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308.140 Examination of material failures in production plants
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to identify failure characteristics based on visual examination, metallurgy, fractography and mechanical tests and to unambiguously derive failure causes on construction components

Subject of course

Material failures of productions plants will be presented, which are focused on mechanical and thermal overload, corrosion, selected welding problems, applied materials science and fracture mechanics. Further applied testing methods and corrective measures for failure prevention are covered.

Teaching methods

Explanation and appraisal of metallurgical failure characteristics during presentations as well as discussion and deduction of failure causes on the basis of case studies.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Further information: please contact me wolfgang.havlik@gmx.at or on my mobile +43 660 1114550



Course dates

Mon08:00 - 18:0015.04.2024Seminarraum BA 10B - MB VO308.140 Werkstoffschäden
Tue08:00 - 18:0016.04.2024Seminarraum BA 10B - MB VO308.140 Werkstoffschäden
Wed08:00 - 18:0017.04.2024Seminarraum Lehar 02 VO308.140 Werkstoffschäden
Thu08:00 - 18:0018.04.2024 (LIVE)VO308.140 Werkstoffschäden
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Oral exam subsequent to the blocked lecture or if necessary further along the line on appointment. During the exam failure causes of fractured components have to be identified.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.03.2024 08:00 15.04.2024 23:00 15.04.2024 23:00

Registration modalities

Please register by TISS or by wolfgang.havlik@gmx.at (+43 660 1114550)


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 434 Materials Sciences Not specified
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Elective
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Elective


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Accompanying courses

Continuative courses