Computational Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials MS5619/MS5513


Faculty Name: Dr. Subhradeep Chatterjee
Course Period: 01st Jan to 30th Apr 2024 ()
Number of Credits: 3 credits
Course Contents:
  • Fundamentals of thermodynamics: systems and processes; states and laws; variables, functions and potentials, phases.
  • Phase equilibria: P-T diagrams for unary systems; binary systems and simple solution models; binary T-C phase diagrams; multicomponent systems and advanced solution models. reaction thermodynamics.
  • Computational thermodynamics tools: modules and user interfaces; calculation of thermodynamic functions; computation of free energy vs. composition diagrams and T-C phase diagrams; ternary and multicomponent systems; metastable phases.
  • Kinetics: Fick's laws and their applications to processing of steels.
  • Phase Transformations: driving force, nucleation, growth and coarsening; transformation rate and TTT diagrams; moving boundary problems.
  • Applications of kinetic databases and tools for carburization, nitriding, homogenization, and aging; computation of transformation rates
About the Instructor: Dr. Subhradeep Chatterjee is with the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering at IIT Hyderabad. His research interests include phase transformations and microstructure-property correlations during materials processing. He applies principles of materials thermodynamics and kinetics to complements materials characterization techniques to develop an improved understanding of the underlying phenomena.
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Instructor Profile
Knowledge of basic thermodynamics and calculus, and only very basic familiarity with coding, say, in MATHEMATIC, MATLAB or python.
Course Assessment: Assessment may consist of assignments &/or quizzes &/viva &/or exams.
Fee: Rs.15,000/- Plus GST
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