10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: MEC133, MEC201, MEC202, MEC207

MEC133, MEC202, MEC207, MEC201

Aims/Description: In this course students are introduced to the fundamentals and application of subtractive manufacturing techniques. This includes mechanical machining operations and the tribological aspects of chip formation, machining of polymer composites as well as abrasive machining of advanced alloys. The module provides students with tools to analyse and design manufacturing operations utilising various material removal methods. The structural integrity of machined components will also be introduced.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students registered for a programme of study within the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Staff Contact: Dr. Hassan Ghadbeigi
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, MOLE quiz

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Mechanical Engineering):

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