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CIVL2110: Materials (2015 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||CIVL2110: Materials (6 CP)|
Dr Proust, Gwenaelle
|Session options:||Semester 1|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||Materials are an important part of the civil engineers’ work. Indeed, civil engineers who are concerned with the design, construction, and maintenance of facilities need to understand the behaviour and performance of the materials used. And as it happens, mechanical properties – which are essential and basic for civil engineers – are highly dependent on the structure of materials at various scales. Therefore, it is important that a student in Civil Engineering possesses a fundamental knowledge in materials science.
This unit of study aims to provide students with the tools necessary to select the adequate material for a particular application and to assess its mechanical behaviour while in use. This course will focus mainly on materials for civil engineering and construction applications, i.e. metals, concrete and soils.
Dr Proust, Gwenaelle
One Lab session per semester
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Ability to apply knowledge of materials in engineering design.||Design (Level 1)|
|Fundamental knowledge of materials science. Ability to conduct laboratory experiments and analyse results.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)|
|Ability to write a laboratory report and group presentation||Communication (Level 1)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 1)
Quiz: 4 quizzes of 40 min each during tutorial sessions, closed book.
Lab Report: Individual report to be submitted on week 13.
Lab presentation: group presentation on week 13.
Final Exam: 3 hours long exam testing students’ understanding of the relations between structure and mechanical properties.
|Assessment Feedback:||Quiz feedback and solutions will be given during lectures
Lab report will be given back to the student with feedback at the end of semester.
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
|Online Course Content:||https://elearning.sydney.edu.au|
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Atomic structure.|
|Introduction to the course.|
|Week 2||Grain growth.|
|Imperfections in solids.|
|Week 3||Phase diagram.|
|Week 4||Mechanical properties.|
|Week 5||Strengthening mechanisms.|
|Week 6||Fatigue & creep.|
|Week 8||Material selection.|
|Aluminium and steels.|
|Week 9||Friction in soil and rock.|
|Friction, Soil characteristics.|
|Assessment Due: Lab Report|
|Assessment Due: Group presentation|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 1)||Yes||12.5%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 1)||No||0%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)||Yes||78.5%|
|Communication (Level 1)||Yes||9%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.