Before choosing courseMH2103 High Performance Steels and Other Alloys 6.0 creditsAdministrate About course
Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The Calphad method. Diffusion and thermodynamics. Solution of Fick’s first and second laws, application to important cases in materials science. Diffusion in multicomponent systems. Over-all transformation kinetics. Sharp and diffuse interface modeling of phase transformations. The DICTRA and phase-field approaches. Examples of applications.

Intended learning outcomes *

After finished course the student should:

  • Have an overview over the possibilities and limitations of computational thermodynamics
  • Be able to apply the Calphad method for simple cases
  • Use simulations tools such as Thermo-Calc, DICTRA and phase field.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

4H1114 Mikro och nanostrukturer.

Recommended prerequisites

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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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 1.5 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

Seminars (SEM1; 1,5 cr)
Project assignment (PRO1; 4,5cr)

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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John Ågren

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

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Course web MH2103

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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Professor John Ågren,

Supplementary information

Replaces 4H1116