MOL-32327 Analysis of Materials Performance, 5 cr

Person responsible

Minnamari Vippola


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
MOL-32327 2019-01 3 - 4 Antti Hynnä
Suvi Santa-Aho
Minnamari Vippola
Approved assignments including project work, attendance on project work presentations, industry visit and accepted exam.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course the student knows,is able to classify and can explain the principles of various analysis methods suitable for material performance evaluation. The student can summarize the failure mechanisms and the main principles and characteristics of each of the mechanisms. The student can analyze the impact of different environments on the initiation- and propagation of the most typical failures. The student is able to carry out basic failure analysis studies, apply basic material research techniques into the failure analysis procedures and produce simple failure analysis reports. The student will also be able to define different non-destructive testing (NDT) methods and to be able to demonstrate various NDT techniques to evaluate materials during processing and finished products and structures. The student can analyze the limitations and advantages of different NDT methods to select the appropriate techniques for inspections. Project work during the course enables the student to work as a group member in an expert position and motivates to understand the economical issues in utilisation of different analysis methods.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. General principles of material performance analysis     
2. Principles of failure analysis, failure mechanisms and characteristics, practical aspects of failure analysis.     
3. Principles of NDT, basic NDT techniques (visual inspection, magnetic methods, thermal methods, radiography, ultrasound, acoustic emission, eddy current) and practical examples of applications of NDT.      

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

Examination on lectures, literature and exercises. Passed practical lessons and exercises.

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)

Partial passing:

Completion parts must belong to the same implementation


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
MOL-11230 Materiaalitieteen tutkimusmenetelmät Advisable    
MOL-32307 Materials Performance Advisable    

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
MOL-32327 Analysis of Materials Performance, 5 cr MOL-32326 Analysis of Materials Performance, 6 cr  

Updated by: Laine Marja-Liisa, 06.03.2019