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FACULTY MEMBER : Prof.P. SHUNMUGASUNDARAM
Deals with various properties and structures of engineering materials including corrosion and uses of the materials in the chemical industries.
1. ATOMIC BONDING:
Classes of engineering materials - engineering requirement of materials - selection of materials - structure of atoms and molecules - Bonding in solids - types of bonds and comparison of bonds.
2. STRUCTURE AND IMPERFECTIONS IN MATERIALS:
Structure And Imperfections in Crystals: Crystal structure Crystal geometry, structure of solids, methods of determining structures. Imperfection in crystals - types of imperfection . Point imperfection, diffusion in solids-self diffusion Fick’s law, self diffusion. Applications of diffusion
3. PROPERTIES AND CORROSION OF MATERIAL:
Mechanical, Electrical and magnetic properties of materials- Deformation of materials- Heat Treatment techniques -corrosion, theories of corrosion - control and prevention of corrosion.
Engineering materials - ferrous metals - Iron and their alloys Iron and steel Iron carbon equilibrium diagram. Non ferrous metals and alloys - Aluminium, copper, ,Zinc, lead, Nickel and their alloys with reference to the application in chemical industries.
5. NON METALS:
Inorganic materials: Ceramics, Glass and refractories-organic materials: wood, plastics, and rubber and wood with special reference to the applications in chemical Industries.
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2. S. K. Hajra Choudhury, "Material Science and processes", 1st Edn. , 1977. Indian Book Distribution Co., Calcutta.
1. V. Raghavan, Materials Science and Engineering, Prentice Hall