Undergraduate Course: Materials and Failure Analysis 5 (MECE11013)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||NOT RUNNING IN 2014/15 - replaced by MECE11014: Advanced Dynamics and Applications 5
This course will give insight into materials science and engineering through failure analysis of engineering components. The course will be taught through lectures and real engineering case-studies.
2 hour lectures and 1 hour tutorial per week; and self-study
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Introductory materials science course
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- On completion of the course students should be able to:
1. Be familiar with, and able to use, the terminology of deformation, fracture and failure in materials and engineering, and develop an awareness of the need to use terminology precisely.
2. Be aware of the influence of microstructure in deformation and fracture of materials.
3. Know the experimental techniques used in failure analysis and appreciate their capabilities and limitations.
4. Be able to compare the deformation and failure behaviour of different material classes.
5. Know how to approach failure analysis in engineering: the importance of understanding application of the component, common sense, appreciation of complexity, know when to consult an "expert".
6. Obtain experience of failure analysis through case study examples.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Jane Blackford
Tel: (0131 6)50 5677
|Course secretary||Mr David Dorman
Tel: (0131 6)51 7185