Selection of Materials for Engineering Design

Course Description

To make products components that are safe, economical and technically-sound, engineers have to be aware of the importance of materials selection in the design process. Also, to make improvements to and to make failure investigation of existing products, engineers must possess a deep understanding of the material selection process.
This course provides a general overview of the functions/constraints/objectives of the material selection processes (metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites) in design. How processing/manufacturing routes affect material properties and how property/function-based methods are utilised to systematically choose materials for engineering design will also be covered.


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