MTE4592 - Advanced ceramics and applications
6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering
Leader: J R Sellar
Clayton First semester 2008 (Day)
The first part of this unit will focus on structural ceramics including zirconium oxides, silicon nitride, sialons, silicon carbide and ceramic particulate and fibre reinforced composites, their processing and applications. The crystal structures of the different materials and their properties will be correlated. Examples include cutting tools, wear parts and advanced refractories. The second part of the unit will introduce functional ceramics, predominantly those used in electrical or electronic applications, their microstructure and nanostructure. Examples include thermistors, varistors, capacitors, multi-layer substrates, piezoelectric and electrooptic transducers, and gas sensors.
Laboratory work: 15%
3 hours lectures/tutorials, 8 hours of private study per week and 9 hours laboratory classes per semester