ME Programme in
Duration: 2 years
Core Courses: 17 credits
Course Credits Course Title
MT 202 3:0 Thermodynamics and
MT 241 3:0 Structure and
MT 243 0:2 Lab Experiments in
Soft core: Any three of the following eight courses are required to be completed.
MT 203 3:0 Materials Design and
MT 209 3:0 Defects in Materials - I
MT 231 3:0 Interfacial Phenomena in
MT 233 3:0 Biomaterials
MT 245 3:0 Transport Processes in
MT 252 3:0 Science of Materials
MT 253 3:0 Mechanical Behaviour of
MT 260 3:0 Polymer Science and
Engineering - I
Project: 32 Credits
MT 299A 0:12 Dissertation Project
MT 299B 0:20 Dissertation Project
Elective Courses (15 Credits): At least 9 credits must be taken from the courses offered by the Department.
MT 201 (JAN) 3:0
phase transformations, nucleation and growth theories, coarsening,
precipitation, spinodal decomposition,
eutectoid, massive, disorder-to-order, martensitic transformations.
Porter, D.A., and Easterling, E.E., Phase Transformations in Metal and Alloys, Van Nostrand, 1981.
Khachaturyan, A.G., Theory of Structural Transformation in Solids, John Wiley, 1983.
Reed-Hill, R.E., and Abbaschian, R., Physical Metallurgy Principles, P.W.S-Kent, 1992.
Prerequisites: Basic courses on crystallography, thermodynamics, phase diagrams and diffusion.
MT 202 (AUG) 3:0
Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Classical and statistical thermo-dynamics, interstitial and substitutional solid solutions, solution models, phase diagrams, stability criteria, critical phenomena, ordered alloys, defects, ternary alloys and phase diagrams, surfaces and interfaces. Diffusion, fluid flow and heat transfer.
T A Abinandanan
Lupis, C.H.P., Chemical Thermodynamics of Materials, Elsevier Science, 1982.
Bird, R.B., Stewart, W.E., and Lightfoot, E.N., Transport Phenomena, Wiley, 1960.
Adamson, A.W., and Gast, A.P., Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, Sixth Edn, John Wiley, 1997.
MT 203 (JAN) 3:0
Materials Design and Selection
After an overview of microstructures, processing and properties in engineering materials, the students will focus on procedures for materials selection and design. The students will explore materials selection charts, and the course will involve case studies, projects as well as software packages for materials design and selection over a wide range of conditions. Format inconsistent.
Ashby, M.F., Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Third Edn, 2005.
Ashby, M.F., and Johnson, D., Materials and Design, 2002. Publishers?
MT 208 (AUG) 3:0
Diffusion in Solids
Fick's first and second law, interdiffusion, intrinsic diffusion and integrated diffusion coeffiecient, relation with tracer diffusion coefficient, growth kinetics, Matano-Boltzmann analysis, history and development of the Kirkendall effect, Darken analysis, stable, unstable and multiple Kirkendall planes. Concept of velocity diagram construction, role of the Kirkendall effect on morphogenesis, physico-chemical approach.
Shewmon, P., Diffusion in Solids Publishers?
MT 209 (AUG) 3:0
Defects in Materials - I
Review of basic crystallography and thermodynamics, defect classification, defect equilibrium, point defects in metallic, ionic and covalent crystals, dislocation theory - continuum and atomistic, dislocations in different crystals. Interface thermodynamics and structure; overview of grain boundaries, interphase boundaries, stacking faults and special boundaries. Volume defects; defects in non-crystalline materials; defects and mechanical, electrical, magnetic and optical properties; defect characterization techniques.
Kingery, W.D., Bowen, H.K., and Uhlmann. D.R., Introduction to Ceramics, Second Edn, John Wiley and Sons, 1976.
Damask, A.C., and Dienes, G.J., Point Defects in Metals, First Edn, Gordon and Breach, 1963.
Porter, D.A., and Easterling, K.E., Phase Transformation in Metals and Alloys, Second Edn, Chapman and Hall, 1992.
MT 213 (JAN) 3:0
Elements of Materials
Foundations of quantum theory, Schrodinger equation and its application to simple systems, electron theory of solids, basics of electrical, optical, magnetic and thermal properties of materials.
