Advanced Metallurgical Thermodynamics

IIT Madras Course , Prof. B.S. Murty

Lecture 1: Mod-01 Lec-01 Basic definitions

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Advanced Metallurgical Thermodynamics by Prof. B.S. Murty, Department of Metallurgy and Material Science, IIT Madras. For more details on NPTEL visit

Course Description :

Basics : First, second and third laws of thermodynamics, Maxwell's relations, Clausius-Clayperon equation.
Solutions : solution models, regular, sub-regular, cluster variation models, multi-parameter models, quasi-chemical theory, statistical thermodynamics, multicomponent systems.

Equilibrium Concepts : Unary, binary and multicomponent systems, phase equilibria, evolution of phase diagrams, metastable phase diagrams, calculation of phase diagrams, thermodynamics of defects.
Thermodynamics of Phase Transformations: Melting and solidification, precipitation, eutectoid, massive, spinodal, martensitic, order disorder transformations and glass transition. First and second order transitions..
Heterogeneous Systems : Equilibrium constant, Ellingham diagrams and their application to commercially important reactions.

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