Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: I4, M4, M4pr. Course coordinator: Lanny Kirkhorn,, Industriell Produktion. Recommended prerequisits: MMT012/MMT186 Production and Manufacturing Methods, FHL013 Solid Mechanics, basic course and FKM015 Materials Engineering, basic course. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 8. Assessment: Continuous examination during the course consisting of compulsory exercises, computer modelling and projects. An optional written exam concludes the course. Home page:

Material and process selection is a complex field of subject. To be able to carry out an optimal choice regarding materials and processes, a wide range of knowledge from different engineering areas is required. After the course, the participants will be able to use a stringent methodology regarding material and process selection to meet specified product requirements.

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

The art of material and process selection is a complex field of subject. Finding the most suitable materials and processes for a specified product requires a stringent procedure and knowledge from different engineering areas. The course aims to give applied skills regarding methodology to perform advanced material and process selection through presented theories and by use of a software tool (CES EduPack). The software consists of comprehensive databases covering material and process related data important to perform an optimized selection. Parameters and properties that determine the final choice of material can for example be mechanical loads, chemical environment, operating temperature etc. The selected material and the product design determine possible manufacturing processes. The outline of the course is:

The course consists of a number of given lectures and exercises. However, a major part of the course is to individually perform compulsory exercises, computer modelling and projects.

Ashby, M.F.: Materials Selection in Mechanical Design. Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann 2005. ISBN: 0 7506 6168 2
Study literature compiled by the department.