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Week
1
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Phase Diagrams and Phase Equilibria

This course picks up with an overview of basic thermodynamics and kinetics as they pertain to the processing of crystalline materials. The first module deals with phase diagrams - charts that tell us how a material will behave given a certain set of variables such as temperature, pressure, and composition. You will learn how to interpret common and complex phase diagrams and how to extract useful information from them....
Reading
25 videos (Total 180 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
Video25 videos
1.2 One-Component Phase Diagrams and Gibbs Phase Rule11m
1.3 Regions of Two Phase Equilibrium8m
1.4 Additional One-Component Phase Diagrams3m
1.5 Binary Isomorphous Phase Diagrams8m
1.6 The Lever Rule9m
1.7 Phase Fractions6m
1.8 Equilibrium Cooling Curves7m
1.9 Equilibrium Isomorphous Diagrams6m
1.10 Analysis of a Phase Diagram5m
1.11 Deviations from Ideal Behavior10m
1.12 Eutectic Phase Diagram10m
1.13 Determination of Phase Boundaries7m
1.14 Eutectic Microstructure Development8m
1.15 Equilibrium Cooling of an Off-Eutectic Alloy7m
1.16 Equilibrium Cooling of an Off-Eutectic Alloy - Calculations6m
1.17 Microstructure Development in an Off-Eutectic Alloy6m
1.18 Invariant Reactions in Two Component Systems6m
1.19 Peritectic Phase Diagrams9m
1.20 Analysis of Complex Phase Diagrams12m
1.21 Monotectic Phase Diagrams5m
1.22 Phase Separation and Critical Points6m
1.23 Solid State Reactions11m
1.24 Summary of Invariant Reactions in Two-Component Systems2m
1.25 Summary1m
Reading5 readings
Learning Outcomes10m
Consent Form10m
Get More from Georgia Tech10m
Supplemental Materials for this Module10m
Earn a Georgia Tech Badge and CEUs10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Quiz 1.1 (Lessons 1.1 - 1.8)20m
Quiz 1.2 (Lessons 1.9 - 1.12)20m
Quiz 1.3 (Lessons 1.13 - 1.17)20m
Quiz 1.4 (Lessons 1.18 - 1.24)20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Kinetics of Structural Transformations

If thermodynamics, which we covered in the previous module, tells us how a material wants to change, then kinetics tells us how and how quickly that transformation occurs. This module starts by explaining the driving force for phase transformations. We will cover the nucleation and growth of precipitates, solidification, and sintering. Finally, there are a number of lessons which apply all that has been covered in the course to understanding carbon steels....
Reading
33 videos (Total 226 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video33 videos
2.2 The Concept of a Driving Force6m
2.3 Homogeneous Nucleation6m
2.4 Undercooling and the Barrier to Homogeneous Nucleation4m
2.5 Random Clusters in the Liquid7m
2.6 Nucleation and Growth9m
2.7 Wetting5m
2.8 Heterogeneous Nucleation5m
2.9 Heterogeneous Nucleation - Spherical Cap Approximation7m
2.10 Heterogeneous Nucleation - Sodium Acetate Demonstration2m
2.11 Heterogeneous Nucleation - Applications4m
2.12 Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Nucleation6m
2.13 Types of Interfaces12m
2.14 Johnson, Mehl, and Avrami (JMA) Equation7m
2.15A Calculations Using the JMA Equation Part 14m
2.15B Calculations Using the JMA Equation Part 24m
2.16 Application of the JMA Equation7m
2.17 Developing High Strength Alloys6m
2.18 The Iron-Carbon System7m
2.19 Diffusional/DiffusionlessTransformations6m
2.20 Heat Treating a Plain Carbon Eutectoid Steel2m
2.21 Formation of Pearlite in Eutectoid Steel9m
2.22 Formation of Bainite in a Eutectoid Steel5m
2.23 Formation of Martensite9m
2.24 Heat Treatments of Austenite Decomposition Products2m
2.25 Isothermal Transformation (IT) Diagrams for a Eutectoid Steel6m
2.26 Off-Eutectoid Isothermal Transformation (IT) Diagrams7m
2.27 4340 Isothermal Transformation (IT) Diagram5m
2.28 Continuous Transformation (CCT) Diagrams13m
2.29 Precipitation Hardening in Al-Cu Alloys9m
2.30 Nonequilibrium Solidification12m
2.31 Sintering8m
2.32 Summary3m
Reading3 readings
Learning outcomes10m
Supplemental Materials for this Module10m
Where to go from here10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Quiz 2.1 (Lessons 2.1 - 2.5)20m
Quiz 2.2 (Lessons 2.6 - 2.10)20m
Quiz 2.3 (Lessons 2.11 - 2.15)20m
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By DUOct 30th 2016

Very informative and descriptive course. It encourages a person to do self calculations. Lecture and the material available are all very well explained. Would love to take similar courses.

By ABApr 25th 2018

I enjoyed this courese. It is going to be very usefull for me to carryon my research work. Thanku Coursera and JTU

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Thomas H. Sanders, Jr.

Regents' Professor
School of Materials Science and Engineering

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