ENMP413-18B (HAM)

Materials Performance in Service

10 Points

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Faculty of Science and Engineering
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School of Engineering


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Paper Description

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This 10-point Research Informed Taught paper offers an opportunity for students to build on knowledge learnt in ENMP211 and ENMP214. This course extends on the concepts of Materials Science and Engineering as well as Manufacturing with particular focus on the relationship between structure, processing and properties of different classes of materials including metals, cement and concrete, and natural fibre composites. Where possible, emphasis will be on the performances of the materials in service.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught via research informed lectures delivered by experts in the field.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Predict the microstructure and properties of cast light metals on the basis of the modified classical nucleation theory such as via the free growth model.
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  • Evaluate the effect of processing conditions on the performances of the metallic structures.
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  • Explain the properties/behaviour of common construction materials (e.g. concrete, timber, steel, asphalt) based on the fundamental material structure.
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  • Relate the basic cement chemistry to the development of mechanical properties in concrete and reinforced concrete.
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  • Critically engage with the international leading edge materials literature.
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  • Provide advice on the variables that influence behaviour of materials and relate those to their production.
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  • Have an appreciation for the need to take account of life cycle analysis in selecting materials to reduce environmental impact.
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  • Explain the potential and limitations of natural fibre composites in product applications.
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This paper facilitates the development of technical writing, an important competency expected of a scientist and engineer. Learning outcomes will be assessed by means of a combination of assignment, test, and final exam.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Exam
14 Sep 2018
11:00 AM
3. Assignment
5 Oct 2018
4:00 PM
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
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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International leading edge materials literature (to be advised).
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Recommended Readings

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Required reading

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

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

Mamlouk, M. S., & Zaniewski, J. P. (2014). Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers. Harlow, Essex: Pearson Education Limited.

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

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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access learning materials. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc. and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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An average workload would be expected to be 23 hours of lectures, 1 hour for the test, 26 hours for the assignment and 60 hours of reading and revision.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite papers: ENMP313




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