Module Details

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Title ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATERIALS
Code MATS401
Coordinator Professor Y Zhao
Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng
Y.Y.Zhao@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ First Semester 7.5

Aims

To understand the production methods for and mechanical properties of non-ferrous metals.
To identify the types of fibres and matrices commonly used in the manufacture of composite materials.
To identify the commonly used test methods and NDT techniques for composites.
To use micromechanics approaches and Classical Laminate Theory to study the mechanical response of composites.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Knowledge and understanding of the origins of the microstructures of Al, Ti and Ni alloys, and how they may be influenced by thermal and mechanical treatments

(LO2) Knowledge of fibres, matrices and fabric types used in composites

(LO3) Knowledge of fibres, matrices and fabric types used in composites

(LO4) Ability of calculating the mechanical properties of composites using micromechanics and Classical Laminate Theory


Syllabus

 

Aluminium alloys: Production, heat treatment, wrought alloys, processing, International Alloy Designation System, cast alloys, applications.
Titanium alloys: Production, classification, microstructure, heat treatments, and applications. Superalloys: Performance requirements, functions of alloying elements, microstructure, fabrication techniques.
Overview of composite materials: Various types of reinforcement and matrices, manufacturing methods, sandwich structures.
Micromechanics of Composites: Elastic modulus in the longitudinal and transverse directions. Ratio of forces carried by matrix and fibres.
Classical Laminate Theory: The stress-strain relationships for composite laminae in isotropic and orthotropic materials. Derivation of the stiffness and compliance matrices for these laminae.
Test methods for composites: Mode I and Mode II interlaminar fracture toughness testing. Tension, compression and shear tests. Non-destructive testing.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: 18 one-hour lectures


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 18

          18
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 57
TOTAL HOURS 75

Assessment

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Exam There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :January  120 minutes.    100       
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