Material Science and Material Selection

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in:
Linear Algebra
Calculus
Fundamental Chemical Engineering and Thermodynamics

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Explain the fundamental structure and properties of metals, polymers, ceramics and composites
  • Account for equilibrium and non-equilibrium diagrams
  • Account for the selection of materials
  • Account for material processing, including joining and surface treatment
  • Explain the fundamental mechanisms in corrosion and wear/abrasion
  • Describe material testing and the applicability of results gained from testing

Skills

  • Carry out a material selection and select an appropriate processing method for such material
  • Identify materials through acquired methods for material testing
  • Evaluate if a material is suitable for a given purpose based on the properties of the material¬†
  • Select materials for a given application
  • Select a processing method and method for joining of materials if required

Competences

  • Evaluate the properties and applicability of a given material for engineering purposes
  • Evaluate if a material will be subject to chemical or mechanical degradation in a given environment, and if needed subsequently select an appropriate surface treatment or substitution of the material

Type of instruction

Lectures and theoretical exercises



Extent and expected workload

150 hours

Exam

Exams

Name of examMaterial Science and Material Selection
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleMaterialelære og materialevalg
Module codeK-KT-B4-5
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science
SchoolSchool of Engineering and Science