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ME30264: Materials selection in engineering design

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 10%, EX 90%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 10%)
  • Examination (EX 90%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ME30264 Re-Assessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To co-ordinate previous studies of structural materials, first by an introduction to the classes of engineering materials followed by consideration of merit indices, fracture, fatigue, creep and composite materials. Examination of the selection of materials for real engineering applications follows.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
After taking this unit the student should be able to: describe the various types of engineering materials, describe the overall process of engineering design, and the place in it of materials selection; deduce from standard test results the materials information required for design; analyse materials requirements and propose solutions to the selection problem in specified design situations.

Skills:
Facilitated - intellectual, practical, key.

Content:
Introduction to engineering materials. The design process; the designer and materials selection. Design aspects of elastic properties, strength and fracture toughness. Design procedures for creep in metals and plastics, extrapolation methods. Fatigue, master diagrams for design purposes, damage accumulation laws, application of fracture mechanics, designing against fatigue. Formalised procedures for materials selection, the limits of the procedures and derivation and use of merit indices.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME30264 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEME-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

ME30264 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEXX-AFB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEXX-AKB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEXX-AFM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEXX-AKM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEME-AFM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEME-AFM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEME-AFM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)

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