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Materials processing; phase transformations in metals and alloys; aluminium and ferrous alloys.
This course introduces students to the material thermodynamics and kinetics that underpin the materials science and engineering from introductory courses. Students will gain a deeper understanding of structure-processing-property-performance relations in metallic systems through lectures and laboratories.
ENME407 and ENME607Knowledge outcomes:Describe the relation between Gibbs free energy, phase stability and driving forces.Understand models for chemical potential and activity of components in solution.Understand the different diffusion coefficients and when to use each.Describe recovery, recrystallization and grain growth, when each is important and the effect on material properties.Describe casting microstructures and casting defects and how to reduce them.Describe the evolution of microstructure in Al alloys and steels during processing.Describe evolution of welding microstructures and resultant properties.Describe uses and limitations of optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD).Skills outcomes:Sketch the Gibbs free energy curves that correspond to simple phase diagrams.Predict equilibrium structure of alloy from phase diagram.Calculate driving forces for phase transformations.Solve diffusion problems corresponding to common materials processing routes.Apply equations of nucleation and growth to solidification and solid-state phase transformations.Calculate rates of transformation and understand relation to TTT diagrams.Design processing routes to achieve desired properties in Al alloys and steels using CCT diagrams.Personal attributes developed:Ability to communicate technical materials concepts with other engineers.Ability to interpret technological handbook information for ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.(ENME607 only) Ability to locate and synthesise relevant technical materials literature into a written literature review and presentation.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Associate Professor Catherine Bishop firstname.lastname@example.org : Civil/Mech Room E514; phone x92137Teaching Assistant:Ms Alice Young email@example.com
Please refer to the course Learn page for details of assessment information.
Porter, D.A. , Easterling, K.E. , Sherif, M.Y;
Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys;
CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2009 ((Revised reprinted version) or 2nd edition. The library has copies of both).
Lecture Handouts:Lecture slides are posted to LEARN. Some additional slides may be made available before lectures in Lecture section of the LEARN site. You should bring slides to the lectures to annotate on either a soft or hard copy.Required Reading Material:Reading assignments will be given throughout the term. Completion of these assignments is essential for the course. To maximise learning, you must complete the reading from the required text, selected chapters of other books that will be posted on LEARN, and the additional references posted on LEARN.
Learn Website:The most up-to-date information will be posted on the Learn site.Course announcements will be made via the News Forum.
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Domestic fee $1,102.00
International fee $5,500.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
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