MMAE 363: Metallurgical and Materials Thermodynamics
The three laws of thermodynamics. Extensive problem solving in metallurgical and
materials applications of heat and mass balances, free
energy criteria, and equilibrium relation
Prerequisite: MS 201. (3
Thermodynamics of Materials,
by David V. Ragone, John Wiley & Sons, (November 1994)
Acquire and demonstrate knowledge and use of thermodynamic concepts pertaining to predicting and
rostructures in simple materials at various compositions and temperatures.
Demonstraate familiarity with theory of and use of computational thermodynamics.
Reports (homework assignments) and exams shall be effectively organized and be written in proper
Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively via graphical data presentation.
Prerequisite by Topic:
Crystallography, Thermodynamics, Calculus, Intro to Computer Programming.
Laws of Thermodynamics; Cyclical Relationships; Thermal Expa
nsion; Bulk Compressibility;
PVT surfaces; Work; Heat; Heat Capacity; Entropy; Helmholts Relationships;
S P T V; Thermodynamic
Efficiency; Electrochemical Reactions; Nernst Equation; Gibbs Energy; Vapor Pressure; Activity;
Ellingham Diagram, Construction;
Calculation and Use of Phase Diagrams; Plotting Pelationships;
Interpreting Plots of Relationships, Approaches for Problem Solving.
Classes are 1 h 20 min. long, 2 sessions per week.
Contribution to professional component:
Engineering Design: 5%
Relationship of Course to ABET Outcomes:
Apply knowledge of math, engineering, science
Design and conduct experiments
Analyze and interpret data
Design system, compo
nent, or process to meet needs
Function on multi
Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
Understand professional and ethical responsibility
ze need for life
Knowledge of contemporary issues
Use techniques, skills, and tools in engineering practice
Robert Foley, May 2002.