14IIM410 - Fundamental Thermodynamics of the Solid State

Course specification
Course titleFundamental Thermodynamics of the Solid State
Study programmeMaterial Engineering
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    Conditionfor attending: Thermodynamics; for taking examination: Ceramic MaterialsОблик условљености
    The goalStudents are introduced to theory, principles and application of thermodynamics in a fields of the solid state. Students are capable to relate and apply the laws of thermodynamics and equations that do exist between material properties and parameters of technological processes. The basic course objective is to make students competent due to knowledge and skills reffering to thermodynamics phenomena developing in the solid phase.
    The outcomeStudents are introduced to basic thermodynamic principles and concepts considering the solid phase. They gain knowledge of fundamental thermodynamic properties; equilibrium and stability of the heterogeneous system; phase diagrams theory and its application in controlling of formation of certain phases with specific composition and properties in heterogeneous systems and phase transformations through examples as well as with basics of thermodynamics of surfaces.
    Contents of lecturesExtensive and intensive properties, fundamental equations of chemical thermodynamics, chemical potential Equilibrium and stability of the system; Mono-variant equilibrium; Phase diagram theory Depicted phase diagrams of one-component system, polymorphism Two–component phase diagrams with examples (binary solutions with unlimited solubility, binary eutectic systems, binary systems with intermediate phases/compounds, solid state reactions–eutectoid, peritectoid reactions), Three–component phase diagrams with examples (Isomorphous phase diagrams, Ternary systems containing compounds that melts congruently and incongruently etc.) Thermodynamics of Surfaces and Interfaces, phase boundary phenomena, anisotropy of surface energy, effects of surface curvature, Phase transformations (nucleation)
    Contents of exercisesPractical examples and assignments
    1. M. Stevanović, „Heterogena ravnoteža, Osnove dijagrama stanja“, Zavod za udžbenike i nastavna sredstva, Beograd, 1998. (Original title)
    2. A. M. Alper, „Phase Diagrams, Materials Science and Technology“, Academic Press, New York and London, 1970. (Original title)
    3. R. A. Swalin, Thermodynamic of Solids, Ed. J.E. Burke, B. Chalmers, J.A. Krumhansl, Wiley-Interscience, John Wiley and Sons, N.York-London-Toronto, 1972. (Original title)
    4. B.S. Bokstein, M.I. Mendelev, D.J. Srolovitz, Thermodynamics and kinetics in materials Science, Oxford University Press, 2005. (Original title)
    5. Materijal sa predavanja (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures combined with practical examples
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures10Test paper
    Practical lessonsOral examination50