164.161 Materials Science
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
Lecture TubeTUWEL


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to unserstand the material behaviour and properties based on the structure on different scales, and they know the respective testing and investigation methods.

Subject of course

Material Selection: Property and requirement profiles, economical aspects Electronic structure of solids (reciprocal lattice, ); Energy bands (free electron gas, real metals, semiconductors, insulators, ferromagnets), Density of states Structure of materials: bonding, ideal and real structures, lattice efects, .. Relationships structure-properties Mechanical behaviour: elastic and anelastic effects; strength, plasticity/ductility; dynamic and cyclic properties; fatigue endurance strength, fundamentals of fracture mechanics, fracture toughness, threshold, da/dN curves, testing procedures, structural reliability, statistical evaluation. Modification of mechanical properties, role of defects, strengthening mechanisms, practical relevance and application (fundamentals of material treatment, hardening, thermomechanical treatment) Thermal properties: thermal conductivity and diffusivity, thermal expansion Thermoelectric effects Electrical conductivity; relevant parameters; conductors, insulators, semiconductors; superconductors Magnetism, magnetic properties, soft and hard magnets, frequency effects, anisotropy Optical behaviour: reflexivity; transmission; refraction; luminescence Attention: the lecture is held in German language!

Teaching methods

Presentation of the contents by ppt, the files being available to the students in TISS. Free questioning by the students as wel as questions to the auditorium by the lecturers. Presentation of representative samples

Mode of examination




Course dates

13:00 - 15:0006.10.2022 - 07.10.2022Seminarraum Lehar 01 VO Materials Science (Comas-Vives)
13:00 - 15:0013.10.2022 - 14.10.2022Seminarraum BA 02A VO Materials Science (Weil)
13:00 - 15:0020.10.2022 - 21.10.2022Seminarraum BA 02C VO Materials Science (Gierl-Mayer)
13:00 - 15:0027.10.2022 - 28.10.2022Seminarraum BA 02A VO Materials Science (De Oro)
Thu13:00 - 15:0003.11.2022Seminarraum BA 02A Material Science (Gierl-MAer)
Fri10:00 - 12:0004.11.2022Seminarraum BA 02A Material Science (Gierl-Maier)
Materials Science - Single appointments
Thu06.10.202213:00 - 15:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 VO Materials Science (Comas-Vives)
Fri07.10.202213:00 - 15:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 VO Materials Science (Comas-Vives)
Thu13.10.202213:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BA 02A VO Materials Science (Weil)
Fri14.10.202213:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BA 02A VO Materials Science (Weil)
Thu20.10.202213:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BA 02C VO Materials Science (Gierl-Mayer)
Fri21.10.202213:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BA 02C VO Materials Science (Gierl-Mayer)
Thu27.10.202213:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BA 02A VO Materials Science (De Oro)
Fri28.10.202213:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BA 02A VO Materials Science (De Oro)
Thu03.11.202213:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BA 02A Material Science (Gierl-MAer)
Fri04.11.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 02A Material Science (Gierl-Maier)

Examination modalities

Es werden regelmäßig Prüfungstermine angeboten, bitte selbständig eintragen.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed00:00 - 00:0030.11.2022 BB01 M25 (Büro CGM)oral20.10.2022 12:00 - 25.11.2022 00:00TISSWS 2022 Termin 1
Mon13:00 - 16:0019.12.2022 BB01 M25 (Büro CGM)oral20.10.2022 18:00 - 15.12.2022 00:00TISSWS 2022 Termin 2
Tue00:00 - 00:0024.01.2023 BB01 M25 (Büro CGM)oral20.10.2022 12:00 - 19.01.2023 00:00TISSWS 2022 Termin 3

Course registration

Not necessary



H. Worch, W. Pompe, W. Schatt: Werkstoffwissenschaften, Wiley-VCH
W.D.Callister, D.G.Rethwisch: Materialwissenschaften und Werkstofftechnik, Wiley-VCH, 2011

Josef Reissner:Werkstoffkunde für Bachelors, Hanser-Verlag 
James F. Shackelford: Werkstofftechnologie für Ingenieure, Pearson-Verlag
W. Bergmann: Werkstofftechnik 1, Hanser Verlag
Anthony R. West: Grundlagen der Festkörperchemie, VCH-Verlag