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MSC3121

Faculty of Science

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

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

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (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