Areas of Expertise
- Light Microscopy
- Polarised Light Microscopy
- X-Ray CT
- In-situ micromechanical testing
The module aims to introduce year 1 Engineering students to the understanding of key concepts relating to materials selection and applications. Following completion of this module the student should be able to demonstrate an appreciation of materials selection in relation to the structure/mechanical and physical properties/applications of metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials.
This module is based around four separate case studies in Materials and Sports Materials. Each case study will focus on a particular engineering material, component or structure. Within each case study, students will be presented with some initial material, along with suggested links to further information. Students will then undertake independent study either individually or in groups, with a final report presented on the findings. In some case studies, presentations will be part of the assessment. The specific case studies will include engineering design, materials selection for engineering applications, failure analysis, materials characterisation techniques and investigation of material for solar cell.