Course syllabus

Light Materials
Lätta material

FKMN15, 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, MD4, MPRR2, N5-m
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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 the light metals Ti, Al, and Mg, but polymer-matrix and other types of composites will also be discussed.

Manufacturing methods, heat treatments, properties, and environmental aspects will be discussed in the course. Special focus will be on controlling structure-property relationship in light material performance and comparison of approaches.

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


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

Composites: Types, fibers, matrices, manufacturing, properties, use, environmental aspects.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Examination takes place through compulsory assignments and projects with oral and written presentation. Optional quizzes for continuous knowledge assessment. In the assignments, the students work individually and in the projects in groups of 3–5 students. Approved assignments and projects are required for a passing grade.

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: 0110. Name: Light 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
Kursen överlappar följande kurser: MMT175

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Dmytro Orlov,
Course administrator: Rose-Marie Hermansson,
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