words .............. 1500
Deadline............. 6th Jan 2014
Choose one component from the following list on which to undertake a
Automotive connecting rod
Gas turbine blade
Produce a report in the following format
of your chosen component in context of the system within which it operates. (8
conditions that the components must withstand (e.g., types of stresses,
temperatures, service atmospheres etc.). (8
Discuss and justify
property requirements for the component by relating the material
property requirements to the service conditions & requirements identified
in your answer to section 1b. (12 marks)
the identified material properties from question 2a, to perform a
material selection (using CES
software) to justify the material used in the chosen component. Use relevant
performance indices to aid you CES selection. Hence justify a preferred
material. (12 marks)
Do not past whole material records from CES into report main body.
route selection: Discuss potential suitable manufacturing routes for your
component in the selected material. (10
a CES process selection exercise relevant to your component and your selected
material and in order to justify the final process route. (10 marks)
& explain the selected manufacturing route in detail. (10 marks)
on the way the manufacturing process influences the material microstructure. Highlight
any characteristic defects that may arise from your chosen manufacturing method
and indicate how they could be minimised/avoided (10 marks)
A further 20 marks will be attributed for report structure
presentation, referencing & technical writing style.
Write report in the “3rd person” (standard
report writing style)
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Please make sure your work is properly
References must be cited within the text at the
relevant place as well as listed in full in your Appendix (reference section).
Structure report as per the sections in the
Do not combine sections.
If you don’t attempt a particular section,
you automatically loose all marks attributed to that section
DO NOT COPY FROM
WEB SITES, TECHNICAL REPORTS OR TEXT BOOKS, SUCH BEHAVIOUR IS PLAGERISM
Turnitin software will be
used to check for copying & plagiarism
This report will contribute 50 % of the total module
Hand out : Monday 4th
November 2013 via 102EMM Moodle (coursework submission link will be
Submissions accepted until 11.55pm on Friday
7th January 2014
Submissions received after 11.55pm on Friday
7th January 2014 will be late and
get 0% (This is a non negotiable
Please do not
leave the report submission until last moment.
Late work will
only be accepted with a officially granted extension from assessment office
(this will require legitimate reasons, e.g. medical)
Maximum report size: 8 sides of A4 (text),
minimum font size 10.
Your report can be
longer than 8 sides (e.g. due to figures, graphs & tables) but no more than
8 sides of text in report main body
Use an Appendix
for non essential diagrams and information if necessary.