Course Title: Select and test aeronautical engineering materials

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: AERO5822C

Course Title: Select and test aeronautical engineering materials

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr. Frank(Yanan) Wang

+61 3 9925 4310
yanan.wang@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

This unit covers selecting appropriate materials and materials and  components tests for aeronautical engineering applications.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEA350A Select and test aeronautical engineering materials

Element:


Identify classes of materials, based on properties and materials tests relevant to aeronautical engineering

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify classes of materials, based on properties, required for particular aeronautical engineering applications.
1.2 Relate material properties to common production and construction methods and processes.
1.3 Identify common characteristics, faults and flaws in materials and components or product in particular engineering applications.
1.4 Identify test methods for materials and components or product in particular engineering applications.
1.5 Identify specific industrial test stands/codes, calibration requirements, regulations and authorities related to selection of materials and products for particular engineering applications.
1.6 Investigate the role of Australia’s National Measurement System.

Element:

Identify and use sources of information on engineering materials, materials tests and test equipment including manufacturers' catalogues and websites

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and use appropriate sources of information on materials.
2.2 Identify and use appropriate sources of information on methods of testing of properties of materials to ensure suitability for a particular application.
2.3 Identify and use appropriate sources of information on materials, materials tests, test calibration, test certificates, regulations, standards, standards councils/societies/authorities/regulatory bodies.
2.4 Investigate and report and on the use of standards and codes. Identify and use appropriate sources of information on Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Element:

Report on and record materials design data and methods and results of materials tests

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Specify and implement materials for particular applications.

Element:

Specify and implement materials for particular aeronautical engineering applications.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Specify and implement tests of materials to ensure quality, safety or suitability for a range of applications. Ensure traceability of measurement standard.
4.2 Obtain test sheets/certificates for appropriate materials for application in accordance with organisational procedures and/or codes and regulations.
4.3 Obtain appropriate Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for application in accordance with organisational procedures and/or codes and regulations.

Element:

Specify and implement methods used to test or obtain the properties of engineering materials

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Report and record materials selections against design functional requirements in accordance with organisational procedures and/or codes and regulations. Include environmental impact and sustainability assessments.
5.2 Report and record materials test and test sheets/certificates in accordance with organisational procedures, codes and regulations. Ensure appropriate calibration and traceability.
5.3 Report and record appropriate Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for applications in in accordance with organisational procedures, codes and regulations.


Learning Outcomes


NA


Details of Learning Activities

In this Course you will learn to select appropriate materials and materials and component tests for aeronautical engineering applications.
This also includes sourcing materials data; ensuring appropriate performance and physical standards for aeronautical applications; documenting materials data sheets as appropriate for mass production, batch production, jobbing shop and prototyping applications.


Teaching Schedule

Week 1:
Structure of Materials
• Structure of Crystalline Solids
• Unit Cells
• Solidification
• Grain Boundaries
• Crystallography and Microstructures
• Microscopy
• Nucleation and Crystal Growth
• Amorphous Structures
• Metallic Crystal Structures
• Crystalline imperfection in solids
• Solid Solutions

Week 2:
Polymer Engineering
• General Properties of Plastics
• Polymeric Materials
• Classes of Plastics
• Amorphous and Crystalline Plastics
• Designing with Plastics, Composites, Structural Foam and Elastomers
• Mechanical Properties
• Degradation
• Polymerisation Reactions
• Polymer Chemistry
• Structure of Polymers
• Glass Transition Temperature

Week 3:
Ceramics Engineering

• Structure and Properties of Ceramics
• Mechanical Properties of Ceramics
• Physical Properties of Ceramics
• Traditional Ceramic Products
• Advanced Ceramics
• Structure and Properties of Glass
• Engineered Glass
• Glass Ceramics
• Sintering

Week 4:
Composite Materials
• Classes of Composite Materials
• Structure of Composite Materials
• Designing With Composite Materials
• Processing Composite Materials

Week 5:
Laboratory Practical: Composite materials

Week 6:
Diffusion
• Diffusion Defined
• Mechanisms of Diffusion
• Activation Energy for Diffusion
• Diffusion and Materials Processing
• Grain Growth
• Diffusion Bonding
• Diffusion in Ionic Compounds and Polymers
Alloy Systems
• Eutectics
• Solid Solutions
• Intermetallic Compounds
• Equilibrium Diagrams
• Solubility
• Precipitation

Week 7:
Laboratory Practical: Secondary Hardening of Alloy Steels

Week 8:
Heat Treatment
• Steel Metallurgy
• Iron-Carbide Equilibrium Diagram
• Heat Treatment of Metals
• Strengthening Mechanisms
• Precipitation and Age Hardening
• Isothermal Transformation Diagrams
• Tempering of Martensite
• Thermal Processing of Metals Alloys
• Surface Hardening
• Surface Modification

Week 9:
Fracture Mechanics and Failure Mechanisms

• Ductile and Brittle Fracture
• Fatigue Fracture
• Transition Temperature of Steels
• Toughness
• Stress Concentrations
• Crack mode of Fracture
• Fracture Toughness


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Materials Science and Engineering, an Introduction; 7th Edition. William D. Callister, Jr. John Wiley & Sons


References


Other Resources

Student network drive S drive:
S:\Mechanical & Manufacturing Students\AERO5822C-Select and test aeronautical engineering materials-1145 Dr. Frank Wang


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.


Assessment Tasks


Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through the completion of three assessment tasks.

2* Lab reports
1*Final closed book exam

You will be marked using the following criteria:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit


Assessment Matrix

AssessmentElementPerformance Criteria
Lab report One1,3,4,51.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
2.1,2.2,2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.
Lab report Two2,4,52.1,2.2,2.3, 2.4
4.1,4.2,4.3
5.1,5.2,5.
Closed book final exam1,2,31.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
2.1,2.2,2.3, 2.4
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4

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