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Code MAT 308
Term 201602
Title Phase Equilibria
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Subject Materials Sci.& Nano Eng.(MAT)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 5.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Mehmet Ali Gulgun -m-gulgun@sabanciuniv.edu,
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
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Mode of Delivery Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,Recitation
Planned Learning Activities Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative,Discussion based learning,Case Study
Content

Thermodynamic foundations of phase equilibrium in component gaseous, liquid and solid systems will be established. Techniques for determining phase equilibrium diagrams will be introduced. Then the course treats two component systems and their phase diagrams started with the iron carbon phase system. The last portion of the course is devoted to tertiary and more component systems.

Objective

The aim of the course is to provide a sound foundation in the basic facts and concepts of phase equilibria for materials engineers.

Learning Outcome

Define the importance of phase diagrams in materials science and engineering

Explain the main definitions and terms of phase diagram
Interpret in which conditions materials are stable in the unary systems by using pressure and temperature diagram.
Compose binary systems by using unary systems
Solve problems in binary systems by using composition and temperature diagram.
Compose ternary systems by using binary systems.
Solve problems in ternary systems by using composition diagram and temperature diagram
Solve problems in quaternary and six components systems by using composition diagram

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 2
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 3
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 4
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 4
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 3
1 Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems.
2 Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively.
4 Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose.
5 Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas.
6 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
7 Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
1 Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools.
2 Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems.
3 Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa.
1 Use mathematics (including derivative and integral calculations, probability and statistics), basic sciences, computer and programming, and electronics engineering knowledge to design and analyze complex electronic circuits, instruments, software and electronics systems with hardware/software.
2 Analyze and design communication networks and systems, signal processing algorithms or software using advanced knowledge on differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables and discrete mathematics.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 40
Midterm 45
Assignment 10
Homework 5
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook

Bergeron C.G. & Risbud S. H. (1984). Introduction to Phase Equilibria in Ceramics, The American Ceramic Society, Inc.