Course syllabus

High Temperature Materials

FKMN10, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2021-04-13

General Information

Elective for: M4, N4, MPRR1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course aims to provide the student with a deep and broad understanding of high temperature materials and their behaviour under different operating conditions.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course deals with materials for high temperature applications and considers the phenomena and problems associated with the use of materials at high temperatures. High Temperature behaviour of Materials: Plasticity, Fatigue, Creep, Oxidation and Corrosion. Refractory Metals, Inter-metallic, Stainless Steel, Nickel and Cobalt-based Superalloys, Ceramics and Cermets for High Temperature Applications. Alloy Theory, Heat Treatment and Hardening Mechanisms. Oxidation Resistant and Thermal Barrier Coatings.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination, obligatory laboratory experiments, assignments, project report.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Assumed prior knowledge: Materials Engineering, Basic Course and/or Advanced Materials Technology and Linear Algebra, Calculus in One Variable, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics and a course in Physics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 12.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Dmytro Orlov,
Course administrator: Rose-Marie Hermansson,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is offered every alternate year (2022, 2024 ...) during the the spring term.