15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Much of materials science and engineering is concerned with microstructure, as it is a major factor in determining the properties of materials. Furthermore many manufacturing processes include solidification at some stage. The overall aims of this module therefore are to develop your understanding of: (a) the thermodynamics and kinetics of materials (b) the key factors which determine microstructural development during solidification processing as these are the fundamental tools for the control of microstructures.

Staff Contact: BROWN SHARON
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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