Materials Science and Engineering 2

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Materials Science and Engineering 2

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MECH2250 Materials Science and Engineering 1

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Extends the competency of students in understanding engineering materials and their behaviour. The course is focused more on the mechanical behaviour of materials than is Materials Science & Engineering 1, although the importance of other properties is never ignored. There are four major elements to the course:
    1. The required theoretical understanding of the properties of engineering materials, how they are manipulated, and how they may degrade in service is presented in a series of lectures;
    2. This material is reinforced by tutorials;
    3. Techniques for applying this knowledge to the selection of materials in engineering design are taught in an extensive series of tutorial exercises and;
    4. A series of laboratory exercises and a related assignment encourage students to think across topic boundaries.
    1. To provide students with an understanding of how the mechanical and other properties of a material are a function of both its atomic and crystal structure, and of the detailed assemblage of phases within it. All classes of materials (metals, ceramics, polymers and composites are covered).
    2. To give students an understanding of why and how material properties can be tailored to suit a particular application by the use of thermal, mechanical and chemical treatments.
    3. To introduce students to the mechanical failure of materials. In Materials Science & Engineering 2 elementary fracture mechanics. Sufficient to allow preliminary design calculations is used in conjunction with a detailed examination of the micro-mechanisms operating during failure as these are the keys to fracture prevention.
    4. To make the students conversant with other forms of material failure including oxidation, corrosion and wear.
    5. To prepare students to make appropriate materials selection for design and other applications taking account of the interaction of structure, manufacture, properties and design.
    An overview of the place of Materials Science in engineering design, including the way trends in materials usage have influenced design historically, the influence of cost and availability etc.
    The elastic properties of materials.
    Plastic deformation of materials.
    Strengthening mechanisms.
    Heat treatment of alloys.
    Joining of materials.
    Fast fracture.
    Friction and wear.
    Materials selection

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.