This subject will aim to extend the knowledge of materials science in alloy steels, leading edge non-ferrous alloys, polymers, ceramics and glasses and composites and integrate it into issues of sustainable engineering product design and manufacturing technologies. This subject gives students an understanding of the engineering practice through an introduction to problem solving methodology and knowledge of the responsibilities of the professional engineer. The content will include merit matrices for material selection for economic and sustainable design and manufacture; diffusion in solids and the application of mathematical diffusion models to surface treatments of alloys; thermo- mechanical strengthening treatments of metal alloys; structure and properties of aluminium, magnesium, zinc, nickel, copper and titanium alloys, and their applications in engineering design; structure, properties and heat treatment of ceramics and glasses;
introduction and structure to polymers, elastomers, foams and polymer composites;
casting processes metals and polymers; introduction to surface physics and its application to powder metallurgy and joining processes; the application of introductory plasticity theory to solid forming processes; and joining processes.
NEM2102 - Introduction to Engineering Materials
|1.||To attain an understanding of processes and key issues relating to engineering science in manufacturing and environment;|
|2.||Solve a range of numerical and engineering problems found in engineering practice and design; and|
|3.||Identify and apply formulation and solution, effective communication, system approach to design and undertake life-long learning.|
|Laboratory Work||Required to demonstrate: laboratory skills, analysis of data, library research to contextualize knowledge acquire in the course of experimentation||12%|
|Assignment||Student will, as a team, submit a major report based on open-ended current technical issues. The report to include individual reflective journals||18%|
|Test||Mid-semester - covering introductory lectures||20%|
|Examination||3 hours - covering large part of the course including laboratory and assignment work||50%|
Rojter, J., 2014
Victoria University. Class Notes
Manufacturing Engineering and Technology
Kalpakjian, S., 2010
Introduction to Engineering Materials, Lecture notes
Rojter, J (2014)
Materials Science and Engineering - An Introduction
Callister, D.W. Jr (2013)
John Wiley & Sons
Engineering Materials - Propoerties and Selection
Budinski, G.K & Budinski, K.M. (1999)
Essentials of Materials Science
Askeland, R.D., & Fulay, P.P. (2011)
Stamford CT, USA
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