Phase Diagram

Course Name: 

Phase Diagram (MT261)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4


Introduction: types of solid solutions, Hume Rothery rules, intermediate phases, binary isomorphous system; phase rule and lever rule, miscibility gaps, eutectic systems, phase diagrams with intermetallic compounds; monotectics, syntetic, eutectoid, peritectic and peritectoid reactions in binary systems and solidification behaviour of typical alloys in these systems; ternary phase diagrams: isothermal sections and isopleths; ternary systems involving binary reactions, ternary reaction, experimental techniques of phase diagram determination: Fe-Fe3C phase diagram, introduction to steels and cast irons, other commercially important binary systems.


F. N. Rhines, Phase Diagrams in Metallurgy, McGraw Hill, N.Y.1956.
A. Prince, Alloy Phase Equilibria, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1966. .
D. R. F West, Ternay equilibrium diagrams, 2nd Edn., Chapman and Hall, London, 1982.
A. H. Cottrell, Theoretical Structural Metallurgy, ELBS & Edward Arnold Ltd., London, 1964.
S. H. Avner, Introduction to Physical Metallurgy, McGraw Hill Book Co., NY., 1974
V. Raghavan, Materials Science & Engineering, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi, 1998.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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