2020 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 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. The students who want to take this class must read the following "Prerequisites" and contact to Prof. Hideki Hosoda via email to hosoda.h.aa@m.titech.ac.jp. After grouping, the permitted students cannot withdraw this lecture because of group works in exercise. 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
Students acquire the ability of logical thinking by individual and also by group through discussion.

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 are recommended to use calculators (including note PC), rulers, grid paper, data books and so on. However, 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 atomic configuration of intermetallic compounds
Class 2 defect structure such as 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 dislocation loop
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 April 3rd 18:00 in FY2020 via email to hosoda.h.aa@m.titech.ac.jp with the information of major subject at undergraduate course and present supervisors. If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity, the students whose research in Master or Doctor course is related to Metallurgy are preferentially permitted. Undergraduate students may be accepted when vacancies. Research students cannot take this class. If the students cannot apply by 4/3, the application may be submitted by April 6th 12:00 when vacancies. After grouping, the permitted students cannot withdraw this lecture because of group works in exercise. This lecture is provided in Japanese only.

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 have to take the class "Excise in material design" together. The students who want to take this class only must contact Prof. Hosoda prior to the registration.

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