Phelma Formation 2022

Phase transformation - 4PMMTP34

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 10.0
    • Projects 0
    • Tutorials 10.0
    • Internship 0
    • Laboratory works 0


    ECTS 2.0


Present the mechanisms of microstructure evolution in materials through solid state phase transformations

Contact Alexis DESCHAMPS


  • Types of phase transformations
  • Thermodynamics of phase transformations
  • Mechanisms of nucleation, growth and coasrsening
  • Precipitation, transformations with migrating interfaces
  • Application to the main material classes


Basic knowledge on thermodynamics : phase diagrams, Gibbs free energy, chemical potential
Basic knowledge on point defects and solid state diffusion


Semester 7 - The exam may be taken in french or in english FR EN

Session 1:
If exams in presence mode:
1 multiple choice question short exam (during the course) for knowledge evaluation
2h written exam (exercices and problem), no documents allowed except 1 A4 sheet recto verso

If exams in distance mode:
1 multiple choice question short exam (during the course) for knowledge evaluation (using Chamilo)
2h written exam (exercices and problem), all documents allowed, surveillance using Zoom, upload of copy (pdf format) using the Chamilo platform, or by email opr using an uploading platform (time of file sending should be within the exam time).

Session 2 :
Same conditions as session 1, but the multiple choice mark of session 1 is kept.

QCM : 10%
Examen écrit : 90%

MCQ: 10%
Written exam: 90%

Additional Information

Semester 7 - This course may be followed in french or in english  

Course list
Curriculum->Engineering degree->Semester 7
Curriculum->Internationals Cursus->Semester 7


D.A. Porter & K.E. Easterling, "Phase transformations in metals and alloys" , 3rd edition, CRC Press, 2001
R. W. Cahn & P. Haasen "Physical metallurgy. Vol. 2. "North-Holland , 1996

G. Kostorz, "Phase Transformations in Materials", Wiley-VCH, 2001

M. Durand-Charre , "La microstructure des aciers et des fontes - Genèse et interprétation", SIRPE ed., Paris, 2003 and "The Microstructure of Steels and Cast Irons", Springer, 2004

 I. J. Polmear, "Light alloys: metallurgy of the light metals", Gordon & Breach Sc. Pub., Amsterdam, 1997

M. Durand-Charre , "The Microstructure of superalloys", Springer, 2004

Philibert, J., A. Vignes, Y. Bréchet and P. Combrade, "Métallurgie, du minerai au matériau" , Masson, Paris, 1998