Course syllabus

High Temperature Materials

FKMN10, 7.5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2024-04-09
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Elective for: M4, MPRR1, N4
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 such as in fuel cells, molten salt management and turbine structures.

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)

Written examination, written assignments and compulsory experimental exercises.

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.

Code: 0109. Name: High Temperature Materials.
Credits: 7.5. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5).


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

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Filip Lenrick,
Director of studies: Hans Walter,
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