Materials & manufacturing selection analysis

Jan 6th, 2014
Price: $30 USD

Question description

words .............. 1500
References......... 10

Format............... Harvard

Deadline............. 6th Jan 2014

Choose one component from the following list on which to undertake a case study

Automotive connecting rod

Brake disc

Gas turbine blade

Alloy wheel

Produce a report in the following format

Section 1

a)  Review the function of your chosen component in context of the system within which it operates.  (8 marks)

b)  Outline the service conditions that the components must withstand (e.g., types of stresses, temperatures, service atmospheres etc.). (8 marks)

Section 2

a)  Discuss and justify the material 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)

b)  Using 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.

Section 3

a)  Manufacturing route selection: Discuss potential suitable manufacturing routes for your component in the selected material. (10 marks)

b)  Perform a CES process selection exercise relevant to your component and your selected material and in order to justify the final process route. (10 marks)

Section 4

a)  Review & explain the selected manufacturing route in detail. (10 marks)

b)  Comment 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)

Continued on next page.....

Please make sure your work is properly referenced.

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 question.

Do not combine sections.

If you don’t attempt a particular section, you automatically loose all marks attributed to that section


Turnitin software will be used to check for copying & plagiarism

This report will contribute 50 % of the total module mark

Hand out : Monday 4th November 2013 via 102EMM Moodle (coursework submission link will be provided)

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 University regulation)

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.

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