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Course MV-AWP-86165-K-7

Failure Analysis (2V, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 V Lecture 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2V) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-AWP] Materials Testing
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Types of stress on materials - mechanical, thermal, chemical, tribological stress and combinations thereof
  • Representation of the different micro- and macroscopic fracture characteristics in connection with the previous stress - damage patterns
  • Procedure and execution of a systematic damage analysis (VDI Guideline 3822)
  • Materialographic examination and testing methods
  • Illustrative examples of known cases of damage

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Students are able to
  • carry out a systematic damage analysis in the case of technical damage.
  • name the corresponding technical terms
  • determine the cause(s) of failure in a concrete case of damage
  • avoid comparable damage in future constructions.


  • Grosch, J.: Schadenskunde im Maschinenbau, 4. Auflage 2003, Expert-Verlag
  • Lange, G.: Systematische Beurteilung technischer Schadensfälle, 5. Auflage 2003, Wiley-VCH
  • Hertzberg, W.: Deformation and fracture mechanics of engineering materials, 1995, Wiley
  • Dowling, N.E.: Mechanical behaviour of materials: Engineering methods for deformation, fracture and fatigue, 2. Auflage 1998, Prentice Hill
  • Oettel, H.; Schumann, H.: Metallographie, 14. Auflage 2004, Wiley


Blackboard, projector, slides. For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT-course.

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Materials science subjects and interest in technical damage.


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-AWP-86165-K-7]

Module Name Context
[MV-AWP-221-M-7] Failure Analysis P: Obligatory 2V, 3.0 LP
[PHY-SP-6-M-7] Schwerpunktmodul Metallische Werkstoffe WP: Obligation to choose 2V, 3.0 LP