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Module Code: MFE103TC
Module Title: Introduction to Structural Materials
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem
Pre-requisites: N/A
The correct use of materials is the bedrock of innovations in engineering structures and devices. In this you will learn to classify materials based on their properties and how to solve fundamental problems in applied statics problems.

You will apply this knowledge to solve simple problems by conducting analysis, interpreting results and selecting materials based on performance indices to suit design specifications.
Learning outcomes 
A Explain the classification of materials, their structure and application.

B Describe the tensile test for determining the mechanical properties of engineering materials and solve simple problems related to the stress-strain diagram.

C Solve design problems in applied statics relating to stress and strain, torsion in circular sections, and shear and bending moment.
Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through lectures and tutorials. Teaching will be through problem based learning, with problems embedded in the lectures and use made of student response systems to provide formative assessment to the students.
Part 1 Introduction

i. Introduction to Materials

ii. General classifications

a. Metals

b. Ceramics

c. Polymers

d. Composites

Part 2 Mechanical Properties

i. The tensile test

ii. The relationship between stress and strain and use of the stress-strain curve

iii. The concept of allowable stress and safety

iv. Elastic and inelastic behavior

Part 3 Stress

i. Poisson’s Ratio

ii. The effect of temperature variation

iii. Stresses induced by expansion and contraction

iv. Normal and shear stresses on an object on an inclined plane

Part 4 Torsion

i. Discuss the application of Torque to an object

ii. Calculate Torsion shear stress

iii. Transmission of Power by a shaft.

Part 5 Shear and Bending Moments in Beams

i. Identify statically determinate beams

ii. Discuss the relationship between externally applied loads and reactions and the internal shear forces and bending moments in a beam.

iii. Calculate the internal shear and bending moment at any point along the length of the beam
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 20    8      47  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Mid-Term Exam 20.00
2 Assignment 20.00
3 Final Exam 60.00

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