Lecture: Materials Science

The lecture Materials Science will start in the winter semester 2021/22. It is part of the new international Bachelor Programme Sustainable engineering of Products and Processes.

The lecture will take place each wednesday from 15:00 to 17:30 in the lecture hall PK 11.1, followed by an exercise course from 17:30 to 18:15.
The lecture hall is located in the large red-brick building at Pockelsstraße 11. After entering the main entrance, you can follow the signs to the lecture hall PK 11.1.


Please be aware that the access to the buildings of TU Braunschweig and to the lecture is restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
You have to register in the web-application Intake. Afterwards, you can go to a check-in point on the campus and register your certificate of vaccination or a certificate of recovery (Or, if you are not yet vaccinated, you can register with an official test result.). You get a personal QR-code, which you have to show when entering the buildings or lecture halls of TU Braunschweig. More information can be found here.

The lecture "Materials Science" is divided in two parts. The first part until January 12 will be given by Prof. Rösler from the institute for materials science. The second part starts at January 19 at same place, same time as the first part and is given by Prof. Dilger from the institute of joining and welding.
The script for this lecture can be downloaded from the StudIP-course "Lecture: Materials Science" (you get access to the PDF-file after the first lecture) or can be picked up from the student council; more information will be given in the first lecture by Prof. Rösler.

Contents of both parts:

Introductory course in materials (metals, polymers, ceramics) focusing on:

  • atomic bonding and structure of the materials,
  • elastic and plastic behaviour; stresses, strains and Hook's law; tensile test,
  • dislocations in metals; measures to increase the strength of metals,
  • phase diagrams,
  • processes at high temperatures,
  • oxidation and corrosion.

Study of basic concepts and focusing on the following topics illustrated by application examples:

  • stress and strength,
  • determination of strength by means of materials and components tests (destructive and non-destructive test methods),
  • metallic construction materials (steel, aluminum, magnesium): alloying, producing, properties, application,
  • non-metallic construction materials (plastics, fibre composites): production, properties, application.

Other courses

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