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MSC3121

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Jian-Feng Nie

Synopsis

Phase transformations - precipitation and precipitation hardening, spinodal decomposition, displacive transformations, ordering; and structure and properties of ceramics.

Objectives

Students will develop a thorough understanding of the characteristics and mechanisms of solid-state phase transformations in and their impacts on the performance of engineering alloys; an understanding of the role of dislocations in determining the mechanical properties of metals and alloys; in depth understanding of strengthening mechanisms in metals and alloys; a knowledge of basic principles of microstructural design.

Assessment

Three written assignments: 30%
Four laboratory classes: 20%
One three-hour exam: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor George Simon

Contact hours

2.5 lectures/tutorials plus 2.5 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisites

MSC2011

Prohibitions

MSC3021, MTE3502