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Failure Analysis in Operational and Manufacturing Environments

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Failure Analysis in Operational and Manufacturing Environments
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechatronics, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020
Module code: MTM.SBF
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
1V (1 hour per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Term paper  

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

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 (P241-0363) 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
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
15 class hours (= 11.25 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 30 hours (equivalent to 1 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 18.75 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

[updated 30.01.2019]
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

[updated 01.10.2020]
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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