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BEng Mechanical Engineering / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This unit builds on material covered in MACE12002 Materials 1. Some fundamental aspects of the mechanical behaviour of materials are covered in greater detail, and specific material systems are explored in greater depth. The unit provides a foundation in materials engineering that will enable students to understand how materials processing and subsequent manufacturing operations influence both material properties and the in-service performance of engineering components. Students will use this knowledge as practising engineers when choosing a material for a given application, or when choosing a processing route for a given material. The unit is lecture based with one laboratory exercise.
This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 20/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact. Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Manufacturing Engineering 1 (Mechanical)||MECH11012||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
The materials that are available, and their mechanical properties often limit the performance of engineering systems. This module aims to:
Develop students’ understanding of the factors affecting the mechanical behaviour of steels, stainless steels, polymers and fibre-reinforced composites; and
Introduce students to methods for measuring and evaluating certain mechanical properties.
Metals and Alloys (12 lectures) – Dr. John Francis: The metallurgy of steels, heat treatment of steels, ductile-to-brittle transitions, an introduction to stainless steels, materials for high and low temperature service.
Polymer Materials (6 lectures) - Dr. John Francis: The mechanical properties of polymer materials, processing of polymers, modulus of semi-crystalline polymers, viscoelasticity, and models for creep.
Fibre Reinforced Composites (6 lectures) – Prof. P. Mummery: The mechanical properties of fibre-reinforced composites, load partitioning between matrix and fibres, and failure mechanisms.
|Written assignment (inc essay)||80%|
Exam marks are released after the exam board and students can view scripts
Report - lecture session allocated to feedback
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Supervised time in studio/wksp||1|
|Independent study hours|
|John Francis||Unit coordinator|