Material Selection in Structural Design

€ 1.700 excl. VAT
3 days
In English on request

During this course you will learn how to make the right choices for your design projects. Explore the synergy between function, form, material and production process.

An introduction to the principles of materials selection for engineering applications

There are thousands of materials available today. How can you select the right ones in your design projects? That is what you will learn in this three-day course. Explore the synergy between function, shape, material, and manufacturing. With top quality guest lectures, hands-on sessions, and multiple case studies on inspiring structures and products.

Material selection is not easy, but having good software helps. The course provides access to the world-leading Granta Selector database. You will get to explore this powerful yet easy-to-use tool in an accessible workshop format.

Manufacturing goes hand in hand with materials. For this reason, the course program will also update your knowledge of common manufacturing processes. And, bring your toolkit: product tear-down sessions are a tremendous opportunity to learn, and feature prominently in the program.

Synergy of materials and production processes for your design project

At the end of this module you will:

  • Understand the framework in which material selection takes place
  • Recap of mechanics of materials and of structural design principles
  • Know how to compare steels, aluminium, composites, and more
  • Know about manufacturing processes, theory and practice én praktijk
  • Have (re)discovered the world of computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Have developed hands-on experience with the Granta Selector software
  • Know about future materials and what to expect from them.

Intended for

All professionals working in the field of structural design, product design, materials R&D, and industrial supply chains, from junior to senior level.

In English on request

Do you want to follow the course in English? Please mention this in the remarks field when you register.

Course leader

dr. ir. Erik Tempelman

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