Full Title:Materials and Resource Evaluation
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MTRL E8004
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2009/10 ( September 2009 )
Module Delivered in No Programmes
Module Description:Appreciation of sustainable materials such as conposites, engineered wood, ceramics and ploymers.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Understand and discover new applications ror the oldest and widely used structural material - wood.
  2. Appreciate the importance and application of a material system which has the most plentiful element in the earths crust - ceramics.
  3. Understand the sustainable characteristics of a light weight, high performance, energy reducing group of materials - polymers.
  4. Understand the sustainable characteristics of a light weight, high performance, energy reducing group of materials - composites.
  5. Appreciate the basic engineering principles of two of the three "R's".
  6. Justify why environmental factors are as important as any other factors in selecting the optimum material for a given application.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Engineerer Wood
The structure of wood, mechanical properties, structural bonded laminated wood.
Ceramics and Glasses
Structure, properties, Weibull distribution, manufacture, applications.
Polymers
Biodegradable plastics, addatives, ageing and weathering.
Composites
Fibrous, foamed, honeycomb structure, Nomex.
Reuse and Recycling Technologies
Disassembly, shredding, seperation, maintenance data and analysis, lifetime monitoring.
Material Selection for Green Design
Environmental factors in material selection, selection methods, CES selector.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory based exercises 1,2,3,4,5,6 20.00 0 0 Every Week 0
Other Laboratory Reports 1,2,3,4,5,6 10.00 0 0 Every Week 0
Continuous Assessment n/a 5,6 0.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 70.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal also including Tutorials 38.00 Every Week 38.00
Practical Directed Laboratory exercises 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study Supporting Lecture material 41.00 Every Week 41.00
Directed Reading Recommended Texts 36.00 Every Week 36.00
Tutorial No Description 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 125.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 48.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Ashby, Michael and Jones, Daid 2007, Engineering Materials - An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design, Elsevier [ISBN: 0750663804]
  • Timings, T L 2000, Engineering Materials, Volumes 1 & 2, Longman [ISBN: 0582319285]
  • Askeland, D 2002, The Science and Engineering of Materials, Chapman [ISBN: 041253910]
  • Callister, W 2007, Material Science and Engineering, Wiley [ISBN: 0471736967]
  • Williamson, T 2001, APA Engineered Wood, McGraw Hill [ISBN: 071360296]
  • Ashby, Michael and Jones, Daid 2007, Engineering Materials - An Introduction to Microstructures, Processes and Design, Elsevier [ISBN: 0750663804]
  • Kutz, Myer 2007, Enironmentally Conscious Mechanical Design, Wiley [ISBN: 0471726364]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources