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Module

MEC2001 : Materials Science II

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Hemantha Yeddu
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To extend MEC1002 Materials Science I in the areas of composition and microstructure in dictating the mechanical properties of materials, control of properties by processing, design taking into account fatigue, fracture, creep and corrosion.

Outline Of Syllabus

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

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
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Coursework preparation and submission
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion181:0018:00Non-synchronous structured presentation of syllabus may include skills demonstrations and tutorials
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion91:009:00Recommended regulation personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study149:0049:00Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time91:009:00Synchronous online timetabled structured presentation of syllabus, include skills demons & tutorials
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

- Synchronous and non-synchronous online teaching activities convey the underlying engineering science and the approaches required to apply this to the discipline-specific problems identified.
- Online synchronous teaching activities support the students' self-study in reading around the lecture material and learning to solve the practical engineering problems posed by the Tutorial Questions.

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.

Students should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

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
Written exercise1M100Coursework problem sheet
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

- The coursework enables more realistic engineering problems to be set and may also assess data acquisition and software use skills. It provides an appropriate way to assess both theoretical understanding and practical problem solving 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.

Reading Lists

Timetable