MEC2104 : Materials and Manufacturing
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Kheng-Lim Goh
- Lecturer: Dr Didier Talamona, Dr Eugene Wong
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Singapore
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||15|
For students already familiar with applications and processes for engineering materials, this module considers the factors dictating the mechanical properties of materials (metallic, ceramic and polymeric), the control of properties by processing, and design taking into account fatigue, fracture, creep and degradation (corrosion).
Outline Of Syllabus
Overview of materials and their failure mechanisms, key materials selection properties for mechanical design, relationship between material choice and processing route.
Principles of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics.
Fatigue – mechanisms, S-N curves, design for improving fatigue performance.
Creep of engineering materials
Corrosion and its avoidance.
Awareness of above issues in design with metallic, polymeric and composite components.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||End of Semester examination.|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||2||7:30||15:00||Target non-timetable hours to complete coursework assignment submission|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||46||0:30||23:00||Recommended revision for exams, assuming prior regular independent study throughout teaching|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||48||1:00||48:00||Structured presentation of syllabus may include skills demonstration, formative feedback, etc|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||2:00||2:00||Extended activity (laboratory) to apply taught material, develop professional skills|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||10||2:00||20:00||Unsupported PC cluster time.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||3:00||12:00||Problem classes (“tutorials”) to support independent study and reinforce skills practise|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||30:00||30:00||Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures convey the underlying materials engineering context and include “Frequently Asked Questions” sessions.
Laboratory sessions support:
- awareness of microstructure, and
- awareness of mechanical properties and behaviour for different types of material.
Software (CES Edupack) assignments briefings apply module concepts to product and process design (with support given at selected PC cluster times).
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||1||M||25||Lab report (max 7.5hours).|
|Report||1||M||25||One other assignment (max 7.5 hours).|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
End of Semester examination tests understanding of the connections between the materials issues taught and their link to engineering design and manufacture.
Laboratory sessions and reports test the ability to relate observation to the underpinning materials science and to report this to others.
CES Edupack assignments test the ability to apply the taught material to practical engineering design and manufacturing situations.