Materials Science 1 (ILV)

Course numberB2.00000.12.100
Course codeWKK 1
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,5
Language of instruction German

Students are able
• to characterize the four important material groups (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites) with regard to their structural composition and to name common and separating material properties of technical structural and functional materials.
• to describe the crystal structure of solid phases by means of essential basic concepts of solid state physics (crystal physics) and they are aware of the real (defect) structure of material structures.
• establish a relationship between real lattice defects and hardening mechanisms.
• To describe the most important tests and experiments in destructive materials testing and to know how real mechanical material properties are determined from these experiments.
• to use the experimentally determined mechanical material parameters for the dimensioning of loaded structural components.

B2.00000.10.040 - Chemistry
B2.00000.10.080 - Physics 1
B2.00000.10.010 - Engineering Mathematics 1

1. Basic concepts of material science
• Materials, material groups (metals, ceramics, plastics or polymers), Material Science
• Material aspects of material groups
(Production and processing of plastics, ceramics and metals)
• Materials science aspects of material groups
(Structure, classification and properties of plastics, ceramics and metals
• History and future of materials (outlook composite materials)
2. Construction of solid phases
• Atoms
• Binding of the atoms and molecules
• Crystals
• Crystal Plasticity
• Lattice defects
• Grain boundaries and homogeneous microstructures
3. Mechanical properties and destructive material testing
• Tensile test
• Creep test
• Compression test
• Bending test
• Torsion test
• Shear test
• Hardness test
• Notch Impact test

  • E. Hornbogen, G. Eggeler, E. Werner: Werkstoffe - Aufbau und Eigenschaften von Keramik-, Metall-, Polymer- und Verbundwerkstoffen, Springer Verlag, 2019.
  • E. Werner, E. Hornbogen, N. Jost, G. Eggeler: Fragen und Antworten zu Werkstoffe, Springer Verlag, 2019.
  • S. Kalpakjian, S. R. Schmid, E. Werner: Werkstofftechnik, Pearson Verlag, 2017.
  • H.-J. Bargel, G. Schulze: Material Science, Springer Verlag, 2008.
  • G. Gottstein: Physikalische basics of Materialkunde, Springer Verlag, 2007.
  • P. Haasen: Physikalische Metallkunde, Springer Verlag, 1994.
  • Oberbach u. a. (Hrsg.): Saechtling Kunststoff-Taschenbuch. 29. Aufl. Carl Hanser Verlag, München 2004.
  • Otto Schwarz: Kunststoffkunde. 7.Aufl. Vogel, Würzburg 2002.
  • Hans Domininghaus: Die Kunststoffe und ihre Eigenschaften. 6. Aufl. Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg 2005.

Integrated course (ILV)