10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces the basic theory for materials properties to the wide variety of disciplines that you may join the CDT from. Over the course of two weeks of block taught seminars you will cover: (a) the crystallographic nature of material (b) the language, nomenclature, and tools of crystallography (c) how structure, microstructure and defects determine properties in a variety of metal-based systems. (d) the basic concepts of standard mechanical properties and the underlying physical reasons that produce variations in those properties.

Restrictions on availability: CDT Advanced Metallics only

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Materials Science and Engineering):

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