MH1028 Computational Thermodynamics for Materials Design 6.0 credits

Termodynamisk modellering för materialdesign

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the students should have basic knowledge of:
- Thermodynamics of unary, binary and higher-order systems
- Thermodynamic models for phases with sublattice (called Compound Energy Formalism)
and be able to
- Perform simple thermodynamic calculations using computer programs
- Calculate and use phase diagrams
- Use both Swedish and English terminology
- Basicconcepts in the Calphad methodology

Course main content

- Basic thermodynamics for unary, binary and higher-order systems

- Thermodynamic models based on erxample Gibbs energy

- Gibbs energy and driving force

 - Phase equilibria and phase diagrams

- Thermodynamic computations

- The Calphad methodology


MH2027 Thermodynamics of Materials, or similar

Recommended prerequisites

The course MH1027 Thermodynamics of Materials or a similar course covering basic thermodynamic concepts


Hillert&Selleby, Computerized Thermodynamics for Materials Scientists end Engineers (Compendium)


  • LAB1 - Computer Exercise, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering


Professor Malin Selleby (


Malin Selleby <>

Add-on studies

The course MH2017/MH2038 Micro and Nanostructures

The course MH2040 Applied Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Part 1


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2016.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2015.