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MECH5310: Advanced Engineering Materials (2020 - Semester 1)

Unit: MECH5310: Advanced Engineering Materials (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: An, Xianghai
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: MECH3362 OR MECH9362 OR MECH8362.
Prohibitions: MECH4310.
Brief Handbook Description: The main aim of the UOS is to develop the self-learning capability to study advanced engineering materials subjects and to explore new broad but in-depth knowledge in advanced materials engineering via case study and a research project-based approach on some particular subjects such as advanced metallic materials, CF/EP composites, and engineering plastics, etc. In particular, it aims to promote the knowledge in advanced materials engineering through hands-on experience in evaluation and characterization of materials structures & properties as well as advanced materials manufacturing processes in materials laboratories of the school. The whole process is composed of literature search, study of theories and background, hands-on processing and characterisations, evaluations and final reporting.

Objectives:

To understand (a) how to define the relationship between properties and microstructures of advanced engineering materials, (b) how to improve mechanical design with the knowledge of mechanics and properties of materials, and (c) how to conduct failure diagnosis of engineering structures.

Expected outcomes:

Students should gain the capabilities: (a) to define structure property relationships of advanced engineering materials, (b) to improve the performance of engineering structures through tailoring materials microstructure and manufacturing processes, and (c) to conduct failure diagnosis of simplified failure cases of engineering structures

Student Learning Outcomes

The subject aims to give individual students the opportunity and responsibility to develop the study and research skills in getting in-depth knowledge in a particular area of advanced materials engineering. Meanwhile, each student can capture the broad knowledge in other areas of advanced engineering materials from normal lectures and a series of presentations over the semester. It is expected that students can gain the capabilities: (a) to define structure property relationships of advanced engineering materials, (b) to improve the performance of engineering structures through tailoring materials microstructure and manufacturing processes, and (c) to conduct failure diagnosis of simplified failure cases of engineering structures. The research project-based learning process on advanced materials engineering should be fun and rewarding. It will only be so if the individual students put in strong efforts and initiative.
Assumed Knowledge: None.