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ME50264: Materials selection in engineering design

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
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: ME50264A Mandatory extra work (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions 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:
* 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.
* Undertake individual independent study of relevant topic.

Facilitated - intellectual, practical, key.

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:

ME50264 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.