Introduction to thermodynamics and kinetics – different approaches – emphasis on metallurgical thermodynamics, transport phenomena and applications


Laws of thermodynamics and related applications – concepts of free energy and entropy – criteria for spontaneity


Introduction to solutions – partial molar entities – Gibbs Duhem relations - thermodynamic aspects of metallic solutions and salt melts – Raoult’s Law and Henry’s Law - regular and quasi chemical models


Thermodynamic aspects of phase diagrams – similarity in thermodynamic approach towards different classes of materials – thermodynamic aspects of defect formation in metals and ceramics – approaches used in chemical modeling

  Principles of metallurgical kinetics – reaction rates and reaction mechanisms – overview of mass transfer, heat transfer and fluid flow – related applications in metallurgical processes – role of transport phenomena in mathematical and physical modeling




1.        Gaskell, David R., ‘Introduction to Metallurgical Thermodynamics’, McGraw Hill, 1973

 2.        Mohanty, A. K., “Rate Processes in Metallurgy”, Prentice Hall of India (EEE), 2000