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Area/Catalogue
MFET 4011

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
010749

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Engineering

Course aim

To equip students with fundamental knowledge of polymeric materials, to attain principles of design in plastics and composites, and to explore and appreciate the varying applications of these advanced engineering materials

Course content

Fundamentals of polymeric materials. Mechanical and thermal properties of plastics, material selection, and use of manufacturer's databases. Design of injection moulding tooling, cavity design, runner, and gating systems, and cooling. Computer analysis of melt flow, warpage, and shrinkage. Selection of manufacturing processes, machinery, and materials as well as their implications for the design of high-end products. Thermoset materials, properties and manufacturing methods. Fibre orientation for changing modulus and strength properties of composite structures. Design of structures using anisotropic composite materials and laminates using manual and computer models.

Textbook(s)

William D. Callister 2007, Material Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 8, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 6 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Continuous assessment N/A 11% N/A
Practical 2 X 1500 words 26% N/A
Examination N/A 63% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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