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Module MV-WKK-M134-M-7

Cyclic Deformation Behaviour II (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-WKK-M134-M-7 Cyclic Deformation Behaviour II 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-WKK] Materials Science and Engineering
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-WKK-86152-K-7
Cyclic Deformation Behaviour II
P 28 h 62 h - - PL1 3.0 SuSe
  • About [MV-WKK-86152-K-7]: Title: "Cyclic Deformation Behaviour II"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written or oral examination
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10134 ("Cyclic Deformation Behaviour II")
    Written (90 minutes) or oral (25 - 35 minutes) examination

Evaluation of grades

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


In addition to the classical fatigue processes under constant amplitude loadings at constant temperature treated in the lecture “Fatigue of Metallic Materials I”, numerous technical components are subject to more complex cyclic stress states. These are (i) thermomechanical fatigue due to temporally and spatially variable temperatures, e.g., caused by start-stop processes of facilities operated at high temperatures, (ii) ultra-high cycle fatigue with load cycles beyond the typical fatigue limits at 106 to 107 cycles and (iii) fatigue with load amplitudes and frequencies that change over the service life. In-depth knowledge of the material behavior under such complex loads, and of suitable modeling approaches, is essential for the safe design of a large number of safety-relevant components in mechanical and process engineering.

The lecture first gives an overview of the technical background and experimental investigation of these complex variants of fatigue loading. Then the material behavior in case of thermomechanical fatigue, ultra-high cycle fatigue and variable amplitudes is presented and discussed. The focus here is on understanding the interactions of complex fatigue loadings, microstructure, deformation and damage mechanisms and service life. On this basis, models for service life assessment for the considered types of fatigue loading are presented and evaluated, using exemplary test results.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

The students are able
  • on the level of subject matter expertise:
    • to describe thermomechanical fatigue processes, ultra-high cycle fatigue as well as variable amplitude loadings in components
    • to describe appropriate experimental approaches for the characterization of the material behavior under these load types in laboratory tests
    • to assign and analyze the microstructural damage mechanisms occurring under the considered loading conditions depending on the type of material
    • to describe model approaches for the service life prediction under these types of fatigue loading
  • on the level of methodological expertise:
    • to evaluate these modeling approaches with regard to their suitability against the background of the type of loading and the associated damage processes


Will be announced during the course.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)



Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-WKK-M134-M-7]

Module-Pool Name
[MV-ALLG-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Master allgemein 2022
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein
[MV-CE-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. Computational Engineering 2022
[MV-CE-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Computational Engineering
[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