Engineering Materials, 6 credits

Konstruktionsmaterial, 6 hp

TMMI18

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Ru Lin Peng

Director of studies or equivalent

Mikael Segersäll

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 60 h
Recommended self-study hours: 100 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6IMAS Mechanical Engineering, B Sc in Engineering 4 (Spring 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping C

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Mechanical Engineering, B Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Intended learning outcomes

This course aims at presenting students fundamentals in the field of materials science and engineering with emphasis on explaining the relationship between the structure of a material, its mechanical properties and its manufacturing process as well as industrial use of materials. Upon successful completion of the course, the student shall be able to:

  • Describe and explain the structure of a material from atomic to macroscopic scale.
  • Discuss the mechanical properties of metallic and polymer material based on their structure.
  • Explain how the mechanical properties of a metallic material can be modified with the help of different manufacturing processes which change the material’s structure.
  • Determine and explain the microstructure obtained after phase transformation under equilibrium as well as non-equilibrium condition.
  • Describe the influence of temperature and aggressive environment on the use of material.
  • Analyze and discuss selection of materials for structure based on the knowledge introduced in this course.

 

Course content

Main engineering material classes, atomic bonding, mechanical properties and testing methods.
Metallic materials: crystal structure, defects in crystals, mechanisms and methods for strengthening, diffusion and case hardening, fracture, solidification, phase diagram, phase transformation in solid state, heat treatment, steel, cast iron, light alloys, superalloys, corrosion and prevention.
Polymer materials: structure and typical properties, glass transition of thermoplastics.
Group work to analyze an already made material selection.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory work. A written examination is given at the end of the course.

Examination

LAB1Laboratory work and project work3 creditsU, G
TEN1Written exam3 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Mikael Segersäll

Examiner

Ru Lin Peng

Course website and other links

http://www.iei.liu.se/kmt/education/undergraduatecourses-tmmi18

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 60 h
Recommended self-study hours: 100 h

Course literature

The Science and Engineering of Materials, Donald R. Askeland, Pradeep P. Phule, Wendelin J. Wright, Sixth Edition, SI, 2011.
Laborationsanvisningar.
Code Name Scope Grading scale
LAB1 Laboratory work and project work 3 credits U, G
TEN1 Written exam 3 credits U, 3, 4, 5
The Science and Engineering of Materials, Donald R. Askeland, Pradeep P. Phule, Wendelin J. Wright, Sixth Edition, SI, 2011. <br>Laborationsanvisningar.

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X
TEN1

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
X
X
LAB1

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)
X

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
X

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
X
LAB1

                            
2.3 System thinking
X

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
LAB1

                            
3.2 Communications
X
LAB1

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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