- Code ENGN3601
- Unit Value 6 units
This unit takes a detailed look at various engineering materials and the essential properties behind them. There is an emphasis towards energy-related properties and forming properties. Materials studied in detail include energy ceramics, ferrous metal systems, non-ferrous metal systems and polymers. Property-related topics include plasticity analysis for metal forming operations, electrochemical properties, electrical properties, dielectric properties, energy storage properties, thermoelectric properties and electrochromic properties. The lecture material is delivered through on-line techniques and weekly small group sessions combined with extensive laboratory components are used to facilitate the understanding of this material. Underpinning this course will be frequent contextualizing through the idea of nanostructuring of established engineering materials.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:1. Understand plasticity and plastic deformation concepts as they apply to the plastic forming of metal sheets.
2. Understand the principles and importance of electrochemical and corrosion behaviour of metals.
3. Understand the basic electrical and dielectric properties as they apply to engineering ceramics and metals.
4. Appreciate how a knowledge of electrochemical and dielectric properties can be used to determine the energy storage properties of electronic materials and their devices.
5. Understand and utilize the concepts of thermoelctrical behaviour, piezoelectric behaviour and electrochromic behaviour through the study of engineering nanomaterials.
6. Gain detailed information on the processability and types of engineering polymers, ferrous alloys and non-ferrous alloys.
7. Gain experience in the use of research-grade potentiostatic and galvanostatic electrochemical and energy storage test equipment, as well as in the use of electron microscopes and X-ray diffraction units.
8. Understand the basic principles and operating procedures relating to scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction.
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- Quizzes (30%)
- Laboratory reports (35%)
- Research essay (10%)
- Problem sets (25%)
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Workload30 contact hours + 40 non-contact hours
Requisite and Incompatibility
- Budinski , K.G. & Budinski, M.K. Engineering Materials: properties and Selection, 8th ed. by Prentice-Hall (2005).
- Brandon, D & Kaplan W.D. Microstructural Characterization of Materials, 2nd edition, John Wiley and Sons (2008).
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3003||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|