Material Science: Physical Metallurgy I
What you'll learn
- By the end of this course you will be able to do further industry courses we offer, such as engineering metallurgy, heat treatment, foundry, steel-making, refractories, etc.
- In this course you will learn about atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, states of matter, crystal structures, transformations, alloying and phase diagrams.
- You need to have an inclination towards science, technology and engineering. A school knowledge of chemistry, physics and mathematics will help, but is not essential. If your knowledge is limited at this stage, do some reading and explore the internet, for example youtube.
- You should have passed Mathematics and Physical Science at secondary school level to get the ful bebefit from this course.
This “Physical Metallurgy I: Learn Physical Metallurgy Principles” course introduces you to basic chemistry and metallurgy. This is the basis for further studies in chemical and metallurgical engineering, physical metallurgy and heat treatment. Iron and steel-making, foundry technology, refractories.
The basics of the atom, elements and the periodic table, chemical reactions are explored. This leads them to crystal structures and phase transformations. Alloying. Solid solutions. Full solubility, and limited solubility. Intermediate compounds. Introduction to phase diagrams.
You should take about 2 to 3 hours to complete the course online, and it is recommended that you do some self-study for another 10 hours.
The Physical Metallurgy course leads you by video and slide combination from the basics of the atom through a logical sequence to metallic alloying. This course has been developed by us over a number of years offering it to industry in South Africa.
This Physical Metallurgy: Physical Metallurgy Principles course is very interesting by exploring the secrets of atoms to solutions and reactions, phase transformations and metallic compounds. You will find this satisfying from the perspective of knowledge you gain. It can also lead to exploring this field as to decide if you want to make chemistry or metallurgy a career.
Further courses follow this one to help you in your work environment to understand the processes you work with.
Take this Physical Metallurgy I course now and learn physical metallurgy principles.
I wish you a satisfying period of exploration and study.
Who this course is for:
- A basic understanding of school chemistry and physics will assist you to do this course. If you work in a chemical or metals or materials environment this course will help you to understand your work better. You may be a student that intend to study further in chemistry, materials or metallurgy. This course will help you to know what it is about. This may help to further your career.
- Anyone who want to gain a basic knowledge of the chemistry of metals and solid solution formation (alloying)
BSc Ing Met Hons (PRET) 5 year engineering degree in metallurgical engineering with 1 year post graduate. ECSA registered. SAIMM member.
DTO (UNISA) Diploma in tertiary education. 1 year.
42 years work experience. 20 years in industry and 22 year University Lecturing in Engineering Metallurgy.
Work experience as engineer and manager:
2 years in the steel industry. 4 years specialist roll making.
2 years heat treatment and chain manufacture.
12 year foundry industry.
Educational: Lecturing and developing courses:
5 years at Vaal Technikon (Now Vaal university of Technology)
17 years at Technikon Witwatersrand (Now University of Johannesburg)
Operate my own business MTC, since 1995, supplying engineering services and engineering simulation software and systems, NovaCast. Also offer courses in metallurgical engineering and other disciplines through our training company MIDRANDTEC.