ECTSChemical Thermodynamics of Materials

Chemical Thermodynamics of Materials (MDES665) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Chemical Thermodynamics of Materials MDES665 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Background in Materials Science, Chemical Reactions, Engineering Mathematics
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses Taken From Other Departments
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of the course is to give students the fundamentals of and the philosophy behind the Laws Thermodynamics giving strong emphasis to the physical significance of thermodynamic definitions, functions and properties and applying the thermodynamic fundamentals to the behavior of materials systems and processes.
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 Advanced treatment of the thermodynamic properties of inorganic materials; laws of thermodynamics and their application to the chemical behavior of materials systems; multicomponent systems, phase and chemical reaction equilibria; thermodynamics of phase transformations; introductory surface thermodynamics.

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. 1. D.R. Gaskell, “Introduction to the Thermodynamics of Materials”, Taylor and Francis, 1995.
3. 2. D.V. Ragone, “Thermodynamics of Materials”, Volumes I and II, John Wiley, 1995.
4. 3. 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
Major Area Courses X
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 Gains the ability to understand and apply knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and basic sciences at the level of expertise.
2 Gains the ability to access wide and deep knowledge in the field of Engineering by doing scientific research with current techniques and methods, evaluate, interpret and implement the gained knowledge.
3 Being aware of the latest developments his/her field of study, defines problems, formulates and develops new and/or original ideas and methods in solutions.
4 Designs and applies theoretical, experimental, and model-based research, analyzes and interprets the results obtained at the level of expertise.
5 Gains the ability to use the applications, techniques, modern tools and equipment in his/her field of study at the level of expertise.
6 Designs, executes and finalizes an original work process independently.
7 Can work in interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams, lead teams, use the information of different disciplines together and develop solution approaches.
8 Pays regard to scientific, social and ethical values in all professional activities and acquires responsibility consciousness at the level of expertise.
9 Contributes to the literature by communicating the processes and results of his/her academic studies in written form or orally in national and international academic environments, communicates effectively with communities and scientific staff working in the field of specialization.
10 Gains the skill of lifelong learning at the level of expertise.
11 Communicates verbally and in written form using a foreign language at least at the European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
12 Recognizes the social, environmental, health, safety, legal aspects of engineering applications, as well as project management and business life practices, being aware of the limitations they place on engineering applications.

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 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 5 6 30
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 8 16
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 136