Physical Metallurgy

Code: CEM 010

Credits: 10

Compulsory subject for the area of Metallurgy


  • Structure of metals and alloys;
  • Metallurgical thermodynamics;
  • Phase diagrams;
  • Diffusion;
  • Solidification;
  • Diffusional phase transformations;
  • Diffusionless phase transformations;
  • Dislocations and plastic deformation;
  • Strengthening Mechanisms;
  • Microstructure, properties and characterization techniques of metals.


  1. D.A. Porter and K.E. Easterling and M.Y. Sherif, Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys, 3rd edition, 2009, Taylor & Francis.  
  2. R.E. Smallman, Modern Physical Metallurgy, 4th, ed, 1985 Butterworth, London.
  3. R.E. Reed-Hill, Physical Metallurgy Principles, 2nd, ed, 1973, Van Nostrand.
  4. P. Haasen, Physical Metallurgy, 2nd ed. 1986, Cambridge University Press, New York.
  5. Robert W. Cahn and Peter Haasen, 4th revised and enhanced edition, 1996, Elsevier Science B.V.
  6. D. Hull and D.J. Bacon, Introduction to Dislocation, 5th edition 2011 Elsevier.
  7. C.S.  Barret, T.B. Massalsky, Structure of Metals, 3rd revised edition, 1980.
  8. R. W. K. Honeycombe, The plastic deformation of metals. 2nd ed. 1984, Hodder Arnold.
  9. A.S. Argon, Strengthening Mechanisms in Crystal Plasticity, 2007, Oxford University Press.