10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module provides an introduction to materials processing for mechanical engineers and places particular emphasis on the relationships between processing, microstructure and properties that are essential to defining and understanding the behaviour of a material under service conditions. The module covers all of the common classes of engineering material - ceramics, polymers, composites and metals - and you will, through the use of practical examples and case studies, learn about the strong dependence of final functional and structural properties on the processing route selected for processing and manufacture.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students studying degrees within the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Notes: Part of the Accreditation by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Materials Science and Engineering):

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