Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

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, M4, M4pr, N4, N4nm. Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Srinivasan Iyengar, Materialteknik. Recommended prerequisits: FKM015 Materials Engineering, Basic Course. Assessment: Written and oral examination, obligatory laboratory experiments and assignments. Further information: The course is offered every alternate year, the next time during the fall term 2008. Home page:

The aim of the course is to help the student acquire a deep understanding of Powder Materials and Powder Metallurgy fundamentals and their 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

Metallic and ceramic powders. Powder characterisation. Powder production methods. Powder compaction. Isostatic pressing. Sintering of powder compacts. Diffusion and surface phenomena in sintering. Liquid phase sintering. Sintering of steel and cemented carbide powders. Powder products and their usage.

Randall M. German, Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials Processing, Metal Powder Industries Federation (2005). ISBN 0-9762057-1-8.