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This subject introduces the concept of microstructure and explores its relationship with processing and properties in the context of basic types of engineering materials and their applications. Topics covered include: diffusion, phase equilibrium and diagrams, phase transformation, metallic alloys, ceramics, polymers, composites, surface and other selected non-mechanical properties.
The topics covered in this subject include diffusion, phase equilibrium and diagrams, phase transformation, metallic alloys, ceramics, polymers, composites, surface and other selected non-mechanical properties.
Intended learning outcomes
Having completed this subject the student is expected to be able to:
- Perform analysis of equilibrium phase diagrams and use transformation diagrams to deduce microstructures resulting from specific heat treatments
- Relate processing, microstructure and properties
- Describe various engineering materials and their application.
- Ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals.
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution.
- Ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance.
- Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large.
Last updated: 10 November 2023