Phase Transformations - MATS3005

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Materials Science and Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Excluded: MATS4023

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Nucleation in the liquid and solid states; thermodynamics of phase transformations; solidification of pure metals and alloys; thermal supercooling; constitutional supercooling; interface stability; solute redistribution; eutectic and peritectic solidification; glass formation; crystal growth techniques. Solid‐state transformations ‐ nucleation and growth of phases; Diffusion mechanisms; transformation kinetics; transformation diagrams. Diffusional and diffusionless transformations: decomposition of solid solutions; ordering reactions, spinodal decomposition; eutectoid, bainitic and martensitic transformations. Ternary phase equilibria. Aspects of ferrous metallurgy and common classes of low carbon and alloy steels to be taught illustrating some of the principles involved.


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