14DMI13 - Stereological Analysis of Structure

Course specification
Course titleStereological Analysis of Structure
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionОблик условљености
      The goalProvide students with the fundamental understanding needed for a complete quantitative description of the engineering materials microstructure and fracture surface morphology using the stereological methods for determinating the relevant geometrical parameters. One reason why knowledge of stereological parameters determination is important to the engineer relates to the quality control and design of materials with desired properties.
      The outcomeStudents attain knowledge about the stereological analysis planning, individual methods for assessment of three-dimensional microstructural geometry, quantitative fractography and statistical analysis of measured data. After completing this course, students would have the ability to quantitative evaluate the material microstructures and fractured surfaces that is necessary for solving the problems in materials development and quality control, as well as to determine the cause of structural component failure.
      Contents of lecturesConsider the basic stereological principles and notation, parameters for describing the geometry of microstructures and fracture surfaces, methods of their determination, measurement techniques, criteria for the measuring methods selection, statistical methods for the experimental data evaluation, representation of measurements, sources of error in stereological analysis and application of stereological analysis in research and industry.
      Contents of exercises
      1. E.E. Underwood, "Quantitative Stereology", Addison-Wesley, Reading, Mass., 1970.
      2. H.E. Exner, H.P. Hougardy, "Quantitative image analysis of microstructures", DGM Informationsgesellschaht mbH, Oberursel, 1988.
      3. E.E. Underwood, K. Banerjee, "Quantitative Fractography". In: Metals Handbook, 9th ed., Vol. 12. Fractography, Metals Park, ASM International, 1987, p. 193-210.
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingLectures and visits to materials testing laboratory. Seminar is required to be done in conjunction with the lectures.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper
      Practical lessonsOral examination40