Light Metals

(PD Prof. Dr.-Ing. Birgit Skrotzki)

The series of lectures entitled Light Metals imparts basic knowledge of the three most important metallic light materials: aluminium, magnesium and titanium. The metallurgical fundamentals of these three metals and their alloys are discussed and methods of enhancing their strength are considered. In particular the students\' depth of understanding of precipitation hardening, which is of great importance primarily in aluminium alloys but also in magnesium alloys, is improved. Important characteristics of these materials are taught, for example mechanical properties and corrosion behaviour. Joining methods are briefly discussed, together with their associated challenges. Next, technologically important alloys are introduced and some typical industrial applications are presented. Finally, a brief portrayal of material developments in this field are given. The classes are held in the summer semester as a lecture block and will be announced in due time.

Lecture Announcement SS18:
Leichtmetalle SS 2018.pdf