|Module code||NMC 113|
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology|
Introduction to materials: the family of materials, atomic structure and types of bonding, crystal types and space arrangement of atoms, directions and planes in crystals, defects in crystals, diffusion in solids. Mechanical properties of materials: stress and strain, mechanical testing (strength, ductility, hardness, toughness, fatigue, creep), plastic deformation, solid-solution hardening, recrystallisation.
|Contact time||1 tutorial per week, 1 practical per week, 4 lectures per week|
|Language of tuition||Separate classes for Afrikaans and English|
|Academic organisation||Materials Science and Metallur|
|Period of presentation||Semester 1|
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