164.296 Selection and evaluation of materials and processes
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to select and evaluate materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, natural materials, composites, etc.) according to the application as well as production processes. A special focus is also on eco-design, so that students are able to assess the impact on the environment.

Subject of course

Critical assessment of all steps during the design process of parts, starting from selection of a suitable production process, thru the selection of a boundary conditions of a material, that are necessary to manufacture a part. Material specifications, economic and technical aspects, costs, life-cycle-costs, availability of materials and aco-design requirements are incorporated in the assessement and selection of materials and their technoloical production processes. All classes of materials like metals, ceramics, polymers and bio-materials are considered. Practical experience should be accumulated by means of case studies.

Teaching methods

After teaching the necessary basics, case studies will be worked on, with the help of relevant databases.

Mode of examination


Additional information

ATTENTION: Restriction on the number of participants!!!

We ask that you take your laptop/tablet etc. with you in order to be able to install the database software and use it on site.



Course dates

Thu14:00 - 16:0011.01.2024 - 25.01.2024Seminarraum BA 02C VU
Tue15:00 - 17:0016.01.2024 - 23.01.2024Seminarraum BA 02C VU
Thu10:00 - 12:0018.01.2024Seminarraum BA 02C VU
Selection and evaluation of materials and processes - Single appointments
Thu11.01.202414:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 02C VU
Tue16.01.202415:00 - 17:00Seminarraum BA 02C VU
Thu18.01.202410:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 02C VU
Tue23.01.202415:00 - 17:00Seminarraum BA 02C VU
Thu25.01.202414:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 02C VU

Examination modalities

Presentation of a case study of your choice

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
29.06.2023 00:00 05.12.2023 00:00 06.12.2023 00:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 490 Technical Chemistry Mandatory elective


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