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Failure Analysis in Operational and Manufacturing Environments

Module name (EN): Failure Analysis in Operational and Manufacturing Environments
Degree programme: Automotive Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2021
Module code: FTM-SABF
SAP-Submodule-No.: P241-0363
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 1V (1 hour per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Term paper  

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
FTM-SABF (P241-0363) Automotive Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2021, optional course, engineering
FTM-SABF (P241-0363) Automotive Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2023, optional course, engineering
MTM.SBF Mechatronics, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020, optional course
MAM. (P241-0363) Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 1, optional course
MST.SBF Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016, optional course
MST.SBF Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Master, ASPO 01.10.2011, optional course
15 class hours (= 11.25 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 48.75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Moritz Habschied
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Moritz Habschied

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to use their knowledge about damage mechanisms to:
   - apply the guidelines and procedures for clarifying faults and material-related manufacturing difficulties
   - define the procedure for the analysis and modify it based on interim results.
   - select the procedures to be applied and anticipate possible results.
   - interpret the results in the context of relevant literature, the circumstances and research results.
   - determine the primary cause of faults.
   - giveing advice on how to avoid faults.    

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Module content:
 - Systematic approach according to relevant literature and VDI guidelines  
 - Mechanical material testing
 - Metallography
 - REM and EDX analysis
 - X-ray diffraction
 - Material databases
 - Discussion about the students´ results and reports

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Teaching methods/Media:
Interactive lecture

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Recommended or required reading:
Broichhausen, Schadenskunde
VdEh, Erscheinungsformen von Rissen und Brüchen
Lecture notes
K.-H. Schmitt-Thomas, Schadensanalytik
VDI-Richtlinie 3822

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