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Cursus: 201400048
Moulding Technology
Cursus informatieRooster
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
VoertaalEngels T.C. Bor
Contactpersoon van de cursus T.C. Bor
Docent T.C. Bor
Docent W.J.B. Grouve
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After the course the student is able to...
  1. Derive phase diagrams on the basis of thermodynamic data of simplified binary (metal) alloys.
  2. Explain the microstructure of an alloy after solidification or solid state transformation under equilibrium or non-equilibrium conditions on the basis of phase diagrams and kinetics data.
  3. Determine the influence of the processing conditions on the materials microstructure and associated mechanical properties of the material.
  4. Comprehend and present a relevant subject on moulding technology in a clear and structured manner both in an oral presentation given in the form of a lecture as in the form of a short reader.
Moulding technology provides deeper understanding of the thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations in the metals and alloys during moulding processes. The processes include casting, forging and welding. In fact all processes where the resulting microstructure of the material is influenced by heat and/or mechanical deformation may be considered. The development of the microstructure depends on the process conditions and is key to understand the material properties and to find new routes to property and microstructure optimization. In this way product performance can be enhanced or safeguarded.
Understanding the influence of heat and deformation on the interrelation between process, product and material properties forms one of the course goals.
The course consists of two parts. In the first part (quartile 3) a limited number of five to six lectures are given to provide the background in thermodynamics of metal alloys and solidification. The lectures treat the origin of phase diagrams which are vital to understanding of the behavior of most engineering materials. They also explain the phenomena occurring during solidification of materials and solid state phase transformations.
In the second part (quartile 3 and if necessary quartile 4) the student selects a typical moulding process and/or phenomenon (assignment). The student will prepare a 30 minute lecture to be presented in front of the colleague students. A list of possible subjects is supplied, but students are encouraged to propose relevant subjects themselves.
During the lecture the student will discuss the interrelations between microstructure, material and the production process. He/she will explain the metallurgical background of the selected process/phenomenon in light of the provided lectures on thermodynamics and solidification. Furthermore, he/she will provide a short reader supporting the lecture.
During the second part the students may receive assistance from the instructor with the preparation of the lecture and the reader. As soon as the lecture and the reader are of sufficient quality (pre-lecture check by instructor), the student will be given the opportunity to give the 30 minute lecture. The work should be presented at the level of a master student having followed the course. During the lecture the other participating students are encouraged to ask (in-depth) questions.
Materials Science on Bachelor level Mechanical Engineering or comparable.
Participating study
Master Mechanical Engineering
Verplicht materiaal
Aanbevolen materiaal
Chapters 1 and 4 of the book Phase transformations in Metals and Alloys written by D.A. Porter and K.E. Easterling.

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