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Bachelor

Content:

Introduction:
Overview of materials.

Structure of materials:
Atomic structure, bonding types, atomic bonds, crystal structure, defects in crystalline structures, amorphous and partially crystalline structures, solidification mechanisms, mechanical properties.

Alloying:
Element concentrations, phases and microstructures, state diagrams, law of lever arms, binary and ternary metal alloys.

Material testing:
Tensile test on metals and polymer materials, hardness test methods, notched bar impact test, fatigue.

Polymer materials:
Generation of macromolecular chains, principles of macromolecules, polymer material classes, properties and selection.

The following lab courses are currently offered:

V1: Tensile deformation behaviour of metallic materials
V2: Tensile deformation behaviour of polymer materials
V3: Hardness test
V4: Charpy notched bar impact test
V5: Optical stress analysis
V6: Light microscopic microstructural analysis of hypoeutectoid steels
V7: Fatigue
V8: Material surface topography

Content:

Austenite transformation: 
hardenability of steels.

Residual stresses. 

Selected heat treatments.

Important construction materials:
Structural steels, heat-treatable steels, case-hardening steels, nitriding steels, low-temperature materials, high-temperature materials, polymers, ceramic materials, wood, vulcanized fibre.   

Coatings:
Thin film technology (PVD, CVD). 

Deformation behaviour at high temperatures:
Creep.

Fatigue.

Content:

Introduction to materials testing.

Differentiation between non-destructive and destructive test methods.

Measuring methods and transducers. 

Interaction between structure and sensor.

Deformation behaviour caused by fatigue.

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Master

Content:

Introduction into durability growth concepts and their implication on warranty costs & profit.

Dynamic loading of structures and components.

Load data and time-history analyses. 

Operational stresses and counting methods.

Load/stress spectrum.

Computation of damage and damage accumulation.

Major parameters in structural durability: materials selection, manufacturing processes, operational loads, component design and joining technology.

Experimental methods for structural durability.

Numerical simulation for structural durability. 

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The following lab courses are currently offered:

V1: Optical stress analysis

V2: Notch tensile test

V3: X-ray diffractometry

V4: Fatigue

Bachelor BbB

Content:

Introduction:
Overview of materials.

Structure of materials:
Atomic structure, bonding types, atomic bonds, crystal structure, defects in crystalline structures, amorphous and partially crystalline structures, solidification mechanisms, mechanical properties.

Alloying:
Element concentrations, phases and microstructures, state diagrams, law of lever arms, binary and ternary metal alloys.

Material testing:
Tensile test on metals and polymer materials, hardness test methods, notched bar impact test, fatigue.

Polymer materials:
Generation of macromolecular chains, principles of macromolecules, polymer material classes, properties and selection.

The following lab courses are currently offered:

V1: Tensile deformation behaviour of metallic materials
V2: Hardness test
V3: Charpy notched bar impact test
V4: Light microscopic microstructural analysis of hypoeutectoid steels

 

Projects to improve the quality of teaching

The following projects could be realized with SQL subsidies of the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern: