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SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING DATE SET: 5 May’2009 SUB. DATE: 22 May’2009

BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING

DATE SET: 5 th May’2009

SUB. DATE: 22 nd May’2009

STUDENT NAME:

MODULE: Unit -10, Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials COURSE CODE:

ASSESSMENT TITLE: Assignment-2, Material selection criteria and modes of failure in engineering materials. ASSESSOR: H.Jadav/R.Vamathevan

Principal Objectives/ Outcomes:

1)

Be able to describe the structure of and classify engineering materials

2)

Understand material properties and the effects of processing on the structure and

3)

behaviour of engineering materials. Know how to use information sources to select materials for engineering uses.

4) Know about the mode of failure of engineering materials.

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Assessment Information Sheet

 

Tasks

Grading Criteria

Achi

Evidence

Comments/

Q:

eved

feedback

   

Pass: will be given only if the assignment has been handed in time. Genuine work is submitted and assignment completed.

 

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P5

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Use information sources to select a

Yes/

Description

 

different material for two given applications, describing the criteria considered in the selection process.

and analysis

P6

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Describe the principles of the modes of failure known as ductile/brittle fracture, fatigue and creep.

Yes/

Description

 

P7

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Perform and record the results of one destructive and one non-destructive test method using one metal and one non- metallic material.

Yes/

Description

 

P8

8

Describe a different process of degradation

Yes/

Description

 

associated with each of metals, polymers and ceramics.

No

   

Merit: will be given only if

     

Pass criteria are fulfilled Good use of the technical language and proper format are demonstrated. Evidence of in depth research

           

M3

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Explain how two given degradation

Yes/

Description

 

processes affect the behaviour of engineering materials.

No

and analysis

           
           

2

   

Distinction: will be given only if Merit criteria are fulfilled An appropriate format and mastering of the technical language are presented. A deep understanding of the subject is shown.

     

D2

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Evaluate the results of the one test

Yes/

Description

 

procedure.

No

and analysis

Action required:
Action required:

Learner’s Comments:

I confirm that I received / did not receive (delete as appropriate) the constructive feedback within 2 weeks of actual submission date of the assignment.

Learner’s Signature:

Date:

Key skills

 

Communication

C 3.1a, C3.1b, C3.2, C3.3.

Application of Numbers

N3.1, N3.2, N3.3

Apply IT

IT 3.1, IT 3.3

Improve own learning

LP3.1/2/3

Problem solving

PS3.1/2/3

Working with others

WO3.1

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING YEAR 1

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ENGINEERING MATERIALS

Task 1

ASSIGNMENT 2

P5

Below you will find two examples of well engineered products with some information regarding the situation within which it would be used. You must research these products and suggest two differing materials

which could be used for each, which will enable each of the products complete their jobs and be successful pieces of engineering. Explain why the material is suitable for the task and in what state it may be utilized if applicable.

Product 1 – The electric kettle

The electric kettle is found in almost every home and is a corner stone of British society. Used within the kitchen where the user’s hands may be wet it has the simple task of boiling water and dealing with steam in a controlled manner to prevent the user being harmed. This product can be used many times within a day and therefore hundreds of thousands of times within its life span and therefore is constantly heating and cooling. Plugging into a common household socket it allows any home owner to purchase the design and heat water for not only hot drinks but speeds up cooking processes also.

Product 2 – A suspension bridge

Suspension bridges are used for many differing applications; vehicle and pedestrian bridges are most common. The materials used in a suspension bridge need to have many qualities, the bridge naturally moves and in under many differing pressures. With many vehicles passing over a bridge in a day and also many can be actually on the bridge itself during busy times. It is also open to the elements all year round which can have a huge effect on the materials used. They are protected from the elements in differing ways; a famous example of this is the golden gate bridge, which spends much of its life being repainted. Could this have been avoided by material choice?

Task 2

P6

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Failure of materials must be known by an engineer so it can be either worked with or avoided. To gain pass criteria P6 in the form of a report you must describe the differing modes of failure including:

Ductile Fracture

Brittle Fracture

Fracturing

Fatigue

Creep

Task 3

P7

Explain step by step procedure of one destructive and one non-destructive test method using one metal and one non-metallic material.

Task 4

P8

Degradation is important when considering a material for a given product to enable you to decide upon the life span of the design. It affects differing materials in differing ways, to gain pass criteria P8 you must describe a different process of degradation associated with:

Metals

Polymers

& Ceramics

Task 5

M3

As an engineer you have suggested to your boss 2 differing materials for varying processes detailed below. Your boss is pleased with your work but wishes you to investigate how the materials will perform over time within their set tasks.

You must write a report to explain to him how each of the materials below will suffer from degradation over time:

Metal: Aluminum used in production of a light weight brief case. Ceramic: Glass used in the production of modern green houses.

Task 6

D2

Evaluate the results of one test procedure. (Destructive or Non destructive).

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