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Before choosing course

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MH2043 (Spring 2011–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The concept of high performance materials. Chemical, thermal and mechanical response of high performance materials. Mechanical properties of materials including: plastic deformation of pure metals, hardening mechanisms in alloys. The concept of materials design. Thermodynamics, phase diagrams and diffusion. The use of simulation software (Thermo-Calc, Dictra, Matlab) in materials design. Project work on an industrially relevant problem.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course the student will be able to:

  • Design the structure and mechanical properties of a high-performance alloy using theory in thermodynamics, kinetics and mechanical properties.
  • Experimentally verify the structure and mechanical properties of the theoretically designed high-performance alloy.
  • Conduct a project work in a structured way including project planning, problem solving, analysis and reporting (written and oral).

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MH2038 Micro and Nano-structures in Materials.

MH2040 and MH2041 Applied Thermodynamics and Kinetics Part 1 and 2.

 MH2032 Mechanical properties of materials

Recommended prerequisites

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Material handed out

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • NÄR1 - Attendance, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MH2043

Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study

Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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