Information and list of topics for Dr. Kriz's class
MSE 2034: Elements of Materials Engineering

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General information (Guidlines for homework, Tests and design project, Day-to-day list of lectures, Homework assignments) about Dr. Kriz's Tuesdays and Thursdays class:

Students are encouraged to contact Dr. R.D. Kriz via email at

Class Topics:

MSE2034 Class Design project topics:

  1. Tension Leg Off-Shore Oil Platform: Material Selection. Overvivew
  2. Sailplane Wing Design: Stiffness-Strength Trade Off. Overvivew
  3. Student Design Project: Example

MSE2094 Class projects related to MSE2034:

Each year the MSE2094 class creates a html document on a topic listed above as a class project, that benefits the MSE2034 class. Professors who teach MSE2034 are requested to participate. Contact Ron Kriz if you wish to participate. Projects completed:

  1. Diffusion, MSE2094 Spring 1995, Class of 1997, Professor Ron Kriz.
  2. Phase Diagram Basics, MSE2094 Spring 1996, Class of 1998, Profs. R.D. Kriz and G.Q. Lu.
  3. Fracture, MSE2094 Spring 1997, Class of 1999, Professor R.D. Kriz

Materials Science & Engineering 2034, Fall 1997

Any comments and suggestions about the material presented above, please contact Ron Kriz at

Ronald D. Kriz, Virginia Tech, College of Engineering