Industrial Material Selection, 6 credits (TMKM14)

Industriella materialval, 6 hp

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Mattias Calmunge
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 1, 1 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Engineering Materials, Solid Mechanics.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student will

  • show understanding the interactions between design, processing and material.
  • show understanding of a material selection based on the internal structure of the material.
  • be able to do a systematic and sustainable materials selection based on the methods presented in the course.
  • show awareness of the environmental impact of the materials selection throughout components life cycle.
  • be able to use materials selection as a tool in the design process.

Course content

Computer exercises in systematic and sustainable materials selection. Material properties. Material indices. Project work with case studies of materials selection.

Teaching and working methods

The course contains lectures, tutorials and project work.


UPG2Hand-in-assignmentU, G1 credits
KTR1Written testU, G2 credits
PRA1Project assignmentU, 3, 4, 53 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: Deformation and Fracture, New Materials, Polymers and Lightweight materials.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling


Mattias Calmunge

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Michael F. Ashby., Materials Selection in Mechanical Design

Additional literature


Michael F. Ashby., Materials Selection in Mechanical Design
UPG2 Hand-in-assignment U, G 1 credits
KTR1 Written test U, G 2 credits
PRA1 Project assignment U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits

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