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MEng Materials Science and Engineering / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Advanced Metals Processing
|Unit level||Level 7|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Department of Materials|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
The unit aims to apply and extend metallurgical knowledge through exploring the science behind advanced processing technologies and showing how they can be used to obtain novel microstructures and unique properties in metallic alloys.
The unit aims to:
- Provide an overview of advanced metal processing technologies used to produce components in high value added products (e.g. aerospace), including their applications, and advantages and disadvantages: with a focus on near-net-shape.
- Explore the metallurgical science behind advanced processing - the effect of the process conditions on a materials’ microstructure and the resultant component performance.
- Discuss how specialised metal processing can be used to obtain novel microstructures and unique properties in metallic alloys.
A greater depth of the learning outcomes will be covered in the following sections:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Intellectual skills
- Practical skills
- Transferable skills and personal qualities
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, group tutorials (problem sessions), recommended textbooks, web resources, past exam papers, electronic supporting information (Blackboard).
Knowledge and understanding
Transferable skills and personal qualities
|Written assignment (inc essay)||30%|
Feedback given (Written and verbal)
- “Phase transformations in Metals and Alloys”, D.A. Porter, K.E. Easterling, M. Sherif, Pub. Chapman and Hall, 2009.
- “Mechanical Metallurgy”, G.E. Dieter, McGraw-Hill
- “Additive Manufacturing Technologies”, Gibson, Rosen and Stucker ; Pub. Springer
- “Superplasticity in Metals and Ceramics”, T. G. Nieh, J. Wadsworth, O. D. Sherby, Cambridge University Press.
- “Powder Metallurgy Technology” , G. S. Upadhyaya , Universities Press, 2011
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Practical classes & workshops||3|
|Independent study hours|
|Wajira Mirihanage||Unit coordinator|