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MSE53600 - Solidification of Castings

Fall 2015

Days/Time: MWF / TBA
Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
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.

Description:
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.

Topics Covered:
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

Prerequisites:
Basic phase equilibria and transport phenomena (heat transfer and diffusion) at the undergraduate level.

Applied/Theory: 50/50

Web Address:
http://www.itap.purdue.edu/learning/tools/blackboard/

Homework:
There will be about 5 homework sets throughout the semester.

Projects:
A research paper will be required.

Exams:
1 one-hour midterm and one two-hour final exam.

Textbooks:
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.

Computer Requirements:
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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Other Requirements:
There is one writing assignment consisting of a critical review of a recent journal article concerning solidification processing.

David R. Johnson
Phone
765-494-7009
Email
davidjoh@ecn.purdue.edu
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Materials and Electrical Engineering Bldg Rm 308C
501 Northwestern Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2044
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765-494-1204
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