Rajeev Ranjan and
Ashcroft, N.W., and Mermin, N.D., Solid State Physics
Hummel, R.E., Electronic Properties of Materials
MT 225 (AUG) 3:0
Deformation and Failure Mechanisms at Elevated Temperatures
Phenomenology of creep, Microstructural considerations in metals, alloys, ceramics and composites, creep mechanisms, deformation mechanism maps, superplasticity in metallic alloys, ceramics and nanophase materials. Commercial applications and considerations, cavitation failure at elevated temperatures by the nucleation, growth and interlinkage of cavities. The course will also include some laboratory demonstrations of the phenomena discussed in class together with an appropriate analysis of the data.
A H Chokshi
Polreer, J.P., Creep of crystals,
Cambridge University Press,
Riedel, H., Fracture at high
temperatures, Springer Verlag,
MT 231 (JAN) 3:0
Interfacial Phenomena in Materials Processing
Materials and surfaces, adsorption from solution, thermodynamics of adsorption – surface excess and surface free energy, Gibbs equation, adsorption isotherms, wetting, contact angle, Young's equation, monolayer and interfacial reactions, electrical phenomena at interfaces, electrochemistry of the double layer, electrokinetics, flocculation, coagulation and dispersion, polymers at interfaces, emulsions, applications in materials processing.
Matrijivic, E. (ed.), Surface and Colloid Science, Plenum, NY, 1982.
Adamson, A.W., Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, Wiley Interscience, NY, 1996.
and Rolston, J. (Eds), Colloid Chemistry in Mineral Processing,
MT 233 (AUG) 3:0
This course will provide students with an overview of the field of biomaterials and the knowledge necessary to participate in biomaterials research or product development.
Major classes of materials used in medical devices (polymers, metals, ceramics, composites, and natural materials): properties, chemistry, testing, and processing. Biocompatibility of biomaterials, protein and cell interactions with materials, immune and inflammatory responses to implanted materials, blood compatibility, and toxicity
Applications: cardiovascular devices, drug delivery, and tissue engineering; regulatory issues.
A M Raichur
Ratner, B.D., and Hoffman, A.S., Biomaterials Science: An introduction to materials in medicine, Second Edn, Elsevier Academic Press.
Park, J.B., and Bronzino, J.D., Biomaterials: Principles and Applications, CRC Press.
MT 241 (AUG) 3:0
Structure and Characterization of Materials
Bonding in solids, packing in crystals and important metallic, ionic and covalent structures, lattices and point/space groups, diffraction methods, scanning probe microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, spectroscopic characterisation including X-ray, auger, electron, secondary ion and Rutherford backscattering, case studies.
and Massalski, T.B., Structure of Metals, Pergamon Press,
Cullity, B.D., Elements of X-ray diffraction, Addison-Wesley, 1978.
Williams, D.B., and Carter, B.C., Transmission Electron Microscopy, Plenum Press, NY, 1996.
MT 243 (JAN) 0:2
Laboratory Experiments in Metallurgy
Experiments in metallographic techniques, heat treatment, diffraction mineral beneficiation, chemical and process metallurgy, and mechanical metallurgy.
MT 245 (AUG) 3:0
Transport Processes in Process Metallurgy
Basic and advanced idea of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer. Integral mass, momentum and energy balances. The equations of continuity and motion and its solutions. Concepts of laminar and turbulent flows. Concept of packed and fluidized bed. Transient and steady state heat and mass transfer. Natural and forced convection. Unit processes in process metallurgy. Application of the above principles in process metallurgy.
Govind S Gupta
Szekely, J., and
Geiger, G.H., and Poirier, D.R., Transport Phenomena in Metallurgy, Addison-Wesley, 1980.
Gaskell, D.R., Introduction to Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing, 1991.
Bird, R.B., Stewart, W.E., and Lightfoot, E.N., Transport Phenomena, John Wiley Intl Edn, 1960.
White, F.M., Fluid Mechanics, McGraw Hill, 1994.
Various research papers.
