MBE6110 - Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: From Metallic to Biomedical/Biological Materials

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2017/18

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to provide a comprehensive treatment of the mechanical behaviour of materials with a balanced mechanics-materials approach, which connects the fundamental mechanisms to the wide range of mechanical properties of different materials under a variety of environments, such as metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, electronic materials, biomedical and biological materials. The unifying thread running throughout is that the nano/microstructure of a material controls its mechanical behaviour. Although this course is designed for the postgraduate students in mechanical, biomedical and materials engineering, it also provides useful knowledge for the practicing engineers involved with mechanical behaviour of materials. This course does not presuppose any extensive knowledge of materials.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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