Introduction to Engineering Materials


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunther Eggeler

This series of lectures given during the first semester represents an introduction to the field of materials and imparts an initial impression of the material classes of metals, glass/ceramics, plastics and composite materials. In addition, materials cycles are discussed and procedures used in selecting materials are reviewed. After successfully completing this series of lectures, students are in a position to understand the processes involved when melts solidify after casting and materials are heat treated. These processes determine the formation of the structure of the material and thus define its properties. The students learn how to evaluate the strength of materials; we examine the elastic and plastic mechanical behaviour of materials, the strength of notched and cracked components (fracture mechanics) as well as the mechanical behaviour of materials subjected to alternating loads (fatigue) and to loads at high temperatures (creep). In addition, the corrosion of metallic materials is discussed and a short introduction into the electric and magnetic properties of materials is given.

The series of lectures is presented in the winter semester and takes place on Tuesday afternoons from 2.00 to 5.00 pm.

Lecture Announcement WS18_19:
Grundvorlesung WS18-19.pdf
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