ECTS - Phase Transformations and Kinetic Processes in Materials

Phase Transformations and Kinetic Processes in Materials (MATE313) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Phase Transformations and Kinetic Processes in Materials MATE313 3 0 0 3 5.5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
MATE 202
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery
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Course Objectives To furnish students with the knowledge of phase transformations in materials. To teach students the diffusion mechanisms in solids. To introduce students the concept of surface energy, the types of interfaces and their roles in phase transformations. To get students familiar with the diffusional and diffusionless phase transformations
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Understanding of the mechanisms of the inerstitial and substitutional diffusion in solids.
  • Understanding of the surface energy and the types and roles of interfaces in solids.
  • Understanding of the types of phase transformations, nucleation and growth of phases.
  • Understanding of the diffusional and diffusionless phase transformations.
Course Content Overview of equilibrium thermodynamics, diffusion in solids; surface and interfacial energies, types of crystal interfaces and their motion, chemical reaction rate theory; nucleation and growth of phases, diffusional and diffusionless phase transformations and microstructural evolution; spinodal and order-disorder transformations; precipitation

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams - 1 1-49
2 Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams - 2 1-49
3 Interstitial Diffusion 60-75
4 Substitutional Diffusion 75-94
5 Surface Energy and Interfaces in Single Phase Solids 110-141
6 Interphase Interfaces 142-175
7 Effects of surface energy and strain energy on the equilibrium shape of a second phase particle 110-185
8 Nucleation of a Precipitate 185-206
9 Precipitate Growth 263-290
10 Precipitation in Age Hardening Alloys 291-325
11 Eutectoid Transformations - 1 326-349
12 Eutectoid Transformations - 2 326-349
13 Massive Transformations and Ordering Transformations 349-366
14 Characteristics of Diffusionless Phase Transfomations 382-396
15 Martensite Nucleation and Growth 397-416
16 Tempering of Ferrous Martensites 417-437


Course Book 1. Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys, Second Edition, David A. Porter and Kenneth E. Easterling, CRC, 1992.
Other Sources 2. Fundamentals of Physical Metallurgy, John D. Verhoeven, Wiley, 1975.
3. Physical Metallurgy Principles, R. Abbaschian and R.E. Reed-Hill, CL-Engineering, 2008.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 15
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
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 apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering X
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data X
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams X
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems X
6 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice X
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility X
8 An ability to communicate effectively X
9 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems X
10 A knowledge of contemporary engineering issues X
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies X
12 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 5 3 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 13 26
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 25 25
Total Workload 130