Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Optional for: F4, I4pr, I4pu, M2, M4fo, M4pr, M3pu, N4, N4nm. Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Srinivasan Iyengar,, Materialteknik. Recommended prerequisits: FKM015 Materials Engineering, Basic Course. Assessment: Written examination, obligatory laboratory experiments, assignments / project report. Home page:

To provide the students with a deep and broad insight into the basic concepts and processes in materials science which are necessary to choose, modify and use materials in various applications.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Relevant principles of solid state physics, thermodynamics, continuum mechanics and applications. Crystalline and amorphous materials. Phase equilibria. Defects in solids. Materials characterisation. Diffusion. Mechanical behaviour of materials - plastic deformation, Creep and Viscoelastic deformation, Fatigue and Fracture mechanisms. Common types of engineering materials including light metals and alloys. Corrosion and surface engineering.

Smallman, R.E. & Bishop, R.J.: Modern Physical Metallurgyand Materials Engineering, Butterworth and Heinemann (1999) ISBN 0 7506 4564 4