Materials 2

Subject 421-122 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Forty-eight hours of lectures and tutorials.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Nelson Lam
Subject Overview:

Topics covered include: engineering materials such as metals (including steel, aluminium, titanium), ceramic and glasses (including concrete), polymers and composites (including timer). The basic physical properties of these materials on both the molecular scale and the structural scale are presented (encompassing composition of the materials, phase transitions and mechanical properties). the concepts of material failure, including fracture, fatigue and creep, are introduced. The corrosion and degradation of materials exposed to environmental conditions are presented. the manufacturing and engineering application of selected construction materials, including steel, aluminium, concrete and bricks, will be introduced and integrated with the fundamental concepts described above.

Assessment: One 3-hour end of semester examination (70%), and practical work consisting of two assignments, of up to 1000 and 2000 words respectively (30%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement) Civil

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