MSE53600 - Solidification of CastingsFall 2017
Days/Time: MWF / TBA
Credit Hours: 3
To analyze solidification processing of engineering materials in terms of phase equilibria, transport, and interface phenomena governing microstructure development in liquid-solid transformations. To apply these principles to industrial solidification processes, with emphasis on microstructural capabilities and limitations.
Solidification of engineering materials by cooling; crystallization and glass transition. Heat transfer, thermodynamics and kinetics of solidification. Solute redistribution and interface stability; plane front, cellular and dendritic growth. Eutectic and peritectic solidification. Application to microstructure development in crystal growth, casting, injection molding, welding, and rapid solidification processing.
Heat flow in solidification processes; Atomistics and kinetics of solidification; Application to microstructure development in crystal growth, casting, injection molding, welding, and rapid solidification process; Thermodynamics of solidification; Solidification of alloys
Basic phase equilibria and transport phenomena (heat transfer and diffusion) at the undergraduate level.
There will be about 5 homework sets throughout the semester.
A research paper will be required.
1 one-hour midterm and one two-hour final exam.
Course packet containing M. C. Flemings, Solidification Processing, McGraw-Hill, NY (1974). This text is out of print. Readings from selected journal articles will also be assigned and discussed in class.
Spreadsheet or math software (e.g. Mathcad) may be useful for homeworks, but not necessary. Syllabus, homeworks and solutions will be posted to the course Web site.
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There is one writing assignment consisting of a critical review of a recent journal article concerning solidification processing.