- Code ENGN6601
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Engineering
This subject develops a knowledge of the variety, properties and characteristics of engineering materials. Equilibrium phase diagrams and kinetic TTT diagrams for predicting microstructure in materials. Properties of alloys (steels, aluminium, magnesium, titanium, and other non-ferrous metals). Ceramic materials: ceramics and glasses; forming of ceramics; structure and defects in ceramics. Characterisation, structure and properties of polymers; polymer processing. Rubber elasticity. Fibre and metal reinforced advanced composite materials. Strengthening and toughening mechanisms for materials. Fracture mechanics. Characterisation methods (mechanical and microstructural). Biomaterials and nano-materials.
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.
Assignments (20%); Project & Laboratories (30%); Final Exam (50%)
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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).
Knowledge of basic materials science and mechanics
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 2
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|2860||19 Feb 2018||27 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||In Person|