[ 245WKSTKWSV20 ] VL Engineering Materials

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3 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year (*)Maschinenbau Bernhard Sonderegger 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Mechanical Engineering 2020W
Objectives Transfer of knowledge and skills to select proper or optimal materials for the design of mechanical systems.
Subject Most relevant engineering materials are presented, emphasizing material properties most important for product design. Systematic methods of material selection are elaborated by practical examples. Further aspects like, legal constraints, production, maintenance, as well as costs, recycling, environmental impact, and customer acceptance are taken into account. Presented are the main groups of construction materials:

  • metals
  • ceramics and glasses
  • polymers and elastomers
  • composites.
Criteria for evaluation Written exam with half textual answers to questions and half calculations.
Methods Basic and practical metzhods for materialselection for specific design tasks in mechnaical engineering and plastic engieering are included.
Language German
Study material
  • Lecture notes
  • M. F. Ashby, Material Selection in Mechanical Design, Verlag Butterworth-Heinemann, 5. Auflage, 2016
Changing subject? No
Further information Theoretical methods are accompanied by examples.
Corresponding lecture (*)MEBWBVOKOWS: VO Konstruktionswerkstoffe (3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment