Basics of  Material selection in mechanical design
Basics of Material selection in mechanical design
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Genre: eLearning Video | Duration: 64 lectures (3 hour, 51 mins) | Language: English
Learn about the Basics of materialsand their selection for mechanical engineering design for design engineers

What you’ll learn

Basics of Material properties in mechanical design
What is Ductility, hardness, toughness, strength , fatigue etc
What is the generic material selection process
Importance of Material selection
Material indices to guide material selection
How to derive material index for simple mechanical loading applications


Basic understanding of mechanics of materials (not mandatory)
Awareness of mechanical design process and generic mechanical engineering


Materials are an integral part of mechanical design and engineering.

Understanding of properties , how they matter for product performance are a key knowledge set for any engineer designing products big or small .

This course attempts to provide insights into the following topics

Role of material selection in Design process

The importance of materials

Types of materials

The Mechanical properties


Ductility and brittleness



Resilience and Toughness

Fracture toughness

Fatigue strength



Internal damping – loss coefficient

Thermal properties – Conductivity, Thermal expansion and heat capacity

Introduction to peculiar nature of various base materials and composites

Material charts

Material selection process

Material indices

Derivation of indices for various loading application

Applying indices on the Ashby charts for material selection

The course is intended to be a starting point for deep study into material selection .

Materials is of course a very vast subject . This course can be a good reference to get a taste for the field of material selection.

If you are a design engineer and looking to refresh and maybe pickup on new concepts regarding materials this course will be for you .

If you are a student who is looking to start their learning journey in area of materials of mechanical design for product development then this should be a good starting point.

Course is designed to be precise and to the point and focuses on concepts and not only the facts .

Who this course is for:

Working design engineers and professionals looking to enhance their skill and knowledge sets
Engineering graduates and students looking to learn the basics of materials
Anyone interested in learning the subject of materials in mechanical design

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