To to evaluate current and emerging advanced engineering materials and manufacturing processes such as the ones used in polymer products and in rapid manufacturing and prototyping technologies. The aim is to develop a critical understanding as to how these materials and associated manufacturing processes can be exploited. The module will offer an opportunity to design, develop, manufacture and evaluate a sustainable engineering solution for a bespoke application. The module will allow the students to undertake a group based design, make and test investigation project based around open ended case study data. The work is expected to exploit the available advanced manufacturing processes of metal based ALM and 5 axis CNC manufacturing.
Besides Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, the topic of Solid Mechanics is one of the fundamental pillars of Mechanical Engineering. Within this area, there is the field of Stress Analysis which is a vital topic with which the mechanical engineer and any aspiring manager in the field of engineering should be familiar. This topic is known to be a traditional topic, the theoretical foundations of which have been well established in the past but, regarding applications, this area is constantly evolving. This module will allow the student to recall and be fully conversant with the underpinning theoretical principles and build student’s knowledge further to apply these analytical foundations to current industrial issues to model, analyse and contribute to the design of novel components, structures and products. The module will also allow the student to get acquainted with modern, recent developed, techniques to deal with thin-walled structures currently used in the automotive, aerospace and power industries. The module will also address the latest principles governing modern design issues.
This module provides you with a broadening knowledge of Computer Aided Design tools and the Product Structuring and Definition strategies being used by today’s most successful product developers and manufacturers. By undertaking the module, you will also develop the ability to analyse and evaluate how modern product design orientated organisations could strategically exploit these technologies to achieve higher quality products at the optimum cost and delivered to market in a timely manner.
You will attain proficiency in the application of analytic techniques used in computational solutions of fluid mechanics and heat transfer problems. Additionally, computational fluid dynamics tools will be presented, with particular emphasis on problem-solving in rapid prototyping, rapid manufacturing and product design.
The module aims to equip students with advanced knowledge and systematic understanding of contemporary finite element modelling techniques to analyse the behaviour of complex engineering systems and components. It will involve a comprehensive understanding of advanced solid mechanics and analytical techniques pertinent to product development and sustainability, and to apply these advanced techniques to synthesise novel designs of a range of engineering systems.
The MSc Dissertation enables you to undertake an in-depth individual research project in an area directly linked to your subject area and interests. This will ensure that you undertake scholarly work that further develops an aspect of the taught material and thereby contributes to your personal development and training towards professional practice. This module evidences your transformation from undergraduate to master’s level achievement through the process and production of a recognised research output in your subject area.
By studying this module you will develop the personal and professional skills required to design and undertake research in your chosen subject area at post graduate level.