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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

ME50324: Manufacturing processes and analysis

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 1
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 20%, EX 80%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: ME50324 Re-assessment examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites:
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To introduce the student to methods of analysis in forming processes.
To Introduce the student to the use of numerical and experimental techniques.
To gain knowledge of simulation and modelling of manufacturing processes.
To gain understanding on how analytical methods are applied to industrial processes.
To provide the students with an appreciation and understanding of advanced non traditional material removal and shaping processes.
To Introduce the students to the methods of beam technology and their application in industry.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* Compare and contrast methods of analysis.
* Apply analytical, numerical and simulation methods to the manufacturing of parts.
* Identify appropriate methods of analysis to selected manufacturing processes.
* Select processing parameters that are necessary to the analysis and modelling of material forming processes.
* Compare various modes of deformation exhibited during material processing.
* Select appropriate process, tool and operational parameters in non-traditional processing operations and beam technology.

Problem solving; numeracy; IT; working independently.

Syllabus: Introduction to analytical and numerical analysis in manufacturing. Work formulae. Force equilibrium methods. Slip line field theory. Limit analysis Upper and Lower Bound Techniques. Numerical methods. Visio-plasticity. Non-traditional material cutting operations; ECM, EDM, water jet cutting. Beam technology applications (e.g. Laser, Ion, Ultrasonic) and their industrial application to welding and metal removal.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

ME50324 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • TEME-AFM16 : MSc Manufacturing Engineering (Full-time) - Year 1

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.