Thursday, 17 March 2011

Two resources on sustainability from Granta Design just added

Granta Design Ltd has donated two resources on the topic of sustainability created by Mike Ashby, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. The first is a video of Mike Ashby doing a simple eco audit case study and the second is a powerpoint lecture unit that the case study comes from. They are both released under Creative Commons licenses.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Materials in Cricket

To celebrate the 2011 Cricket World Cup currently being played in Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka, we have added a number of resources relating to the use of materials in cricket, including bats, balls and protective gear. Howzat?

Photo CC BY-SA by Powru

Addition of some copyrighted resources

In addition to our collection of Open Educational Resources (OERs), we have now started to add links to a number of external online resources that are subject to copyright. These resources will always appear at the end of any results listing in the Resource Finder and are clearly identified by colour and by the © logo. Although we remain committed to adding further OERs to the CORE-Materials database, we do hope you will find the additional copyright resources listings useful.

Composites and plastics properties from SubsTech

Two packages from SubsTech have been released: Ceramic Matrix Composites and Thermoplastics. They contain properties data sheets on these materials and  are released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike license. The properties include: density, modulus of elasticity, tensile strength, compressive strength, shear strength, thermal expansion (at 20 °C), thermal conductivity, glass transition temperature, maximum work temperature, electric resistivity and dielectric constant.

SubsTech (Substances & Technologies) is a free and open knowledge source in Materials Engineering. The site contains a wide range of illustrated articles on metals, ceramics, polymers, composites and fluids including fundamentals of materials engineering, materials properties, applications and manufacturing technologies.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Energy Production & Conservation from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Energy Production & Conservation package from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been released recently. It contains images on energy production and conservation created at PNNL, which are released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license.

PNNL is one of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) ten national laboratories, which performs research in energy, environment, and national security fields.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Nuclear Energy and Nanophotonics from Argonne National Laboratory

Two packages from Argonne National Laboratory have been released: Nuclear Energy and Nanophotonics. They contain images on different aspects of nuclear energy research and nanophotonics correspondingly and are released under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license.

Argonne National Laboratory conducts leading-edge basic and applied scientific research in virtually every area of science and technology.