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  1. Strength of Materials Laboratory Series (10 Parts) (1974 Film, Video)

    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    A series of 10 films aiming to introduce the student to methods and instrumentation used in the laboratory for the determination of mechanical properties of engineering materials, to illustrate the behaviour...

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  2. Materials Revolution (1992 Video)

    Director
    Chris Barmer
    Producer
    Annabel Olivier-Wright
    Subject
    Chemistry
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 26 min., 2000 sale: £30.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Looks at the manufacture in the north of England of new artificial materials with properties similar to those of natural fabrics. Revolutionary new materials from other industries include fibre reinforced...

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  3. Plastics Under Pressure (1984 Video)

    Subject
    Chemistry; Technology
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min., 1999 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Considers the design, manufacture and testing of two examples of ‘plastics under pressure’, a gas pipe and a pop bottle. Shows why each material was selected, how the physical properties are improved and...

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  4. Heat in Harness (1961 Video)

    Distribution
    Hire, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min

    The properties and uses of the highly refractory materials such as silicon carbide, alumina, mullite and zirconia.

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  5. Strike a Light (1990 Video)

    Producer
    Philip Ashby; Pam Taylor
    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (VAT +p&p)

    Describes the design, manufacture and marketing of light bulbs. Two components, the tungsten filament in the household bulb and the alumina tube in the high-pressure sodium vapour lamp, are used as examples...

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  6. Structural Materials (1991 Video)

    Producer
    Philip Ashby
    Subject
    Engineering; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 52 min., 1999 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Looks at the mechanical testing of materials. Tensile and impact tests are widely used to compare the performance of materials being manufactured. Here tensile tests are performed on low-carbon steel and...

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  7. Catalysts Against Pollution (1994 Video)

    Producer
    Philip Ashby
    Subject
    Chemistry; Engineering
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    A negative aspect of automotive transport is increasing levels of air pollution. Engineering improvements and materials science help to solve that problem. The catalytic converter is an advanced example of...

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  8. No Lay-Bys at Thirty-Five Thousand Feet (1994 Video)

    Producer
    Gail Block
    Subject
    Chemistry; Engineering
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Uses case studies from the aerospace industry to introduce the materials science course. Each of three films looks at a different airplane part: the first (filmed at British Aerospace) is about the...

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  9. Smart Textiles: The Next Generation (2008)

    aka: Science of Smart Textiles, The

    Subject
    Design; Science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 60 minutes), £89.00

    This programme looks at how science is being combined with traditional materials to create the next generation of smart and technical textiles materials. Case studies include how carbon fibre is used in...

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  10. Science for Materials 2 (1994 Video)

    Producer
    Ian Spratley
    Subject
    Chemistry; Engineering; Physics
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 57 min., 1999 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    1: A chemistry tutorial on reaction kinetics and thermochemistry. Shows several experiments and includes reinforcement of diagrams used in the course text. 2: Looks at the supply of electrical power from...

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