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Course module: 202000116
Materials Science 2
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000116
Credits (ECTS)2
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact T.C. Bor
Examiner T.C. Bor
Contactperson for the course T.C. Bor
dr. G.G.M. Stoffels
Academic year2022
Starting block
RemarksPart of module 3 B-ME
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Number of insufficient tests0
Learning objectives Materials Sciences 2
After the course the student should be able to:
  1. Predict the microstructure of simple iron alloys and other alloys with reference to phase diagrams and time-temperature-transformation diagrams;
  2. Explain the course of phase transitions such as solidification, precipitation and martensite formation;
  3. Explain how and why the microstructure of iron, steel and other alloys needs to be modified to ensure reliable material behavior at very high and low temperatures;
  4. Recognize the main corrosion mechanisms and suggest possible ways of preventing corrosion.

This is a part of module 3, ME 3 Energy and Sustainability of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering.. See here for the complete description of the module.
Content Materials Sciences 2
For the design and manufacturing of installations and tools it is important that the right material is selected. Only then a designed product works properly. But how do you choose well? Where does the choice depend on?
There are various materials classes, such as metals, plastics, ceramics and composite materials, each with their own pros and cons. But within each class hundreds of materials are available. Materials Science 1 and 2 provide insight and background information to make a responsible material selection. By understanding how materials are built up (material structure) and how the materials react to the conditions of use (constant/varying applied stress, low/high  temperature, environment, etc.), it becomes clear in which direction to go. An advanced computer program helps in making the material selection.
The importance of the relationship between materials, properties and production methods was presented in Materials Science 1 and this relation is further elaborated in Materials Science 2. Much attention is paid to iron and steel alloys, phase transformations and various heat treatments. In addition, materials applied at relatively low and high temperature materials are studied. Finally, the causes and effects of (high temperature) oxidation and corrosion are discussed.

 Non-ME students can take this course if they meet the entry requirements.

Assumed previous knowledge
Materials Science 1 (part of Module 2 of Mechanical Engineering Bachelor) or comparable
Module 3
Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
Required materials
Materials Science and Engineering, an Introduction (10th edition) ISBN: 9781119453918
Distributed on Canvas
Recommended materials
Instructional modes

Presence dutyYes


Self study without assistance


Exam Materials Science 2

Practical Materials Science 2

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