The course is intended to give an understanding of mechanical properties of engineering materials. The focus is on mechanisms of deformation and fracture of metallic, polymer and composite materials, with an emphasize on metallic materials. Fundamentals of fracture mechanics and fatigue are treated. A case-study on failure analysis is included, where the student will do laboratory as well as theoretical work, aiming at acquiring an in-depth understanding of the relation between microstructure, mechanical properties and the practical application. Also, the student will gain knowledge and experience in laboratory methods used in materials engineering work.
Progressive specialisation: A1N (has only first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Master's level
Admission requirements: Mechanical engineering 75 ECTS cr including materials engineering 15 ECTS cr and solid mechanics 7.5 ECTS cr or quivalent
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
This course is included in the following programme
- Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, spec. in Materials Engineering (studied during year 4)
- Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (studied during year 4)
- Master Programme in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in Materials Engineering (studied during year 1)
- Master of Science in Engineering, Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering, specialisation in Materials Engineering (studied during year 1)