Module title: Smart Materials and Surfaces

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC11118
Module leader: Mark Dorris
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mark Dorris
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The objective is to build the learner's knowledge, understanding and problem solving skills in surface engineering through a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratories and case studies. Use will be made of 'real' materials/component problems received in the Advanced Materials Centre and laboratory work will be given. Use will be made of the DTI funded Smart Materials Surfaces and Structures Network (SMART.mat) and students will be directed to its website.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
The students will be encouraged to enrol online (FREE) for the Smart Materials Surfaces and Structures Network (SMART.mat) which is administered by the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) and attend the monthly technical meetings of its local affiliated societies - the Scottish Plastics & Rubber Association (SPRA) and the Scottish Association for Metals (SAM) who both provide outside speakers on relevant topical subjects as CPD for their members.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Tutorial work will be entirely formative with laboratory reports, assignments and final examination being summative. Assessments will include practical laboratory work.

Research/ teaching linkages
The materials group has significant research activity and also extensive industrial contacts which will naturally feed into the teaching on this module. Case studies will be taken from KTP programmes and consultancy work carried out by the Advanced Materials Centre as well as research activities such as conductive adhesives, laser marking, metal matrix composites and fuel cells.

Supporting equality and diversity
Report writing guide will be included to help international students and those not familiar with report writing.
The wide range of learning modes e.g. lecture, tutorial, seminar, hands-on laboratory, laboratory demonstrations will provide diversity.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 143
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 25 4 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 25 5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2 & 3 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Smart materials - structures, properties and applications
Substrate/coating bonding: structure of surfaces and interfaces, adhesion theory, surface energy.
Solid phase deposition: thermal spray, powder coatings, and enamels.
Liquid phase deposition: electrodeposition, electroless, and conversion.
Vapour phase deposition: CVD and PVD, ion implantation.
Surface properties and performance: residual stress, adhesion, friction, wear, lubrication, thickness, and roughness.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Explain the structure and properties of smart materials.
LO2: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of bonding of coatings to substrates.
LO3: Evaluate solid, liquid and vapour deposition techniques.
LO4: Select appropriate materials and coating processes for specific applications.
LO5: Evaluate the properties and performance of smart materials and coated substrates