Solidification Processes (MATE316) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Solidification Processes MATE316 2 2 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 introduce the students of Materials Engineering to the principles of solidification and applications of the knowledge to industries as it is the most important processing route for materials by emphasizing the interrelationship of properties, structure and processing
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Knowledge on Properties of Liquid Metals; Solidification Behavior of Alloys and Pure Metals
  • Knowledge on Thermodynamics of Solidification and Driving Force for Solidification
  • Ability to Comment on Kinetics of Solidification, Nucleation and Growth of Solid Phases, Dendritic Solidification, Macro and Microsegregations
  • Understanding of Solidification Microstructures, Eutectic and Peritectic Transformations
  • Understanding of Freezing Range Effects and Rapid solidification
  • Knowledge on Industrial Solidification Processes and Defects due to Solidification behavior
Course Content Basics of heat transfer, structure of liquid metals, solidification of pure metals; solidification of binary alloys, constitutional undercooling, distribution coefficient, plane front and denritic solidification, solidification of eutectic alloys, rate of solidification, micro and macrostructure development, segregation, porosity formation, solid

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Solidification Curves for alloys and pure alloys, thermocouples, review of thermodynamic concepts. Course notes and related pages of the sources
2 Properties of Liquids and Driving Force for Solidification, Effect of Undercooling, Thermodynamics of Solidification Course notes and related pages of the sources
3 Solid-Liquid Interface, Interface Motion and Nucleation and Growth Course notes and related pages of the sources
4 Geometry of Solidification, Planar and Dendritic Growth, Dendrite Arms Spacings Course notes and related pages of the sources
5 Kinetics of Solidification and Fluid Flow Course notes and related pages of the sources
6 Solidification Microstructures of Pure Metals, Solidification Microstructures of Metallic Alloys, Eutectic Growth Course notes and related pages of the sources
7 Effect of dendritic growth on solidification defects such as segregation, shrinkage porosity and gas porosity Course notes and related pages of the sources
8 Heat Flow During Solidification, Biot Number, and Solidification Simulations Course notes and related pages of the sources
9 Partition Coefficient and Constitutional Undercooling, Temperature-Distance and Concentration-Distance Profiles during Binary Alloy Solidification Course notes and related pages of the sources
10 Factors that lead to macrosegregation and microsegregation Course notes and related pages of the sources
11 Peritectic Transformation, Solidification of castings and ingots, effect of crystal structure and freezing range on solidification shrinkage Course notes and related pages of the sources
12 Solidification of Cast Iron Course notes and related pages of the sources
13 Rapid Solidification and Production and Properties of Metallic Glasses Course notes and related pages of the sources
14 Industrial Solidification Processes: Continuous Casting, Shape casting, Zone Refining, Single Crystal Growing Course notes and related pages of the sources
15 Solidification Structure Control Course notes and related pages of the sources
16 Solidification Modelling Course notes and related pages of the sources


Course Book 1. Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys, 2E, D.A. PORTER and K.E. EASTERLING, Chapman and Hall, 1992.
2. Solidification Processing, M.C. FLEMINGS, McGraw-Hill, 1974.
Other Sources 3. Fundamentals of Physical Metallurgy, J.D. VERHOEVEN, Wiley, 1975.
4. Physical Metallurgy Principles, 4E, R.E. REED-HILL & R. ABBASCHIAN, PWS, 1994.
5. Solidification and Casting, B. Cantor and K. O’Reilly (Edts), IOP, 2003.
6. Science and Engineering of Casting Solidification, D.M. STEFANESCU, Kluwer Academic/Plenum, 2002.

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 1 15
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 9 100
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 2 32
Laboratory 5 3 15
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 15 15
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 12 24
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 138