Weixing Chen received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees in physical metallurgy from Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, in 1984 and 1987, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in physical metallurgy from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1995. From 1997 to 1998, he was with Nova Chemicals Limited, Calgary, Canada; from 1996 to 1997, he worked as a visiting fellow in high temperature super alloys at the Institute for Aerospace Research, NRC, Ottawa, Canada; from 1987 to 1989, he was with SINOPEC, Nanjing, China. Since 1999, he has been an assistant professor, associate professor and professor of materials engineering in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Dr. Chen’ research Interests include
Keywords: Stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, high temperature corrosion, carbon based materials, energy storage, CO2 capture
Oral presentation of technical material. Graded on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: CME 481. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained for CH E 483.Winter Term 2021
Stress/strain relationships and tensile testing. Dislocation theory, twinning and plastic deformation. Strengthening mechanisms. Fundamentals of fracture, failure mechanisms, fracture mechanics and fracture testing. Prerequisites: CIV E 270, MAT E 211, and MAT E 335.Winter Term 2021
Theoretical strength of solids, Griffith crack theory, mechanisms of brittle and ductile fracture, the ductile to brittle transition, fatigue and creep fracture, environmental effects on fracture. Prerequisites: MAT E 358 or consent of Instructor. Credit cannot be obtained in this course if credit has already been obtained in MAT E 462.Winter Term 2021