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Module

CME8060 : Lifetime Prediction & Design for Reliability

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Adrian Oila
  • Lecturer: Dr Stevin Pramana
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module aims to provide an understanding of failure processes (fatigue, creep, fracture, surface contact fatigue, wear, corrosion and oxidation) that limit the life of engineering structures in order to allow students to estimate and predict the life and reliability of materials and engineering structures.

Outline Of Syllabus

Fatigue in engineering applications: low cycle and high cycle fatigue.
Strength and deformation of metals and alloys at elevated temperature; Creep failure and design against creep.
Contact mechanics: Hertz theory and materials responses to contact stresses.
Friction processes, wear mechanisms and surface contact fatigue.
Lubrication and surface engineering processes to enhance the lifetime of components (gears and bearings).
Corrosion and high temperature oxidation (mechanisms and kinetics).

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials361:0036:00Non-synchronous online
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion166:0066:00Assessment preparation (Problem solving exercise)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study194:0094:00Review lecture notes and recommended text as appropriate
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time41:004:00Synchronous online tutorials
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Recorded lectures convey the underlying engineering science and the approaches required to apply this to the discipline-specific problems identified.
Tutorials support the students' private-study in reading around the lecture material and learning to solve the practical engineering problems posed by the Tutorial Questions.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prob solv exercises2M50Engineering problem, information acquisition and software use.
Prob solv exercises2M50Engineering problem, information acquisition and software use.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination provides an appropriate way to assess both theoretical understanding and practical problem solving skills under time-constraint as required in industry.
The assignment enables a more realistic engineering problem to be considered and assesses the required information acquisition and software use skills. It also develops the ability to apply the broad base of scientific principles which underpin engineering design, in conjunction with e deeper knowledge and understanding in a specific subject area.

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