2017-2018 / MECA0496-2

Materials for automotive applications


15h Th, 10h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in electro-mechanical engineering (120 ECTS)2 crédits 
 Master in mechanical engineering (120 ECTS)2 crédits 
 Certificate in sustainable automotive engineering2 crédits 




Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Description and use of different types of materials used in automotive: metals, ceramics, polymers and composites.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To choose the best material required by a particular application or for particular properties

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

PHYS0904 : Physics of materials

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Workshops : Use of the CES software (Ashby method) to select a material ; Learning by project. Group project

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Face-to-face theoretical lectures; workshops.

Recommended or required readings

Lecture notes available at the laboratory of Metallic Materials Science (MMS).

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination es based on the project

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


Professor Jacqueline Lecomte-Beckers : Jacqueline.Lecomte@ulg.ac.be
Assistant : HM Montrieux: 04/366.91.56 hmmontrieux@ulg.ac.be