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Course module: 8SC00
Materials science
Course info
Course module8SC00
Credits (ECTS)5
Category3 (Advanced)
Course typeBachelor College
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byEindhoven University of Technology; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Biology;
Is part of
Biomedical Engineering
Medical Sciences and Engineering
Contact M.H.P. van Genderen
prof.dr. P.Y.W. Dankers
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Subject matter expert M.H.P. van Genderen
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Contactperson for the course M.H.P. van Genderen
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Responsible lecturer M.H.P. van Genderen
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Academic year2017
1  (04/09/2017 to 12/11/2017)
Starting block
TimeslotB: B - Mo 5-8, Tu 9-10, We 1-4
Course mode
Registration openfrom 15/06/2017 up to and including 27/08/2017
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Registration open for students from other department(s)Yes
Waiting listNo
Number of insufficient tests-
Number of groups of preference0
Learning objectives
After passing the course, the student has understanding of:
  1. Mechanical properties and can translate them into concrete quantities.
  2. The micro-meso-macro model and can explain the relation between structure and mechanical properties.
  3. The rules of crystalline materials with crystal structures and defects and can calculate with crystal structures.
  4. The effect of dislocation on mechanica properties and can apply Griffith’s model for brittle fracture.
  5. Structures of several types of (bio) polymers and can describe its effect on the mechanical properties of (bio) polymers.
  6. The effect of treatments and (phase) composition and can determine the mechanical properties.
  7. Specific mechanical properties of (bio) composites and can calculate its properties.
  8. Biomaterials and can design a biomaterial for application in regenerative medicine.
  1. Introduction
    1.1 Length scales
    1.2 Materials classification
  2. Mechanical properties
    2.1 Elastic behaviour
    2.2 Tensile test: plastic behaviour, fracture
    2.3 True stress and strain
    2.4 Overview of material properties
  3. Bonds between atoms: Microscopic structure and elastic modulus
    3.1 Bond energy
    3.2 Forces on bonds
    3.3 General characteristics
  4. Inorganic Materials I: Structure of crystalline metals and ceramics, and glasses
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Crystal lattices
    4.3 Cubic and hexagonal structures
    4.4 Polymorphism and polycrystallinity
    4.5 Miller indices
    4.6 Glasses
  5. Inorganic Materials II: Mechanical properties and structural defects
    5.1 Yield and defects
    5.2 Brittle fracture and crack growth
    5.3 Glasses
  6. Organic Materials I: Structure of (bio)polymers
    6.1 Overview
    6.2 Morphology: crystalline/amorphous
    6.3 Biopolymers
  7. Organic Materials II: Mechanical properties
    7.1 Overview
    7.2 Stiffness
    7.3 Visco-elastic behaviour
    7.4 Rubber elasticity
    7.5 Fracture
    7.6 Mechanical properties of biopolymers
  8. Changing material properties I: Microstructure
    8.1 Changing metal properties
    8.2 Phase diagrams
    8.3 Polymers
  9. Changing material properties II: (Bio)composites
    9.1 Structure
    9.2 Mechanical properties
    9.3 Biocomposites
Entrance requirements
Entrance requirements tests
Assumed previous knowledge
• 8SA00 - Introduction Organic Chemistry
• 8MB00 - Continuum mechanics (OR) 8TB00 - Continuum mechanics
Previous knowledge can be gained by
Resources for self study
Short promotional description of the course
Relatie tussen structuur en mechanische eigenschappen van materialen.
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Show relation between structure and mechanical properties of materials.
Bachelor College or Graduate School
Bachelor College
Required materials
Van Genderen, Materials science for biomedical engineering; ISBN 90-386-2465-5
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Guided selfstudy




Written examination
Test weight100
Minimum grade6
Test typeFinal examination
Number of opportunities2
OpportunitiesBlock 1, Block 2
Test duration in minutes-



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