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 studies.
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.