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Course Detail

Course Name Advanced Materials and Processes
Course Code 19MEE439
Program B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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.

Objectives and Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • To introduce composites and advanced materials and their applications
  • To familiarize manufacturing, characterization of composite and aerospace alloys
  • To provide knowledge about behaviour and applications of smart and nano-materials

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: interpret the properties and structure of composite and advanced material.
  • CO2: identify the appropriate fabrication technique for a composite and aerospace alloys
  • CO3: examine the different behaviour of materials for aerospace applications
  • CO4: summarize the properties and applications of smart and nano-materials

CO – PO Mapping

PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO11 PO12 PSO1 PSO2
CO1 2 1 3 1 2
CO2 2 1 3 1 2
CO3 2 1 3 1 2
CO4 2 1 3 1 2

Textbook or References


  • 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

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15
Periodical 2 (P2) 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

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