Ceramics and Ceramic Coatings - 2017/8
Module code: ENGD027
Mechanical Engineering Sciences
DOREY RA Prof (Mech Eng Sci)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 8
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 30
Lecture Hours: 10
Tutorial Hours: 10
Laboratory Hours: 10
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Short answer questions||50|
|Coursework||Long answer question involving calculation, analysis, discussion involving core aspects of the module.||50|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Ceramics are used in bulk form or as coating materials in a wide variety of applications. The processing, properties and key uses of ceramics both as bulk and coating materials will be covered.
a systematic understanding of the techniques used to produce bulk ceramics and ceramic coatings and the influence of these on the resulting microstructures
a detailed knowledge of the properties of bulk ceramics and ceramic coatings and an understanding of how these properties are related to the processing routes and microstructures
an appreciation of the key application areas of the bulk ceramics and ceramic coatings
|Describe, select and explain appropriate processing conditions for a range of bulk ceramic and ceramic coating materials||K|
|Compare and contrast the microstructural features that will result from particular processing routes||C??17K|
|Understand the relationships between processing, microstructural development and properties in a range of ceramic materials in bulk and coating forms||K|
|Select, with the supporting rationale, and quantitative underpinning where appropriate, the most suitable materials for existing and potential applications, taking into account the need to optimise a range of complex requirements||C??17K|
|Discuss current issues in bulk ceramics and ceramic coatings taking into account topics which are complex, conceptually challenging or||K|
|Apply course subject matter for research and advanced academic enquiry|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
• Overview of bulk ceramics and ceramic coatings
• Ceramics processing – powders, green bodies, densification
• Ceramic coating processes and growth processes mechanisms
• Structural, chemical and mechanical characterisation of ceramic coatings
• Industrial applications and selection of ceramic coatings
• Mechanical properties of ceramics
• Behaviour of bulk ceramics and ceramic coatings subjected to indentation and wear processes
• Principal materials and their application areas
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to introduce students to various concepts and ideas via lectures then give them the opportunity to test their understanding and put them into practice, via tutorial work. This is complemented by the opportunity to observe various practical processes via laboratory demonstrations.
The learning and teaching methods include:
• 22 hours lectures
• 8 hours tutorial classes
• 30 hours coursework.
The teaching is delivered as a one-week intensive course.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate that they: (i) have acquired key knowledge spanning the entire subject matter (short answer questions) (ii) can use and extend this knowledge to deal with more complex or speculative situations (extended answer question) and (iii) can demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the current state-of-the-art (applications question).
Thus, the summative assessment for this unit consists of:
• Q1 (Short answer questions) 50%
• Q2 (Essay question) 50%
• Formative verbal feedback is given in lectures and tutorials.
• Written feedback is given on the submitted coursework
Reading list for Ceramics and Ceramic Coatings : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/engd027
Programmes this module appears in
|Micro- and NanoMaterials and Technologies EngD||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.