COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Materials Selection in Mechanical Design
Course Code: 
15MEC236
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Materials Selection in Mechanical Design' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Overview of materials properties - modulus, tensile. Fatigue, creep strengths, toughness, hardness, fracture toughness, damping capacity, thermal, oxidation, corrosion and wear resistances.

Materials property charts. Materials families and classes - metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers, elastomers, composites, foams, natural.

Unit 2

Basis of materials selection. Design of components - functions, constraints, objectives and free variables. Selection process - translation, screening, ranking, supporting information. Illustration of the principles with examples - heat sink, overhead electrical transmission line, tie rod, light stiff beam. Multiple constraints and objectives - case studies. Design of hybrid materials - case studies.

Unit 3

Case studies in materials selection for various applications - oar, table leg, flywheel, kiln walls, passive solar heating, heat exchangers, bearings, springs, pressure vessel.

Principles of process selection and classification - casting, forging, moulding, fabrication, welding, joining, machining, powder processing, composite processing. Illustration of the principles with case studies.

Multiple constraints and objectives - case studies.Design of hybrid materials - case studies.

  • Ashby M. F. - ‘Materials selection in mechanical design’ - Butterworth Heinemann - 2010 - 3rd Edition
  • ASM Handbook - ’Materials Selection and Design’ - 1997