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MMK221 - Materials selection and design
Funktionsbaserat materialval
 
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-11 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPAEM
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering
Department: 40 - INDUSTRIAL AND MATERIALS SCIENCE


Teaching language: English
Application code: 09116
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: B
Status, available places (updated regularly): Yes

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Project 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

MPAEM MATERIALS ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPAEM MATERIALS ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPDES INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPDES INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPPDE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPPDE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Sheng Guo

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic courses in Materials Technology or equivalent.

Aim

The aim of the course is to provide a broad competence platform for applied engineering work related to materials selection. The course introduces analytical tools and methods for qualified materials selection for engineering applications. Principles for material design for typical applications are also treated where the importance of behaviour of specific materials and classes of materials are considered with respect to temperature stability, mechanical strength and chemical resistance, etc

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Explain the basics of design-oriented materials selection for engineering applications.
  • Work with and apply systematic and objective materials selection based on the principles according to Granta Selector.
  • Apply the Granta Selector software in materials and process selection.
  • Define correct conditions and objectives regarding materials selection.
  • Explain material indices for material performance and  be able to describe how these indices are constructed.
  • Analyse materials selection case studies where both single or multiple constraints are active.
  • Analyse and evaluate the role of geometrical aspects in materials selection.
  • Describe the general principles for definition of material properties and the basic physical principles behind these in general sense.
  • Apply methodologies in different areas/sectors (energy, transportation, health engineering, mechanical industry)

Content

The course includes following:

- overview lectures regarding design-oriented materials selection based on concepts according to Granta Selector, interactive exercises where the participants are trained in systematic and objective materials selection work, individual assignments that are evaluated, group-based project work where the participants will work through and present a case study.

In the course, particular emphasis is placed on the overall understanding of material performance and its evaluation for a number of important applications within energy, transportation and health sectors as well as mechanical industry. Through application examples, the methodology and working concept for systematic and objective materials selection is trained. Basics regarding definition, development and use of material indices are treated. Methodology for more complex problems are treated including situations where two or more material property demands should be fulfilled at the same time. An important tool addressed is the software Granta Selector. Sustainability criteria with respect to materials selection are addressed, with particular reference to use phases. 

Organisation

The course is organised via lectures of overview character, interactive exercises and project assignments. The course is run in English.

Literature

M.F. Ashby, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, 5th edition, Elsevier, 2016

Examination including compulsory elements

Examination includes continuous assignments and project work including final presentation. The grading is based on the total score for both methods of evaluation. 

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.


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