Engineering Materials and Characterization

Engineering Materials and Characterization

  • Course code

    ME 511

  • L-T-P-C


  • Syllabus


  • Eligible Programmes


  • Engineering Materials and Characterization

    ME 511 Engineering Materials and Characterization (3-0-0-6)

    Introduction and classification of materials: metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers and composite. Atomic bonding, crystal structure and grain morphology. Defects in metals. Plastic deformation mechanisms of metals: dislocation slip, deformation twinning, martensitic transformation. Strengthening mechanism of metals. Failure mechanisms: fracture, fatigue and creep. Phase diagrams (Fe-Fe3C phase diagrams), TTT and CCT diagram. Heat treatment. Powder metallurgy. Coating techniques. Composite fabrication: metal matrix, polymer matrix and ceramic matrix composites. Introduction to advanced materials: shape memory alloys, piezoelectric materials, biomaterials, superalloys, high entropy alloys.

    Mechanical characterization: tensile test, hardness test, impact test, fracture/fatigue/creep test; X-ray diffraction (XRD) technique: characterization and analysis; Microscopy techniques and analysis of results: optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS/EDX/EDAX), electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning tunneling microscopy (STM); Principles and applications of thermal analysis: differential thermal analysis (DTA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), thermomechanical analysis (TMA), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA/DMTA).

    Texts/ References

    W. D. Callister, Material Science and Engineering: an Introduction, Wiley, 2002.

    G. Dieter, Mechanical Metallurgy, Mc-Graw Hill, 1996.

    R. F. Speyer, Thermal Analysis of Materials, Marcel Decker, 1994

    B. Fultz and J. M. Howe, Transmission Electron Microscopy and Diffractometry of Materials, Springer 2008.

    ASTM handbook, vol. 3, 1997

    ASM hand book Materials characterization, Vol 10, 1998

    C. R. Brundle, C. A. Evans Jr., S. Wilson, Encyclopedia of Materials Characterization, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1992.

    R. W. Cahn, and E. Lifshin, Concise Encyclopedia of Materials Characterization, Pergamon, 1993.

    E. N. Kaufmann, Materials characterization, Wiley Interscience, 2003.

    B. D. Cullitey, Elements of X-ray diffraction, Addison-Wesely, 1968.

    E. Lifshin, X Ray Characterization of Materials, Wiley-Vch 1999