Materials Selection and Performance
FSI-WUVAcad. year: 2017/2018
The following topics are dealt with:Introduction to the materials selection process. Performance criteria. The main standpoints of materials selection and their mutual interaction. The relation between material, technology and design. Algorithms for the selection of materials and technology. Economic efficiency of the selection (cost of material and production, power and raw-material demands), production technology and materials selection, impact of materials selection on the environment in the production and application cycles. Selection based on decisive material properties. Tools for materials selection and its formalization. Computer-aided materials selection. Performance of advanced materials.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will be made familiar with factors affecting materials selection and of procedures facilitating optimized materials selection. Relation between materials properties, technology and design (functionality and performance parameters of the product) and performance of engineering materials, including the latest materials.They will aquire the competence to work with databases and expert systems.
The course completes the studies of materials engineering and is built up on the knowledge obtained by students in this specialization. A prerequisite of taking this course is therefore a very good knowledge of materials sciences in their widest scope as obtained in the course of their BSc studies and, in particular, when studying MSc specialization.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
ASHBY,M.F.: Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Oxford, 5th edition, 2017.ISBN: 0081005997 9780081005996. (EN)
Ashby, M.F.: Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, , 0
Macek K., Zuna P.: Materials science (course book in Czech), , 0
Ptáček et al.: Materials science (course book in Czech), , 0
DIETER G.E.: ASM Handbook Vol.2, Materials Selection and Design.ASM International Handbook Committee, 1997. ISBN 0-87170-386-6. (EN)
ASHBY, M. F., SHERCLIFF, H., CEBON, D., MATERIALS- Engineering, Science,Processing and Design, Elsevier, 2010. (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Course-unit credit requirements: a set of worked out assignments and attendence at exercises.Absence is made up for writing a report on assigned task.
Examination: written and oral parts
Language of instruction
The coarse objective is to culminate materials engineering education, to summarize, broaden and amplify the knowledge of structural materials and their performance, to point out the relation between optimum materials selection and factors that have to be considered in the selection, and to provide information on methods for optimizing the selection of materials.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Attendance at exercises. Absence is made up for by writing a report on an assigned task.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1. A cross-section of the selection process
2. Materials selection in the conceptual design
3.Ashby approach in materials and technology selection
4. Decision matrix
5. Multiple constrains and goals, value analysis
6. Computer-aided materials selection
8..Environmental aspects, technical and industrial design
9.Specific examples of selection materials and processes
10. Selection of processes
11.Materials and processes selection based on materials properties
12.Examples of material selection
13. Materials selection for some engineering components
labs and studios
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Assigning of semestral work
2. Materials and technology selection in design
3. Selection at the conceptual stage -the Ashby procedure.
4. Examples of the application of Ashby maps - with the shape factor.
5. Multiply constrains-examples
6. Using Decision matrix
7. Selection in the case of conflict goals
8.Other selection instruments .
9. Working with databases
10.Examples of materials selection
11. Examples of materials selection and presentation (lectures) of students.
12. Students presentation
13.Repetition,checking of knowledge,course-unit credit