Material Testing I, Destructive Testing 3 Credits

Materialprovning, förstörande
First cycle, B0002T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2012 Sp 1 - Spring 2014 Sp 4
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Syllabus established
by Dept TVM Mats Näsström 03 Apr 2012

Last revised
by Dept TVM Mats Näsström 03 Apr 2012

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Engineering Materials
Subject group (SCB)
Materials Technology

Entry requirements

General entry requirements, first cycle

More information about English language requirements

Course Aim

After completed course the student should be able to:

·     Demonstrate theoretical knowledge of the build up of metallic-and rock-materials such as atom-, crystal- and grain-structure and independently be able to account for the influence of this structure on strength

·     By studies and exercises with standardized test-equipment acquire knowledge of the differences in behaviour of several materials and in writing and orally be able to account for these differences.

·     Produce gauged values from the different destructive methods for material testing and understand how these values might be used at strength-calculations

·     Understand the most frequent Swedish and European Standards

·     Perform tensile tests, pressure tests, hardness tests and impact tests in standardized test-equipment


The structure of material such as atom-, crystal-and grain-structure. The elastic and plastic properties of metals. The foundations of the mechanism of tough and brittle fracture, creep and fatigue. Material standards. Testing methods: tensile-, impact-, hardness-, fatigue-, creep-, pressure- and technological material testing.


Lectures, laboratory work and calculation exercises.

Written examination and approved laboratory work.


The course corresponds to MPB007. The number of examination opportunities is limited to five.

The course corresponds to MP1009.

Lennart Wallström

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2012 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Kompendier. Tillhandahålles av Bergsskolan i Filipstad. (125 s).

Ullman, Erik, Bengtson, Ulf. (2003) Materiallära, Karlebo-serien. 14 uppl. Stockholm : Liber. (530 s). ISBN 91-47-05178-7

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

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