IMAK6002 - Metal alloys and mechanical properties


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 2 hours

Course content

Laboratory part: Mechanical testing (tensile testing and hardness measurements)

Theoretical part:

  • Crystal structures
  • Fractures, elastic modulus, dislocations and mechanical properties
  • Mechanical testing
  • Simple binary phase diagrams
  • Metal alloys, focusing on aluminium and steel alloys and their differences in properties and use

Learning outcome

The candidate has

  • A fundamental knowledge of the structure of materials, and how this affects properties and uses
  • An overview of the mechanical properties of materials
  • Fundamental knowledge of materials testing
  • Can plan and execute tensile testing and hardness measurements of different metals and report the results from mechanical testing
  • Can evaluate the results from mechanical testing

Learning methods and activities

There will be lectures and laboratory work in the physical seminar as well as individual preparations and work ahead of the seminar (65 hours total work including self-study). Teaching in the seminar can include lectures, group work, discussions, work in the materials laboratory and theoretical exercises. The self-study preparations ahead of the seminar will be based on interactive resources and digital meetings. The whole course may be held digitally if required for infection control.

Compulsory activities:

  • Compulsory participation in the physical seminar. Minimum 50% participation in the digital seminars.
  • Compulsory exercises in connection with the interactive learning resources
  • Compulsory reports from the laboratory work

Compulsory assignments

  • Oblig
  • Oblig 2
  • Oblig 3

Further on evaluation

One evaluation, written home exam. All compulsory activities must be approved to get a grade. Compulsory activities are written exercises, lab reports and 100% participation in the physical seminar. The number of compulsory exercises will be given at the start of the course.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMT4240 2.5 AUTUMN 2022
TMT4171 2.5 AUTUMN 2022
TMT4170 2.5 AUTUMN 2022
TMT4185 2.5 AUTUMN 2022
TMT4186 2.5 AUTUMN 2022
TMAK1002 2.5 AUTUMN 2022
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Version: 1
Credits:  2.5 SP
Study level: Further education, lower degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Process Metallurgy
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Department with administrative responsibility
Pro-Rector for Education


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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