It is suggested that you are familiar with alloy constitution, simple alloy systems and thermal analysis before starting this module. In this section, we will learn:
- the generic features of eutectic phase diagrams, using the Ag-Cu system as the main example
- how to describe the equilibrium constitution of eutectic alloys from the phase diagram
- how the cooling curve characteristics of eutectic alloys compare with simpler systems
- how the microstructure of these alloys develop during cooling from the liquid state.