Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering



First Advisor

Dr. F. A. Hames

Second Advisor

Dr. J. G. Grunenfelder

Third Advisor

Professor Ralph I. Smith


The role of liquid metals in industry is rap­idly becoming of increasing importance. The phys­ical and chemical tendencies of metals in the liq­uid condition must be ascertained before a metal in this form can be put to practical usage. In very many stages of mineral processing and recovery, in molten-metal baths for temperature control on heat treating, and in several industries where heat transfer is an important aspect, metals may be at one time or another in a liquid condition.