20 credits at level HE5
The module will build on Level 1 material and further develop an understanding of the relationship between materials, their application, their production and their production processes. Its purpose is to ensure that the student has a sufficient understanding of materials used in industry, their applications and their implications for design and the environment. Modification of material properties will be investigated and reported upon and environmental degradation and environmental impact implications are also investigated.
Continuation from Level 1 of the properties, use, modification and processing of Carbon Steels and Iron/Carbon alloys including; properties, testing, alloys and alloying element effects and heat-treatment processes and effects.
Hardenability, TTT Diagrams and Mass Effect.
Properties, use and processes for Aluminium and its alloys.
Plus other significant engineering alloys.
Composite Materials; definition, materials, composition and structures, properties and uses.
Effect of component geometry, size and manufacturing process on material properties.
The phenomenon of fatigue in metals. Fatigue Testing. Fatigue Strength and Endurance Limit.
Common polymeric materials, their structure, properties and manufacturing processes. Glass Transition Temperature. Viscoelasticity and Viscoplasticity.
Materials data, standards and retrieval.
Relationship between quantity, manufacturing method and cost.
Relationship between feature, surface texture, dimensional tolerance and cost.
Case studies will look at the rationale for using particular materials in selected instances, and will relate the function of components and assemblies to the choice of material(s) and processing method(s).
Lectures, tutorials and demonstrations will be used to introduce and describe topics to develop knowledge, understanding and to acquire facts. Laboratory exercises will be made to investigate materials and their properties together with investigations into the effects of material modification processes such as heat treatment. Assessment will be by two coursework assignments carrying 25% each for the module and an end examination carrying 50% of the module mark.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Explain the behaviour of materials under various loading and environmental conditions.||Undertake various test procedures, analyse and report on the results.|
|2.||Select the most suitable material and production process for a given application.||State the reasons for the using particular materials for specific applications in terms of their properties, manufacturing processes, cost and environmental impact.|
|3.||Have a knowledge and understanding of the common heat-treatment process and their effets on engineering alloys.||Name and describe the common heat-treatment processes and their effects when used to modify material properties.|
|4.||Have a knowledge and understanding of the hardenability of a steel, TTT diagrams and the concept of LRS.||Describe the effect of hardening processes on steels and their susceptibilty to be hardened.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Examination 2 hours||Laboratory based assignment.|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Serope Kalpahjoin, Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials ISBN 0-2-2-60702-6Rosots, Injection Moulding, Handbook 2nd Edition ISBN 0-412-99381-3Strong Plastics Materials and Processes ISBN 0-13-021626-7Timmings & Topoky, Basic Manufacturing ISBN 0-7506-4880-5Bruce Tomovic Neely & Kobbo, Modern Materials and Manufacturing Processes ISBN 0-13-186859-4Lange Handbook of Metal Forming ISBN 7-86058-1137Metals & Materials, Smallman, Bishop, Butterworth ISBN 0-7506-1093XEngineerng Materials, Timmings, Pearson Education 2000 ISBN 0-582-40466-5Materials & the Designer, Cornish, Cambridge University Press 1990ISBN 0-521-38580-6
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