MAT104 Structures and Properties of Engineering Materials

Code MAT104
Name Structures and Properties of Engineering Materials
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Machine Building
Academic staff Jānis Ozoliņš, Gatis Muižnieks, Guntis Strautmanis, Valentīna Strautmane
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The role of engineering materials in technology. Types of materials: metals, polymers, ceramics, glass and composites. Structural levels of materials. Interconnection of structure and properties. Mechanical testing. Engineering properties of materials and methods of processing. Recycling. Principles of material selection..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
1. Ensure implementation of study courses "Auto transport" and "Mechanical Engineering Mechanics'’. 2. Give the opportunity to acquire engineering material properties, structure analysis, and make a rational material choice. 3. Ensure study results, necessary skills and competence acquisition.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Knowledge that allows the student to formulate the main engineering material features and options. Explain the mechanical properties and technological opportunities of engineering materials. - Test, laboratory work, term paper. Exam
Identify the types of material handling and fractures. Provide examples of the use of certain materials - Test, laboratory work, term paper. Exam
Understanding that allows to design machine parts, rational choice of materials. Describe the chosen material structure and property compliance to national standard. - Test, laboratory work, term paper. Exam
Compare different material handling options and determine the damage, causes of fractures. - Test, laboratory work, term paper. Exam
Course prerequisites Physics

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