Transformations in Materials: Diffusion, Transfer, Kinetics, Industrial Processes University of Bordeaux
THIS COURSE OFFERS: - an introduction of the kinetics of transformations encounteredwhen studying materials in a broad sense, i.e. including theirfabrication and shaping, and their behavior in use. - Various topics of chemical kinetics, diffusion and other transferphenomena in gases, solids, and liquids will be treated, with aphenomenological view, and in relation to the underlying microscopicmechanisms. - Application of these concepts to the study of transformationprocesses and situations of materials physicochemical evolution in usewill be treated at the end of the course.The expected competencies of the students after this lecture areprincipally a global vision of transformation phenomena, thecapability of identifying them in a practical situation, and ofquantifying them if needed.
- Academic level: BSc + basic notions in chemical kinetics - Selection criteria: basic knowledge in chemistry and/or physicalchemistry - Language prerequisites: English or French - Selection procedure: evaluation of the student's CV
> First session - Homework assignment with numerical exercise = 20 % of the overallmark - Project (presentation/group 0h30) = 80 % of the overall mark> In case of failure, a second session will be organized for the finalwritten exam, either as a written final exam (1h 30) or as an oralsession depending on the number of failing students = 20% of theoverall mark. The initial project mark from session 1 will be reportedas 80 % of the final overall mark.
COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES: > Chemical Kinetics - Overview of complex chemical reaction mechanisms (e.g. radicalarchain reactions) - Basic notions of catalysis. Application to heterogeneous catalysis.> Diffusion & transfer phenomena - Overview - Phenomenology of transfer; Fick’s laws, Fourier, Newton laws,etc. - Microscopic aspects of diffusion: random walks, Brownian motion - Practical transfer/reaction problems in industrial processes andmaterials science > Computer exercises : solving transfer and kinetics problems> Tutored project: study of industrial chemical processes> Mini-colloquium: presentation of the tutored projects
- Lectures: 22 x 1h 20 (oral in French, written support in English) - Computer sessions (in French or English): 4 x 2h 40 - Teaching supports available on the Moodle platform - Tutored Project: 8 x 1h 20 - Presentations by the students: 2 x 2h 40
Online Course Requirement
- Main lectures will be taught in French but written supports will beavailable in English or French (lectures, exercises, practicalsessions manuals, final exam written texts ) - Computer sessions willbe taught in both English or French - Tutored project will bedelivered in English or FrenchLanguage of instruction: EnglishMode of delivery: Face-to-face teaching
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