Q1. The bracket shown below is to be used to mount an outboard motor to the transom of a boat.
a) Propose two suitable materials which will need different methods to manufacture the bracket.
b) Describe the implications of each of the materials and manufacturing methods you have stated in (a) on the cost and service life of bracket.
c) State possible causes of failure for the materials you have selected? Give reasons to support your answer.
d) Recommend how the manufacturer might compute or predict the service life of the component.
e) Recommend any treatments which might prolong the life of the bracket.