FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Courses given by the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


METE308 PHYSICAL METALLURGY

Course Code: 5700308
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. MEHMET KADRİ AYDINOL
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5700202 | 5700204
The course set above should be completed before taking METE308 PHYSICAL METALLURGY.

Course Objective

1.Explain the structure and thermodynamics of surfaces and interfaces like free surfaces, high and low angle grain boundaries, coherency and incoherency of interfaces and motion of boundaries, kinetics of reactions in the solid state and Arrhenius equation, nucleation phenomena in phase transformations, structure of cold worked alloys, mechanisms and kinetics of recovery and recrystallization processes, thermodynamics of solid solutions and ordered phases. 2.Calculate equilibrium shapes of surfaces, kinetics of grain growth, recovery, recrystallization and other thermally activated reactions. 3.Design simple heat treating processes to develop microstructure in single phase metals and material properties.

Course Content

Alloy theory: primary solid solutions Intermediate phases, stability of alloys, ordering. Kinetic theory. Interfaces: classification, geometry and energy of interfaces, grain boundary segregation, Mobility of interfaces. Normal grain growth. Homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation. Recovery and recrystallization.

Learning Outcomes

Students apply materials science and thermodynamics to the specifics of physical metallurgy related topics.