Metallic Materials, introduction course 7.5 Credits

Metalliska material, grundkurs
First cycle, T0001T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2013 Sp 1 - Autumn 2015 Sp 2
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Syllabus established
The syllabus was established by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2007-02-28, and remains valid from autumn 2007.

Last revised
by Mats Naesstroem 15 Feb 2013

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

Entry requirements

General entry requirements, first cycle

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Course Aim
After completion of the course the student will be able:
- to describe the relation between structure and properties for metals and alloys;
- know, how different metals can be used for different purposes;
- to read and understand handbooks within materials science/metallurgy.

Basic materials science; The periodical system; Metals, their structure and properties; The difference between precious metals and other metals. Crystallography. Simple dislocation theory. Mechanisms for deformation/work hardening. Mechanical properties, plastic deformation and fracture. Binary and ternary alloys; Phase diagrams and phase transformations. Basic idea of electrochemistry and electroplating. Corrosion.

The education will be INTERNET-based lectures (distance education), laborations, case studies and practical exercises. Participation in the laboratory work and case studies is compulsory.
The laboratory work will explain the relationship between structure and properties of precious metals as a function of the amount of alloying elements.

Several small, written examinations after every part. For ”pass” the completion of laboratory work and case studies is required.

Those, who have not participated at the first two lectures, will loose their places.

Esa Vuorinen

Transition terms
The course T0001T is equal to MPB025

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2013 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Compendium: Metallic Materials; Ltu. Hand-out notes; Exercises; Glossary; Phase diagrams. Homework.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

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