Mechanical Engineering MA, Materials for Additive Manufacturing, 7.5 credits

Syllabus:

Mechanical Engineering MA, Materials for Additive Manufacturing, 7.5 credits

General data

  • Code: MT037A
  • Subject/Main field: Mechanical Engineering
  • Cycle: Second cycle
  • Credits: 7.5
  • Progressive specialization: A1F - Second cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Engineering, Mathematics, and Science Education
  • Approved: 2/28/2023
  • Date of change: 2/28/2023
  • Version valid from: 8/15/2023

Aim

The aim of the course is to give the student a deeper understanding of properties of additively manufactured materials, also in a comparison with conventional analogs.

Course objectives

After completing the course, the student shall be able to:

- describe main principle of formation of microstructure in additive manufacturing methods involved in the course,
- explain mechanisms of formation of defects in additive manufacturing methods involved in the course, and how they affect mechanical properties,
- describe the main classes of materials used in the most common additives manufacturing methods,
- explain how manufacturing method influences main properties,
- identify and describe differences in the microstructure of additive compared to conventionally manufactured materials, and
- suggest and motivate ways to post-treat additively manufactured materials to improve properties.

Content

The course will contain explanation of the basic principles of formation of microstructure, a discussion on microstructure-properties relation in additively manufactured materials, comparative analysis of properties of materials manufactured with different methods. The focus of the course will be on metallic materials (steels, Ti-alloys, Al-alloys, Ni-alloys) but an introduction is also given to other materials.

Entry requirements

Mechanical Engineering MA, Additive Manufacturing in Metal, 7.5 credits or equivalent.

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

Teaching will be via blended learning, with students on campus and on distance simultaneously. Teaching will be conducted through a combination of lectures, seminars, group project, and individual studies.

Examination form

G100: Group Assignment - Oral and Written Presentation, 3.5 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

I100: Individual Assignment, Written Presentation, 4.0 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at www.miun.se/gradingcriteria.

The examiner has the right to offer alternative examination arrangements to students who have been granted the right to special support by Mid Sweden University’s disabilities adviser.

Grading system

Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Other information

The course will be taught in English.

Course reading

Required literature

Literature, i.e. research articles, will be provided by the teacher or the university library.

The page was updated 10/6/2022