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Failure of Materials and Components

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Ian Sinclair
Academic year

Module overview

In this module, the emphasis moves away from alloy development and design, and focuses on the performance of structural materials in a range of engineering applications. The lectures draw on examples from applications of ceramics, steel, Al, Ti and Ni based alloys, and compares this with the performance of composites: polymer matrix, metal matrix and ceramic matrix systems. Engineering assessment of each failure problem is described and the associated micromechanical failure modes, understanding of which allows improved materials design and selection for a wide range of service environments.

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: FEEG2005