Course Title: 
Automotive Materials And Manufacturing
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Postgraduate (PG)
School of Engineering

'Automotive Materials and Manufacturing' is a course offered in the first semester of M. Tech. Automotive Engineering at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Introduction to common engineering materials; metallic and non-metallic automotive materials. Materials and processes with relevance to automotive applications. Advanced materials, light weight material, nano material, synthesis and in-situ materials for automotive applications, corrosion, Standards for automotive materials.

High strength low alloy steels (HSLA), Advanced high strength steels, dual phase steels, martensitic steels etc., Advanced plastics and composites, Novel material for automotive applications, ultra-light weight material, Graphene, Battery materials and technology, case studies related to automotive applications. Case studies on crank shaft, connecting rod, piston, gear and gear box, propeller shaft.

Primary and secondary processes for automotive applications - casting, forging, heavy and sheet forming, hard and soft machining, molding, surface modification processes and Heat Treatment, Joining methods for automotive applications .Case studies on Vehicle body materials- G.I and Interstitial Free Steel processes, Power train components -Tailor Welded Blank.

Futuristic technology and material for automotive applications, Designing hybrid materials- material for auto piloting, manufacturing considerations for various lightweight automotive structures , 3D printing-materials, processes and applications. Case studies on Li-ion battery, polymer composites and sensor materials.


  1. Michel F Ashby, “Material Selection in Mechanical Design”, Butterworth Heinemann, 2007.
  2. Michel F Ashby, “Material and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design”, Butterworth Heinemann, 2008.
  3. John Mortimer, “Advanced Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry” Springer, 1997.
  4. Harry Peck, “Design for Manufacturing”, Pitman Publications, 1983.
  5. Cantor B, Johnston, Colin Grant and Patrick, “Automotive Engineering: Lightweight, Functional and Novel Materials”, Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2008.