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Basics: First, second and third laws of thermodynamics, Maxwell's relations, Clausius-Clayperon equation.

Solutions: solution models, regular, sub-regular, cluster variation models, multi-parameter models, quasi-chemical theory, statistical thermodynamics, multicomponent systems.

Equilibrium Concepts: Unary, binary and multicomponent systems, phase equilibria, evolution of phase diagrams, metastable phase diagrams, calculation of phase diagrams, thermodynamics of defects.

Thermodynamics of Phase Transformations: Melting and solidification, precipitation, eutectoid, massive, spinodal, martensitic, order disorder transformations and glass transition. First and second order transitions..

Heterogeneous Systems: Equilibrium constant, Ellingham diagrams and their application to commercially important reactions.

 

Sl. No

Topic

Hours

1.

Basics: First, second and third laws of thermodynamics, free energy, Maxwell’s relations, Clausius Clayperon equation, stability.

4

2.

Solutions: Chemical potential, solution models, quasichemical theory, configurational entropy.

6

3.

Equilibrium Concepts: Unary, binary and multicomponent systems, Phase equilibria, Phase rule, evolution of phase diagrams, metastable phase diagrams, calculation of phase diagrams.

10

4.

Thermodynamics of Phase Transformations: Melting and solidification, precipitation, eutectoid, massive, spinodal, martensitic and order disorder transformations. First and second order transitions.

12

5.

Heterogeneous Systems: Equilibrium constant, Ellingham diagrams and their application to commercially important reactions.

8

Total

40

Basic course on Metallurgical Thermodynamics


  1. Physical Chemistry of Metals: L.S. Darken and R.W. Gurry

  2. Thermodynamics of Solids: R.A. Swalin

  3. Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys: D.A. Porter and K.E. Easterling

  4. Principles of Extractive Metallurgy: H.S. Ray


  1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermodynamics

  2. web.mit.edu/16.unified/www/FALL/thermodynamics

  3. materials.iisc.ernet.in/~abinand/courses/thermo


  1. Textbook of Materials and Metallurgical Thermodynamics, Ahindra Ghosh.

  2. Introduction to Metallurgical Thermodynamics, D.R. Gaskell.



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