Phase Transformation

Course Name: 

Phase Transformation (MT400)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Thermodynamic concepts, homogeneous and heterogeneous transformation, nucleation and growth, growth kinetics, Johnson-Mehl and Avrami models, precipitation hardening, modern theories of precipitation hardening, crystallography and morphology of precipitates, typical age hardening alloys, martensitic transformation, morphological features, crystallographic features, kinetic features, phenomenological theories of martensitic transformation, martensitic transformation in-Tl, Fe-Ni and Fe-C alloys, pearlitic transformation, order-disorder transformation, short range order, long range order, degree of order, experimental methods to study ordering, dependence of order parameter on temperature, change of property with ordering, recovery, recrystallisation and grain growth, secondary recrystallisation, anelasticity and internal friction, thermo-elastic effect, interstitial diffusion, Snoek effect, Kahn's torsion pendulum, relaxation time, measurement of damping capacity.


R. E. Reed-Hill and R. Abbaschian, Physical Metallurgy Principles, PWS Publishing Co., 1994.
V. Raghavan, Solid State Phase Transformations, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd, 1987.
D. A. Porter and K. E. Easterling, Phase Transformation in Metals and Alloys, Chapman and Hall, 1992.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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