ECTSAdvanced Thermodynamics of Materials

Advanced Thermodynamics of Materials (MATE502) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Thermodynamics of Materials MATE502 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To review basic definitions and laws of thermodynamics; entropy and enthalpy concepts, To present thermodynamics of reactions involving gases and pure condensed phases, To teach phase equilibrium and phase diagrams in one, two and three-component systems, To teach solution thermodynamics in detail, To introduce statistical thermodynamics, To teach thermodynamics of surfaces, interfaces & defects, To review thermodynamics of phase transformations, To teach fundamental concepts in electrochemistry,
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To understand thermodynamic properties and equations
  • To know conditions required for use of a thermodynamic equation
  • To understand partial and integral molar properties
  • To be able to carry out equilibrium calculations
  • To be able to apply thermodynamic fundamentals to materials systems and processes
  • To learn the relationship between thermodynamic properties and phase diagrams
Course Content Laws of thermodynamics and their application to the chemical behavior of materials systems. Thermodynamics of binary and multicomponent solutions. Phase equilibria. Thermodynamics of chemical reactions. Thermodynamics of phase transformations.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Scope of Thermodynamics of Materials, basic definitions, Closed Systems, First Laws of Thermodynamics Related pages of the textbook and other sources
2 Internal Energy, Enthalpy, Entropy, Helmholtz and Gibbs Free Energies, Energy Balance, Equilibrium and Spontaneity Criteria Related pages of the textbook and other sources
3 Phase Equilibria in One-Component Systems Related pages of the textbook and other sources
4 Open Systems, Chemical Potential, Partial Molar and Integral Molar Thermodynamic Quantities Related pages of the textbook and other sources
5 Equilibrium and Spontaneity Criteria for Open Systems Related pages of the textbook and other sources
6 Standard State, Fugacity, Activity, Activity Coefficient Related pages of the textbook and other sources
7 Chemical Reactions, Standard Reactions, Activity Quotient and Equilibrium Constant, Spontaneity of Chemical Reactions, Equilibrium Calculations, Effects of Pressure and Temperature on Chemical Reactions Related pages of the textbook and other sources
8 Binary Solutions, Ideal and Non-Ideal Solutions, Raoult’s and Henry’s Laws, Excess Properties, Relationship between Partial Molar and Integral Molar Quantities Related pages of the textbook and other sources
9 Integration of the Gibbs-Duhem equation, Solution Models, Regular Solution, Dilute Solutions, Change of Standard States Related pages of the textbook and other sources
10 Gibbs Free Energy and Composition Diagrams for binary systems Related pages of the textbook and other sources
11 Change of Standard States and Quantitative Construction of the Gibbs Free Energy and Composition Diagrams and Phase Diagrams of Binary Systems Related pages of the textbook and other sources
12 Stable and Unstable Equilibria in Binary Systems, Thermodynamics of Phase Transformations, Spinodal Decomposition Related pages of the textbook and other sources
13 Multicomponent Solutions, Interaction Coefficients Related pages of the textbook and other sources
14 Surface Tension, Effect of Curvature and Particle Size on Thermodynamic Properties, Equilibrium Conditions for Pressures, Solubilities of Small Particle Size Phases Related pages of the textbook and other sources
15 Overall review
16 Final exam


Course Book 1. C.H.P. Lupis, “Chemical Thermodynamics of Materials” Elsevier, 1983.
Other Sources 2. D.R. Gaskell, “Introduction to the Thermodynamics of Materials”, Taylor and Francis, 1995.
3. D.V. Ragone, “Thermodynamics of Materials”, Volumes I and II, John Wiley, 1995.
4. R.T. De Hoff, “Thermodynamics in Materials Science”, Mc Graw Hill 1993.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to access, analyze and evaluate the knowledge needed for the solution of advanced chemical engineering and applied chemistry problems.
2 An ability to self-renewal by following scientific and technological developments within the philosophy of lifelong learning.
3 An understanding of social, environmental, and the global impacts of the practices and innovations brought by chemistry and chemical engineering.
4 An ability to perform original research and development activities and to convert the achieved results to publications, patents and technology.
5 An ability to apply advanced mathematics, science and engineering knowledge to advanced engineering problems.
6 An ability to design and conduct scientific and technological experiments in lab- and pilot-scale, and to analyze and interpret their results.
7 Skills in design of a system, part of a system or a process with desired properties and to implement industry.
8 Ability to perform independent research.
9 Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to work as a part of a team.
10 An understanding of the professional and occupational responsibilities.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 4 64
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 5 12 60
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 25 25
Total Workload 179