Materials Science and Engineering Lab Course

  • type: Praktikum (P)
  • chair: KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Maschinenbau
    KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Maschinenbau - Institut für Angewandte Materialien - Werkstoffkunde
  • semester: SS 2021
  • lecturer: Prof. Dr. Astrid Pundt
    Dr.-Ing. Jens Gibmeier
    Dr. Karl-Heinz Lang
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Heilmaier
    Dr.-Ing. Stefan Dietrich
  • sws: 3
  • lv-no.: 3174016
  • information: Blended (On-Site/Online)

Performing and evaluating of laboratory experiments in the following topics:

Mechanical testing of materials
Nonmetallic materials
Microstructure and properties
Cyclic loading / fatigue
Influence of manufacturing technique on materials

learning objectives:

The students are able to describe the relationship between atomic structure, microscopical observations, and properties of solid materials.

The students can name standard materials characterization methods and can describe the execution of the tests as well as the evaluation of the results. The students are able to asses materials on base of the data obtained by these methods.

The students are capable to select appropriate experiments to clarify probelms regarding the materials behaviour. They can describe the experimental procedures and can carry out experiments. They can derive material properties from data gained in experiments. They can interpret these properties regarding microstructure-propety-relations.

Materials Science and Engineering I & II

regular attendance: 22 hours
self-study: 68 hours 

Language of instructionEnglish


Shackelford, J.F.
Werkstofftechnologie für Ingenieure
Verlag Pearson Studium, 2005

Organisational issues

Registration required. Note announcements (MSE lecture and IAM-WK bulletin board)