Course Title: Select and test aeronautical engineering materials

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

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

Mechanical Engineering, Level 5, Bldg 57. 
Phone: +61 3 9925 4310
Email: 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. Classes of materials are identified, based on properties, required for particular aeronautical engineering applications
1.2. Relate material properties are related to common production and construction methods and processes
1.3. Common characteristics, faults or flaws in materials and components or product are identified in particular engineering applications
1.4. Test methods for materials and components or product are identified in particular engineering applications
1.5. Specific industrial test standards/codes, calibration requirements, regulations and authorities related to selection of materials and products are identified for particular engineering applications
1.6. The role of Australia's national measurement system is investigated

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Appropriate sources of information on materials are identified and used
2.2. Appropriate sources of information on methods of testing of properties of materials are identified and used to ensure suitability for a particular application
2.3. Appropriate sources of information on materials, materials tests, test calibration, test certificates, regulations, standards, standards councils/societies/authorities/regulatory bodies are identified and used
2.4.The use of standards and codes are investigated and reported on
2.5. Appropriate sources of information on MSDS are identified and used

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Materials selections are reported and recorded against design functional requirements in accordance with organisational procedures, codes and regulations, including environmental impact and sustainability assessment.
5.2. Materials tests and test sheets/certificates are reported and recorded in accordance with organisational procedures, codes and regulations
5.3.Appropriate calibration and traceability are ensured
5.4. Appropriate MSDS are reported and recorded for applications in accordance with organisational procedures, codes and regulations

Element:

Specify and implement materials for particular aeronautical engineering applications.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Materials for particular applications are specified and implemented

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Tests of materials are specified and implemented to ensure quality, safety or suitability for a range of applications
4.2.Traceability of measurement standard is ensured
4.3. Test sheets/certificates for appropriate materials are obtained for applications in accordance with organisational procedures and/or codes and regulations
4.4. Appropriate MSDS are obtained for applications in accordance with organisational procedures and/or codes and regulations


Learning Outcomes


NA


Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion, group/individual work on projects, and interaction with individuals and groups as required.


Teaching Schedule

Please note: while your teacher will cover all the materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.Students are required to self study the learning materials for the hours not scheduled in teaching schedule.

Week 1: Introduction and overview of the subject.

Week 2: Ferrous metals.

Week 3: Class of composite materials, properties required for particular aeronautical engineering applications -1.

Week 4: Class of composite materials, properties required for particular aeronautical engineering applications -2.

Week 5: Composite Materials Lab

Week 6: Ceramic materials

Week 7: Mid term test

Week 8: Marking, feedback and preparation of resit

Week 9: Resit of mid term test; polymers.

Week 10: Adhesives

Week 11: NDT: penetrant testing

Week 12: NDT: magnetic particle testing

Week 13: NDT: ultrasonic testing

Week 14: Final test 

Week 15: Marking, feedback and preparation of resit

Week 16: Resit of final test


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


References


Other Resources

Class materials are available on Blackboard and student resource drive:
S:\Aerospace Students - C6114\2013 Semester Two\AERO5822C-Select and Test Aeronautical Engineering Materials


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

There are three assessment tasks that you have to achive competency:

Task 1: Lab Report, 40%

Task 2: Mid term test, 30%

Task 3: Final test, 30%

Please note: only if you have achieved competency in all three assessments then you will be given the following gradings:


CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded

Otherwises NYC or DNS will be entered as your final results:

NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment


Assessment Matrix

AssessmentElementPerformance Criteria
Lab report (40%)1,2,3,4,51.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
2.1,2.2,2.3, 2.4
3.1
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4
Mid term test (30%)1,2,31.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
2.1,2.2,2.3, 2.4
Final test (30%)3, 4,53.1
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4

Other Information

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and
support to complete your studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and
lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special consideration:

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Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
 

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