Module Title:   Materials Technology and Processing

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG1064M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr M Youseffi

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To provide a comprehensive introduction to materials and their properties, with particular reference to their manufacturing technology, selection and design for different industrial applications

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures are used to introduce theoretical concepts which are then applied in tutorials and case studies.

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   65.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   3.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1 Description of the production, properties and selection of materials in a wide range of simple engineering and technology applications.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 Skills in the justification of materials selection. 2.2 Ability to conduct mechanical evaluation tests.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3 Data presentation; scientific method; data interpretation; systematic problem solving; communication

  Examination - closed book 1.50 70%
  Coursework   30%
  2 case studies covering processing, selection and mechanical properties of polymers, metals and certamics
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Supplementary examination

Outline Syllabus:
Categories of materials (by type such as polymer, metal, ceramic and by characteristics such as brittle, ductile); definition of properties (stress, strain, elasticity, plasticity, elastic constants, Poisson`s ratio, tension, compression, shear, flexure, torsion); tests for their determination; identification of key properties for applications using Form, Function and Environment analysis of components; typical properties for common materials and available data sources for properties. Manufacturing (primary and secondary) processes and relationship to properties. Potential durability problems and methods to minimise their impact by correct selection of materials and component design; concept of service life; causes of component failure related to material properties.

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