Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus
Course Summary (Syllabus)
MECHANICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING （Almansour, Ahmad）
1. Objectives/Teaching method
The course aims at introducing the principles of Mechanics and Materials Engineering. It will help students understand how machines are designed and how they are working. Also students will be able to understand how to select the proper material for any specific application. The course is vital for those who are interested in technology and those who would like to work in future for any manufacturer even though the work may be marketing or administrative.
Although the course seems to be heavy and include difficult subjects, but it will be a descriptive course with almost no mathematical complications so that all students from different backgrounds will be able to understand it.
2. Materials/Reading List
There is no need for students to purchase any book. All necessary materials will be given during the class.
The following two books for reference only:
Jonathan Wickert, Kemper Lewis. An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering. 3rd Edition, Cengage Learning Inc, 2012, 425 pages, ISBN1111576807, 9781111576806. English, Book.
Vernon John. Introduction to Engineering Materials. 3rd Edition, Palgrave Macmillan Inc, 2003, 660 pages, ISBN9780333949177. English, Book.
#1 What is Mechanical Engineering?
Introducing Mechanical Engineering, what does it mean, what it is its status among engineering fields.
#2 Some Principles in Mechanical Engineering
Motions: statics, dynamics. In addition the Laws of nature: Newton’s Laws, Laws of Thermodynamics, Maxwell’s Equations. Fluid Mechanics.
#3 Principles of Energy production.
Conversion of stored energy into electricity, manipulation of chemical-, kinetic, potential-, and nuclear energy. And the transfer and loss of the energy within systems.
#4 How different engine works?
Introduction to work principle of internal and external combustion engines, and jet engine.
#5 Principles of machine design
How machines are designed and on what criteria different parts of the machine are designed to fit a task. Knowledge of the Six Simple Machines
#6 Mechanical Systems: Vibrations, Feedback control, Mechatronics
Necessary knowledge to understand different mechanical systems and automatic control. Self-Help Systems by: Creating Forces, Redirecting Forces, Balances Forces, Self-Protecting Systems and Distributes Loads.
#7 StressesS, StrainsS and Material Properties
Material State: Elastic and Plastic. Stresses and strains, Pressure vessels, bending of beams, buckling of columns.
#8 What is Materials engineering?
Introduction to Materials Science and materials engineering and its importance.
#9 Selection of Materials
Principles of materials selections to fit a specific task. Additionally, how to Do System Analysis and use Materials Selection Charts.
#10 Ferrous Alloys and their applications
Introduction to ferrous alloys which is basically materials their base material is iron.
#11 Non-ferrous alloys and their applications
Non-ferrous alloys are divided into 2 types; light alloys such as aluminum and heavy alloys such as copper. The specifications and applications of each will be introduced.
#12 Ceramic materials and composite and their applications
Ceramics and composite materials will be introduced and their specific applications will be discussed in view of their properties and manufacturing aspects.
#13 Bio-medical materials and their applications
An introduction to materials that are used in manufacturing prosthetic to replace human organs or limbs.
#14 Nano materials and their applications
Principles of Nano-materials, their production, application in engineering and medical fields.
4. Assignments/Examination/Grad Eval.
Attendance, Reports and final project are required.
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6. Prerequisit / Related courses
7. Conditions to take this course
8. Relation with past courses
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