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Material Science II mechanical properties 7.5 Credits

Materiallära II mekaniska egenskaper
First cycle, B0015T
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2018 Sp 3 - Spring 2020 Sp 4
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Engineering Materials
Subject group (SCB)
Materials Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Course B0014T Basic Material Science

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

After completed this course the student shall:

·         Have knowledge about how the most common heat treatment methods affects the microstructure of the steel
·         Know the phases and other microconstituents that can be found in carbon steel, low alloyed- and high alloyed- steels
·         Be able to in detail show how the mechanical properties of steels depend on their microstructure
·         Know how tensile testing, impact testing and hardness measurement is performed and how the results of the measurements are evaluated
·         Have basic knowledge about how mechanical testing is performed in a statistically sound way
·         Be able to performed traditional fracture analysis by the use of light optical and scanning electron microscopes


The course comprises of heat treatment of steel with focus on soft annealing, hardening and tempering. The student is given the understanding of how the different microstructures, that is the result of the heat treatments already mentioned, such as martensite, bainite and retained austenite affects the mechanical properties of the steel. Furthermore, the course gives knowledge of how tensile testing, impact testing and hardness measurement is performed in a statistically sound manner, and how the results of the tests are evaluated. Also the limitations with these mentioned test methods will be discoursed. Traditional fracture analysis will be performed within the framework of the course.


Classes, exercises, laboratory work and study visit.


Written exam and laboratory work.

Esa Vuorinen

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1
E. Troell et al. Stål och Värmebehandling, ISBN 978-91-86401-17-7
L. Bohlin (2011) Materialprovning, Kompendium.
L. Bohlin (2009) Metallers plastiska egenskaper, Kompendium.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

0001Written exam5.5G U 3 4 5
0002Laboratory work2.0U G#

Syllabus established
by Mats Näsström 15 Feb 2016

Last revised
by HUL Mats Näsström 17 Jan 2017