MSE507 Thermodynamics of Materials
Course Title
Thermodynamics of Materials
Course Code
MSE507
Credit Hours
3
Pre-requisites (if any)
Undergraduate course in thermodynamics and Fundamentals of
Material Science
Co-requisites (if any)
Name of Faculty
Dr Mat

Assignment 3
MSE 507
Due Thur. Nov. 10th
Question 1:
a) Liquid A and B are completely miscible and form an ideal solution. The vapor
pressures of two liquids are 2 x 10-3 atm and 5 x 10-3 atm at temperature T, respectively.
Calculate the mole fraction of

Outline
Introduction
- Definitions and basic concepts
- Phases and microstructure
Binary
PD and Gibbs free energy
Binary isomorphous systems (complete solid solubility)
Eutectic phase diagram
Interpretation of phase diagrams
Mech. Mat. Eng. Dept. Mas

Outline
Thermodynamic Models
Regular Solution Models
Dr. M. Medraj
Sublattice Model
Associated Solutions
Cluster Variation Model
Quasichemical Model
Cluster Expansion Model
Mech. Mat. Eng. Dept. Masdar Institute
MSE 507 Lecture 19/1
Thermodynamic Models

Interpretation of Phase Diagrams
For a given temperature and composition we can
use phase diagram to determine:
1) The phases that are present
2) Compositions of the phases
3) The relative fractions of the phases
Dr. M. Medraj
Mech. Mat. Eng. Dept. Masdar

Outline
FeFe3C phase diagram
Classifications of Fe-C alloys
Microstructure of Fe-C alloys
The phase rule
Equilibrium in multiphase systems
Equilibrium in heterogeneous systems
Dr. M. Medraj
Mech. Mat. Eng. Dept. Masdar Institute
MSE 507 Lecture 18/1

CNSC
Science and Reactor Fundamentals Reactor Physics
Technical Training Group
1
REVIEW QUESTIONS
THE CRITICAL REACTOR AT STEADY POWER OUTPUT
1.
List the particles and radiation produced by the fission process at the moment of fission
and those produced b

TEMPLATE 8-D
Revised September 2014
Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
NUCL 5100G: Nuclear Plant Systems and Operation (section 1)
Course outline for the winter 2016 semester
1. Course Details & Important Dates*
Term
Course Type
Day
Time
Winter

Assignment #1 NUCL 5100G Nuclear Plant Systems and Operation
Section 1: For each of the following statements identify if it is TRUE or FALSE, by circling either T
or F (1 mark for each correct answer).
1.
Natural uranium fuel used for CANDU reactors, whet

NUCL 5250G Power Plant Thermodynamics
Lecture 1. General on Course
Dr. Igor Pioro
Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
Tel. 905-721-8668 ext. 5528 E-mail: Igor.Pioro@uoit.ca
1
Timeframe and cou

Assignment #1 NUCL 5100G Nuclear Plant Systems and Operation
Section 1: For each of the following statements identify if it is TRUE or FALSE, by circling either T
or F (1 mark for each correct answer).
1.
Natural uranium fuel used for CANDU reactors, whet

Course Title: NUCL 5250G Power Plant Thermodynamics
Prerequisite(s): undergraduate course in thermodynamics
Course Description and Content Outline: This course presents the theoretical and practical
analysis of the following with particular reference to n

NRC Generic Fundamentals Examination Question Bank-BWR
August 2015
TOPIC:
292002
KNOWLEDGE: K1.07 [3.5/3.5]
K1.08 [2.7/2.8]
QID:
B186 (P44)
A reactor is initially subcritical with the effective multiplication factor (Keff) equal to 0.998. After a
brief wi

The Influence of Xenon-135 on Reactor Operation
Paul L. Roggenkamp
Abstract
Xenon-135 is a product of U-235 fission and has a very large neutron-capture cross section. It
also decays radioactively with a half-life of 9.1 hours. Little of the Xe-135 result

Outline
Utility of phase diagrams
Construction of phase diagram
Phase diagram calculation using
Gibbs energy minimization
Phase diagram with intermediate phases
- solid solutions
- compounds
Dr. M. Medraj
Mech. Mat. Eng. Dept. Masdar Institute
MSE 507

Outline
Review Sublattice Model
Example Sublattice Model
Thermodynamic Modeling of multicomponent systems
Example Alloy Design
Example Process Design
Ternary Phase Diagrams
Solidification Path
Dr. M. Medraj
Mech. Mat. Eng. Dept. Masdar Institute
MS

Mini-Project # 3
MSE507
Due Mon. Dec. 05, 2016
This mini-project is meant to acquaint the student with thermodynamic modeling and
optimization and phase diagram calculation.
You are required to model a fictitious binary A-Xb system. Where element A has BC

The Temporal nature of macroscopic
measurements
Only few particular combination of atomic coordinates that are essentially
time independent are macroscopically observable. pump and probe at
the LENS
Theory of time independent phenomena Thermodynamics desc

Assignment 1
MSE 507
Thur. Sept. 29th 2016
Question 1:
An electric resistance furnace is used to melt pure copper at the rate of 125 kg/hr. The
furnace is fed with solid copper at 25C. The liquid copper leaves the furnace at 1200C.
What is the minimum ele

Mini-Project # 1
MSE 507
Due Mon. Oct 10th 2016
This mini-project is meant to acquaint you with some of the literature in the area of
Thermodynamics of Materials. It offers the opportunity to summarize and evaluate
recently published research results pert

Outline
Heat Capacity
Enthalpy Standard State
Heat of Formation
Heat of Reaction
Theoretical Calculations of Heat Capacity
Dr. M. Medraj
Mech. Mat. Eng. Dept. Masdar Institute
MSE 507 Lecture 2/1
Introduction
The heat capacity of a system is defined

Outline
Second Law of Thermodynamics
Entropy
Reversible and Irreversible Processes
Physical Meaning of Entropy
Dr. M. Medraj
Mech. Mat. Eng. Dept. Masdar Institute
MSE 507 Lecture 4/1
Reversible and Irreversible Processes
Wood will burn spontaneously

Outline
Second Law of Thermodynamics
Entropy Calculations
Equilibrium
Third Law of Thermodynamics
Physical Meaning of Entropy
Dr. M. Medraj
Mech. Mat. Eng. Dept. Masdar Institute
MSE 507 Lecture 5/1
The 2nd Law - Again
The second law can be reformula

Outline
Introduction
Enthalpy and entropy dependence on P and T
Gibbs free energy
Helmholtz free energy
Chemical potential
Maxwell equations - revisited
Gibbs-Duhem equation
Dr. M. Medraj
Mech. Mat. Eng. Dept. Masdar Institute
MSE 507 Lecture 6/1
I

Definitions: Components
Outline
Components are chemically recognized species of fixed composition.
- e.g. Fe and C in carbon steel, H2O and NaCl in salted water
Definitions
First Law of Thermodynamics
Systems are primarily categorized by the number of c

Mini-Project # 2
Due Monday Nov. 14th
MSE507
The activity coefficient of Mg in liquid Mg-Sn alloys at 800C, with reference states
being pure liquid Mg and pure liquid Sn at 800C, have been determined experimentally
as:
XMg
Mg
1
0.90
0.80
0.70
0.67
0.60
1.