MECH863

Materials Selection in Design

Personnel

Instructor

Dr. Brad Diak Room 328C, Nicol Hallbrad.diak@queensu.ca(613) 533-3180
Dr. Mark DaymondNicol Hall, 60 Union Street, Kingston, K7L 3N6, Ontario, Canada mark.daymond@queensu.ca(613) 533 2193
Dr. Keith PilkeyMcLaughlin Hall, Room 319keith.pilkey@queensu.ca(613) 533-6303

Course Description

This course presents the concept of materials selection as an integral part of the mechanical engineering design process.  Materials selection addresses a number of issues: the choice of material; the method of part manufacture; potential modes/mechanisms of failure; as well as the tailoring of material microstructure to obtain optimal properties and in-service performance.  Background topics will include mechanical engineering design, solid mechanics, engineering component design, and materials science and engineering.  Material selection methodologies will range from conventional, holistic approaches to the deterministic method of Ashby.  Course content will be reinforced through case studies considering a variety of material classes.

Objectives and Outcomes

Deliverables and Grading Scheme

Design Project

  • Proposal (10)
  • Oral Presentation (30)
  • Final Report (60)

Relevance to the Program

Course Structure and Activities

Lecture Topics (3 lecture hours per week)

 

Week(s)

Topic(s)

Tentative Instructor

1 – 3

Mechanical Engineering Design Methodology

Solid Mechanics

Engineering Component Design

Pilkey

4 – 6

 

Materials:  Structure, Properties, Processing and Performance

Modes/Mechanisms of Material Failure

  • Ductile vs. Brittle Fracture
  • Failure Theories
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Fatigue
  • Corrosion

Daymond

7-8rs

Materials Selection in Design

  • Conventional, Holistic Approaches
  • Ashby Method

Diak

9-10

Project Presentations

All

11-12

Case Studies:

  • Steels and Aluminum Alloys
  • Polymers and/or Composites
  • Nuclear Materials

 

Pilkey

Diak

Yao

Resources

Suggested References

  • Solid Mechanics text, eg. R.C. Hibbeler, Mechanics of Materials, 9th ed. or earlier
  • Engineering Component Design text, eg. R.G. Budynas and J.K. Nisbett, Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design, 10th ed. or earlier
  • Materials Science and Engineering text, eg. W.D. Callister, Jr. and R.G. Reswisch, Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 8th ed. or earlier
  • M.F. Ashby, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, 4th ed. or earlier