Course Syllabus for

Material and Process Selection
Material- och metodval

MMT015F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2014
Decided by: FN3/Per Tunestål
Date of establishment: 2014-02-18

General Information

Division: Productions and Materials Engineering
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: MMT015
Teaching language: Swedish


Material and process selection is a complex field of subject. The course communicates an applied methodology within material and process selection. After the course, the participants will be able to use a stringent methodology regarding material and process selection to meet specified product requirements using the software CES EduPack.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The art of material and process selection is a complex field of subject. Finding the most suitable materials and processes for a specified product requires a stringent procedure and knowledge from different engineering areas. The course aims to give applied skills regarding methodology to perform advanced material and process selection through presented theories and by use of a software tool (CES EduPack). The software consists of comprehensive databases covering material and process related data important to perform an optimized selection. Parameters and properties that determine the final choice of material can for example be mechanical loads, chemical environment, operating temperature etc. The selected material and the product design determine possible manufacturing processes. The outline of the course is: definitions and terminology design and design process engineering materials and their properties material property charts methodology during material and process selection The course consists of a number of given lectures and exercises. However, a major part of the course is to individually perform compulsory exercises, computer modelling and projects.

Course Literature

Ashby, M. F.: Materials Selection in Mechanical Design. Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2011. ISBN 9781856176637.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars, laboratory exercises, exercises, project

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, written assignments, seminars given by participants
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Further Information

Course coordinator Lanny Kirkhorn Examiner Jan-Eric Ståhl

Course Occasion Information

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