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

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

Thermodynamics of Solids: R.A. Swalin

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

Textbook of Materials and Metallurgical Thermodynamics, Ahindra Ghosh.

Introduction to Metallurgical Thermodynamics, D.R. Gaskell.

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