Course MP3030

Surface Engineering and Tribology

7.5 Credits
Second Cycle

Starts week 4, 2020

After completing the course students shall be able to:
  • illustrate the topography and micro structure 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:
wk4, 2020 - wk13, 2020
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Entry Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Energy, Engineering Physics, Industrial Engineering and Management), Civil Engineering or equivalent degree of at least 180 credits. Knowledge in Solid Mechanics equivalent to 5 credits.
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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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