Cannot be taken with: AER11004, BIE2643

Co-requisites: MAT1820

Aims/Description: The basic concepts of stress, strain and moduli are introduced. The links between atomic bonding and the mechanical properties of all the main classes of materials (ceramics, metals, polymers, natural materials and composites) are then explored. Modes of failure - stress concentrations, dislocations, ductility and creep are also covered. The linkages between materials properties and microstructures of materials are investigated with a particular emphasis on metallic crystal structures, defects and dislocations, grain boundaries. 

Staff Contact: DEAN JULIAN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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