2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
CAPE5715M Metals and Alloys
15 creditsClass Size: 30
Module manager: Professor Andrew Mullis
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesThe objectives of this module are;
- to apply a knowledge gained of the processing-microstructure-property relationship to the design of alloys for structural applications;
- to illustrate the state-of-the-art in some conventional structural alloys and show how research has, and continues, to inform the design of these materials;
- to develop the student's understanding of this process.
On completion of this module students should:
- understand the principles of physical metallurgy and their application to the design of alloys for engineering applications;
- understand the historical development of metals and alloys to satisfy the needs of different industrial sectors;
- understand the traditional limitations on the properties which may be obtained in particular metals and how metallurgists may seek to circumvent these;
- be able to recognise and interpret microstructures in a range of metals and alloys and account for their development;
- understand the exploitation of the process-microstructure-properties relationship in the design of structural alloys with an appropriate combination of properties;
- understand the basis of the designation of engineering alloys in different systems and the equivalence between these;
- be aware of current research developments in metallurgy and its potential impact on design and technology;
- survey and critically evaluate scientific literature.
Metals and Alloys
Introduction to metals and alloys; classification of ferrous alloys; strengthening of iron; plain carbon steels - transformations close to and far from equilibrium; alloying in steels; stainless steels; cast irons; physical metallurgy of titanium alloys; physical metallurgy of nickel alloys; wrought aluminium alloys.
Advanced Alloy Design
Interstitial solutions in iron; microalloyed steels; low alloys steels; TRIP, TWIP and Q&P steels; precipitation hardening steels; alloy cast irons; properties and applications of titanium alloys; nickel alloys, aluminium alloys; copper alloys; magnesium alloys; low melting point alloys.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||22.00|
|Private study hours||106.00|
|Total Contact hours||22.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyIndependent on-line blended learning which consolidates and extends their knowledge of the principles of physical metallurgy and the industrial application of different alloys beyond the lecture material and allows students to assess their progress via integrated quizzes (40 hours).
Revision in preparation for tests (24 hours).
Preparation of microstructure file based on practicals (42 hours).
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackPerformance in formative self-evaluation tests and regular, summative tests.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Class test 1||10.00|
|In-course Assessment||Class test 3||10.00|
|In-course Assessment||Class test 4||10.00|
|In-course Assessment||Class test 5||10.00|
|In-course Assessment||Class test 2||10.00|
|Assignment||32 page microstructure file||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 13/07/2022
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