This course focuses on the way of material selection when people design products. Topics include physical properties, mechanical characteristics, thermal behaviors, electrical responses, durability, and environmental issues.
At the end of this course, students will be able to select materials which students want to design by learning basics of material selection through exercise and case studies.
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course introduces how to select appropriate materials and checks students' understanding by exercise in the first half of the course. Students will have chances to work on the cases by applying knowledge acquired through this course in the latter half of the course.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Engineering Materials and Properties, Material Property Charts||Understand materials history, engineering materials and properties.|
|Class 2||Material Selection||Understand material selection.|
|Class 3||Multiple Constraints and Conflicting Objectives||Understand multiple constraints and conflicting objectives.|
|Class 4||Selection of Materials and Shape||Understand selection of materials and shape.|
|Class 5||Hybrid Materials||Understand hybrid materials.|
|Class 6||Environment and materials||Understand environment and materials.|
|Class 7||Case study: Pressure vessel 1 (Design pressure vessel assuming with tiny undetectable crack by NDT. Minimize weight/footprint of the vessel by selecting suitable materials and dimension of the vessel depend on the application of the vessel.)||Case study: Pressure vessel 1 (Design pressure vessel assuming with tiny undetectable crack by NDT. Minimize weight/footprint of the vessel by selecting suitable materials and dimension of the vessel depend on the application of the vessel.) Use the case study to better understand the topics covered and evaluate one's own progress.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Michael Ashby，Materials Selection in Mechanical Design 4th Edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, (2011)
Michael Ashby，Hugh Shercliff, and David Cebon, Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design, Butterworth-Heinemann, (2007)
Exercise (35%) and report (65%)
Student require the following knowledge: basics of strength of material, engineering materials.