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Course Detail

Course Name Advanced Materials and Processes
Course Code 15MEC263
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.

Text Books

  • 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

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