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ENG2022 : Materials Science II

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Hemantha Yeddu
  • Lecturer: Professor Brian Shaw
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To extend ENG1006 Materials I in the areas of processing and microstructure in dictating the mechanical properties of materials and design of components by taking into account fatigue, fracture and creep.

Outline Of Syllabus

- Overview of materials, with yield and failure mechanisms.
- Principles of Linear Elastic Fracture mechanics.
- Fatigue: mechanisms, S-N curves, methods for improving fatigue performance.
- Creep of engineering materials.
- Statistical basis of design.
- Use of the above in design of metallic, polymeric and composite components.
- Failure of polymers and composites.
- Case studies on metallic, polymeric and composite components.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture81:008:00Present-in-person (non-essential) lectures and module talks.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion15:005:00Target non-timetable hours to complete coursework assignment submission
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion200:3010:00Recommended revision for exams, assuming prior regular independent study throughout teaching
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Semester 1 written examination. Can b 24hr format exam depending on C-19 restrictions
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials82:0016:008hrs online non-synchronous, pre-recorded video-lectures (student hours consider a multiplier of 2)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00Present-in-person (non-essential) laboratory.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time61:006:00Online-synchronous tutorials to support independent study and reinforce skills practice.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

- Lectures convey the underlying engineering science and the approaches required to apply this to the discipline- specific problems identified.
- Tutorials support the students' self-study in reading around the lecture material and learning to solve the practical engineering problems posed by the Tutorial Questions.
- Laboratory work enables students to gain hands-on experience in experimental methods and relate to the theory taught during the lectures.

Alternative to PiP in case of public health issues:
- PiP lectures will be replaced by non-synchronous pre-recorded lectures, supported by online synchronous tutorials.
- PiP laboratories will be replaced with virtual laboratories including videos to show materials, equipment, and their functioning and guided activities on analysis of the results. ns.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A80Can be converted to a 24 hour format exam depending on the public health situation.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M20Coursework problems. Canvas submission.
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 coursework enables more realistic engineering problems to be set and may also assess data acquisition and software use skills. The students will be aware of the definitions, SI units and dimensions of physical quantities and be able to apply the broad base of scientific principles which underpin the characteristics and uses of engineering materials.

Study abroad students considering this module should contact the School to discuss its availability and assessment.

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