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Unit of study_

MECH5305: Smart Materials

Develop an essential understanding of structure-property relationship of smart materials, as well as their applications in practical applications; develop student's capability to design functional structures using smart materials; and provide students an opportunity to learn the new knowledge through project approaches.

Code MECH5305
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
(AMME9301 OR AMME2301) AND (AMME9302 OR AMME2302 OR AMME1362)
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. design and construct simple functional structures using smart materials
  • LO2. describe and characterise mechanical behaviour of smart materials
  • LO3. characterise interaction between smart materials and simple structures in actuation and sensing
  • LO4. describe and characterise novel functions of smart materials using structure-property relationships
  • LO5. present and demonstrate the functions of smart structures.

Unit outlines

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