COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Advanced Materials and Processes
Course Code: 
15MEC263
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Advanced Materials and Processes' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Composite Materials: Types of metal matrices and reinforcements and their properties, bonding mechanisms, structure-property relationships, preforms, design of composites. Physical and Mechanical properties. Characterization of microstructures and macrostructures. Fabrication techniques - metal infiltration, pressure and vacuum casting methods. Case studies.

Unit 2

Aerospace Alloys: High strength Aluminium and Magnesium alloys, Nickel and Cobalt based Superalloys, Titanium alloys, their structures, structure-property relationships, heat treatment. Directional solidification and single crystal turbine blades. Case studies.

Unit 3

Smart Materials: Concept of shape memory, crystal structure, phase transformation mechanism and characteristics, properties, classification, applications.

Nanomaterials: properties, classification, characterization, materials behaviour, fabrication and applications.

  • Clyne T. W. and Withers P. J. - ‘An Introduction to Metal Matrix Composites’ - Cambridge University Press - 2003
  • Duerig T. W, Melton K. N., Stöckel D. and Wayman C. M. - ‘Engineering Aspects of Shape Memory Alloys’ - Butterworth Heinemann - 1990
  • ‘Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology’ - Academic Press - 2000
  • Wang Z. I., Liu Y. and Zhang Z. - ‘Handbook of Nanophase and Nanostructured Materials: Vol 1. Synthesis’ - Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers - 2002
  • Sinha A. K. - ‘Physical Metallurgy Handbook’ - McGraw Hill - 2002