MATL07021 2015 Metrology and Materials Testing

General Details

Full Title
Metrology and Materials Testing
Transcript Title
Metrology and Materials Test
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Subject Area
MATL - Materials
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2015 - Full Academic Year 2015-16
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
David Mulligan
Programme Membership
SG_EPREC_B07 201500 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EPREC_B07 201500 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EPREC_J07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EPREC_B07 201800 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design

This module covers materials and materials testing along with metorology techniques and processes. The purpose of this module is to equip students with the knowledge and skill set of how to measure various physical and material properties.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles of precision measurement


Program and use coordinate measuring machines (CMM) and vision systems to measure, analysis and verify precision engineering components.


Use precision measuring instruments to accurately measure precision engineering components.


Interpret and apply geometric tolerances in a logical & consistent manner


Use statistical packages to analyse measurement data obtained, prepare inspection reports and calculate and report process capabilities.


To practically measure the different mechanical and physical properties of materials and properties and to perfrom routine statistical analysis in order to apply the fundamental concepts of this module to reduce error and improve precission


To select and test the most appropriate materials for different precision engineering scenarios


To identify and describe the parameters that effect the hardness of metal materials

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered in a series of lectures with emphasis on the practical testing and use of the different equipment taking place in the laboratories.

Module Assessment Strategies

Exam and Practical

Repeat Assessments

Exam and Practical

Indicative Syllabus

International system of units (SI system); ISO standards; Basic and general definitions, terms and concepts used in metrology Good measurement practice; Precision & Accuracy; Repeatability& reproducibility; Tolerances; Traceability; Calibration; Limits & Fits; Linear & angular tolerances, geometric tolerances, surface texture indications, Dimensions and tolerances on drawings; practical examples.


Use of Rule, Vernier callipers, Micrometers, Height gauges, Depth gauges, Gauge blocks, Slip gauges, Sine bar, Pin gauges, thread gauges.


Types and component parts of a CMM; Coordinate systems; Positive & negative directions; Datums; Alignment; Part features; Contact and non-contact probes; CMM programming; Measurement routines; Data and results generation; Transfer of data; Function of the component parts of a VMM; Role of the camera system in accurate measurement Lighting and resolution.


Geometric dimensioning & Tolerancing (G, D&T); Standards: ISO 1101:2012 Geometrical product specifications (GPS), ASME Y14.5-2009 Standard on Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing, BS8888:2011 - Technical product documentation and specification, BS EN ISO 1:2002 Geometrical Product Specifications (GPS). Features & datums; Tolerance frames and symbols; Additional symbols and principles; Metrology practical – inspect, plan, confirm, review set-up measure & record.


Interpretation of data and results; Critical dimensions; Inspection reports; Use of statistical analysis packages (e.g. Minitab); Analysis of results; Process capability metrics; Calculation of CP, CPK, PPK etc. Control charts, Gauge R&R. Case studies

Mechanical properties: Tensile Testing, Hardness Testing, Impact Testing, Torsion Testing

Phase diagrams: Fe-Fe3C Phase diagram and Pb - Sn Phas Diagram, calculating mass and volume fractions of phases present.

Heat Treatment: Time temperature transformation diagrams


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
60 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
40 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Exam Practical Assessment 20 % Week 14 2,3,4,5,6
2 Lab Exercises Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 20 % Week 14 2,3,4,5,6,8
3 Project Project Group Project 20 % Week 14 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Assessment 40 % Week 14 1,4,5,7,8

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Engineering Laboratory Materials Lab 1 Weekly 1.00
Group Learning Not Specified Project Measurement 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2011-07-22 Springer Handbook of Metrology and Testing Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This Springer Handbook of Metrology and Testing presents the principles of Metrology the science of measurement and the methods and techniques of Testing determining the characteristics of a given product as they apply to chemical and microstructural analysis, and to the measurement and testing of materials properties and performance, including modelling and simulation.The principal motivation for this Handbook stems from the increasing demands of technology for measurement results that can be used globally. Measurements within a local laboratory or manufacturing facility must be able to be reproduced accurately anywhere in the world.The book integrates knowledge from basic sciences and engineering disciplines, compiled by experts from internationally known metrology and testing institutions, and academe, as well as from industry, and conformity-assessment and accreditation bodies.The Commission of the European Union has expressed this as there is no science without measurements, no quality without testing, and no global markets without standards.

Recommended Reading
2010-01-07 Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction Wiley
ISBN 9780470556733 ISBN-13 9780470556733

Building on the extraordinary success of seven best-selling editions, Callister's new Eighth Edition of Materials Science and Engineering continues to promote student understanding of the three primary types of materials (metals, ceramics, and polymers) and composites, as well as the relationships that exist between the structural elements of materials and their properties.

Supported by WileyPLUS, an integrated online learning environment containing the highly respected Virtual Materials Science and Engineering Lab (VMSE), a materials property database referenced to problems in the text, and new modules in tensile testing, diffusion, and solid solutions (all referenced to problems in the text)

This text is an unbound, three hole punched version.

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