Engineering: The challenge of temperature
Engineering: The challenge of temperature

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Free course

Engineering: The challenge of temperature

Acknowledgements

This free course is adapted from a former Open University course called 'Engineering: mechanics, materials, design (T207).'

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see terms and conditions [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] ), this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence

Cover image: Will Folsom in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material within of this course.

Figure 5: © Copyright The British Museum

Figure 6(a): © PA Photos;

Figure 7(b): Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London;

Figure 11 (e): Reprinted from Bouchard, P. 'Residual stresses in lifetime and structural integrity assessment', Encyclopaedia of Materials Science and Technology, 2001, Elsevier Science Ltd.

Every effort has been made to contact copyright owners. If any have been inadvertently overlooked, the publishers will make the necessary arrangements at the first opportunity.

Invar® is a registered trademark of Imphy SA, France.

Don't miss out:

If reading this text has inspired you to learn more, you may be interested in joining the millions of people who discover our free learning resources and qualifications by visiting The Open University - www.open.edu/ openlearn/ free-courses

Skip Your course resources
T207_2

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to University-level study, we offer two introductory routes to our qualifications. You could either choose to start with an Access module, or a module which allows you to count your previous learning towards an Open University qualification. Read our guide on Where to take your learning next for more information.

Not ready for formal University study? Then browse over 1000 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus371