308.130 Damage analyses
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, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form
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  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to systematically investigate the source of materials failure and which loading conditions have lead to a specific failure mode. The student are capable of relating the characteristics of a fracture surface to the cause of the materials failure.

Subject of course

Typical appearances of damage of materials and components Damage mechanisms Methods of analyses of damage in material and components; Case studies

Teaching methods

Metallography; Electron microscopy; case studies

Mode of examination


Additional information

Jede Übungsgruppe behandelt einen idividuellen Schadensgegenstand. Die Teilnehmer sind dazu aufgerufen, wenn sie Zugang zu einem Schadensteil haben, dieses zur Übungs mitzubringen. Es sollte sich um eine metallisches Bauteil mit Riss oder Bruchfläche handeln und nicht allzu groß sein (zB Bauteilquerschnitt kleiner ca d=50mm, l=500mm, oder in äquivalenter Größe). Eine Entscheidung ob dieses mitgebrachte Bauteil während der Übungseinheiten untersucht werden kann, wird nach der Erstsichtung entschieden. Sie können auch Bilder des Schadensteiles per Email an -      christian.zaruba@tuwien.ac.at    - senden.



Course dates

Thu09:00 - 13:0006.10.2022GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Schadensanalyse
Mon14:00 - 17:0016.01.2023GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Schadensanalyse Präsentation
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Participation during case study; Final presentation of the results

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
19.09.2022 10:00 06.10.2022 12:00 21.10.2022 23:59

Registration modalities

For this course we can only offer 30 practice places. If there are more than 30 participants, we reserve the right to make allocation of available places depending on whether the / the Interested / already has successfully completed one of the following LVAs:

LU 308.861 (Material Testing 1 - 308 123 earlier),

VU 308.129 (material characterization and non-destructive testing)

LU 161.006 (Chemical Technology of Inorganic Materials)


Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
VU308.130 Schadensanalyse Gruppe 112.10.2022 09:0012.10.2022 14:00
VU308.130 Schadensanalyse Gruppe 212.10.2022 09:0012.10.2022 13:00
VU308.130 Schadensanalyse Gruppe 312.10.2022 09:0012.10.2022 13:00
VU308.130 Schadensanalyse Gruppe 412.10.2022 09:0012.10.2022 13:00
VU308.130 Schadensanalyse Gruppe 512.10.2022 09:0012.10.2022 13:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 434 Materials Sciences
066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 473 Chemical and Process Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 658 Chemie und Technologie der Materialien


A script for the course will be posted online via TISS the week before the course.

Previous knowledge

Materials Science and technology of metallic materials