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Content and learning outcomes
- Solution thermodynamics, multicomponent phase diagrams, kinetics for materials processes
Applications in materials engineering, e.g.:
- Ironmaking, sulfide roasting and smelting, iron and steel refining, copper and silicon refining
- Solid phase transformations and equilibria in metals and alloys
Intended learning outcomes
After successful completion of the course the student shall be able to:
- Read and interpret ternary, quaternary, and quinary phase diagrams of alloys and oxide system
- Apply ternary lever rule, liquidus projections, and iso-activity diagrams
- Apply phase diagrams in selection of refractories for liquid slags
- Perform equilibrium calculations in reduction of metal oxides and sulfides, gas solubility in metallic melts, solute distributions in slag-metal systems, and in modification of non-metallic inclusions
Lectures and problem sessions
Literature and preparations
Basic knowledge of chemical thermodynamics and phase equilibria in binary systems, corresponding to the courses MH2029 Extractive Metallurgy or MH2039 Process Engineering.
MH1029 Sustainable Process Technology (BSc students from KTH)
Given in the course syllabus, at course start
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- INL2 - Assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Home exam, 4.0 credits, grading scale: 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.
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 MH2053
Main field of study
MH2049 Advanced Course in Process Science
The course MH2053 Applied Thermodynamics for Material Processing has from autumn 22 replaced the course MH2041 Applied Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Part 2