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Students will develop an understanding of phase equilibria and transformations. Fundamental concepts in crystallography will be covered. Materials characterisation including phase analysis such as XRD and microstructure analysis including electron microscopy will be described. Students will be introduced to topics covering the mechanisms of corrosion and approaches to prevent it. Discussions on materials processing including casting, forging, extrusion, and heat treatment will be covered. Fabrication technologies including joining, welding, machining and additive manufacturing are described. Materials modelling including Integrated Computational Materials Engineering will be taught. Finally, students will be introduced to materials selection, design and safety.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Explain the concept of processing-structure-property relationships
- Identify and use materials characterisation techniques
- Link phase equilibria to development of microstructure
- Apply advanced concepts in materials science and engineering to tackle advanced topics in the field including, ceramics, semiconductors, polymers and metals
- Understand topics important to materials engineers such as corrosion, processing and fabrication
- Apply basic materials modelling techniques
- Select materials for particular designs in a safe and sustainable manner.
Last updated: 3 November 2022