This Course on Metallurgy is basically
a compromise between the good old school of teaching Metallurgy and new
available (free for up to three components!)
software Pandat Software (http://www.computherm.com/
last release October 2014) for phase diagram calculations.
student will be able to have a deeper
understanding of the subject by learning to use a Calphad based software,
Pandat. Understanding of the subject
will be obtained also by using other
general purpose software like Matlab or Maple) and by solving some the problems
the textbook proposes.
There will be less powerpoint slides projection
as generally students would expect. Learning will be based mainly on solving specific issues, and
It is necessary to have a computer (Windows
based or otherwise installed by virtualization) to install Pandat.
Textbook is: Modern Physical
Metallurgy, 8th edition, by Smallman and Ngan, Wiley.
Additional information on Mechanical
Metallurgy could be obtained by Dieter, Mechanical Metallurgy
The student should already possess some elementary notions of materials science and mechanical behaviour
of metals and, possibly, metallurgy. In the case of a serious lack of
this information expecially for the mechanical behaviour of metals, he/she
should consider the materials in the first parts of the above mentioned Dieter
The student will provide in due times assignements ( by email to email@example.com )related to the use of Pandat and solutions
to selected problems during the course. Partecipation is strongly recommended.
Final exam is needed in case of uncorrect or untimely delivery of assignments
and problems. A specific final project
will be proposed during the course.
The final grade student will be based mainly ( 80%- even 90 %)
on the involvement that the student has demonstrated by working out assignements
and problems during the course. In case some recovery is needed from a mark
considered low by the student, final project work will be considered by professor up to
Lesson 8: More and more
difficult - the quaternary Al-Cu-Si-Mg and quinary Al-Cu-Si-Mg-Mn . Checking
the open data that we have.. with binaries and ternaries with the “professional” version
of Pandat (8.2)
Lesson 13 : Work hardening
and annealing : Chapter 11 Problems Chapter 11
Lesson 14 : Did we forget about something? Reading: Chapter 14 Selected Alloys
Problems Chapter 14
The textbook reports on
steels, cast irons, superalloys, titanium alloys, structural intermetallic
compounds, aluminium alloys, copper and copper alloys.. I would add magnesium
alloys.. the Science Direct (Elsevier)
journal of magnesium and alloys is open access!! http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/22139567
Lesson 15: Phase Diagrams back! Fe-Cu-C, Fe-Cr-C, Fe-Cr-Ni phase diagrams. Yes,
there is also a Fe-C diagram..