Design and Manufacture of MULTI-MATERIAL Lightweight Structures

The College of Engineering: Integrative Systems + Design

The College of Engineering: Integrative Systems + Design

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About the course

LEARN KEY LIGHTWEIGHTING TRENDS, CHALLENGES, AND ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES

The adoption of multi-material lightweight structures has become imperative for the transportation industry. This online course will teach you the unique challenges in their design and manufacture, along with basic considerations in material selections, dissimilar materials joining methods, and joint performance characterization methods.

Program Overview

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Structural Lightweighting Trends and Multi-Material Structures (28 min)
  • Major Challenges in Design and Manufacturing of Multi-Material Structure (51 min)
  • Major Lightweight Structure Materials, Applications, and Combinations (47 min)
  • Dissimilar Metals Joining Techniques: Principles and Applications (64 min)
  • Polymer/Metal Joining Techniques: Principles and Applications (24 min)
  • Principles for Joint Design and Applications for Dissimilar Metal Joining (54 min)
  • Joint Stress Concentration Analysis Method for Fatigue Evaluation and Test Data Correlation: Part I (28 min)
  • Joint Stress Concentration Analysis Method for Fatigue Evaluation and Test Data Correlation: Part II (45 min)

TIME COMMITMENT AND WORK PACE

Each course contains 4-6 hours of online instruction divided into shorter modules to make it easy to learn at your own pace.

You will have 180 days from your course start date to complete the course.

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Successful completion requires you to view all course modules and receive an 80% passing grade on the course assessment. Upon completing these requirements, you will earn a digital badge for your resume or professional profile.

CERTIFICATE OPTION AND SPECIALIZATIONS

Upon successful completion of 4 CCET courses, you will receive a U-M Certificate of Achievement.

Select 4 courses from one concentration to deepen your knowledge in a subject or area. If you choose a specialization, your certificate will note the specialization you completed.

PREREQUISITES & TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

There are no prerequisites for this course. A bachelor's degree in a science, engineering, or technical field is recommended but not required.

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SUPPORT

Administrative/Online Technical Support

Support staff are available via phone and email to help with administrative and technical issues during our normal business hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).

Learning Objectives

  • Understand current trends in manufacturing lightweight structural components
  • Become knowledgeable about the range of available lightweight materials and manufacturing processes
  • Appreciate how ICME models can optimize product design and manufacturing
  • Learn how to select the appropriate material and manufacturing process for each component

Experts

Pingsha Dong

Since joining University of Michigan in 2013, Dr. Dong has developed a number of new graduate/undergraduate courses. These are: NA 513: Defect Assessment (offered every other year): Defect Assessment or Engineering-Critical-Assessment (ECA or FFS) has become a powerful tool for providing quantit...

Design and Manufacture of MULTI-MATERIAL Lightweight Structures at The College of Engineering: Integrative Systems + Design

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