308.140 Examination of material failures in production plants
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to identify failure characteristics based on visual examination, metallurgy, fractography and mechanical tests and to unambiguously derive failure causes on construction components

Subject of course

Material failures of productions plants will be presented, which are focused on mechanical and thermal overload, corrosion, selected welding problems, applied materials science and fracture mechanics. Further applied testing methods and corrective measures for failure prevention are covered.

Teaching methods

Explanation and appraisal of metallurgical failure characteristics during presentations as well as discussion and deduction of failure causes on the basis of case studies.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Further information: please contact me wolfgang.havlik@gmx.at or on my mobile +43 660 1114550



Course dates

Mon08:00 - 17:0004.04.2022 Zoom Meeting-ID: 967 3618 1420 (LIVE)Vorlesung Online
Tue08:00 - 17:0005.04.2022 Zoom Meeting-ID: 967 3618 1420 (LIVE)Vorlesung Online
Wed08:00 - 17:0006.04.2022 Zoom Meeting-ID: 967 3618 1420 (LIVE)Vorlesung Online
Thu08:00 - 16:3007.04.2022 Zoom Meeting-ID: 967 3618 1420 (LIVE)Vorlesung Online
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Oral exam subsequent to the blocked lecture or if necessary further along the line on appointment. During the exam failure causes of fractured components have to be identified.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.03.2022 08:00 03.04.2022 23:00 03.04.2022 23:00

Registration modalities

Please register by TISS or by wolfgang.havlik@gmx.at (+43 660 1114550)



Lecture notes for this course are available.

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Continuative courses