Module Leader

Dr Billy Wu

Dr Chandramohan George
chandramohan.george@imperial.ac.uk

Production and materials provided students with an understanding of material properties and the means to manufacture them into geometries. Underpinning material science in metals, polymers, ceramics and composites combined knowledge of how to apply them into different use cases will equip students to quantitatively assess material selection problems and also enable them to abstract the knowledge onto more complex problems.               
 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be better able to:

  •   Identify common engineering materials and apply them based on their properties
  •   Explain how materials contribute to user experience
  •   Select appropriate materials for an application based on their properties
  •   Define the capabilities of a range of common production techniques
  •   Select appropriate production techniques for use with different materials and applications
  •   Select appropriate methods of assembly and joining for a particular design application             

 

Description of Content

Properties of materials:
  Mechanical properties
  Materials experience
Categories of materials:
  Metals and alloys
  Altering material properties
  Polymers
  Ceramics and glasses
  Composites
  Recycling, selection and design
Material failure:
  Corrosion
  Failure
Manufacturing techniques:
  Casting
  Plastics
  Composites
  Ceramics and glasses
  Rapid prototyping
  Metal forming
  Machining
  Sheetmetal
  Non-traditional machining
Joining techniques:
  Surface treatments
  Welding, soldering and adhesives
  Fastners