Phase Diagrams

Course Name: 

Phase Diagrams (MT252)

Programme: 

B.Tech (MME)

Semester: 

Fourth

Category: 

Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4

Course Outcomes: 

CO1: To understand the microstructure of a given alloy under a given set of conditions
CO2: Correlation between microstructures and properties
CO3: Ability to use the concepts in subjects like heat treatment, phase transformations, etc.

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Module 1: (18 hours) Introduction: Types of solid solutions, Hume Rothery rules, Intermediate phases, Problems; Binary isomorphous system, phase rule and lever rule, Freezing behavior, coring, homogenization, examples, problems, thermal analysis; Miscibility gap, role of temperature; Eutectic systems, freezing, examples, problems, modifications, effect of cooling rate. Hypo and hypereutectics; Phase diagrams with intermediate compounds, line compounds, examples; Monotectics, examples, freezing, problems; Syntactic systems, freezing, examples, problems; Eutectoid systems, problems, effect of cooling rate, examples, hypo and hypereutectoids; Peritectic systems, examples, problems, equilibrium and realistic freezing, problems; Binary systems with multiple invariant points

Module 2: (24 hours) Ternary phase diagrams, isothermal sections and isopleths, ternary systems involving binary reactions, ternary reactions, experimental techniques of phase diagram determination, problems and examples

Module 3: (6 hours) Fe-Fe3C phase diagram, introduction to steels and cast irons, other commercially important binary systems

References: 

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
Shant P Gupta, Phase equilibria in materials, McGraw Hill publ, 2003
S H Avner, Introduction to Physical Metallurgy, McGraw Hill Book Co., NY, 1997
ASM Handbook on Alloy Phase diagrams, v3, 2016 ed

Department: 

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Total teaching hours: 

48
 

Contact us

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