Metallurgical Thermodynamics

Course Name: 

Metallurgical Thermodynamics (MT211)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4


Review of first and second laws of thermodynamics, Maxwell's relations; free energy concept and applications, general strategy of deriving thermodynamic relations; third law of thermodynamics; related problems from Dube & Upadhyaya. Solutions, partial molar properties, Gibbs-Duhem equation, fugacity, activity, equilibrium constant; regular solutions, integration of G-D equation, dilute solutions, interaction parameter; equilibrium in thermodynamic systems, structure of unary phase diagrams in (P,T) space, Clausius -Clapeyron equation, triple point, alternative representation of unary diagrams; Gibbs phase rule, Free energy-composition diagrams, Ellingham diagrams; activation energy, effect of activation energy on reaction rate, chemically controlled reactions (both ideal and non-ideal systems).


Robert T. DeHoff, Thermodynamics in Materials Science, McGraw Hill International, 1993.
David R Gaskell, Introduction to Metallurgical Thermodynamics, McGraw Hill International, 1973.
G.S.Upadhyaya and R.S.Dube, Problems in Metallurgical Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Pergamon, 1977.
Ahindra Ghosh, Textbook of Materials & Metallurgical Thermodynamics, PHI, 2003.
Hem Shankar Roy, Kinetics of Metallurgical Reactions, Oxford, BH, 1993.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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