This set of notes will accompany you nicely whilst completing the subject MCEN30017 Mechanics & Materials, containing all the critical knowledge required to perform well in the exam. Note: Included are notes for the 14 lectures provided throughout the Materials portion of the subject. This set of notes covers only the Materials portion (examinable portion) of the subject. This DOES NOT cover the Mechanics portion of the subject. Topics covered include: • Materials Science and Engineering • Applications and Processing of Metals • The Structure of Metals – Bonding, Crystals, and Grains • Elastic Deformation and the Elastic Modulus • Yield strength, Tensile Strength and Ductility • The Structure of Metals – Defects and Dislocations • Strengthening methods in Metals • Stiffness and Strength Limited Design • Fast Fracture and Toughness • Fatigue failure • Creep and Diffusion • Oxidation and Corrosion • Ceramics, Polymers and Composites • Metals research and Metal futures


Semester 1, 2020

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