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MSE 811 Material Thermodynamics
Campus SCME
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Material Thermodynamics
Course Code MSE 811
Credit Hours 3
Course Objectives
  • Understand basic laws of thermodynamics along with clear understanding of kinetics of chemical reactions.
  • Be able to read phase diagrams in terms of thermodynamic concepts such as free energy.
Detail Content
  • Concepts of Helmholtz Free Energy and Gibbs Free Energy,
  • Energy-Property relationships, Thermal Equilibria, Chemical Equilibria,
  • Ellingham Diagrams, 1st order and 2nd order Transformations,
  • Gibbs Helmholtz Relationships, Fugacity and Chemical activity,
  • Equilibrium constant and its variation with temperature, Vant Hoff’s equation,
  • Effect of temperature and pressure on phase transformations,
  • Clapeyron equation, Thermodynamics of solutions, Gibbs-Duhem relationship,
  • Thermodynamic properties and equilibrium phase diagrams, Mixing functions,
  • Excess functions, Phase Rule, Gibbs free Energy and Entropy Calculations of Phase transformation, Typical Equilibrium Phase Diagrams, Statistical Methods in thermodynamics
Text/Ref Books
  • Thermodynamics of Materials (David V. Ragone) Wiley; Volume 1 edition (October 24, 1994)
  • Introduction to Thermodynamics of Materials (D. R. Gaskell) Taylor & Francis; 5 edition (March 13, 2008)
  • Thermodynamics, an Advanced Text for Material Scientists (J. Hudson) John-Wiley, 1996
Time Schedule Fall Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Dr. Amir Habib
Degree : PhD, Analytical and Technical Chemistry: University of Technology Vienna, Austria.