Materials Engineering


UNIT-I Structure of Metals:

Classification of Materials – Engineering properties of Materials, Bonds in Solids – Metallic bond – Crystallization of Metals, Grain and Grain boundaries, Effect of grain boundaries on the properties of metal / alloys – Determination of grain size Constitution of Alloys: Necessity of alloying, Types of solid solutions, Hume Rothery’s rules, Intermediate alloy phases, and Electron compounds, BIS.


Equilibrium of Diagrams – Experimental methods of construction of equilibrium diagrams, Isomorphous alloy systems, Equilibrium cooling and heating of alloys, Lever rule, Coring miscibility gaps, Eutectic systems, Congruent melting intermediate phases, Peritectic reaction. Transformations in the solid state – Allotropy, Eutectoid, Peritectoid reactions, Phase rule, Relationship between equilibrium diagrams and properties of alloys. Study of important binary phase diagrams of Cu-Ni-, Al-Cu, and Fe-Fe3C.

  UNIT-III Cast Irons and Steels: Structure and properties of White Cast iron, Malleable Cast iron, Grey cast iron, Spheriodal graphite cast iron, Alloy cast irons. Classification of steels, Structure and properties of plain carbon steels, Low alloy steels, Hadfield manganese steels, Tool and die steels, Applications. Non-Ferrous Metals and Alloys: Structure and properties of copper and its alloys, Aluminum and its alloys, Titanium and its alloys.

  UNIT-IV Heat Treatment of Alloys: Effect of alloying elements on Iron – Iron carbon system, Annealing, Normalizing, Hardening, TTT diagrams, Tempering, Hardenability, Surface hardening methods, Age hardening treatment, Cryogenic treatment of alloys. Fracture Mechanism: Mechanical properties of materials& fracture. Introduction to Non Destructive Testing (NDT).

UNIT-V Ceramic Materials: Crystalline ceramics, Glasses, Cermet, Polymeric Materials Introduction to Composite Materials: Classification of composites, various methods of component manufacture of composites, Particle – Reinforced materials, Fiber reinforced materials, Polymer matrix composites, Metal – Matrix composites and Carbon – Carbon composites-Applications.

  Text Books: 1. Introduction to Physical Metallurgy, Sidney H. Avner, US, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2nd Edition, 2007. 2. Engineering Materials and Metallurgy, R.K.Rajput, S.Chand, 1st Editon, 2008. 3. A Text Book of Material Science and Metallurgy for Engineers, Dr.Kodgiri And Susheel Kodgiri Everest Publishing House, 37th Edition, 2007

References: 1.Mechanical Metallurgy, Dieter, G. E., McGraw Hill, Singapore, 2012. 2. Material Science and Metallurgy, Kodgire, V.D, Everest Publishing House, 12th Edition 2002.

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