TMM4140 - Mechanical Behaviour of Materials


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 40/100
Written examination 60/100 4 hours D

Course content

This course discusses the basics of mechanics and of materials science with the objective of rationalizing, predicting, modifying and describing the response of materials to stress. The focus is the correlation between structure-property-performance. The course starts with the correlation between stresses and strains in the elastic regime, followed by the theories of plasticity and failure. It concentrates on the physics of deformation and its interaction with the microstructure. The course also considers the different mechanisms of strengthening of metals through grain refining, alloying with interstitial and substitutional solutes, precipitates, second-phase, etc.

Learning outcome

- Advanced knowledge about micro-macro relationships and theory of plasticity in relation to plastic forming and fracture.
- Knowledge about fracture mechanics and fatigue.
- Apply the basic knowledge on the materials groups aluminium, steel and stainless steel.

- Perform FE analysis of plastic deformation in metals.
- Perform fracture mechanics analysis.
- Carry out Case in cooperation with other students and plan, perform and present the results.

General competence:
- General competence in mechanics of materials with an in-depth understanding of the quantitative relationships characterizing the properties of the materials.
- Can cooperate and have a good understanding of cooperative working procedures.

Learning methods and activities

The teaching is based upon lectures, exercises and team work. The students work in teams on three cases, and 40% of the final grade is based on the achievements from these cases. Laboratory exercises are included in the cases. The first case is introduced the first week of the semester, and the students are kindly asked to show up the first week. Assessment for the course is partially based on group projects. If significant differences in the contributions from group members have been documented, individual adjustment of final grading may be considered. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Will be specified in the first lecture

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO2035 7.5


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Work 40/100
Summer KONT Work 40/100
Spring ORD Written examination 60/100 D 2017-05-22 09:00 K3 , E5 , Møterom 8
Summer KONT Oral examination 60/100 2017-08-14
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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