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Materials and structures

The teaching for this course is divided into 7 classes:

 

Polymers

The objectives of the course are to:

  • acquire the necessary basic knowledge to understand how polymer materials work. To understand mechanical, thermal chemical behaviors…Follow up offers in polymer materials.
  • develop the ability to choose the most appropriate material and polymers according to their application.
  • learn to write specifications according to the materials.
  • develop the ability to communicate with polymer specialists.
  • discover composite materials and how to use them.

 

Heat Treatments & Surface Treatments

The objectives of the course are to:

  • become familiar with the different classes of materials and their properties relative to their interatomic bonds
  • understand the different diffusion mechanisms involved in a number of the phenomena occurring in materials science
  • acquire knowledge of atomic architecture, crystal systems and defects to understand the plastic deformation phenomenon
  • be able to interpret a microstructure in relation to material properties
  • be able to implement a range of heat treatments to obtain a desired microstructure and specific mechanical properties
  • be able to choose the appropriate surface treatment to obtain properties necessary for a given application

 

Durability of Materials

The objectives of the course are to understand the mechanisms leading to material damage in order to:

  • design a structural component with performance optimization respecting the safety use service mode.
  • prevent the risk of failure
  • maximize the service life span
  • analyze failures or understand specialists’ interpretations
  • choose the adapted materials for a mechanical or chemical environment…

 

Structural Analysis

The objectives of the course are to:

  • acquire a basic knowledge of elasticity and the finite element method
  • develop the ability to make a calculation on a finite elements code or give instructions for this calculation: analysis and modeling of a system (choice of element type, mesh, definition of the boundary conditions, resolution option).
  • analysis and interpretation of results.

 

DESIGN – CAD

The objectives of the course are to:

  • understand how a mechanism works and be able to propose a technological solution in compliance with given specifications
  • develop a CAD approach and learn to design when dealing with both CAD demands and advantages

 

Strength of Materials

The objectives of the course are to:

  • acquire knowledge in Strength of Materials (technical vocabulary, calculation methods, reference exercises, examples of architectural solutions)
  • develop abilities in concept design and analysis for structural dimensioning.

 

General Mechanics

 The objectives of the course are to:

  • acquire a basic knowledge in Rigid Body Mechanics as well as technical vocabulary in kinematics and Solid Dynamics
  • build skills to analyze a multi-part articulated mechanism, represent its dynamic behavior by means of equations, use digital simulation software for Solid Dynamics in a relevant and critical way, model dissipative phenomena associated with friction or impact, establish an energy balance sheet.

 

ENGINEERING PROJECT 1

The objective of the project is to develop the following abilities:

  • Project management
  • Literature review study
  • Develop awareness of industrial patent rights
  • Document management
  • Written and oral communication
  • Functional analysis

 

INDUSTRIAL PROJECT 2

The objective of the project is to develop the following abilities:

  • Creative process development
  • Stimulate brainstorming by opening-up fields of investigation
  • Understand the importance of planning in industrial management projects
  • How to use planning tools
  • Product Technical Architecture: Give a general architecture to the project, with a first approach on operating principles and the technologies to be used
  • Project management: teamwork analysis

 

Vibration of Discrete Systems

The objective of the course is to develop the following abilities:

  • describe the relationship between mass properties, stiffness, damping in a system with a single degree of freedom, as well as its frequency response
  • make the proper calculations to determine the modal characteristics of a system with two degrees of freedom and interpret the results obtained
  • explain the principle of superimposition methods
  • describe the relationship between the modal characteristics of a system with multiple degrees of freedom, as well as its frequency response
  • interpret the results of a vibration study carried out with finite element calculation software and, more specifically, the effect of a slight modification to the system under study
  • explain the principles and limitations of the materials used for measuring the frequency response in a mechanical system
  • give an explanation of the principle of an experimental modal analysis and determine the measurements which will be necessary to the analysis.