Micromechanisms of Mechanical Behaviour of Metals

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Micromechanisms of Mechanical Behaviour of Metals

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Engineering Science and Math, Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Theoretical strength; slip; twinning; deformation of single and polycrystals; dislocation multiplication; cross slip; climb; dislocation interactions. Strain hardening; solid solution hardening; age?hardening; dispersion hardening; grain size strengthening; other strengthening mechanisms. High temperature deformation; creep; stress relaxation; effect of strain rate and temperature; superplasticity. Common methods of forming metal products. Common classes of aluminium and nickel?based and titanium alloys to be taught illustrating some of the principles involved.

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.


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