Cambridge Engineering Selector (CES) is a Materials Database Program by Granta Design
The MAE Dept. has 10 seats of CES installed in EBU2-239, computers 1-10.
To Familiarize yourself with CES as part of an Individual Component Analysis
Read the Overview of the CES Package
Go through the Getting Started Guide which is accessible in the software via: Programs => CES => Getting Started Guides
Read Intro and Chapters 5 and 6 in Materials Selection in Mechanical Design by Michael F. Ashby. The electronic version of this book is available from UCSD library when you are on campus or using VPN.
The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design is another text by Michael Ashby with a focus on Materials for Product Design.The electronic version of this book is available from UCSD library when you are on campus or using VPN.
Optional Getting Started assignments.
Material Selection of Lawn Mower Blade
Criterion for optimizing cantilever beam with a square cross section.