15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module covers 3 key areas: 1. Transfer of heat to/from materials and thermally activated processes that occur during the manufacture of materials due to the transfer of heat into materials, and the effects of heat during use. Thus conduction, convection and radiative heat transfer, on their own and in combination are considered, followed by an examination of diffusion (Fick┐s laws) and sintering (solid state, liquid phase and viscous glass sintering). Finally creep phenomena are considered. 2. The use of computer modelling and simulation techniques that cover wide time and length scales for the prediction and understanding of the structure and properties of materials, and gives an appreciation of modelling strategies, estimation of the resources required to complete an analysis and assessment of the accuracy of the results. 3. Data Analysis techniques covering a range of time and length scales for the prediction and understanding of the processing, structure and properties of metallic materials.

Staff Contact: BROWN SHARON
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Students will be assessed via a written report for each of the 3 key areas of the module; finite element for heat transfer, data analysis and modelling.

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