2018 Exercise in Physical Metallurgy

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Graduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Hosoda Hideki  Inamura Tomonari 
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Course description and aims

The main purpose of this lecture "Exercise in Physical Metallurgy" is to learn the basics of physical metallurgy such as defect structure, vacancy, dislocation, plane defect, diffusion which are necessary for the material design through short excise in every lecture and homework. This lecture is mainly provided for the students who have not systematically studied metallurgy in their undergraduate course, but it is possible take this class for the students who want to understand basic physical metallurgy much deeper. Since this class provides excise, there is a limitation of the maximum number of students. The students have to take “Excise in Material Design” together. If the students want to take this class only, the students must contact to Prof. Hideki Hosoda by Friday 17o'clock prior to the first lecture of "Exercise in Materials Design" in 1Q via email to hosoda.h.aa@m.titech.ac.jp, and they are permitted in case of vacancies. This lecture is provided in Japanese only.

Student learning outcomes

To understand the formation and structure of defects in metallic materials and relationships to the physical properties


physical metallurgy, physical properties, crystal structure, intermetallic compound, defect structure, vacancy, dislocation, plane defect, diffusion, plastic deformation

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

After the short exercise, the way of thinking leading to the correct answers is provided. A few homeworks will be also provided. The students are divided in several groups for the group work. The students have to use calculators (including note PC), rulers, grid paper, data books and so on. However, using camera (with or without smart phone) or internet is not permitted.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 crystal structure of intermetallic compound, and defect structure atomic configuration of intermetallic compounds
Class 2 point defect and vacancy vacancy concentration
Class 3 Diffusion and vacancy activation energy of diffusion
Class 4 dislocation; edge and screw dislocations (1) dislocations in materials and crystals
Class 5 dislocation; edge and screw dislocations (2) formation of dislication roop
Class 6 plane defects and dislocation, phase stability plane defect and dislocation
Class 7 plastic deformation and defect structure of intermetallic compound high temperature deformation of intermetallic compounds



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Kinzoku Butsurigaku Joron, Corona Inc.
Physical Metallurgy 4th Edition, R.W. Cahn P. Haasen eds, North Holland Publisher
physikalische Metalkunde, Peter Hassen, Agune

Assessment criteria and methods

Excise in every class and homework

Related courses

  • MAT.M207 : Phase Diagram and Stability in Metals
  • MAT.M205 : Fundamentals of Stress and Strain, and Deformation of Metals
  • MAT.M411 : Phase Transformation and Microstructure Control
  • ENR.J405 : Microstructure Evolution and Diffusion in Metals
  • MAT.M423 : Exercise in Materials Design

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Due to the effective excise, there is a limitation of the maximum number of students. The students who take ”Excise in Materials Design" have to take "Exercise in Materials Design" in 1Q together. The applicant students must contact to Prof. Hosoda by Friday 17o'clock piror to the 1st class of "Exercise in Materials Design” via email to hosoda.h.aa@m.titech.ac.jp. If the number of applicants is too much, the students whose research in Master or Doctor course is related to Metallurgy are preferencially permitted. If the students who want to take this class only (without Exercise in Materials Design), they have to contact Prof. Hosoda by the same date and time for the application of "Exercise in Materials Design" in 1Q with the information of their major in undergraduate course and present supervisors, and they are permitted if vacancies.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Email: hosoda.h.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

9:00-18:00 in weekday, sending an email is necessary before visiting.


The students taking this class are strongly recommended to take the class "Excise in material design" together. The students who want to take this class only have to contact Prof. Hosoda pior to the registration. If the number of the applicant students is too much, students whose master or doctor research is related to metallurgy are preferentically permitted when vacancies. Research students cannot take this class. The language used is Japanese only.

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