Course AMP23S

Surface Engineering and Tribology

7.5 Credits
Second Cycle

Starts week 3, 2021

After completing the course students shall be able to:
  • illustrate the topography and microstructure of formed and machined surfaces and surface layers
  • explain the mechanical contact between two surfaces
  • explain the tribological contact between two surfaces in sliding contact and explain the mechanisms controlling friction and wear
  • illustrate the different lubrication regimes in a lubricating contact and explain how these will influence the resulting friction and wear
  • illustrate and explain the reason for the most common types of wear mechanisms of metals, ceramics and polymers exposed to tribological contact
  • compare different types of surface treatments with the aim to improve the mechanical and tribological properties of metals
  • motivate the different stages of tribological testing and the methodology of the post-test characterization of the tribo surfaces
  • explain which microscopy and surface analysis techniques are suitable in conjunction with the characterization of tribo surfaces
  • perform tribological testing and post-test characterization of the tribo surfaces and evaluate the results
Starts and ends:
wk3, 2021 - wk12, 2021
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P: Course only offered as part of programme.
Entry Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical, Metallurgy, Materials Science, Production Engineering) or equivalent degree of at least 180 credits. Documented language proficiency knowledge equivalent to English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent knowledge
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Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment:
16,875 SEK
Total Tuition Fee:
16,875 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
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