This module equips students with basic knowledge in materials selection for mechanical design. The major topics are: Classification of engineering materials; Materials properties in design using case studies; Ferrous alloys (carbon and low-alloy steels, tool steels, stainless steels, cast irons); Non-ferrous alloys (Cu-, Al-, Mg-, Ti-, Zn-, Ni-alloys, etc.); Engineering plastics and composites; Engineering ceramics; Surface engineering and coating techniques; Joining processes; Material selection in design; Product costing and case studies. The module is aimed at students who want to specialise in mechanical product design.
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