308.879 Science and Technology of Aluminum Processing
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the domains of wrought and cast aluminum alloys, their applications and limits of their use.

Using physical metallurgy, students will be able to analyze the effects of alloying additions, the key parameters involved in the casting and solidification of cast alloys, and the mechanisms that occur during deformation in the manufacturing process of various Al-wrought alloys. In addition, they get an overview of aluminum failure mechanisms such as corrosion and fatigue.

The acquired knowledge provides students a good foundation for working in the aluminum industries or for research in the fields related to aluminum alloys.

Subject of course

  • Introduction to Aluminum
  • Physical Metallurgy and the Effect of Alloying Additions in Aluminum Alloys
  • Recrystallization and Grain Growth
  • Metallurgy of heat treatment and general principles of precipitation hardening
  • Ingot casting and casthouse metallurgy of aluminum and its alloys
  • Rolling of Aluminum, Extrusion, Forging and Aluminum Welding
  • Introduction to modeling the kinetics of precipitation and strengthening in Aluminum alloys

Teaching methods

Different case studies  will be analyse and discussed.


Mode of examination



  • Falahati, Ahmad


Examination modalities

1) oral exam

2) Quiz questions 

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.09.2021 09:00 20.10.2021 23:00 20.10.2021 23:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
ALG For all Students


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

308.862 Werkstoffkunde metallischer Werkstoffe (Fundamental knowledge of the microstructure of metallic materials is required.)