Phase Transformations

Summary

Admission requirements

1. Degree of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.
2. At least 22.5 credits of Mathematics.
3. The equivalent of English B in Swedish secondary school or equivalent

Selection:

credits 100%

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2021, autumn 2020, autumn 2019

Course Code:
MT641A revision 1.1
Swedish name:
Fasomvandlingar
Level of specialisation
A1N
Main fields of study:
Materials Science
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
16 August 2018
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
02 September 2019
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
30 March 2017

Entry requirements

1. Degree of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.
2. At least 22.5 credits of Mathematics.
3. The equivalent of English B in Swedish secondary school or equivalent

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course is part of the main field of study Materials Science and meets the degree requirement for the degree of Master (Two Years), main field of study Materials Science.

Purpose

The course objective is for the student to develop skills within a theoretical background and fundamental principles for phase transformation and the formation of microstructures.

Contents

The course covers the following:

• binary and tertiary systems;
• interstitial and substitutional diffusion;
• structure and properties of grain boundaries and interfaces between phases;
• TTT-diagram (time-temperature transformation), age hardening, eutectoid transformations, CCT diagram (continuous cooling transformation), bainite transformation;
• kinetics for martensite transformation, nucleation and growth and crystallography; and
• general theory for nucleation and growth, important transformation processes such as precipitation, massive transformation, spinodal transformation, and transformation in steel.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
Once the course is completed, the student shall:
• demonstrate the ability to describe basic thermodynamics for phase transformation, and the difference between low and high angle boundaries;
• be able to describe the difference between homogenous and heterogenous solidification and nucleation, nucleation growth and coarsening in alloys and the kinetics of martensitic transformations; and
• demonstrate the ability to explain the effect of different interfaces on metal strength.


Skills and abilities
Once the course is completed, the student shall:
• demonstrate the ability to evaluate and predict the microstructure of a precipitation hardenable alloy after solution heat treatment, age hardening (tempering).


Judgement and approach
Once the course is completed, the student shall:
• demonstrate the ability to compare and discuss different theoretic models for homogenous and heterogenous solidification and nucleation.

Learning activities

The course is comprised of lectures and independent study.

Assessments

Requirements for pass (grade A-E): Passed report (1 hp) and passed written exam, 6.5 credits
The final grade is based on the written exam.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Recommended reading
• Porter, D.A., Easterling, K.E and Sherif, M.Y (2009). Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys, 3rd ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Course evaluation

The University provides students who are taking or have completed a course with the opportunity to share their experiences of and opinions about the course in the form of a course evaluation that is arranged by the University. The University compiles the course evaluations and notifies the results and any decisions regarding actions brought about by the course evaluations. The results shall be kept available for the students. (HF 1:14).

Interim rules

When a course is no longer given, or the contents have been radically changed, the student has the right to re-take the examination, which will be given twice during a one year period, according to the syllabus which was valid at the time of registration.

Other Information

The syllabus is a translation of a Swedish source text.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Technology and Society at the Materials Science and Applied Mathematics.

Further information

Studentservice TS - Malmö Universitet,
Christina Bjerkén, Course Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657626

Application

09 November 2020 - 17 January 2021 Day-time 50% Malmö Schedule This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 16000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 16000 SEK

09 November 2020 - 17 January 2021 Day-time 50% Malmö Schedule Application code: mau-08418

National application round

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 16000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 16000 SEK

Open for late application

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08 November 2021 - 16 January 2022 Day-time 50% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program