Micromechanisms of Mechanical Behaviour of Metals - MATS3001

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Materials Science and Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: MATS2003 and MATS2004

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Theoretical strength; slip; twinning; deformation of single and polycrystals; dislocation multiplication; cross slip; climb; dislocation interactions. Strain hardening; solid solution hardening; age‐hardening; dispersion hardening; grain size strengthening; other strengthening mechanisms. High temperature deformation; creep; stress relaxation; effect of strain rate and temperature; superplasticity. Common methods of forming metal products. Common classes of aluminium and nickel‐based and titanium alloys to be taught illustrating some of the principles involved.

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