Impact Dynamics - ZEIT4014

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Engineering & Information Technology @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZEIT4014 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Impacts (where two or more bodies collide at velocity) are generally undesirable! During a high-velocity collision, structures will bend, materials can fail and people can get hurt. Therefore, understanding the mechanics of impact is important for both civilian and defence communities. In this course we will review how the science of impact has helped us understand ways of making better protective structures. We will also examine the effect that shock waves have on materials and how knowledge of the material failure mechanisms can help us design stronger structures.

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