Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.10.2015 - 04.12.2015

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Simo-Pekka Hannula

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The student is able to utilize binary and tertiary phase diagrams and transformation kinetics to design material microstructures with desired properties. He can describe diffusion mechanisms and explain precipitation phenomena as well as the main deformation mechanisms and their restoration. Students understands the main degredation mechanisms of metals.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Deformation induced microstructural changes, recovery processes, applications of precipitation hardening, polymorphism of ferrous materials, effects of alloying elements, strengthening mechanisms, stainless and special steels, aluminum and copper. Phase diagrams and heat-treatments. Failure mechanisms.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, exercises, laboratory works.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

5 cr = 135 h

lectures 24 h

exercises 12 h

laboratory work 18 h

independent studying 78 h

exam 3 h


Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture notes, Bhadeshia & Honeycombe, Steels: Microstructure and Properties, London, Edward Arnold, 2001; D.A. Porter, K.E. Easterling and  M.Serif, Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys, 3 ed. Florida, USA, CRC Press 2009. 

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

MT-0.3111 Sovellettu materiaalitiede (5 op).

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

CHEM-E5100 Solid State Materials and Phenomena (5 cr).

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 – 5.

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):