Course NumberME-02-120
PDH Hours8
Fundamentals of Metals

Fundamentals of Metals

Having a fundamental understanding of the structure and properties of metals, stress mechanisms, and failure modes is an important part of determining the usefulness of metal alloys for a specific application. Often, materials are subject to variable forces (loads). The mechanical engineer calculates these forces to establish the service that can be expected, and material scientists experiment to determine how materials deform (elongate, compress, and twist) or break as a function of applied load, time, temperature, and other conditions.

In this 8-hour online course, an overview of the mechanical properties of metals is presented and expanded. The basis structures of metals and how those structures are affected by various processes is explained. The training material contains information on the various imperfections and defects that the metal may sustain and how they affect the metal.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions to earn 8 PDH credit.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Mechanical properties of metals
  • Structure of metals and how those structures are affected by various processes

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