ECTS - Advanced 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 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
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 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

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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 understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively. X
8 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems. X
9 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. X
10 Knowledge of contemporary engineering issues. X
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. X
12 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies X
13 An ability to make methodological scientific research. X
14 An ability to produce, report and present an original or known scientific body of knowledge. X
15 An ability to defend an originally produced idea. X

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