inner electrons found in the transition state elements and the inner transition (rare earth)elements. These electrons had a tendency to block the electrical effect of the positive nucleus upon the outer valence electrons of those atoms. This shielding effect helps to partially explain the erratic placement of the electrons in the d and f orbitals relative to the s and p orbitals.

Groups 1A-2A and 3A-8A are referred to as the representative elements Group 7A is referred to as the halogen group Group 8A is referred to as the Noble gas group previously known as the inert gas group.

Periodic Table
The metals which tend to have their atoms losing electrons during a chemical change are roughly found to the left Group 3 Non-metals which tend to have their atoms gaining electrons during chemical change are roughly found in Group 6A-7A with some elements in the lower parts of Groups 5A. Metalloids which tend to have their atoms sometimes losing and sometimes gaining electrons during chemical change are generally found in Groups 4A-6A The Noble gases really belong to their own category since their atoms tend neither to lose or gain electrons. There are only a handful of compounds involving the Noble Gases (mostly involving Xenon).

Periodic Table Properties

As you proceed to the left in a period or as you proceed down within a group: The metallic strengths increase (non-metallic strengths decrease). The atomic radius of atoms (distance from the nucleus to the outermost occupied region) increases. Atomic radii are the distance between the outermost occupied probability region of an atom and its nucleus. The ionization potential (energy required to remove an electron from an atom) decreases. Ionization Potential is energy required to remove electron from atom. The electron affinity (energy released as electron is picked up by an atom) decreases. The electronegativity (the electron attracting ability of an atom) decreases.

Periodic Table

Metals
Metals
Largest group in periodic table. Ferrous and non-ferrous types Various alloys
Steel alloys, Aluminum, Mg, Ti, Ni, Zn, Cu Brasses, Cu, Zn

Iron alloys are the most used material in this group


Automotive Construction

Metallic Nature
Strong and can be formed into practical shapes, Ductile with permanent deformation Good conductor of electricity and heat

Periodic Table

Ceramics and Glasses


Ceramics are
complex compounds and solutions that contain both metallic and nonmetallic elements (C, N, O, P, or S) heated at least to incandescence during processing applications, typically hard and brittle, exhibit high strength and high melting points, exhibit low thermal and electrical conductivity. Have a crystalline structure in which the atoms are stacked in a regular, repeating pattern with a fixed distance between the atoms. Can be made in an amorphous structure with a random pattern, like glass (silicates)

Applications
Pottery, brick, tile, glass, ovenware, magnets, refractories, cutting tools. Furnace linings and tiles for space shuttle due to high resistance to heat. Superconductivity applications

Types
Aluminum oxide, Magnesium oxide, silicon oxide, silicon nitride

Periodic Table

Polymers
Polymer materials are made up of many (poly) repeating units(mers). Polymers are mostly based in carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. Some have Si, F, Cl, S Polymers are considered a bowl of spaghetti or a bag of worms in constant motion.

Periodic Table

Formation of Polymers
Polymers from Addition reaction
LDPE HDPE PP

H H C C H H
PVC
n

H H C C H H
PS
n

H H

C C
H CH3
n

H H

H H

C C
H Cl
n

C C
H
n

Common Polymer Synthesis


Polyamides
Condensation Polymerization
Nylon 6/6 because both the acid and amine contain 6 carbon atoms

NH2(CH2)6NH2 + COOH(CH2)4COOH
Hexamethylene diamene Adipic acid

n[NH2(CH2)6NH2 CO(CH2)4COOH] (heat)


Nylon salt

[NH(CH2)4NH CO(CH2)4CO]n + nH2O


Nylon 6,6 polymer chain

Polycarbonate
CH2

OH

C CH2

OH

+ nCOCl2

CH2 O C CH2 O

O
C
n

NaCl

Bisphenol-A

+ Phosgene

Polycarbonate + salt

All polymers made from either condensation or addition polymerization are either
Thermoplastic, heat forming Thermoset, heat setting

