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Structure of engineering materials I (4 points)



Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Key classes of engineering materials and their origins in electronic structure, bonding and atomic/molecular arrangement; the role of structure and structural defects in determining the mechanical, electrical, thermal and optical properties of materials. Characteristics of common crystal structures; lattices and lattice indices, symmetry and the use of stereographic projection; prototype structures for metallic, ionic, ceramic and molecular crystals. Real crystalline materials; geometry, crystallography and elastic properties of common crystal defects. Characterisation of crystalline and amorphous materials using diffraction techniques.

Assessment: Assignments: 30% + Mid-semester test: 15% + Final examination: 55%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week lectures/tutorials, 3 hours per week directed learning

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