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AMME5310: Engineering Tribology (2017 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||AMME5310: Engineering Tribology (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering|
A/Prof Jabbarzadeh, Ahmad
|Session options:||Semester 1|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Brief Handbook Description:||The aim is to teach students in the undergraduate and postgraduate levels basic concepts about friction, lubrication and wear applicable to design and operation of mechanical systems used in engineering, industrial, and modern applications. Examples of these systems are lubrication of internal combustion engines, gearboxes, artificial hip/knee joints, and micro/nano electromechanical systems.|
|Assumed Knowledge:||(AMME2302 OR AMME9302) AND (AMME2301 OR AMME9301) AND (MECH3261 OR MECH9261).|
|Department Permission||Department permission is required for enrollment in this session.|
A/Prof Jabbarzadeh, Ahmad
Dr Chang, Li
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial/Lab/Seminar: One 3hr session per week
Students are expected to attend all lectures, tutorials, laboratory and complete all tutorial problems, activities, experiments, read articles and book chapters on reading lists, and undertake further self-directed research.
Approximately 6 hours per week of private study outside lectures and tutorial classes will be required to complete the tutorial/lab tasks, reading, and to work on the major project.
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|To design efficient tribological contacts for various engineering applications by using theoretical and experimental means.||Design (Level 3)|
|Develop the essential knowledge both practical and theoretical in the field of tribology.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)|
|Be able to use theoretical models to conduct calculations important in design and characterization of tribological contacts and use experimental means to practically quantify their properties.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)|
|Learn how to use scientific software and search engines to conduct literature search and review for engineering problems related to tribology||Information Seeking (Level 3)|
|Be able to organize and communicate knowledge related to tribology analysis in form of written reports and oral presentations.||Communication (Level 3)|
|Be able to work individually and within a group to complete assignments and group projects.||Professional Conduct (Level 2)|
|Be able to mange a major project in a timely manner towards its objectives.||Project and Team Skills (Level 3)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 3)
Assignment: Due on 5:00 PM of Friday of Week 6. Late assignment will receive a penalty of 10% per calendar day.
Lab Reports: Are due one week after attending the Lab.
*Draft Major Project: Due on 5:00 PM of Friday of Week 9. Late report will receive a penalty of 10% per calendar day. Submission of draft major project report is compulsory, and prerequisite to submission of final report.
Final Major Project: Due on 5:00 PM of Friday of Week 13. Late report will receive a penalty of 10% per calendar day.
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Lecture: Introduction to Tribology|
|Week 2||Tutorial: Introductory problems on surface characterization|
|Lecture: Engineering Surfaces|
|Week 3||Lab: Profiling and measuring surface roughness|
|Lecture: Lubricant properties|
|Week 4||Tutorial: Tutorial problems.|
|Lecture: Lubrication regimes-hydrodynamic lubrication|
|Week 5||Lab: Lubricant Properties Rheology Lab|
|Lecture: Elastrohydrodynamics lubrication (EHL)|
|Week 6||Lecture: Boundary lubrication|
|Lab: Measuring friction of lubricated and dry contacts|
|Assessment Due: Assignment|
|Week 7||Lecture: Dry/mixed/solid lubrication and contacts|
|Tutorial: Tutorial problems and activities|
|Week 8||Lecture: Wear|
|Lab: Wear test and characterization|
|Week 9||Tutorial: Tutorial problems and activities|
|Lecture: Bio- Tribology|
|Assessment Due: *Draft Major Project|
|Week 10||Lecture: Space Tribology|
|Lab: Biotribology of artificial joints and implants|
|Week 11||Lecture: Nanotribology- friction and lubrication at the atomic scale|
|Tutorial: Tutorial activity/demonstration of nano-indentation and Atomic force microscopy (AFM) imaging|
|Week 12||Tutorial problems and activities|
|Lecture: Case studies|
|Week 13||Lecture: Case studies|
|Assessment Due: Final Major Project|
|Assessment Due: Seminar|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 3)||Yes||16%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)||Yes||11.5%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)||Yes||26.5%|
|Information Seeking (Level 3)||Yes||15%|
|Communication (Level 3)||Yes||12%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||Yes||12%|
|Project and Team Skills (Level 3)||Yes||7%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.