FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Courses given by the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


METE203 THERMODYNAMICS OF MATERIALS I

Course Code: 5700203
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. İSHAK KARAKAYA
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

1.Explain terminologies, concepts and relationships governing the laws of thermodynamics. 2.Calculate heat, work and their conversions to each other for processes of importance in the field, do applications involving entropy and entropy change, deal with enthalpy, Gibbs energy and Helmholtz energy changes and describe spontaneity and equilibrium criteria. 3.Use thermodynamics to discuss topics in materials phenomena.

Course Content

Concepts and definitions. First law of thermodynamics; internal energy, heat and work, heat capacities, enthalpy and applications to material processing. The second law of thermodynamics; heat engines Carnot cycle, entropy concept . The third law of thermodynamics. Auxiliary thermodynamic functions, Gibbs and Helmholtz energies, Maxwell relations. Equilibrium. Reaction equilibria in gas mixtures.

Learning Outcomes

Students use results of thermodynamic computations in decision-making tasks.