MT8210 - Advanced Solidification Metallurgy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

The course includes mathematical descriptions of heat flow during casting in simple geometris, nucleation and phase boundary kinetics, growth of crystals with planar front, cells and dendrites. Multiphase reactions including eutectic and peritectic solidification. Flow of melt during solidification will be treated as well as micro- and macro segregation including inverse segregation. Precipitation of secondary phases including slags and gasses will be described. Introduction to modeling of solidification

Learning outcome

The students should be able to describe how heat flow in simple geometries influences the solidification process. The students will have a good understanding for nucleation and growth of crystals rom the melt, both for planar, cellular and dendrittic growth front. They should also have a good understanding of polyphase reactions during solidification - eutectic and peritectic solidification. The students should be able to describe how flow of heat and mass influence the microstructure and casting defects. Furthermore, the students should be able to carry out simple solidification modeling tasks.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, theoretical- and laboratory excercises with the following time distribution: Lectures (56 hours), written exercises (24 hours) and laboratory exercises (15 hours), and self-study hours (105 hours).

Course materials

Literature:Flemings M.C.: Solidification Processing;Kurz & Fisher: Fundamentals of solidification

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIK5063 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
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