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Before choosing course

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MH2452 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Review of the fundamental laws of thermodynamics
  • Thermodynamics of dissolution
  • Structure of slags
  • Thermodynamic models for the description of slags
  • Slag - metal equilibrium
  • Construction of binary phase diagrams
  • Ternary phase diagrams and the solidification of slags

Intended learning outcomes

When the course has ended the students should have a sound theoretical knowledge of materials thermodynamics, phase diagram and metallurgical process science.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

4H1951/MH1010 Materials Thermodynamics

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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 2,2 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3,8 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

Exam (TEN1; 3,2 cr)
Lab work (LAB1; 2,2 cr)

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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Profile picture Seshadri Seetharaman

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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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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Docent Ragnhild Aune,

Supplementary information

Replaces 4H1956