ECTS - Chemical 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 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Background in Materials Science, Chemical Reactions, Engineering Mathematics
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
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 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 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 Ability to expand and get in-depth information with scientific researches in the field of mechanical engineering, evaluate information, review and implement.
2 Have comprehensive knowledge about current techniques and methods and their limitations in Mechanical engineering.
3 To complete and apply knowledge by using scientific methods using uncertain, limited or incomplete data; use information from different disciplines.
4 Being aware of the new and developing practices of Mechanical Engineering and being able to examine and learn when needed.
5 Ability to define and formulate problems related to Mechanical Engineering and develop methods for solving and apply innovative methods in solutions.
6 Ability to develop new and/or original ideas and methods; design complex systems or processes and develop innovative/alternative solutions in the designs.
7 Ability to design and apply theoretical, experimental and modeling based researches; analyze and solve complex problems encountered in this process.
8 Work effectively in disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams, lead leadership in such teams and develop solution approaches in complex situations; work independently and take responsibility.
9 To establish oral and written communication by using a foreign language at least at the level of European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
10 Ability to convey the process and results of their studies systematically and clearly in written and oral form in national and international environments.
11 To know the social, environmental, health, security, law dimensions, project management and business life applications of engineering applications and to be aware of the constraints of their engineering applications.
12 Ability to observe social, scientific and ethical values in the stages of data collection, interpretation and announcement and in all professional activities.

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