Checking date: 03/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Materials selection for transport and aerospace industry
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (256)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Materials Science and Engineering
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- To solve complex problems related to selection of materials for a particular application. - To acquire the ability to look for, to understand and to differentiate the relevant information to be able to take a decision, in the field of Materials Science and Engineering. - To relate multi-disciplinary knowledge to solve a problem. - To understand the reasons beneath selection of materials. - To develop abilities to work in groups and distribute work to face up to complex problems. - To extrapolate materials selection procedures to other engineering problems. - To communicate (oral and written) concepts, developments and results related to materials selection. Overcoming this subject guarantees the student has learn to: - Be able to establish procedures of materials selection. - Be able to evaluate reasons to select and use materials in individual aplications. - Understand how slection procedure affects selection of materials.
Description of contents: programme
1. Materials selection 1.1. Introduction 1.2. Process of design and materials selection 1.3. Methods of materials selection. 1.4. Design and selection for mechanical properties 1.5. Design and selection for functional properties 1.6. Evironmental aspects of materials selection 1.7. Methods of manufacturing process selection 1.8. Rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing 2. Materials for different industries 2.1. Automotive industry 2.2. High-technology processes for automotive industry 2.3. Aeronautics industry 2.4. Aerospatial industry 3. Materials with technological interest and their applications. 3.1. Metallic foams 3.2. Intermetallics 3.3. Carbon-based materials 3.4. Nanomaterials 3.5. Phase change materials
Learning activities and methodology
- Teaching classes. - Class exercises. Individual exercises. - Lab practices to use materials selection software programmes. - Work in groups.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • ASHBY, M.F.. Materials selection in mechanical design. Butterworth-Heinemann. 1999
  • BUDINSKI, K.G.. Engineering materials: Properties and selection. Prentice-Hall International. 1996
  • CHARLES, J.A.; CRANE, F.A.A.; FURNESS, J.A.G. . Selection and use of engineering materials. Butterworth Heinemann. 1997
  • SWIFT, K.G.; BOOKER, J.D. . Process selection: from design to manufacture. Butterworth-Heinemann. 2003
Additional Bibliography
  • AGUEDA, E. y otros. Fundamentos tecnológicos del automóvil. Paraninfo.
  • ASHBY, M.F.; JONES, D.R.H. . Engineering Materials I: An introduction to their properties and applications. Pergamon Press. 1980
  • HAPPIAN-SMITH, J. . An introduction to modern vehicle desing. Butterworth Heinemann. 2002
  • NOORANI, R.. Rapid prototyping: principles and applications. John Wiley & Sons. 2006

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.