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Note: This is a core course for both WE and MS specializations in MME
Introduction to engineering materials – significance of structure property correlations in all classes of engineering materials – emphasis on structure of metallic materials – structure related terminology
Crystal structures in metallic materials – packing factor – lattice sites and vacancies – indexing – defects in crystals
Concept of dislocation - concept of alloying – effect of alloying additions on structure and engineering properties – role of diffusion in modification of engineering properties – phase rule
Concept of phase diagrams – indicative examples for binary and ternary systems – introduction to phase transformations – heat treatment – concept of strengthening mechanisms
Introduction to ferrous and non-ferrous alloy systems, equilibrium diamgrams, important special steels and non ferrous alloys.
Hands on exposure (lab component) to metallographic laboratory practices of important metallic materials and interpretation of microstructures; and exposure to mechanical testing
1. Avner, S. H., “Introduction to Physical Metallurgy”, second edition, McGraw Hill, 1985.2. Raghavan, V., “Physical Metallurgy”, Prentice Hall of India, 1985.