ENME427-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Engineering Failure Analysis and Prevention

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

Description

This course examines various failure mechanisms, including corrosion, wear, stress corrosion and fatigue. Problem solving/mitigation methods such as FMEA and 5-Whys will be practiced. There is a significant laboratory component, in which students perform individual failure analysis projects that require competency on metallography, optical microscopy, hardness testing, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Hands-on experience will be gained.

This course examines various failure mechanisms, including corrosion, wear, stress corrosion and fatigue. Problem solving/mitigation methods such as FMEA and 5-Whys will be practiced.

There is a significant laboratory component, in which students perform individual failure analysis projects that require competency on metallography, optical microscopy, hardness testing, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Hands-on experience will be gained.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the fundamental physical and chemical principles of various failure mechanisms independent of an application.
  • Make quantitative and qualitative estimates of characteristics of various failure mechanisms and processes.
  • Be able to perform problem solving and documentation methods such as FMEA, 5-Whys.
  • Address solutions or mitigation strategies for the various mechanisms.
  • Describe the major metallic alloy systems, their mechanical properties and selection criteria.
  • Interpret the engineering/scientific literature in the field and synthesize discussion.
  • Communicate complex concepts of Failure Analysis in writing and orally to peers.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      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.

Pre-requisites

(1) ENME207 and (2) ENME307, or
equivalent or
with instructor permission.

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 A8 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 443 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 A9 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 15:00 Microscopy Wing (E101, E105, E107) 17 Aug - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Wednesday 15:00 - 18:00 Microscopy Wing (E101, E105, E107) 17 Aug - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Course Coordinator

Milo Kral

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Research Paper 20%
Test 1 15%
Test 2 25%
Presentation and Participation 10%
Faiure Analysis Project Report 30%

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Harassment
* Harassment of any sort will not be tolerated.  Each UC student is here to learn and to experience a friendly and supportive community.
* It is every student's right to expect: respect and courtesy from staff and other students, including freedom from harassment of any sort; fair treatment; the ability to speak out about any issues that concern them, without fear of consequences for their safety and well-being.
* Furthermore, each student has the responsibility to: respect the rights and property of others; attend to their own health and safety, and that of others; and behave in a manner towards each other that does not reflect badly on the student body or the University.
* If you, or someone you know, has experienced harassment, please talk to your lecturers, directors of study, or head of department.


Dishonest Practice
* Plagiarism, collusion, copying, and ghost writing are unacceptable and dishonest practices.
* Plagiarism is the presentation of any material (test, data, figures or drawings, on any medium including computer files) from any other source without clear and adequate acknowledgment of the source.
* Collusion is the presentation of work performed in conjunction with another person or persons, but submitted as if it has been completed only by the named author(s).
* Copying is the use of material (in any medium, including computer files) produced by another person(s) with or without their knowledge and approval.
* Ghost writing is the use of another person(s) (with or without payment) to prepare all or part of an item submitted for assessment.

Do not engage in dishonest practices. The Department reserves the right to refer dishonest practices to the University Proctor and where appropriate to not mark the work.
The University regulations on academic integrity and dishonest practice can be found here.

Indicative Fees

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.

For further information see Mechanical Engineering.

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  • ENME427-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020