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High Temperature Materials 7.5 Credits

Second cycle, P7006K
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2018 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Process Metallurgy
Subject group (SCB)
Chemical Engineering
Main field of study
Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

90 credits in Chemical Engineering, including the course O0039K Geology.

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The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
Upon completion of this course the student shall be able to: * Describe the phenomenon of melting using thermodynamics, crystallography and kinetics. * Explain what phenomena occur during sintering. * Describe the methods used in the manufacturing of ceramics as well as their microstructure, technical applications, physical and mechanical properties. * Independently analyze and construct a phase diagram. * Use thermodynamic calculation computer software.

The course contents include the following general parts: Thermodynamics: This part comprises basic thermodynamics as a basis for phase diagrams. Crystallography: This part considers different metal and oxide crystal structures, amorphous structures, defects and mechanisms of diffusion. Phase Analysis: This part considers the different phase rules as well as the construction and use of phase diagrams. Kinetics: This part comprises different types of reaction kinetics. Furthermore, phase transformations, grain growth and solid phase reactions will also be considered. Ceramics Technology: This part considers sintering, manufacturing methods for ceramics and specific uses for ceramics with different compositions. Computer Lab: This part comprises thermodynamic simulations using the equilibrium program Factsage. Mini Project: This part comprises an introduction to different analytical characterization methods and practical problem solving.

The teaching method consists of lectures, lab work and a mini project assignment. Lectures shall give the student the possibility to describe and explain their outlook on the subject as well as the knowledge to apply theoretical concepts in their discussion. The computer labs shall be completed in groups. Students will hone their skills for analytical thinking and working in a group as well as evaluate, describe and report their work in writing. The mini projects shall also be completed in groups. Students will hone their skills in scientific method and problem solving. The results from experimental work shall be presented both orally and in writing.

Participation in laboratory and mini project work is compulsory. Laboratory and mini project work is graded as pass or fail while theoretical understanding of the course material is evaluated in a written exam graded on a graduated scale. Students who have failed an examination on five occasions will not be allowed further resits.

Participation at the first lecture, computer lab work and mini project work is compulsory. In-depth studies of high temperature chemistry. The course is given at advanced level and is a part of the Minerals and Metallurgical Engineering study plan. A study guide is available in the Fronter room for P7006K.

Transition terms

Charlotte Andersson

Literature. Valid from Spring 2015 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Bergeron and Risbud, Introduction to Phase Equilibria in Ceramics, The American Ceramic Society, 1984. ISBN: 1-57498-177-3
William D. Callister, Materials Science and Engineering, 8th ed. John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-470-50586-1

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

0001Written exam5.3TG G U 3 4 5
0002Project work + Laboratory work2.2TG G U 3 4 5

Syllabus established
by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Geosciences 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 02 Nov 2017