MSE-422 / 4 credits

Teacher: Leinenbach Christian

Language: English


Summary

This course covers the metallurgy, processing and properties of modern high-performance metals and alloys (e.g. advanced steels, Ni-base, Ti-base, High Entropy Alloys etc.). In addition, the principles of computational alloy design as well as approaches for a sustainable metallurgy will be addressed

Content

Keywords

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Metals and Alloys, Thermodynamics for Materials Science; Phase Transformations; Deformation of Materials; fundamental courses in physics

Recommended courses

Fracture of materials; Corrosion and protection of metals

Important concepts to start the course

Understanding phase diagrams and phase transformations; deformation of metals and strengthening mechanisms

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Sketch the general physical and mechanical properties of the most relevant metals and alloys
  • Sketch the correlation between composition, microstructure and properties for the main alloy classes
  • Propose adequate metals and alloys for a given set of requirements and applications
  • Judge the veracity of tabulated values in Handbooks

Transversal skills

  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Write a scientific or technical report.
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.
  • Evaluate one's own performance in the team, receive and respond appropriately to feedback.

Teaching methods

Ex-Cathedra, exercises, case studies

Expected student activities

  • Attendance at lectures
  • Completion of exercices
  • Completion of two smaller case studies in groups of 3-4 students; this includes a short written report for each case study

Assessment methods

Two student case studies during the semester (25% each), one oral exam (50%)

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

Prerequisite for

Master's Project; life in industry.

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Advanced metallurgy
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Advanced metallurgy
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12  CE1103  
12-13    
13-14     
14-15  INM10  
15-16  INM10  
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Wednesday, 11h - 13h: Lecture CE1103

Wednesday, 14h - 15h: Exercise, TP INM10

Wednesday, 15h - 16h: Lecture INM10