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ES4E6 - Automotive Materials and Processes

  • Module code: ES4E6
  • Module name: Automotive Materials and Processes
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This automotive related module advances the known key aspects of materials selection for body-in-white parts as well as for view parts and powertrain application. A range of selected processes to manufacture and combine different materials will be evaluated, according to their suitability for automotive manufacture and in order to improve performance of the vehicle in terms of mechanical strength, weight reduction, overall costs and environmental impact. Highly specialised parts such as coatings, catalysts and brakes will also be introduced to the audience.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to: • Demonstrate an advanced understanding and evaluate the production processes of metallic materials, used for automotive fabrication. • Demonstrate advanced knowledge on where to use certain materials in the chassis, for panels and powertrain application as well as applying this to evaluate reasonable design of a “real” vehicle in the coursework. • Evaluate current techniques for joining the different materials, mentioned above and apply this knowledge to the design of a “real” vehicle in the coursework. • Assess the importance of the use of different materials in terms of mechanical stability, lightweight application, environmental impact and costs. Advance this knowledge to the complex design in automotive applications.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures 30 x 1h = 30h 1 x 1 hr revision class Hands-on training / workshop 3 x 1h = 3h TOTAL 34 Hours

Departmental link

www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eso/modules/year4/es4e6

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the module Students are required to pass exam and coursework »40%

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES4E6-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Workshop-based Report 30%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 70%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 5
  • MEng Engineering (H10C) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10D) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10G) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10K) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10L) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10M) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H331) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H332) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Year in Research (H333) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33A) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33B) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33C) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37A) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37B) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37D) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH37) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH38) - Year 5
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (HH39) - Year 5