Academic Catalog

METE302 PRINCIPLES OF SOLIDIFICATION

Course Code: 5700302
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Metallurgical And Materials Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. YUNUS EREN KALAY
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Liquids and Solids. Solidification of pure metals. Homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation. Solidification of alloys, undercooling, solidification of eutectics. Constitutional undercooling. Growth in pure metal and alloys. Distribution coefficient. Macrostructure development. Classification of alloys according to their freezing range. Centerline feeding resistance. The rate of solidification, heat transfer in solidification. Segregation, single crystal growth, zone refining, rapid solidification.