164.161 Materials Science
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to unserstand the material behaviour and properties based on the structure on different scales, and they know the respective testing and investigation methods.

Subject of course

Material Selection: Property and requirement profiles, economical aspects Electronic structure of solids (reciprocal lattice, ); Energy bands (free electron gas, real metals, semiconductors, insulators, ferromagnets), Density of states Structure of materials: bonding, ideal and real structures, lattice efects, .. Relationships structure-properties Mechanical behaviour: elastic and anelastic effects; strength, plasticity/ductility; dynamic and cyclic properties; fatigue endurance strength, fundamentals of fracture mechanics, fracture toughness, threshold, da/dN curves, testing procedures, structural reliability, statistical evaluation. Modification of mechanical properties, role of defects, strengthening mechanisms, practical relevance and application (fundamentals of material treatment, hardening, thermomechanical treatment) Thermal properties: thermal conductivity and diffusivity, thermal expansion Thermoelectric effects Electrical conductivity; relevant parameters; conductors, insulators, semiconductors; superconductors Magnetism, magnetic properties, soft and hard magnets, frequency effects, anisotropy Optical behaviour: reflexivity; transmission; refraction; luminescence Attention: the lecture is held in German language!

Teaching methods

Presentation of the contents by ppt, the files being available to the students in TISS. Free questioning by the students as wel as questions to the auditorium by the lecturers. Presentation of representative samples

Mode of examination




Course dates

Thu13:00 - 17:0003.10.2019Seminarraum BA 02A Materials properties
Thu13:00 - 17:0010.10.2019 - 31.10.2019Seminarraum BA 02A Material Properties
Materials Science - Single appointments
Thu03.10.201913:00 - 17:00Seminarraum BA 02A Materials properties
Thu10.10.201913:00 - 17:00Seminarraum BA 02A Material Properties
Thu17.10.201913:00 - 17:00Seminarraum BA 02A Material Properties
Thu24.10.201913:00 - 17:00Seminarraum BA 02A Material Properties
Thu31.10.201913:00 - 17:00Seminarraum BA 02A Material Properties

Examination modalities

Oral examination at flexible dates and times agreed between students and examiners

Course registration

Not necessary



H. Worch, W. Pompe, W. Schatt: Werkstoffwissenschaften, Wiley-VCH
W.D.Callister, D.G.Rethwisch: Materialwissenschaften und Werkstofftechnik, Wiley-VCH, 2011

Josef Reissner:Werkstoffkunde für Bachelors, Hanser-Verlag 
James F. Shackelford: Werkstofftechnologie für Ingenieure, Pearson-Verlag
W. Bergmann: Werkstofftechnik 1, Hanser Verlag
Anthony R. West: Grundlagen der Festkörperchemie, VCH-Verlag