Thermoplastics and Thermosets

Thermoplastic bonds are covalent Thermoset bonds are covalent and crosslinked

Thermoset Chemistry

Epoxy Chemistry

Thermoset Polyesters
Crosslinking of thermoset polyester
Produced via condensation reaction.
The H on one monomer (alcohol) reacts with the OH on the other (acid) to form water byproduct and a new bond is formed linking the monomers. This repeats because each of the monomers has two reactive sites. The second site is a C=C double bond that is only active in addition reactions and is not involved in the initial reaction that forms the basic polymer. The basic polymer is a liquid allowing it to be poured into a mold for the crosslinking reaction to occur. Crosslinking occurs when styrene and an initiator in added to crosslink and polymerize the polyester. The resulting structure is characterized by principle chains of polyesters that were formed by condensation polymerization and then subsequently crosslinked using addition reaction often using bridge monomer (styrene). Analogy to this type of reaction is baking a cake. The cake batter is liquid polymer of low chain length and placed in mold (oven). As the cake heats up the liquid is converted to solid cake due to crosslinking. Demold and cools.

Composites Composite definition


A composite is a material comprised of two or more physically distinct materials with at least one material providing reinforcing properties on strength and modulus.

Natural Composites
Bone Wood Bamboo: Natures fiber glass due to pronounced fibrillar structure which is very apparent when fractured. Muscle and other tissue

Engineering Composites
Reinforced concrete beams Thermoset composites: Thermoset resins (polyurethanes, polesters, epoxies)
Glass fibers, Carbon fibers, Synthetic fibers, metalfibers, or ceramic fibers

Thermoplastic composites (polypropylene, nylon, polyester,TPU,polyimide)


Glass fibers, Carbon fibers, Synthetic fibers, metalfibers, or ceramic fibers

SMC
Sheet Molding Compound: Polyester Resin and chopped glass

Automotive Applications of Plastics and Composites


n

Composite Intensive Vehicles


Polyester resin and Glass Mat Preform
With RTM Resin Transfer Molding

8-25 -98

M41_au 25

Automotive Plastics and Composites Plastic Fender Use

SMC
Sheet Molding Compound

SMC
Sheet Molding Compound

Semiconductors
Semiconductors are
Neither good electrical conductors nor good electrical insulators Able to conduct electricity intermediately Important section of periodic table
Si, Ge, Sn from column IVA serve as a boundary between metallic and nonmetallic elements Si and Ge are widely used semiconductors O, to Te and Zn to Hg are used with Si and Ge to form a semi conductor from groups in columns III and V (Ga As which is used as a high temperature rectifier and a laser material) or from columns II and VI (CdS which is used as a low-cost solar cell for conversion of solar energy to electrical energy) Some ceramics display semi-conducting behavior, e.g., ZnO which is widely used as a phosphor in color television.

Periodic Table

From Structure to Properties


Structure of the atoms dictates often the properties of the material
Crystalline versus amorphous structure Al alloys are ductile, while magnesium alloys are typically brittle
Al structure follows a cubic packing arrangement and the Mg follows a hexagonal one. In Al there are four times as many deformation modes as for the Mg structure. Heat treatment dramatically affects the properties because it changes the structure of the metal.

Ceramics can be made opaque (Al2O3) by having a change in the microscopic-scale architecture.
The structure can be made pore free for an opaque material.

Processing and Materials Selection


Processing of materials dramatically affects the properties
Steel: Heat treatments provides many variations of Al Aluminum- heat treatments provides many variations of Al Plastics- quenching of PET enable clear bottles for sodas Composites- post curing improves strengths and stiffness

Materials selection
Materials are selected for applications based upon
Cost of part (piece price) Material cost accounts for 50% to 90% of total part cost Mechanical properties Stiffer materials for load bearing applications (tensile modulus) Stronger materials for impact and bending applications Electrical and Thermal properties Shape Forming a material to a particular shape limits material selection Appearance Paintability, shininess, texture, smell, etc.