Credits: 5

Schedule: 04.01.2018 - 12.02.2018

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

V (Spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course you will know classification, heat treatment, and properties of engineering metals and alloys. You will know the metallurgical phenomena in the main heat treatment and processing methods. You are able to carry out basic metallurgical characterization and indentify microstructures. You are able to relate microstructure to performance.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course introduces the most important ferrous and non-ferrous alloys used in mechanical engineering. The emphasis is in applications in transport, energy, and process industry. The course teaches how the performance and properties are related to alloying and microstructure, and how the microstructure is tailored with different heat treatment methods.  Also, the effect of service environment and temperature are taken into account. Theory is connected to practice in assignments, in which the students will study e.g. hardenability of steels and precipitation hardening of aluminium alloys, and characterize microstructures using optical microscopy and hardness testing.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Evaluation is based on assignments and examination.

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Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Applicaple parts of the following books:

H.K.D.H. Bhadesia and R.W.K. Honeycombe: Steels, Microstructure and Properties.

I.J. Polmear: Light Alloys, From Traditional Alloys to Nanocrystals.

M. Ashby, H. Shercliff and D. Cebon: Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design.

Journal papers and other scientific literature announced on the course.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Substitute for the courses Kon-67.3101 Physical Metallurgy of Light and Colour Metals (3 cr) and Kon-67.3110 Structure and Properties of Steels (4 cr). 

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