Materials in Engineering Applications (MEA)

The automotive,  offshore, maritime, medical  and various other industries all depend on advanced materials technologies. Indeed, innovations in these fields often require materials that must meet contradictory, nearly impossible demands. In this specialisation you will learn how to optimise materials for engineering applications by considering  properties with respect to aspects such as production, joining, corrosion and failure. Alternatives for materials processing and the effect of this processing on properties will be addressed.

This Specialisation Course comprises the following obligatory modules:

  • Science of Failure (MS43100)
  • Corrosion Engineering (MS43120)

Furthermore at least three of the following modules should be taken:

  • Determination of Microstructures (MS43801)
  • Joining Technologies (MS43110)
  • Advanced Characterisation (MS43210)
  • Materials Selection for Engineering Applications (MS43115)

Finally, up to 20 EC of elective modules should be chosen.

Examples of graduation projects

  • Investigation of the coarse grained heat-affected zone microstructure and hardness of multipass welded X65 linepipe steel;
  • On the mechanism(s) of sour gas corrosion on corrosion resistant alloys in oil and gas environments with elemental sulphur exposure;
  • Thermomechanical fatigue of SiMo cast iron used in truck engines;
  • Minimisation of component distortion during welding;
  • Fracture test development for automotive forming and crash.

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    - Organization: Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
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