Course code MašZ5029

Credit points 3

Technological Testing of Materials

Total Hours in Course81

Number of hours for lectures12

Number of hours for laboratory classes12

Independent study hours57

Date of course confirmation19.11.2014

Responsible UnitInstitute of Engineering and Energetics

Course developer

author Inženiertehnikas un enerģētikas institūts

Gunārs Vērdiņš

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

The aim of the study course is to get acquainted with the classification of technological tests of different materials, the specifics of tests of products of different assortment. Acquires methods of testing sheets, pipes, wires, rod-like materials, acquires an idea of technological tests of various types of joints, gets acquainted with methods and standards for determining the weldability, malleability, pourability, toughness, machinability of metals.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge of the types of technological testing of various materials and assortments made from them. Assessment - test.
Skills to apply the acquired knowledge in solving specific theoretical and production tasks. Assessment - test and laboratory work reports.

Competence to use knowledge and skills in non-standard situations and in the development of original technological tests. Assessment - test.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Classification of technological properties of materials - 1h; Labor work (L.w.) - Standards used in mechanical engineering - 1h.
2. Static loading diagrams for plastic, viscous elastic and brittle materials - 1h; L.w.- Characteristics of mechanical engineering materials - 1h.
3. Dependence of technological test results on various factors - 1h; L.w. - Data processing method - 1h.
4. Classification of technological tests - 1h; L.w. - Reliability interval calculation methods - 1h.
5. Types of sheet material testing - 1h; L.w. - Assortment of mechanical engineering materials - 1h.
6. Inspection of bar-shaped materials - 1h; L.w. - Tensile test bars - 1h.
7. Pipe inspection methods - 1h; L.w. - Pipe loading in bending - 1h.
8. Methods for determining the weldability of materials - 1h; L.w. - Welding technologies - 1h.
9. Welded joint tests - 1h; L.w. - Bending strength of the seam - 1h.
10. Determination of pourability and liquid flow of metals - 1h; L.w. - Cast iron pourability test - 1h.
11. Determination of metal shrinkage - 1h; L.w. - Influence of shrinkage on material shape stability - 1h.
12. Determination of ductility and twistability of metals - 1h; L.w. - Pressure test for metals - 1h.
13. Rollability and flowability tests of metals - 1h; L.w. - Determination of relative deformation - 1h.
14. Evaluation of feasibility and efficiency of heat treatment of materials - 1h; L.w. - Determination of hardness for steel bar - 1h.
15. Technological tests of non-metallic materials - 1h; L.w. - Non-metallic materials test diagrams - 1h.
16. Evaluation of material machinability by cutting - 1h; L.w. - Determination of cutting force - 1h.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Attendance of lectures, successful completion of laboratory work and homework.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

The student performs homework, in which the most suitable material for the production of a specific product is selected and the necessary technological tests are selected.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Quality of laboratory work and homework. Test.

Compulsory reading

1. The Science and Engineering of Materials (International Student Edition) by Donald R.Askeland and Pradeep P.Phule. 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson, 863 p.

2. Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering (International Student Version). William D. Callister, Jr.& David G. Rethwisch. 2006. Third Edition. John Wiley & Sons, 882 p.

Further reading

1. Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist, ASM International, Editor Arthur C.Reardon. 2011. 513 p.
Ir elektroniski: Reardon, Arthur C. Metallurgy for the Non-metallurgist. [tiešsaiste]. Materials Park, Ohio: ASM International, 2011. [skatīts 10.12.2014.]. Pieejama EBSCO E-book datu bāzē ar LLU IS lietotājkontu:
2. Tabellenbuch Metall. Lektorat Ulrik Fisscher, Rautlingen. Lehrmittel, 43. Auflage. 2005. 422 S.

3. LVS EN ISO standarti.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Ilustrētā Zinātne. Rīga : Mediju grupa TOPS. ISSN 1691-256X.

2. Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering. Published by Sage Publications. ISSN (printed): 0954-4089. ISSN (electronic): 2041-3009.


For students of the master's study program "Agricultural engineering" sub-program "Machine design and Manufacturing".