ENGMP312-19A (HAM)

Materials Manufacture

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This paper gives students an opportunity to learn advanced materials science knowledge and principles underlying materials engineering. It focuses on the relationships between processing conditions and microstructures of materials and major materials processing technologies. Aspects covered in this course include: solidification processing, oxidation and corrosion, ceramic processing, metallic powder consolidation, and composite fabrication technology.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through Lectures.

Important Note for International Students: For international students in New Zealand under student visas, regular attendance is part of your visa obligation and is checked as a requirement on the University under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, to which the University is a signatory. Academic staff are formally required to monitor attendance in classes and submission of compulsory assessment events/items and to report to Waikato International in the event that any problem with irregular attendance or non-submission is not resolved.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of the manufacturing processes available for the production of composite materials.
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  • Describe the configuration, mechanical properties and failure mechanism of mechanically fastened and adhesively bonded materials.
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  • Appreciate the influence of microstructure on the processing and properties of ceramics.
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  • Consider a range of shape forming methods to fabricate ceramics and the associated benefits/drawbacks of each method.
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  • Predict the resulting cast microstructure by applying the classical nucleation theory and its modifications.
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  • Explain via the growth model the formation of phases and defects and propose solutions to change their features.
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  • Describe the consolidation of metallic powders and predict the resulting properties as per the conventional powder metallurgy theory.
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  • Explain the influence of the presence of a liquid phase or an applied pressure during sintering.
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  • Evaluate, design or select the major materials manufacturing processes for a range of engineering applications based on the advanced level knowledge learnt in the lectures.
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This paper facilitates the development of technical writing, an important competency expected of a scientist and engineer. In order to pass this paper, students are expected to demonstrate their ability to produce written work of an adequate standard.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 20:80. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 80% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 20:80 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 80% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment
13 May 2019
12:00 PM
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
2. Exam
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Required reading

1. Phase Transformation in Metals and Alloys, D.A. Porter and K.E. Easterling, Chapman & Hall, 1992.

2. Solidification Processing, Merton C. Flemings, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1974

3. Sintering Theory and Practice, Randall M. German. Wiley, 1996.

4. Composite Materials: Engineering and Science, Matthews and Rawlings, Woodhead Publishing Ltd and CRC, 2003.

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Online Support

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Handouts for this paper will be available on Moodle for students to download.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly.

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36 hours of lectures, plus 84 hours of study, plus 30 hours assignments.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite papers: Departmental approval required.




Restricted papers: ENGMP512, ENMP411

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