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 Swedish. FKMN15 overlaps following cours/es: MMT175. Optional for: I4, M4fo, M4me, M4pr, MD4. Course coordinator: Tekn. Dr. Per Hansson,, Materials Engineering. Assessment: Written exam. Written report on composite dimensioning and laborations. Home page:

The objective of the course is to introduce the students to the materials used in light constructions, e.g. light metals and composites. Focus will be on polymer matrix composites, but also the light metals Ti, Al, and Mg and other types of composites will be discussed.

Manufacturing methods, heat treatments, properties, and environmental aspects will be discussed in the course. Special focus will be on dimensioning methods for composites, especially laminate theory.

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

be able to analyze cons and pros of a material selection with respect to properties, manufacturing methods, and environmental considerations.

Light alloys: aluminum, titanium, magnesium. Types of alloys, manufacturing, heat treatment, properties, use, recycling.

Composites: Types, fibers, matrixes, manufacturing, dimensioning, laminate theory, properties, use, environmental aspects.

D. Hull och T.W. Clyne: "An Introduction to Composite Materials, Second Edition"