[ TPMWTVOMEPH ] VL Metal Physics

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Physics Kurt Hingerl 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Technical Physics 2014W
Objectives The major objective for this course is to teach material science techniques applied to metals. Major emphasis is put on their mechanical properties and the connection to grain boundaries and dislocations. Also the thermodynamic properties of alloys and an introduction to (non-) equilibrium phase transitions is given.

Necessary (examined) Prerequisites: Theory II (Quantum Mechanics)
Theory IV (Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics)
Solid State Physics I

Subject a) Atomic structure, crystals and their defects
b) Elasticity and the most important mechanical properties, hardening mechanisms
c) Alloys and phase diagrams
d) Diffusion
e) Nucleation and grain growth
f) Nonequilibrium phase transitions (Martensite, Bainite)
g) Corrosion
h) Steel, advanced high strength steels
Criteria for evaluation Oral exam testing the understanding of the concepts of material science, and metal physics.
Methods Methods Teaching is done by
deriving important formulas and concepts on the blackboard as well as powerpoint presentations with pdf downloads.

In addition, an excursion to Voest Alpine Stahl is organized in the course of the lecture.

Language English
Study material a) E. Hornbogen · H.Warlimont, Metalle, Springer, Berlin (2006)
b) G. Gottstein, Physical Foundations of Materials Science, Springer (2004)
c) Ashcroft, Neil W, Mermin, N. David, Solid state physics, Harcourt College Publishers, (1976)
c) Charles Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, John Wiley and sons, (1996)
d) J. F. Nye, Physical Properties of Crystals, Oxford Science Publications, (1985)
e) Landau Lifschitz, Bd. 7, Elastizitätstheorie
Changing subject? No
Further information Course is held biannualy (last one: winter term 2011), partly by a colleague from Voest Alpine Stahl (Dr. Ludovik Samek)

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On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment