t.BA.MTV.IWO1.22HS (Innovative Materials and Surfaces 1) 
Module: Innovative Materials and Surfaces 1
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Innovative Materials and Surfaces 1
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Version: 1.0 start 01 February 2022
  • H. J. Fahrenwaldt, V. Schuler, Praxiswissen Schweisstechnik, Vieweg-Verlag, 4. Auflage, 2012


Short description

The IWO1 module covers current joining technology, focussing on adhesive bonding and welding, on the one hand, and modern high-performance materials, on the other.

Module coordinator

Brändli, Christof (brae)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
The students learn about the different joining techniques. F, M K2
They are familiar with the various welding processes and know how to use them correctly. F, M K3
The students are able to recognize and independently carry out a welding-compatible design. F. M K4
The students know the different types of adhesives, their adhesion properties and the specific test methods F. M K3
They can execute and dimension an adhesive-compatible design. F, M K4
The students know the fiber/matrix/laminate properties of fiber composites F, M K3
They can calculate and design simple fiber composite components. F, M K4
They will know manufacturing and testing procedures of composite materials. F, M K2
Students will be able to calculate and design high performance metal materials. F, M K4
They know applications of high performance metal materials in relevant engineering fields and metallic materials in additive Manufacturing. F, M K2

Module contents

The IWO 1 module is divided into two main topics. On the one hand, material joining technology (welding, bonding) is introduced, and on the other hand, structural materials for demanding applications are dealt with.
Joining technology
  • Comparison of the different joining processes
  • Welding
    • Introduction
      • Welding suitability of materials
      • Comparison with other joining method
    • Residual stresses
      • Welding of metallic materials Processes (arc welding, inert gas welding, laser beam welding, electron beam welding)
    • Plastic welding
    • Welding seam defects
    • Welding design
  • Adhesive Bonding
    • Definitions
    • Adhesion mechanisms, adhesion, cohesion
    • Types of adhesives
    • Properties and applications
    • Adhesive bonds
    • Test methods
    • Destruction of bonded joints
  • Design/dimensioning/construction
  • Comparison of welded and bonded joints
  • Case studies, examples
Structural materials
  • High performance fiber composites​
    • Fibers/matrix/laminate properties
    • Calculation of properties
    • Simple design of a component
    • Manufacturing process, testing
    • Application examples
  • High performance metals / light metals
    • Metals for highly stressed applications
    • Metals for additive Manufacturing
    • Selection and design of high performance materials
    • Application examples
      • Vehicle construction, energy technology, aerospace

Teaching materials

  • Lecture Notes
  • H. J. Fahrenwaldt, V. Schuler, Praxiswissen Schweisstechnik, Vieweg-Verlag, 4. Auflage, 2012

Supplementary literature



  • Werkstoffe und Chemie
  • Werkstofftechnik 1 (WT1)
  • Werkstofftechnik 2 (WT2)

Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 2a
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Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester          
End-of-semester exam Exam written 90min Grade 100%



Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.
Course: Innovative Werkstoffe und Oberflächen 1 - Vorlesung
Innovative Werkstoffe und Oberflächen 1 - Vorlesung


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