465063S - Microstructural changes in metallic alloys

ECTS credits: 7 /189 h study time

Teaching language: Finnish

Timing: Autumn semester period II. Recommended for fourth year of studies.

Learning outcomes: After completion of the course, the student will be able to apply basic thermodynamic and kinetic concepts to phase transformations. (S)he will be able to evaluate the effect of phase diagrams on the structure of metallic alloys. The student will be able to explain solidification and precipitation reactions in metallic alloys, and explain the phase transformations occurring during the decomposition of austenite during cooling.  

Contents: Thermodynamics of phase transformations in the condensed state. Phase diagrams. Diffusion and kinetics. Grain and phase boundaries. Solidification and microsegregation. Eutectic and peritectic solidification. Precipitation. Ferrite, pearlite, bainite, martensite.

Mode of delivery: Face to face

Learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and calculation exercises 48 h / independent study 141 h.

Target group: Compulsory in the masters stage for all Mechanical Engineering students majoring in Materials Engineering.

Prerequisites: Before registering for this course the student must have successfully completed the following courses: 465101A An Introduction to Materials for Mechanical Engineering, 465102A Materials for Mechanical Engineering, 465107A An Introduction to Physical Metallurgy.

Co-requisites: None.

Recommended reading: Porter, D., Easterling, K. & Sherif, M.: Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2009. Calculation exercises and other material supplied during the course.

Assessment methods and criteria: Final grade assessed on the basis of either continuous assessment or final examinations.

Grading: Pass grades on a scale of 1-5. Grade 0 fail.

Person responsible: Professor Jukka Kömi

Work placements: None.

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Last updated: 8.6.2017