Advanced Metallurgical Thermodynamics (PM701)

Course Name: 

Advanced Metallurgical Thermodynamics


M.Tech. in Process Metallurgy




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Review of heat capacity, enthalpy, entropy and free energy concept, fugacity, activity, activity coefficient and the equilibrium constant, solutions - Raoult's law and Henry law, properties of Raoultian ideal solution, non-ideal solution, binary Gibbs-Duhem equation and its application to activity and activity coefficient determination, study of thermodynamic properties of metallurgical systems with special emphasis on liquid metals and slags, quasichemical theory, excess thermodynamics functions, regular and sub regular models of metallic solutions, interaction parameter and interaction coefficient, ternary Gibbs-Duhem integration, theory of ideal mixing of silicates, tubular representation of thermodynamic data and the free energy function.


R. T. Dehoff, Thermodynamics in Materials Science, McGraw Hill, 1993 D. R.. Gaskell, Introduction to Thermodynamics of Materials, McGraw Hill, 1981 R. A. Swalin, Thermodynamics of solids, John Wiley, 1972


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Contact us

Dr. Ravishankar K. S, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

Contact details for Placements and Interships


Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P