Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Optional for: F4, F4bem, I4, M4bem, M4pr, M4pu, MD4, N5m. Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Srinivasan Iyengar,, Materials Engineering. 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

Crystal structures, single crystals, stereographic projections and pole figures. Phase equilibria, solidification processes, binary and ternary phase diagrams. Alloy theory. Crystal defects, Thomson tetrahedron and partial dislocations. Materials characterization using optical and scanning electron microscopy, DTA, DSC och TGA. Thermophysical properties. Diffusion, Kirkendall effect. Plastic deformation, Creep. Common engineering materials including light alloys. Corrosion and surface engineering. Rheology of liquids.

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