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.
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
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.