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Unit of study_

MECH5304: Materials Failure

Develop advanced knowledge and skills in diagnostic analyses of materials failure using advanced techniques; enhance students' ability in handling complex engineering cases using interdisciplinary technologies; and provide students an opportunity to understand project research.

Code MECH5304
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
(MECH9361 OR MECH3361 or MECH8361) AND (MECH9362 or MECH8362 OR MECH3362)
Assumed knowledge:
Fundamental knowledge in materials science and engineering: 1) atomic and crystal structures 2) metallurgy 3) structure-property relationship 4) mechanics of engineering materials 5) solid mechanics

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. uncover and characterize failure processes and mechanisms of engineering materials and structures using various tools
  • LO2. characterize materials failure using various failure theories
  • LO3. describe and characterize multiscale structures (micro-/meso-/macro-structures) of engineering materials using various tools including microscopy
  • LO4. understand the general relationship between mechanical performance and multiscale structures of engineering materials
  • LO5. communicate the results of projects as either a team member or an individual.

Unit outlines

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