Course Description

Engineers are often involved in materials selection decisions, which necessitates that they have some familiarity with the general properties and characteristics of a wide variety of materials. In addition, knowledge of their fabrication characteristics is vital. In most cases, also, the engineer will have access to data bases containing property values for a large number of materials. This course introduces the properties, characteristics and applications of advanced materials (ceramics, metals, polymers and composites). Methods of optimization of material properties for some alloys, as a guide in material selection, will also be introduced.

Course Objective

The aims of this course are to:

  • Introduce the properties and application of various advanced materials and alloys
  • Guide students through the process of optimization of material properties within an alloy system, and hence material selection.
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MEC7236 Advanced Manufacturing Materials DOC PDF PS