Course code TBM200

TBM200 Materials Science and Engineering

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Showing course contents for the educational year starting in 2014 .

Course responsible: Johan Andersen
Teachers: Bjørn Brenna, Jon Terje Asper, Tore Ensby, Gunnar Torp
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:


Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2005H
Preferential right:

Students whom are joining the course for the first time have priority on the lab.

Students on M-BA, M-IØ and M-MPP have priority

Course contents:
The course contains 4 hours of lectures and theoretical exercises, plus 2 hours of laboratory exercises per week. Key content of the course is atomary bonds, crystals, phase-diagrams, reaction-speed, microstructures, metallography, deformation and failure, thermomechanical treatment of materials, metals, polymers, composites and wood. Furthermore, gluing, welding and other methods are discussed, as well as the most common corrosive processes for materials and metals.
Learning outcome:

The properties of materials are dependent on chemical composition and structural patterns. The main goal of the course is to give the students basic knowledge to see this in context, and be able to investigate further into literature about the structure of specific materals, properties, strength and utilisation. Furthermore, the students will have gained knowledge about standardised test methods for materials and key properties for calculation of strength/durability.

Learning activities:
Central chapters in the literature covering materials and materials technology are lectured. The students are trained in specific subjects which are lectured during theoretical exercises and laboratory exercises. The laboratory exercises are concentrated on procedures for measuring key properties of materials, analysing results, reporting as well as studies of microstructures. The course contains a one-day excursion to materials industry. Granta Ces Edupack program for material selection and learning.
Teaching support:
The responsible teacher is available for support and guidance in ordinary working hours, and can also be reached by e-mail.
William D. Callister, Jr. Materials Science and Engineering, an introduction. Written material which is distributed during lectures/exercises.


Recommended prerequisites:
FYS110 - Statics, TBM120 - Mechanics of Materials and Structural Engineering Basics, KJM100 - Basic Chemistry(Basic course in chemistry.
Mandatory activity:
Approved laboratory exercises.
Written examination, 3 hours counts 0.75 and one written test counts 0.25.
Nominal workload:
Lectures with homework: ca. 100 hours. Exercises with homework: ca. 125 hours. Laboratory exercises with homework: ca. 75 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures and exercises: 50 hours, 4 hours per week. Laboratory exercises: 24 hours, 2 hours per week. Business visits: 10 hours.
Similar courses can be found at some of the university colleges and at NTNU, and will be approved for students who are admitted at higher level.
The course content, exercises and tests are discussed with the examiner as part of the preparations for the course and as quality control. A written form that explains criteria and procedures for the assessment of the students¿ performances is filled in and follows the results of the written examination.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått