Undergraduate Course: Materials Science and Engineering (Civil) 2 (CIVE08013)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||To provide a broad introduction to the materials used in engineering, their properties and structures.
Outline of lecture course
Introduction to materials science and engineering
1. Materials Classification
metals, polymers, ceramics, glass, composites
Mechanical, thermal, chemical, optical, electrical
Definition, units, measurement
How to locate property data
Structure on different scales
Atoms, bonding, crystal structures, microstructures
4. Material classes
4.1 Metals & alloys
4.3 Ceramics & glass
5. New horizons for materials
6. Durability and corrosion
7. Deformation and fracture of materials
Ductile/brittle behaviour, fracture toughness, creep, fatigue
8. Materials Selection
Lectures 20 hours (Sanderson LT1, Monday & Thursday 9-9.50)
Practicals 6 hours
Tutorials 4 hours (begin week 3)
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Equivalents to above.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 6,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 3.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||1:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||1:30|
| On completing the module, students should:
1. Be familiar with the major classes of engineering materials.
2. Be familiar with the mechanical, thermal and chemical properties of engineering materials, their definition, measurement and specification.
3. Be familiar with the main electrical and optical properties of materials.
4. Be able to locate material property data.
5. Understand in qualitative terms the physical basis of material structure and the physical basis of the principal engineering properties of materials.
6. Be familiar with elementary concepts of metallurgy, in particular microstructure-property relationships in metals and alloys, with reference to iron-carbon; ferrous alloys, Al, Ti, Mg, Cu, and refractory metals.
7. Be familiar with the major polymeric materials and their use as solid polymers, coatings, foams and adhesives.
8. Be familiar with the main types of ceramics and glasses in engineering.
9. Be familiar with the concepts durability and in particular of electrochemical corrosion.
10. Be acquainted with the main materials processing operations.
|ALL AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY|
Engineering Materials, Volume 1: Properties and Applications,
MF Ashby & DRH Jones, 1996, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann
Engineering Materials, Volume 2: An Introduction to Microstructures, Processing and Design (Second Edition),
MF Ashby & DRH Jones, 1998; Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann
Materials Selection in Mechanical Design,
MF Ashby, 2005, Elsevier Science & Technology
Fundamentals of Materials (Chapt 1), Engineering properties of materials (Chapt 2) ICE Manual of Construction Materials, 2009, Institution of Civil Engineers (C. Hall).
Overview No. 80 On the engineering properties of materials, MF Ashby, 1989, Acta Metall, 37 (5), 1173-1293.
Civil engineering materials (Jackson and Dhir, eds.), fifth edition, 1996, MacMillan Press Ltd.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Tutorials, and laboratories to be arranged
|Course organiser||Dr Jane Blackford
Tel: (0131 6)50 5677
|Course secretary||Miss Lucy Davie
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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