164.297 Thermal analysis
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe the methods of thermal analysis and to understand their limits of use. They are able to critically question the parameters determined and to design their experiments accordingly. They are able to calculate simple examples using CALPHAD methods and to judge the results.

Subject of course

Basics of the most important thermal anaylsis-techniques (TA, DTA, DSC, TG, TMA, EGA). Demonstrating the application of the methods by means of different material groups and different temperature ranges - assisted by selected experiments and additional techniques like metallography and hardness measurements.  Discussion of the limits and possible errors of the techniques. Special technology like thermooptical analysis, thermo-microscopy, thermo-photometry, thermo-magnetometry, thermo-electrometry and thermo-sonimetry are discussed as well.

Teaching methods

Presentation of the contents by means of powerpoint, whereby the slides are made available in the TISS; Free questions during the lecture, questions from the speakers. Common experiments to determine cooling curves and DTA. Correlation of these results with metallographic techniques. CALPHAD methods are worked in small groups.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Due to pandemic situation the format may change



Course dates

Mon11:00 - 13:0012.06.2023Seminarraum BA 02C Thermische Analyse Teil 1
Wed10:00 - 12:0014.06.2023Seminarraum BA 02C Thermische Analyse CALPHAD 1
Wed14:00 - 16:0014.06.2023Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Thermische Analyse CALPHAD 2
Tue10:00 - 13:0020.06.2023Seminarraum BA 02C Thermische Analyse Teil 2
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Oral examination 

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
27.01.2023 00:00 06.04.2023 23:59 07.06.2023 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 490 Technical Chemistry


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowlege about phase diagrams. 

Preceding courses


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