Catalogue 2016 - 2017

ME 640 Materials Selection for Engineering Design and Manufacturing


3 cr.


ME 309 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

Course Description

The course will develop a systemic approach for the development of a new idea or product and facilitate the continuous improvement processes for products currently on the market. The approach is based on evaluating open-ended design problems with respect to the interrelationship between material, shape, function, and processes used to produce a variety of products. In the course, the general characteristics of a wide variety of materials including metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites, will be explored using the materials selection process. Case studies and team projects will focus on materials selection decisions with multiple constraints and based on the factors involved in materials processing and information from several databases. The methods of assessing students include homework, quizzes, and design project reports.