CHEM ENG 1009 - Materials I

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

To provide students with a basic understanding of the underlying science and the engineering performance of various materials used in engineering applications. Understanding structure and property relationship of materials. Lecture topics covered include: atomic structure, imperfections in solids, diffusion in solids, mechanical properties of metals, dislocations and strengthening mechanisms, failure mechanisms, phase diagrams and phase transformations in metals, structures and properties of ceramics/polymers/composites, applications and processing of ceramics/polymers/composites, and the standards for materials selection.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CHEM ENG 1009
    Course Materials I
    Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Engineering
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge SACE Stage 2 Chemistry and Physics
    Course Description To provide students with a basic understanding of the underlying science and the engineering performance of various materials used in engineering applications. Understanding structure and property relationship of materials. Lecture topics covered include: atomic structure, imperfections in solids, diffusion in solids, mechanical properties of metals, dislocations and strengthening mechanisms, failure mechanisms, phase diagrams and phase transformations in metals, structures and properties of ceramics/polymers/composites, applications and processing of ceramics/polymers/composites, and the standards for materials selection.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Sheng Dai

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1 Understand the relation between properties, structure, and processing;
    2 Choose the right material for the job – materials selection;
    3 Recognize new design opportunities offered by materials selection;
    4 Carry out and analyse failures;
    5 Understand and analyse phase diagrams;
    6 Understand the basic characteristics and properties of metals;
    7 Understand the basic characteristics and properties of ceramics;
    8 Understand the basic characteristics and properties of polymers;
    9 Understand the basic characteristics and properties of composites; and
    10 Know Materials processing technology.
    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Recommended Resources
    Textbook

    Callister W.D., Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 8th Ed, Wiley, 2010

    Reference Books

    Askeland D.R. The Science and Engineering of Materials 3rd SI Edition, Chapman and Hall 1999

    Ashby M.F. and Jones DR, Engineering Materials 1: An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design, 2nd Ed, Elsevier, 2003.

    Online Learning
    A range of online resources will be provided via MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary
    Part A

    ·            An overview of Engineering materials
    ·            Atomic structure and inter-atom bonding
    ·            Structures of crystalline solids
    ·            Imperfection in solids
    ·            Diffusion
    ·            Mechanical properties of metals
    ·            Dislocation and strengthening mechanisms
    ·            Phase diagram
    ·            Failure mechanism        

    Part B

    Engineering Materials selection

    Polymer Materials
    •           Polymer nomenclature and structures
    •           Semicrystalline Polymers
    •           Mechanical properties of polymers
    •           Polymer synthesis and analysis
    •           Polymer processing and applications

    Ceramic Materials
    •           Definition and classification of ceramics
    •           Crystal structures and defects
    •           Mechanical properties of ceramic materials
    •           Processing and applications of ceramic materials
    •           Advanced ceramic materials

    Composite Materials

    •           Introduction and significance of composites
    •           Mechanical properties of composites
    •           Classification of composites, fibrereinforced materials
    •           Processing of various composite materials

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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