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Module

ENG1006 : Properties & Behaviour of Engineering Materials

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Enrico Masoero
  • Lecturer: Dr Adrian Oila, Dr Jon Goss, Dr Agostino Bruno, Dr Stevin Pramana, Professor Brian Shaw, Dr Katarina Novakovic
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0

Aims

1. To enable students to understand essential facts, concepts, theories and principles of engineering material science necessary for engineering design.
2. To introduce students to the fundamental properties and behaviour of engineering materials.
3. To introduce students to laboratory testing of materials including good laboratory practice and scientific method.

This module provides an introduction to the fundamental properties and behaviour of engineering materials. Fundamental aspects of common ferrous and non-ferrous engineering materials, relevant to selection, design and manufacture are discussed. The influence of structure-scales and processing methods on materials properties are discussed.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus will cover the following material and themes of behaviour
- Introduction to materials in engineering
- Basics of chemistry, production, and environmental impact of engineering materials
- Mechanical and thermal properties of materials
- Crystal structure and defects in metals
- Processing as a way to control structure and properties of metallic materials
- Introduction to phase diagrams and phase transformations in metal alloys
- Phase diagram and properties of steel
- Fundamentals of materials degradation: corrosion, creep, and fatigue
- Introduction to porous and granular materials
- Introduction to ceramic materials
- Elements of polymeric and composite materials
- Cementitious materials, concrete, and reinforced concrete
- Electrical properties of materials: the difference between metals and non-metals (band gaps and conductivity)
- Magnetic order of materials, methods to control it, and applications
- Changing the conductivity of semiconductors

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable