Understanding Surfaces in Engineering

Module code: EG7028

Topics covered

  • Mechanical properties of surfaces (24 hours)
  • Indentation Testing, Scratch Testing, Reflected Light Microscopy, Residual Stress in Coatings, Introduction to SEM, Advanced SEM Theory, Introduction to X-ray Microanalysis, Theory of X-ray Microanalysis, Coatings Tribology.

Learning

  • 15 hours of lectures
  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 22 hours of practicals
  • 103 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Exam, two hours (70%)
  • Lab report (20%)
  • Excel assignment (10%)