The student knows the essential material properties. He or she can define the structural characteristics of different material groups and judge the material group of the most common structural materials. The student can explain how the essential properties of materials depend on their structure and evaluate the suitability of materials for different operating conditions
Course contents
1. Material properties
2. Material structures
3. Effect of the structure of materials on their properties
4. Common structural materials
5. Types of mechanical loading and stresses and strains induced by them
6. Materials in structural members
Assessment criteria
Satisfactory
1. The student can define the essential mechanical properties of materials.
2. The student can describe the essential characteristics of the material groups.
3. The student can deduce the essential properties of metals and polymers from their structure.
4. The student can present the essential properties the common metallic and polymer materials.
5. The student recognizes the types of mechanical loading.
6. The student can define normal and shear stress.
Good
1. The student can describe the phase structures of iron-based alloys and their properties.
2. The student can deduce the effect of polymer structural factors on the properties of polymers.
3. The student recognizes ceramic and composite materials and can justify their properties by their structure.
4. The student can calculate the stresses in simple cases of loading.
5. The student can describe the effect of notch size and shape on stress distributions.
6. The student can describe the stress distribution in different types of loading.
Excellent
1. The student can present the essential properties of carbon and silicon materials.
2. The student can explain how the properties of ceramics depend on the fabrication method.
3. The student can take into account the direction of view for the stresses.
4. The student can estimate the consequences of the notch effect on the basis of material properties and type of mechanical loading.
5. The student is able to calculate the stiffness of simple structures.