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Syllabus ( NANO 631 )


   Basic information
Course title: Kinetics of Structural Transformations
Course code: NANO 631
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yavuz ORAL
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 1/2, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: The aim of the course is to help students better understand the engineering materials that are used in the world around them.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Comprahend driving forces and how they affect the kinetics of phase transformations

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    2. To understand the basic principles and applications of new tools and / or software required for thesis work.
    3. Present and defence the research outcomes at seminars and conferences

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
  2. Explain homogeneous and heterogeneous precipitation and under what circumstances each is likely to occur

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. To manage nanotechnology-focused solutions and products commercialization processes.
    2. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    3. To understand the basic principles and applications of new tools and / or software required for thesis work.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
  3. Apply the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetics to the processing of the iron-carbon system

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. To manage nanotechnology-focused solutions and products commercialization processes.
    2. To understand the basic principles and applications of new tools and / or software required for thesis work.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
   Contents Up
Week 1: The Concept of a Driving Force. Homogeneous Nucleation
Week 2: Undercooling and the Barrier to Homogeneous Nucleation. Random Clusters in the Liquid.
Quiz I.
Week 3: Nucleation and Growth. Wetting. Homework I.
Week 4: Heterogeneous Nucleation. Heterogeneous Nucleation: Spherical Cap Approximation.
Quiz II.
Week 5: Heterogeneous Nucleation: Sodium Acetate Demonstration. Heterogeneous Nucleation Applications
Quiz III.
Week 6: Midterm. Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Nucleation. Types of Interfaces
Week 7: Johnson, Mehl, and Avrami (JMA) Equation. Calculations Using the JMA Equation Part 1
Week 8: Calculations Using the JMA Equation Part 2. Application of the JMA Equation
Quiz IV.
Week 9: Developing High Strength Alloys .The Iron-Carbon System. Homework II.
Week 10: Diffusional/DiffusionlessTransformations. Heat Treating a Plain Carbon Eutectoid Steel
Quiz V.
Week 11: Formation of Pearlite in Eutectoid Steel. Formation of Bainite in a Eutectoid Steel
Quiz VI.
Week 12: Formation of Martensite . Heat Treatments of Austenite Decomposition Products. Homework III.
Week 13: Isothermal Transformation (IT) Diagrams for a Eutectoid Steel . Off-Eutectoid Isothermal Transformation (IT) DiagramIsothermal Transformation (IT) Diagram. Continuous Transformation (CCT) Diagrams.
Week 14: Continuous Transformation (CCT) Diagrams. Precipitation Hardening in Al-Cu Alloys. Sintering
Week 15*: Vacant Week Before the Final
Week 16*: Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: Phase Transformations and Heat Treatments of Steels 1st Edition
by Bankim Chandra Ray (Author), Rajesh Kumar Prusty (Author), Deepak Nayak (Author) Taylor Francis Group (2020)
Recommended readings: Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction 9th Edition
by William D. Callister Jr. (Author), David G. Rethwisch (Author) John Wiley and Sons (2014)
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 6 30
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 0
Homework: 3,9,12 10
Quiz: 2,4,5,8,10,11 10
Final exam: 16 50
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 15
Own studies outside class: 5 15
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 5 3
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 2 6
Own study for mid-term exam: 15 1
Mid-term: 3 1
Personal studies for final exam: 25 1
Final exam: 3 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
*
  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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