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Basics of Material selection for mechanical design engineers

Learn about the fundamentals of materials and their selection for mechanical engineering design for design engineers
Mufaddal Rasheed
1,194 students enrolled
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Basics of Material properties in mechanical design
What is Ductility, hardness, toughness, strength , fatigue etc
What is the generic material selection process
Importance of Material selection
Material indices to guide material selection
How to derive material index for simple mechanical loading applications

Materials are an integral part of mechanical design and engineering.

Understanding of properties , how they matter for product performance are a key knowledge set for any engineer designing products big or small .

This course attempts to provide insights into the following topics

  • Role of material selection in Design process

  • The importance of materials

  • Types of materials

  • The Mechanical properties

    • Modulus

    • Ductility and brittleness

    • Strength

    • Hardness

    • Resilience and Toughness

    • Fracture toughness

    • Fatigue strength

    • Wear

    • Creep

    • Internal damping – loss coefficient

  • Thermal properties – Conductivity, Thermal expansion  and heat capacity

  • Introduction to peculiar nature of various base materials and composites

  • Material charts

  • Material selection process

  • Material indices

    • Derivation of indices for various loading application

    • Applying indices on the Ashby charts for material selection

The course is intended to be a starting point for deep study into material selection .

Materials is of course a very vast subject . This course can be a good reference to get a taste for the field of material selection.

If you are a design engineer and looking to refresh and maybe pickup on new concepts regarding materials this course will be for you .

If you are a student who is looking to start their learning journey in area of materials of mechanical design  for product development then this should be a good starting point.

Course is designed to be precise and to the point and focuses on concepts and not only the facts .

You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
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Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed