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Content and learning outcomes
- Thermodynamics for phase transformations.
- Phase equilibria and phase diagrams (unary, binary and higher order systems).
- Gibbs energy and driving force.
- Modelling of solid substitutional and interstitial solutions, carbides, oxides and intermetallic phases.
- Modelling of metallic liquids and slags.
- Reference states and change of reference states and change of components.
- Driving force for diffusion, thermodynamic factor and mobility.
- Analytical and numerical methods for solving thermodynamic and kinetic problems.
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course, the student should be able to:
- Explain basic concepts in thermodynamic modeling.
- Use thermodynamic relationships for solution phases (solid phases, liquids and gas phase).
- Model these phases with simpler models and with the sublattice formalism (Compound Energy Formalism).
- Illustrate the relationship between thermodynamic relations, Gibbs energy and phase diagrams.
- Perform analytical and numerical calculations of thermodynamic problems.
- Explain the basics of diffusion in binary and multicomponent systems.
- Perform analytical and numerical calculations of diffusion-controlled phase transformations.
- Combine thermodynamics and kinetics in problem solving.
Literature and preparations
Basic thermodynamics of alloys, phase diagrams
Admitted to PhD studies
Computerized Thermodynamics for Materials Scientists and Engineers, Hillert & Selleby
Compendium in kinetics
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INLA - Assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- INLB - Assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- INLC - Assignment, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- KON1 - Partial exam, - credits, grading scale: P, F
- KON2 - Partial exam, - credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Written Exam, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web FMH3305