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Metal Working 7.5 credits

Second cycle, X7001T
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2022 Sp 3 - Present
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Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Engineering Materials
Subject (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


Course Aim

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

1 Knowledge and understanding

  • Evaluate the behaviour of metals during metal working with regard to both material- and process depending 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 modeling can be used for metal working 

2 Skills and abilities
  • Have the ability to make an engineering in-depth reasoning, verbally and / or in writing, about different metal working techniques
  • Be able to interpret the impact of various metal working methods on the final product in an engineering way
  • Have developed their ability to use simpler computer-based simulation tools  

3 Judgement and approach
  • Be able to appreciate the relevance of process simulation
  • Critically review the production economy in proposed metal working methods
  • Identify process losses in different metal working methods

The course includes metal working of products with the main focus on profile- and flat rolling. The course deals with material engineering issues, including metallurgy, from slabs to metal working and heat treatment of products.

The following parts are included in the course:
Production and treatment of slabs : History, ingot- and continuous casting, treatment, heating, blooms and billets requirements, different cast structures, micro- and macrosegregation and inclusions, casting defects.
Rolling : overview principles, rolling mills, rolling mill deformation, flatness and profile, flatness errors, rolling terminology, rolling rolls, rolling wear.
Profile rolling : Principles, rolling mills, roller pairs, rolling methods and profile series, rolling terminology, profile fill, dimension measurement, rolled products,
Flat-rolling : Sheet rolling, hot-rolling, cold-rolling, post-treatments of flat products
In addition, the course also includes: forging, tube making, wire drawing, ring rolling, post-treatment of long products .
ntroduction to simpler empirical and semi-empirical methods of metal working
Introduction to FEM: Knowledge of the possibility of using FEM modeling for metal working.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Lectures, exercises, seminar tasks and study visit.

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.
Written examination, seminar tasks.

Farnoosh Forouzan

Literature. Valid from Spring 2022 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
0001Written examG U 3 4 55.50MandatoryS22
0002Seminar assignmentU G#2.00MandatoryS22

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 02 Feb 2022

Last revised