Module Title:   Materials and Mechanical Principles

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG5003D

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 C Tizaoui

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Selection of appropriate materials based upon consideration of manufacturing processes, properties, service conditions and design. Analysis of stresses and bending moments in simple engineering forms

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Principles will be introduced in lectures, illustrated by the use of case studies and applied in a range of laboratory sessions and tutorials.

Lectures:   48.00          Directed Study:   22.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   24.00          Other:   84.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   20.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

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

describe manufacturing processes and typical properties of common engineering materials. You will also be able to understand the methods of analysis of beams and thin wall tubes.

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

perform standard tests for material properties, identify key material properties using Form, Function and Environment analysis, and analyse simple engineering systems and components.

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

apply systematic problem solving.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 50%
  open book examination
  Laboratory Report   50%
  Portfolio of observations and conclusions on lab experiments (1000 word equivalent)
  Examination - closed book   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.

Mechanical principles of tension, compression, shear, bending, torsion, stress, strain, elastic constants and plasticity applied to beams and thin wall tubes, subject to two-dimensional loading. Mechanisms and components. Relative motion. Forces and motion, kinematics and dynamics.

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