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SEM329 - Materials Selection and Performance

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Mike Yongjung Tan

Prerequisite:

SEM212 and SEM223

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

SEM413

Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week. Students must attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin . Students must attend and participate in practical activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.

Content

Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  1. Materials selection and its impacts on the environment: Material related eco-issues, materials embodied energy and carbon footprint, life-cycle assessment and the environment and eco-informed material choice.
  2.  Environmental effects on materials performance and selection: Corrosion and materials degradation, stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue and corrosive wear, corrosion control techniques, failure analysis, prevention and control.
  3. Case studies and projects using materials performance index and materials selection tools.

Assessment

Three assignments (20% each) 60%, design project (consisting of literature study, engineering design, and other required project work components) 40%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% in the design project (consisting of literature study, engineering design, and other required project work components).

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