MECH ENG 2020 - Materials & Manufacturing

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016

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Extend the fundamental understanding of the structure - property relationship of materials introduced in previous courses; mechanical behaviour, testing and manufacturing properties of ferrous, non-ferrous metals and alloys; strengthening of materials (alloying, heat-treatment); corrosion of metals; manufacturing processes, design considerations and economics for forming and shaping engineering materials (casting, forging, rolling, extrusion, drawing, sheet-metal forming and machining).

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MECH ENG 2020
    Course Materials & Manufacturing
    Coordinating Unit School of Mechanical Engineering
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge CHEM ENG 1009
    Restrictions Available to BE(Mechanical & Aerospace), BE(Mechanical & Automotive), BE(Computational), BE(Mechanical) & associated double degree students only
    Course Description Extend the fundamental understanding of the structure - property relationship of materials introduced in previous courses; mechanical behaviour, testing and manufacturing properties of ferrous, non-ferrous metals and alloys; strengthening of materials (alloying, heat-treatment); corrosion of metals; manufacturing processes, design considerations and economics for forming and shaping engineering materials (casting, forging, rolling, extrusion, drawing, sheet-metal forming and machining).
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Zonghan Xie

    NameRoleBuilding/RoomEmail
    Dr Zonghan Xie Lecturer Engineering South Building, S104 zonghan.xie@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    48 hours lectures and tutorials (24 hours of Materials and 24 hours of Manufacturing Processes)

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    The primary aim of the course is to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge required to select an appropriate material and processing method for the manufacture of a component or assembly. The course develops an understanding of the inter-relationships of material structure and properties, design and processing. On completion of the course students are expected to have:

    1 A demonstrable knowledge of a range of manufacturing processes;
    2 Analytical methods for understanding the process variables;
    3 The ability to select manufacturing processes appropriate for particular applications;
    4 An understanding of the importance of economic and environmental factors when considering the application of a process;
    5 An extended understanding of the fundamental concepts of the elastic and plastic properties of materials introduced in earlier courses;
    6 A knowledge of specific materials and their suitability for specific applications based on fundamental knowledge gained from this and earlier courses;
    7 Developed an understanding of the failure mechanisms of different types of materials;
    8 Developed an understanding of the impact of environmental factors on the properties of materials;
    9 An ability to apply the concepts provided to new situations and to read and understand professional articles on the subject;
    10 Further develop interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication skills working on group assignments.
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    Course Notes: These are essential and required.

    Text book: The following text books are highly recommended:

    • Kalpakjian s and Schmid S.R., Manufacturing Engineering and Technology, 7 ed (SI) Pearson Ed 2014.
    • Callister W.D., Materials Science and Engineering An Introduction, 8ed, Wiley, 2010
    Recommended Resources
    • Askeland D.R. The Science and Engineering of Materials 3rd SI Edition, Chapman and Hall 1999
    • Ashby M.F., Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, 3ed, Elsevier, 2005
    Online Learning

    All lectures, tutorial problems, solutions and past exam problems are available on MyUni.

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    Lectures are supported by problem-solving tutorials and assignments.

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    48 hours lectures and tutorials

    4 Assignments

    Learning Activities Summary

    MANUFACTURING (24 lectures and tutorials – 50%)

    An overview of manufacturing and general introduction to manufacturing processes (1 lecture)
    Detailed description and analysis of specific processes
    • Casting processes
    (4 lectures/tutorials)
    • Bulk deformation processes
    (6 lectures/tutorials)
    • Material forming processes
    (2 lectures/tutorials)
    • Material removal processes: cutting
    (2 lectures)
    • Material removal processes: chemical, electrical
    (2 lectures)
    • Processing of polymers
    (4 lectures/tutorials)
    • Processing of powder metals
    (1 lecture)
    • Welding and other joining processes
    (2 lectures)
    Competitive aspects, economics of manufacturing and design considerations are included within each topic

    MATERIALS (24 lectures and tutorials – 50%)

    Review of Materials 1 (1 lecture)
    Phase Diagrammes (3 lectures/tutorial)
    Phase Transformations (2 lectures/tutorial)

    Strengthening processes

    • Mechanical
    • Alloying
    • Solution Strengthening
    • Dispersion Strengthening
    • Precipitation Hardening
    (4 lectures/tutorial)
    Heat-treatment (2 lectures)

    Ferrous Alloys – Classification and properties of:

    • Plain carbon steels
    • Low alloy steels
    • Stainless steels
    • Special steels
    • Tool steels
    • Wear resistant alloys
    • High strength low alloy steels
    (4 lectures/tutorial)

    Non-ferrous alloys – Classification, properties and application of:

    • Aluminium alloys
    • Magnesium alloys
    • Copper alloys
    (2 lectures/tutorial)

    Structure, classification,application and properties of:

    • Polymers
    • Composites
    (4 lectures/tutorials)
    Corrosion (1 lecture)
    Failure (1 lecture)

    CATCHUP AND REVISION (Time permitting)

    Specific Course Requirements

    Not applicable.

  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

    Assignments are provided as part of the learning experience. Students are expected to enhance their knowledge, problem solving skills and understanding of the subject matter through completing the assignments and quizzes, so they are regarded as formative rather than summative. The assignments are marked, with the mark contributing to the final grade for the subject to ensure that students actually do the assignments. It also helps to assess whether the required graduate attributes are being developed. Brief solutions are available on MyUni.

    The examination (closed book) is a summative assessment and is intended to assess the student’s knowledge and understanding of the course material and how it fits into the global engineering context.

    Assessment Related Requirements

    Overall mark of 50% is required to pass the subject.

    Assessment Detail

    Assignment 1 due Week 4 - weighting 10%

    Assignment 2 due Week 8 – weighting 10%

    Assignment 3 due Week 12 – weighting 10%

    Exam (closed book) – weighting 70%

    Submission

    For assignments a School Submission Sheet must be attached to the front of the work and completed in full. These submission sheets will be available at the window of the School Office or near the submission box.

    The assignments MUST be submitted in the appropriate submission box unless other arrangements are stated. The boxes will be emptied each day at 4:30pm and the work stamped with the current date. A penalty of 10% will apply for each day or part there of, that an assignment is submitted after the due date.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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