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Course Details in 2018/19 Session

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Module Title Fracture, Fatigue and Corrosion
SchoolMetallurgy and Materials
Department Metallurgy & Materials
Module Code 04 17176
Module Lead Prof Alison Davenport
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites Properties and Applications of Materials - (04 21829)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Guided independent study-67 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-9 hours
Tutorial-2 hours
Lecture-22 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description The module will introduce engineering design against failure under both monotonic and cyclic loading. Failure at temperatures both above 0.4Tm and below 0.4Tm will be considered. The initiation and propagation of fatigue cracks will be addressed. Three dimensional stressing up to yielding will also be considered. The mechanisms of corrosion of metals and methods of corrosion prevention will be studied.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • discuss the influence of three-dimensional stresses and elastic loading;
  • explain yield criteria for tension, bending and torsion;
  • explain the different approaches to design against failure under cyclic loading, including the effect of notches and cracks on the design against fatigue;
  • describe how fatigue may be exacerbated by aggressive environments and by elevated temperatures;
  • describe the mechanisms of corrosion and passivation and the common strategies for corrosion prevention.

(UK-Spec Learning Outcomes:- US1, US2, E1, E2, P1, P2, P8)

Assessment 17176-01 : Module mark : Mixed (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Written examination (70%); Continuous assessment (30%)
Other None
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