Engineering

ECM2120 - Materials Engineering (2010)

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MODULE TITLEMaterials Engineering CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM2120 MODULE CONVENERProf Christopher Smith (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
To develop further students' understanding of material properties, how they arise from internal microstructure, and thus how they can be manipulated for specific applications. To introduce students to rapidly advancing topics in Materials.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Lectures 1-2. Miller indices; point defects and vacancies; introduction to diffusion and simple models Lecture 3. Line defects dislocations nomenclature, structure and characteristics; Lectures 4-5. Slip systems, nomenclature examples; Schmidt-Boas equation; Lectures 6-7. Brittle and ductile failure; Griffith stress; fracture toughness; crack nucleation and propagation Lectures 8-9. Fatigue failure initiation and propagation of fatigue cracks; analysis of fatigue life using appropriate equations; factors influencing fatigue life; effect of static stresses Lecture 10. Creep failure analysis modelling and mechanisms; link to viscoelasticity in polymers; introduction to deformation maps Lecture 11. High-Tech metals: Shape memory alloys, fundamentals and applications. Lectures 12-13: Polymer structures; thermosets, thermoplastics and elastomers, isomerism, co-polymers, crystallinity, and Tg. Lectures 14-15: Deformation and Strengthening of Polymers: Molecular weight, crystallinity and annealing, vulcanisation Lectures 16-17: Shape memory polymers, carbon and other nanostructured materials, Piezo materials. Lectures 18-19: Composites fundamentals; types and manufacturing routes. Lectures 20-22: Relationships with properties.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Callister, WD Materials Science and Engineering: an introduction 8th John Wiley & Sons 2007 978-0470505861 [Library]
Set Ward, I M , Sweeney, J An Introduction to the mechanical properties of solid polymers 2nd Wiley 2004 978-0471496267 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM1107
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 2 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined