MATL 7355 – Thermodynamics of Materials

Course Summary

MATL7355 – Thermodynamics of Materials is a 4 semester-hour graduate course. It covers the fundamentals of thermodynamics (the three laws, state functions, closed and open systems, behaviors of solutions, phase equilibria and stability, relations to phase diagrams, and other selected special topics) with the objective of providing students with a thermodynamics background suitable for understanding transformations and microstructural changes in materials that occur in materials processing and manufacturing. Emphasis is placed on metals and alloys in their condensed states although gaseous phases are included where relevant. This course is a prerequisite for MATL7360 – Kinetics of Phase Transformations.


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