Engineering

ECM3128 - Materials A (2010)

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MODULE TITLEMaterials A CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM3128 MODULE CONVENERDr Arnaud Marmier (Coordinator), Dr Bill Hooper, Dr Liang Hao
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
This module builds on the materials science content of the core course and equips students with a deeper understanding of the deformation, strengthening and failure of materials. These topics are illustrated by reference to failed components and the processes and techniques of failure analysis. The case study review, which forms the major part of the coursework content, develops students� skills in researching and critically assessing technical reports and conflicting evidence. The module content also emphasises the interrelationship between mathematical models of materials and their mechanical properties and provides material in support of the subsequent design modules.
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
Summary: Case studies; materials examination techniques; non-destructive testing; X rays - generation, absorption, detection and diffraction; X rays - materials analysis; scanning electron microscopy; introduction to friction and wear; role of dislocation and slip in the deformation of crystalline materials; yield, deformation and fracture; methods of strengthening materials; composites (fibrous and particulate); failure by fast fracture and fatigue.
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 40 Written Exams 60 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 Ashby & Jones Engineering materials 1 : an introduction to their properties, applications and design Electronic 2012 0750663812 [Library]
Set Callister, WD Materials Science and Engineering: an introduction 8th John Wiley & Sons 2007 978-0470505861 [Library]
Set Ashby & Jones Engineering Materials, Vol II 3rd online http://lib.exeter.ac.uk/search~S6?/aAshby/aashby;T=Engineering+Materials/1,8,0,B/l856~b1817898&FF=aashby;T=Engineering+Materials&5,8,,1,0/indexsort=- 2006 0750663812 Paper [Library]
Extended Van Vlack, Lawrence Elements of materials science and engineering 6th Addison Wesley 1989 0201528223 [Library]
Extended Hull, Derek Introduction to dislocations Butterworth-Heinemann 2005 0750628618 [Library]
Extended Honeycombe, R. W. K. The plastic deformation of metals Edward Arnold 1981 [Library]
Extended Porter, David A. Phase transformations in metals and alloys Van Nostrand Reinhold 1981 0442304390 [Library]
Extended Daniel, Isaac M. Engineering mechanics of composite materials OUP 1994 0195075064 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined