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Module

CME8061 : Advanced Materials for Energy Applications

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

Aims

To consider in detail the development of materials, manufacturing processes and surface engineering requirements of different components used in energy applications. Final year specialist course in materials and manufacturing technologies for engineering students.

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction to advanced materials for power generation, distribution and storage: steels and corrosion resistant alloys, superalloys, photovoltaics, batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, hydrogen storage technologies, thermoelectrics, magnetic refrigeration and piezo electric materials. Energy efficiency in traditional materials selection and design (light-weighting: steel vs aluminium alloy vs composite). Material and process selection.
Case studies covered in detail:
•       Materials development for gas turbines: creep and corrosion, stability, directional solidification
•       Thin films for batteries and photovoltaics: deposition technologies, microstructural control
•       Composite materials for wind and tidal turbine blades: design and manufacturing methods, material optimisation
•       Electric vehicle bodies: materials development, rolling and continuous casting, press technology, forming limit diagrams, joining methods, coatings and surface treatments.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable