516-0939/02 – Thermodynamics of the Metals and Alloys (TDKS)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of PhysicsCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Dr. RNDr. Jiří LuňáčekSubject version guarantorprof. Dr. RNDr. Jiří Luňáček
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2003/2004Year of cancellation2014/2015
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
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LUN10 prof. Dr. RNDr. Jiří Luňáček
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Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Summarize fundamental thermodynamic ideas and laws Analyze and interpret phase diagrams Compare and conclude different solution theory Explain basic concepts in statistical thermodynamics – order and disorder, alloys approximation Solve and discuss various alloys enthalpy

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


This subject deals with the thermodynamics aspects of the metals and alloys. The education is focused at the phase diagrams, solutions, ordering and disordering and enthalpy. The background is developed mainly from the statistical fundamentals and methods.

Compulsory literature:

1. CENGEL, Y.A.; BOLES, M.A. Thermodynamics, an Engineering Approach. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002, 930 p. ISBN 0-07-238332-1. 2. GOKCEN, N. A. Statistical Thermodynamis of Alloys. New York: Plenum Press, 1986, 326 p. ISBN 0-306-42177-1. 3. RAO, Y. K. Stoichiometry and Thermodynamics of Metallurgical Processes. Cambridge University Press, 1985, 957 p. ISBN 0 521 25856 1. 4. LUPIS, C. H. P. Chemical Thermodynamics of Materials. Elsevier Science Pub. Co., Inc. 1983, 581 p. ISBN 0-444-00713X, 0-444-00779-2.

Recommended literature:

1. BORG, R. J.; DIENES, G. J. The Physical Chemistry of Solids. London: Academic Press, 1992, 584 p. ISBN 0-12-118420-X. 2. BOER, F. R.; DE - BOOM, R.; MATTENS, W.C. M. et al. Cohesion in Metals. In: Boer, F. R. de - Pettifor, D. G. (eds.): Cohesion and Structure, Vol. 1, Amsterdam: North-Holland Publ., 1988, 637 p. ISBN 0-444-87098-9.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

The basic courses of Thermodynamics aStatistics must be finished.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Thermodynamical base 1.1. Basic laws 1.2. Thermodynamic potentials 2. Phase equlibrium and phase diagrams 2.1. Phase rules, equlibrium 2.2. Phases diagrams and calculations 3. Statistical thermodynamic 3.1. Particle distribution 3.2. Basic statistic categories 3.3. Distribution laws 3.4. Entropy 4. Theory of solution 4.1. Regular solutions 4.2. Equations and approximations 4.3. Binar and ternary solutions 5. Ordering and disordering 5.1. Ordering and disordering in binar alloys 5.2. Gorski-Bragg-Williams approximation 5.3. Enthalpy and heat capacity 6. Estimation of alloys enthalpy 6.1. Miedema model 6.2. Model parametres and their interpretation 6.3. Calculation of the mixing enthalpy 6.4. Excess enthalpy and entropy of alloys

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