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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MH2033 (Spring 2009–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Module 1: Advances in Process Science
Thermodynamics of dilute metallic solutions and slag systems. Thermopysical properties of importance in Process Metallurgy. Surface and interfacial phenomena. Two phase reactions involving solids and gases as well as solids and liquids.

Module 2: Modelling of Materials
Thermodynamic and kinetic models. The Calphad technique. Ab initio calculataions.

Intended learning outcomes

The Course consists of two modules:

Module 1: Advances in Process Design

Module 2: Modelling of Materials

  • Module 1 aims at providing a theoretical platform for the students for a better understanding of process metallurgy. It intended to prepare the students both for an industial as well research career.
  • Module 2 aims to give the students some insight in modern materials modelling.

After the course the students should be able to:

  • Use theoretical tolls for process modelling of high temperature processes
  • Couple crystallography to thermodynamic models
  • Use exprimetial information from literature to optimise model parameters in simple thermodynamic and kinetic models
  • preform simple ab initio calculations using appropriate softeare
  • read and use relevant scientific publications to obtain data to use in the above applications

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MH2030 Applied Thermodynamics and Diffusion Kinetics 6,0 hp or similar knowlede in simulation tools to calculate phase equilibria, phase diagrams and to solve diffusion problems.

Recommended prerequisites

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Module 1: Course book, Handouts.

Module 2: Lukas, Fries and Sundman, Computational Thermodynamics - The Calphad Method, Cambrige University Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0-521-86811-2
Materials handed out: Scientific papers and book chapters

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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


  • INL1 - Assignments, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Module 1:
Laboratory work and exercises (LAV1, 1hp)
Project assignment (PRO1; 1 hp)
Written exam (TEN1; 2hp)

Module 2:
Reports (INL1; 4hp)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • 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

Course web

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 MH2033

Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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