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Applied Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Major – Metallurgy

Specialisation – Ferrous metallurgy

Degree – Master

Course units:

  • Fuel combustion theory
  •  Dissociation of carbonates and oxides
  • Thermodynamics of oxide reduction  
  • Thermodynamics of alloy processes

Course contents:

  • Thermodynamics, mechanism, and kinetics of gas combustion reaction. Thermodynamics, mechanism, and kinetics of fixed carbon combustion reaction.
  • Thermodynamics, mechanism, and kinetics of carbonate formation and dissociation, thermodynamics of oxide formation and dissociation, mechanism and kinetics of solid metal oxidation.
  • Thermodynamics of oxide reduction, mechanism and kinetics of gaseous reduction of oxides, fixed-carbon reduction of oxides.
  • Thermodynamics of oxidation-reduction reactions in alloys, oxidation of carbon in steelmaking processes.
  • Basic concepts of the phase change theory: thermodynamics of formation of a new phase, growth of three-dimensional nuclei.


  • Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  • Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  • Office-hours.

Total – 108 hours

Total points – 3

Laboratory classes – none

Midterm assessment – pass/fail examination

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