Energy, Mobility and Environmental Management

Physical Materials Science

Lecture, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

Basic aspects of material science are presented in the first part of the lecture:

  1. Design aspects and mechanical basics:
    load cases, strain, stress, Hooke's law
  2. Solid materials with crystalline structure:
  3. bonds, lattice
  4. Alloys:
    phase diagrams, structure, Fe-C system
  5. Corrosion
  6. Nonferrous materials
  7. Materials' selection

 Basic aspects of construction materials especially from the point of view of heat losses:

  1. Characteristics of construction and insulation materials
  2. Typical building elements
  3. Heat transmission and heat losses
  4. Thermal bridges
  5. Thermal refurbishment of buildings
  6. Airtightness and vapour diffusion

Learning outcomes

Basic knowledge of materials with technological relevance with their physical characteristics.

Basic knowledge of thermal characteristics of construction material and typical applications in buildings.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

  • "Dubbel – Taschenbuch für den Maschinenbau", Springer-Verlag
  • Bargel, H. J.; Schulze, G.: "Werkstoffkunde", Springer-Verlag
  • Greven, E.; Magin, W.: " Werkstoffkunde und Werkstoffprüfung für Technische Berufe", Verlag Handwerk und Technik
  • Ruge, J.; Wohlfahrt, H.: "Technologie der Werkstoffe", Vieweg
  • Handbuch für Energieberater (BMNT)

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to energy technology, Chemistry, Applied natural schiences

Assessment methods and criteria

written exam