Introduction: Engineering components, surface dependent properties and failures, importance and scope of surface engineering. Surface and surface energy: Structure and types of interfaces, surface energy and related equations. Surface modification of steel and ferrous components, Surface modification using gaseous medium: Nitriding carbonitriding (diffusion from gaseous state) (principle and scope of application).
Surface engineering by energy beams: General classification, scope and principles, types and intensity / energy deposition profile. Surface engineering by energy beams: Laser assisted microstructure modification – surface melting, hardening, shocking and similar processes. Surface engineering by spray techniques: Plasma coating (principle and scope of application). Characterization of surface microstructure and properties.
Fundamentals of Adhesive Bonding, Stress Distribution in Adhesive Bonding, Adhesive Bonding geometry and fracture analysis, Adhesive bonding of similar and dissimilar materials, Fundamentals of welding, Stress Distribution in welding.