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Metal Working 7.5 credits

Second cycle, T7028T
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2023 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Engineering Materials
Subject group (SCB)
Materials Technology

Entry requirements

90 hp of which basic knowledge in materials technology and physics must be included.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

Divided in three categories below, after finishing this course the student should be able to:

1 Knowledge and understanding

  • Analyse the behaviour of metals during metal working with regards to both material- and process dependent parameters
  • Describe the characteristics, basic concepts, and definitions of different metal working methods
  • Draw conclusions about the microstructure's dependence on the metal working method
  • Predict challenges related to different metal working processes
  • Show knowledge of simple empirical and semi-empirical methods for different metal working techniques, as well as exemplify when FEM modelling can be used for metal working 
  • irical methods for different metal working techniques, as well as exemplify when FEM modeling can be used for metal working 
2 Skills and abilities
  • Show the ability to make an engineering in-depth reasoning, verbally and/or in writing, about the effect of the different metal working techniques on the final product’s microstructure, and properties.
  • Describe the assumptions done  in a process simulation and be able to assess the relevance of it
  • Formulate a computer model for flat rolling using a commercial finite element code.  

3 Judgement and approach

  • Identify process losses in different processing methods to be able to optimize metal working techniques and thereby improve economy and reduce negative environmental impact

The course includes metal working of products with the main focus on rolling.
The following parts are included in the course:
  • Main Characteristics of Steel
  • Fundamentals of Metalworking
  • Metallurgical Aspects of Hot Rolling
  • Thermomechanical Treatment During Rolling and Cooling
  • Properties of Flat Rolled Products
  • Introduction to FEM Simulations of Rolling
  • Treatment of Plasticity in FEM
  • Rolling Simulations using FEM

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The course consists of lectures, quizzes, computer exercises, seminar assignments and a written laboratory report. The laboratory report and seminar assignments are performed in groups. The course is given in English.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The examination consists of tests, lab assignments and seminars.

Farnoosh Forouzan

Literature. Valid from Spring 2023 Sp 3
1: Mechanical Properties and Working of Metals and Alloys (Springer Series in Materials Science)
by Amit Bhaduri | 14 June 2018

2: Metallurgical Design of Flat Rolled Steels
by Vladimir B Ginzburg, 2004-11-01

In this course, students can possibly get the books for free through external funding from Jernkontoret, contact the examiner for more information before you buy the course literature.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0004TestG U 3 4 52.50MandatoryS23
0005Laboratory workG U 3 4 52.00MandatoryS23
0006SeminarsU G#3.00MandatoryS23

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Niklas Lehto 15 Feb 2019

Last revised
by Niklas Lehto, huvudansvarig utbildningsledare 17 Jun 2022