'Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.'

Charles Eames

'To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.'
Milton Glaser

Unit 25 - Metalic Materials

In this unit, you will investigate and research the microstructures of ferrous and non-ferrous metallic materials. You will also undertake destructive and non-destructive tests on the materials and use the results of the experimentation and research to determine the mechanical properties of, and suitable applications for, the materials.

 

Finally, you will examine the reasons why components have failed in service and consider possible design improvements that could prevent failure. 

Iron Carbon Diagram:

Common metals information:

Useful documents re: properties of steels

Carbon-Steel-Handbook.pdf
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Tables of Technical Properties.pdf
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Selection of steels for design2009.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [8.9 MB]

Below are some examples of microstructures of Aliminium, Brass and Steel

Learning Aim A - Criteria

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