MSc Manufacturing and Welding Engineering Design

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeMDME503
Course Unit DetailsMSc Manufacturing and Welding Engineering Design (Required Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated7
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Distinguish various classes of advanced materials.
  2. To select the most suitable material that would give the required properties.
  3. Interpret new terms and information on super alloys, super hard materials, bearing alloys, tool steels and ceramics.
  4. To demonstrate knowledge of various classes of advanced materials.
  5. Distinguish materials suitable for application at elevated temperatures and identify coatings suitable for protection applications..
  6. To demonstrate knowledge of various materials characterization techniques.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

·       Introduction to materials: atomic structure, crystal structure, imperfections, diffusion, mechanical properties, dislocations and strengthening mechanisms, phase diagrams, phase transformations, solidification, corrosion

·       Materials in offshore structures: to materials usage in offshore engineering in fixed and floating structures, jack-ups, pipelines, and in topside and process equipment

·       Structural steels – C-Mn ferrite-pearlite structural steels, specifications and influence of composition, heat treatment and microstructure on mechanical properties. Fracture, weldability and the influence of welding on mechanical properties

·       Pipeline steels – effect of processing grain refinement, thermomechanical treatment and accelerated cooled steels (TMCP) - effect of composition, inclusions, grain size and production route on mechanical properties

·       Corrosion resistant materials – stainless steels - austenitic, ferritic, martensitic and duplex stainless steels - compositions, microstructures and properties

·       Weld metal and heat affected zones – the effect of the heat input on the thermal profile, and its subsequent effect on the microstructure of both the weld metal and heat affected zones

·       Weld cracking – hydrogen, solidification, reheat cracking and lamellar tearing – causes and remedies

·       Advanced materials

-       What is an advanced material?

-        Properties of advanced materials

-       Range of applications

-       Choice of materials

-       Types of materials

-       The materials selection process

·         Material properties

-       Ceramics

-       Tool steel

-       Copper, aluminum and magnesium alloys

-       Bearing alloys

-       Super hard materials

-       Super alloys (Iron base, Ni-Cr alloys, Nickel base and Cobalt base)

·       Non-metallic materials – polymers and composites

·       Alloying techniques

-       Thermal method

-       Mechanical method

-       Chemical method

-       Power metallurgy method

·       Applications of advanced materials (Automotive, Aerospace, Energy renewable technologies and Medical).

-       Classes of materials used

-       Application of materials

·       Materials characterization techniques

-       scanning electron microscopy

-       transmission electron microscopy

-       atomic force microscopy

-       scanning tunnelling microscopy

-       atomic absorption spectroscopy

-       differential scanning calorimeter

·       Offshore failures – case studies

Recommended and/or required reading:
  • Buddy D. Ratner, Allan S. Hoffman, Frederick J. Schoen and Jack E. Lemons, Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine, Academic Press, 2nd edition, 2004.
  • P. Rama Rao, Advances in Materials and Their Applications, One World Wiley Eastern Limited, 1993.
  • Richard A Flinn, Engineering Materials and Their Applications Publishing House, Revised edition, 2006)
  • Henkel and Pense, Structure and properties of engineering materials, fifth edition, McGraw Hill, 2002
  • P. Flinn and P.K. Trojan, Engineering Materials and Applications, MIR Publications, 1993
  • William D. Callister, Jr. and David G. Rethwisch. Materials Science and Engineering an Introduction, Eighth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • A.K Bhargava, Engineering Materials: Polymers, Ceramics and Composites, Prentice Hall of India
Planned learning activities and teaching methodsThe taught part of course is delivered to the students by means of lectures, conducted with the help of computer presentations. Lecture notes and presentations are available through the web for students to use in combination with the textbooks. Furthermore theoretical principles are explained by means of specific examples and solution of specific problems.
Assessment methods and criteria
Final Exam40%
Language of instructionEnglish
Work placement(s)NO