Basics of Material selection in mechanical design

Learn about the Basics of material sand their selection for mechanical engineering design for design engineers

Course Summary

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 Engineering materials
- The Mechanical properties - Modulus , Ductility and brittleness , Strength , Wear, Creep ,  Fatigue strength , Toughness
- Introduction to peculiar nature of various base materials and composites
-  What are Ashby Material charts and how are they used?
- Material selection process
- Material indices - How are they derived for different loading applications in Mechanical design ?

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 .

Course Curriculum

Mufaddal Rasheed

Mufaddal Rasheed is a mechanical design engineer , inventor and online entrepreneur working towards building a comprehensive knowledge resource base for students and  mechanical design professionals with focus on building skills and  knowledge to design mechanical products

The goal  is to build a comprehensive knowledge eco-system for mechanical design engineers and aspirants which would prepare an individual for engineering innovation and advance their careers in terms of knowledge. 

Experienced professional with 7+ years experience in Automotive product development designing chassis and suspension systems and being part of multiple projects from concept to production. 

He is passionate about mechanical design and innovation and writes regularly on Quora with a Top writer badge.

Core belief is that engineering is a lifelong learning process and for a designer  it is "the more you know the better you design"

Working towards developing an alternate solution to the problems of engineering education and upskilling for economic growth. 

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