Process improvement and manufacturing process optimisation
Risk based thinking and organisational knowledge management
Uncertainty quantification in manufacturing operations
Computational modelling of gait analysis
Design and manufacture of innovative prosthetic/orthotic designs
The module aims to introduce two main concepts: (i) thermodynamic efficiency and (ii) irreversibility applied to a variety of energy conversion processes involving heat to work transfer and vice a versa. Engineering examples will include heat, work and/or mass transfer associated with a number of steady/unsteady flow systems.
The module will be presented with real life scenario of improving mechanical properties of a cast component by providing suggestions for optimising its alloy composition. The module will cover the necessary knowledge required to understand the metallurgical concepts and terminology used in peer-reviewed scientific papers so that students can not only review them but evaluate results and use the information to make informed decisions in the context of alloy design.