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Fundamental relationships between structure, processing, physical properties and performance for metallic, ceramic, polymeric, composite and electronic materials.
This introductory course is intended for engineering students of all disciplines. The fundamental relationships between structure, processing and physical properties will be examined for metallic, ceramic, polymeric, and composite materials. This course will lay the foundation for the second professional year course ENME307 (Performance of Engineering Materials).
At the conclusion of the course, the successful student:1) will be able to identify the major properties of the different classes of materials (metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers, and electronic materials);2) will be able to recognize the interdependence of the structure, properties, processing, and performance of materials, and will be able to describe the important parameters that govern the relationships between these four categories;3) will be able to integrate fundamental materials science with laboratory synthesis and processing, as well as analysis of experimental data.4) will be able to communicate technical materials concepts with other engineers including through writing laboratory reportsThe lectures topics include: atomic, crystalline and microscopic structure of metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials. crystalline defects and diffusion mechanical properties and strengthening mechanisms metal forming fracture mechanisms and failure analysis phase diagrams and kinetics of phase transformations solidification processing of metal and plastics materials selectionThe laboratories supplement the lectures with practical experience in observing and measuring the properties and behaviour of engineering materials.Lab 1: Introduction to Atomic Arrangement and Crystal Structure. This laboratory introduces students to tensile testing and property determination, atomic structure, and indexing XRD spectra. A structured worksheet is required for this lab.Lab 2: Mechanical Properties of Structural Materials. Students perform tensile testing of various alloys and impact testing of an Al alloy and a steel. The relationships between alloy microstructure and properties are explored. A formal laboratory report is required for this lab.Lab 3: Alloying and Phase Equilibria. Students construct an Pb-Sn phase diagram using cooling curves for various alloy compositions and sketch the resultant solidified microstructures. A structured worksheet is required for this lab.Lab 4: Microstructure Property Relationships in Brass. Students perform grain size and hardness measurements on cold rolled brass samples subjected to annealing at a variety of times and temperatures. Grain growth kinetics and the Hall-Petch effect are studied. A formal laboratory report is required for this lab.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Course Coordinator (Labs, Timetabling):Dr. Catherine Bishop, Room E514, x92137, email@example.comLecturer (weeks 1-6):Professor Milo Kral, E501, x 92102, firstname.lastname@example.orgLecturer (weeks 7-12):Dr. Catherine Bishop, Room E514, x92137, email@example.comLaboratory Technician:Mr Kevin Stobbs, Mechanical Labs, firstname.lastname@example.orgTeaching Assistants:To be confirmedOffice HoursDr. Bishop: Open door policy. To ensure my availability, email to make an appointment.
Due dates for homework and laboratories are provided along with the assignment. Lab worksheets are due at the conclusion of the lab. Lab reports are due one week after the lab to the corresponding LEARN dropbox. Turnitin originality detection software will be used to screen work for plagiarism. Late submissions of homework and lab reports are eligible for 50% credit only.
Callister, W D;
Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction;
Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons, 2014.
You are required to do the assigned reading from the text. You can buy the bound book, buy the binder-ready book, borrow copies from the library (6 books on 3-hour loan) or buy an ebook.Electronic ResourcesLEARN: Lecture materials; lab worksheets, data, report instructions and electronic submission; administrative course information. (required)WileyPlus: Interactive materials, course electronic text, practice problems. (optional)Piazza: Course discussion between students, students and lecturers, answers to clarifying questions on homework and other assignments. There are mobile apps for iOS and Android. This provides a direct path of communication outside of e-mail for reaching the instructorGradescope: Electronic grading of assignments will be completed using Gradescope. This provides a rich environment for receiving feedback on your performance during the course.
Domestic fee $937.00
International fee $5,125.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
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