316-1,2: Microstructural Dynamics

Principles underlying development of microstructures. Defects, diffusion, phase transformations, nucleation and growth, thermal and mechanical treatment of materials. Lectures, laboratory. Prerequisite: 315 or equivalent.
At the conclusion of 316-2 students will be able to:
  1. Predict nucleation rates from thermodynamic data
  2. Describe where precipitates are likely to form in a multicomponent material
  3. Design processing histories to obtain a desired microstructure
  4. Correctly use and interpret TTT diagrams