Academic Catalog

METE538 ADVANCED SOLIDIFICATION

Course Code: 5700538
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Metallurgical And Materials Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. MAHMUT VEDAT AKDENZ
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Atom transfer at the solid-liquid interface; conditions for nucleation, rate of nucleus formation, interface structure. Morphological instability of a solid-liquid interface, perturbation analysis. Solidification microstructures; cells and dendrites, eutectic and peritectic, diffusion coupled growth, competitive growth of dendritic and eutectic phases. Solute redistribution; mass balance in directional solidification, microsegregation. Rapid solidification processing; general characteristics, production methods, microstructural effects.