Module Handbook

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Notes on the module handbook of the department Mechanical and Process Engineering

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Module MV-IMAD-M227-M-7

Durability of light-weight structures (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-IMAD-M227-M-7 Durability of light-weight structures 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-iMAD] Mechanical and Automotive Design
Reference course of study [MV-88.B78-SG] M.Sc. Production Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V MV-IMAD-86258-K-7
Durability of light-weight structures
P 28 h 62 h - - PL1 3.0 WiSe
  • About [MV-IMAD-86258-K-7]: Title: "Durability of light-weight structures"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written or oral examination
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10227 ("Durability of light-weight structures")
    written (60-90 minutes) or oral (20-35 minutes) examination

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • Durability of (massive) formed components: "load-based concepts".
    • Size effects, surface layer, metallurgical notch (tool division plane)
    • Operating loads - numerical and experimental lifetime evaluation (durability vs. fatigue strength; classification methods; linear damage accumulation; test planning, execution, evaluation; operating load simulation test); example: steering knuckle/connecting rod
  • Lifetime of cold-formed sheet metal structures: "strain-based concepts".
    • Stress-strain behaviour; SN curves (strain-based Wöhler lines); Approximate solutions (Standards) and local size effects; example: shock-absorber dome
    • Numerical lifetime prediction; overview of calculation programs
  • Evaluation of manufacturing-related imperfections of primary formed components
    • Evaluation of shrink holes, pores; surface layer influences; example: Wind turbines, grinding tables
    • Non-destructive testing techniques: radiographic and sonic examination
  • Durability assessment of additively manufactured components (PBF-LB/m)
    • Cyclic structural behaviour; surface and size influences
    • Representative structural elements

Competencies / intended learning achievements

  • Durability and fatigue strength can be distinguished
  • Load and strain-based durability concepts can be described
  • Numerical and experimental lifetime prediction can be carried out
  • Relevant calculation programmes and standards are known (overview)
  • Component-related/manufacturing-related influences can be estimated/described


Literature will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)

Recommended: Basic knowledge of vibration theory, materials science and lightweight construction.

Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-IMAD-M227-M-7]

Module-Pool Name
[GS-CVT-ME-2022-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Mechanical Engineering 2022
[GS-CVT-ME-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Mechanical Engineering
[MV-ALLG-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Master allgemein 2022
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein
[MV-FT-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. Fahrzeugtechnik 2022
[MV-FT-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Fahrzeugtechnik
[MV-MatWerk-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. Materialwissenschaften und Werkstofftechnik 2022
[MV-MatWerk-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Materialwissenschaften und Werkstofftechnik
[MV-PE-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. Produktentwicklung 2022
[MV-PE-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Produktentwicklung im Maschinenbau