1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour tutorial weekly
2 x 4-hour laboratories per semester
1 of ENGR1722, ENGR1208
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR8822 has been successfully completed
Topic description
Week 1: Diffusion

Week 2: Deformation and strengthening mechanisms I

Week 3: Deformation and strengthening mechanisms II

Week 4: Failure I

Week 5: Failure II

Week 6: Phase diagrams

Week 7: Phase transformations

Week 8: Electrical properties

Week 9: Synthesis, fabrication and processing of materials

Week 10: Corrosion and degradation of materials

Week 11: Thermal and magnetic properties

Week 12: Optical properties
Educational aims
This topic aims to provide students with an understanding of the mechanical behaviour, characteristics and failure analysis of metals and alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of the topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the structures, classifications, applications and properties of various engineering materials
  2. Understand the different damage and failure mechanisms of various engineering materials
  3. Analyse fatigue and fracture in engineering materials to predict their strength and life when used for machines, vehicles, and structures
  4. Understand the structure-and-properties relationships of polymers and composites
  5. Practise mechanical characterisations of metallic and polymeric materials