Phase Diagrams, which indicate the phases present at a given temperature and composition, have often proved a difficult concept to understand. These Web pages provide a simple guide to phase diagrams that can supplement the explanations that you receive from lectures and books.
If you are new to phase diagrams, you should follow these links in order, working through each section before returning to this page. Note that some sections have a self-assessment quiz.
|Read this page first|
|Help on using these pages|
|How to build a phase diagram||Quiz|
|Tie Lines and the Lever Rule||Quiz|
|Interactive Phase Diagram||Quiz|
|Aluminium - Copper alloys (Al-Cu)||Quiz|
|Aluminium - Silicon alloys (Al-Si)||Quiz|
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Adam Warren at the
Interactive Learning Centre,
University of Southampton.
Last updated 17 November 1997
on an application developed by
Phillipa Reed and Julian Bailey for the
Department of Engineering Materials
© 1997, University of Southampton.