Planned action items
- Read Chapter 4, 6, 7 and 9 from William D. Callister book (7th edition)
Achieved action items
- This week, I was able to go through the chapter 4, 6, 7 and 9 (until 9.8)
Things not done
- One of the main things to do this week was to finish these four chapter as they are fundamental in understanding the hot rolling and finite element method.
- Out of the total 20 sections in the book, I was only able to finish the first 8 sections. The next sections are very essential in understanding the research work, therefore, I will take it slow and understand every bit of detail.
- This week I learnt numerous phenomenon and techniques in the field of materials science and engineering. I have been making notes as I can go along so that I keep up to the pace of the textbook.
- I learnt:
- The crystal structure and various imperfection in solids
- Various microscopic techniques to view these imperfections
- Different mechanical properties of crystals – stress and strain, elastic and plastic deformation
- Quantifying properties like ductility, hardness, toughness and resilience.
Chapter 7 was especially challenging. It had some deep terminology that was very hard to understand, so I thought I would ask Anand to help me with it when he arrives.
- Introduction to phase diagrams
Self – evaluation
Competencies that you wanted to develop and the progress in that
- Enhance the reading ability in:
- Conceptual textbooks
- Increase the conceptual understanding of the topic in Materials science
- I definitely have come further in the understanding but there is a long way to go in expanding the knowledge. I found some chapters in the book to be very tedious and I should try to find other sources to help me understand these concepts that I am learning as well. I need to make sure that the basics I am learning as strong.
- I would say that I found all the chapters, except chapter 9 to be very boring. It was hard for me to stay focused. Also, I found that it was easier for me grasp some concepts in comparison to the others.