Overview

To develop expertise in advanced coating technologies with an emphasis on thermal spray, weld overlay and physical vapour deposition. Characterization methods are also included. Present models for the formation processes of coatings and how their physical properties evolve.

Requisites

Teaching periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Describe various surface coating technologies and their application in industry (K1, K5, K6, A1, A2)
  • Apply measurement techniques and carry out characterisation of industrial coated surfaces (K1, S2, S4)
  • Describe standard methods of testing of modified surfaces (K5, S2)
  • Discuss here coatings technologies are embedded within all engineering disciplines (A1, A2, A6)
  • Manage workloads throughout the unit that are keyed towards continuous assessment (A5, A6)

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
On-Campus
Lecture
2.00  12 weeks  24
On-Campus
Class
0.83  12 weeks  10
Unspecified Activities 
Independent Learning
10.00  12 weeks  120
TOTAL     154

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssignmentIndividual 20% 1,2,3,4,5 
Final-Semester TestIndividual 35% 1,2,3 
Mid-Semester TestIndividual 10% 1,2,3 
PortfolioIndividual 10% 1,2,5 
Project ReportIndividual 25% 1,2,3,4,5 

Hurdle

As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all ULOs to a minimum standard, an undergraduate student must have achieved:

- an overall mark for the unit of 50% or more.

Content

  • Definition of a surface and the rational for creating thin films and thick coatings
  • A review of the current patent literature highlighting processes and applications
  • Description of the thermal spray, welding, PVD processes, laser surfacing processes
  • Measurement techniques for analysing and characterizing the nature of a surface
  • Standards and proof-of-principle tests that are used for scientific and industrial qualification of modified surfaces
  • Global perspective of "surface coatings"; including economics, applications and the industrial economy

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.