Mechanical metallurgy 320

Module code NMM 320
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Dislocations and deformation (defects in crystalline materials, movement and elastic energy of dislocations, different crystal lattices, origin of and strengthening by dislocations). Strength of engineering materials (tensile testing, plastic deformation of single crystals and polycrystalline materials, hardness, residual stress). Creep deformation (primary and secondary creep, stress and temperature dependence, creep rupture). Introduction to fracture mechanics (Griffith criterion, stress intensity, fracture toughness, fatigue). Failure analysis. Hot and cold rolling of metals.

Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites (NMC 223)
Contact time 3 lectures per week, 3 practicals per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 2

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