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Materials Science with Lab Exercises

Module name (EN): Materials Science with Lab Exercises
Degree programme: Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: MST2.WEW
SAP-Submodule-No.: P231-0087, P231-0088
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 3V+1P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 150 min.

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MST2.WEW (P231-0087, P231-0088) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 1, mandatory course
MST2.WEW (P231-0087, P231-0088) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, semester 1, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 120 hours (equivalent to 4 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 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 familiar with the fundamentals of mechanical material behavior and the structure of metals. This will enable them to determine and interpret static material parameters. Students will be able to transfer their knowledge into technical applications.
They will be familiar with the formation of alloys and will be able to read and interpret state diagrams, schematically illustrate the microstructural development on the basis of cooling curves and to classify real microstructures. Based on this, students will be able to plot the microstructures in the iron-carbon diagram, as well as explain and illustrate the difference between steels and cast iron materials.
They will be able to identify and select the different materials by means of material designation systems.
They will be familiar with the procedures involved in annealing processes and will be able to select the most suitable one for the purpose and choose the appropriate parameters.  
They will be able to determine material properties after hardening using TTI and cooling diagrams and select suitable tempering treatments.
They will be familiar with the different methods of surface hardening and their essential differences in properties and processes.

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Module content:
_        Basic terms: strength-deformation-breakage and tensile test
Overview of metallurgy (crystal structure and microstructure, lattice defects and their significance for formability and strength)
Basics of materials technology (diffusion, crystallization, alloy and precipitation formation, microstructure change and influence by diffusion-controlled processes)        
Basics of state diagrams (cooling curves, basic types, schematic microstructure, calculation of proportions)        
Constitutional diagram iron-carbon (schematic and real microstructural development)        
Annealing, hardening and tempering steel
_        Overview of steel groups for precision engineering and cast iron materials
_        Overview of non-ferrous materials (aluminum, - and copper materials)
_        Plastics (characteristic features, fiber-reinforced materials)        

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Teaching methods/Media:
Interactive lecture with exercises,
Supervised lab exercises in small groups with quizes. Lab reports by the students.

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Recommended or required reading:
Bargel/Schulze, Werkstoffe, Springer-Verlag
Bergmann, Werkstofftechnik, Teil 1, Grundlagen, Hanser
Heine, Werkstoffprüfung, Fachbuchverlag Leipzig  

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