Module Title:   Materials Technology and Structural Mechanics

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG1301L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr M Youseffi and Dr E Brown

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
Semester one: Materials Technology (M. Youseffi)
To provide a comprehensive introduction to engineering materials and their properties, with particular reference to their manufacturing technology, selection and different industrial applications.
Semester two: Structural Mechanics (E. Brown)
To describe the concepts of stress, strain, equilibrium and deformation, and apply them in the analysis and understanding of simple engineering elastic structures.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures are used to introduce theoretical concepts which are then applied/practiced in tutorials and case studies for deeper/better understanding. Informal/interactive lectures and oral feedback are given during tutorials in smaller groups.

Lectures:   48.00          Directed Study:   118.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   24.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   8.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1.1 Description of the production, properties and selection of materials in a wide range of engineering and technology applications.
1.2 Understand the equilibrium, compatibility and constitutive equations for elastic statically determinate pin-jointed frames and engineers` beams.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 Skills in the justification of materials selection. 2.2 Ability to conduct mechanical evaluation tests. 2.3. Ability to understand materials processing technology and properties. 2.4 Analyse statically determinate elastic beams and pin-jointed plane frames.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Data presentation and interpretation; apply scientific method and be able to communicate; systematic problem solving.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 80%
 
  Examination - closed book
  Classroom test   10%
 
  Closed book class test
  Classroom test   10%
 
  Closed book class test on laboratory
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
 
  Supplementary

Outline Syllabus:
Materials Technology
Theme 1
HEAT TREATMENT (THERMAL PROCESSING) OF FERROUS AND NON-FERROUS ALLOYS;
Phase diagrams, e.g. Fe-C, Al-Cu;
Case study 1 and Laboratory practical: Effect of carbon on iron in terms of microstructure and mechanical properties.
Theme 2
METAL FORMING AND VARIOUS CASTING TECHNIQUES;
CAST IRONS: Types, Properties and Applications;
Case study 2: Common casting techniques for various applications.
Theme 3
POLYMER STRUCTURES, PROCESSING, APPLICATIONS AND PROPERTIES
Theme 4
CERAMIC STRUCTURES, PROCESSING, APPLICATIONS AND PROPERTIES
Theme 5
Different types of bonding and their effect on various properties.
Theme 6
CALCULATION OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF METALS, POLYMERS AND CERAMICS:
Tensile and Yield Strengths, 3- and 4-Point bend (fracture) strength, Young`s modulus, % Elongation, % Reduction in area, and Toughness.
Structural Mechanics
Definition of: force, resultant force, components of force, moment, equivalent force, stress, strain, elastic modulus, shear force and bending moment. Determination of support reactions for statically determinate structures.The elastic behaviour of bar in tension/compression. Statically determinate plane pin-jointed frames; external and internal forces. Bending moment and shear force diagrams for statically determinate beams subject to point and distributed loads.First and second moments of area. Bending stress due to bending moment - The Engineer`s Theory of Bending. Deflections of beams including Macaulay`s method for integrating the expression for bending moment.

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