units

MTE2545

Faculty of Engineering

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Engineering

Organisational Unit

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Coordinator(s)

Professor Laurence Meagher

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Introduction to common ceramics: industrial ceramics: ceramic crystal structures, clay based industrial ceramics, alumina, mullite; their general compositions, microstructures, processing and properties; understanding the characteristics of these materials from phase diagrams. Introduction to polymers: Polymer coil; molecular weight and molecular weight distribution; chain and step-growth polymers; tacticity; random, block and graft copolymers; solution properties; thermal properties and Tg; thermoplastics and crosslinked polymers; polymer blends.

Outcomes

  1. To impart a basic knowledge of the properties of commonly used industrial ceramics
  2. To impart a basic understanding of the structural basis of the common industrial ceramics
  3. To give the students an understanding of polymer morphology and how it determines the properties

Assessment

Examination: 50%
Assignments: 30%
Laboratory: 20%

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 3 hours of laboratory and 6 hours of private study per week.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prohibitions

MTE2502