MT 246 (JAN) 3:0
Light Metals, Alloys and Composites
Overview of light metals, properties of aluminium, magnesium and titanium metals; strengthening by solid solution, precipitation, dispersion, grain refining and work hardening; casting, rolling, extrusion, forging, joining and finishing processes, properties and applications of light alloys, metal-matrix composites based on light metal matrix: principles, processing, properties and applications.
Polmear, I.J., Light alloys: Metallurgy of the light metals, Arnold Press, 1995.
Clyne, T.W., and Withers, P.J., An introduction to metal-matrix composites, Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Basic principles of physical and mathematical modelling. Similarity criteria and dimensional analysis. Detailed study of the modelling of various metallurgical processes such as blast furnace, induction furnace, ladle steelmaking, rolling, carburizing and drying. Finite Difference method. Solution of differential equations using various numerical techniques. Convergence and stability criteria.
Assignments will be based on developing computer code to solve the given problem.
Prerequisite: Knowledge of transport phenomena
Govind S Gupta
Szekely, J., and
Carnahan, B., Luther, H.A., and Wilkes, J.O., Applied Numerical Methods, John Wiley, NY, 1969.
MT 250 (AUG) 3:0
Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
Compulsory for ME. students who do not
have BE Metallurgy.
Compulsory for research students without materials background.
Bonding, types of materials, basics of crystal structures and crystallography; Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, unary systems, methods of structural characterisation. Thermodynamics of solid solutions, phase diagrams, defects, diffusion. Solidification; Solid-solid phase Transformations. Mechanical behaviour: elasticity, plasticity, fracture. Electrochemistry and corrosion. Band structure, electrical, magnetic and optical materials. Classes of practical material systems: metallic alloys, ceramics, semiconductors, composites.
Callister, W.D., Materials Science &
Engineering, Wiley (
MT 252 (AUG) 3:0
Science of Materials Processing
Fundamentals of materials processing: deformation processing, fundamentals and application of plasticity, yielding, operations specially conditioned by friction, flow instability, drawability, anisotropy, Thermally activated processes, dynamic recovery and recrystallization, modeling of materials processing, applications of deformation processing. Processing methods involving consolidation and sintering of powders.Structural size and its importance, bulk nanostructured materials by Severe Plastic Deformation (SPD), unique features of SPD and properties, nanostructured materials prepared by solid state processing, properties, benefits and application of nanocrystalline microstructures in structural materials.
Suwas and R
Backofen, W.A., Deformation processing, Addision Wesley,
Cahn, R.W., and Hassan, P. (Eds), Processing of Metals and Alloys: Materials Science and Technology series, Wiley VCH.
Zahetbuer, M., and Valiev, R.Z. (Eds), Nanostructured Materials by Severe Plastic Deformation, Spinger Verlag.
MT 253 (AUG) 3:0
Mechanical Behaviour of Materials
Theory of elasticity, theory of plasticity. Review of elementary dislocation theory, deformation of single and polycrystals, temperature and strain rate effects in plastic flow, strain hardening, grain size strengthening, solid solution strengthening - order hardening, precipitation hardening, dispersion strengthening, strengthening by martensitic transformation, creep, fatigue and fracture.
Kelly, A., and Nicholson, R.B. (Eds), Strengthening methods in crystals.
Mechanical Metallurgy, McGraw-Hill,
MT 254 (JAN) 3:0
Mechanics of Contact, Thin Films and Interfaces
Review of basic mechanical properties including linear elastic fracture mechanics. Thermodynamics of contact, surface energy and stress. Mechanics of contact using transform methods. Hertzian, JKR and DMT theories; Stresses in thin films and multilayers. Fracture in films and at interfaces, methods of determining toughness and strength in small systems.
V Jayaram and S K Biswas
and Suresh, S., Thin Film Materials:
Maugis, D., Contact, Adhesion and Rupture of Elastic Solids, Springer, 1999.
Milton Ohring, Materials Science of Thin Films, Academic Press, 1992.
MT 255 (JAN) 3:0
Advantage of solidification route to manufacturing, the basics of solidification including fluid dynamics, solidification dynamics and the influence of mould in the process of casting. Origin of shrinkage, linear contraction and casting defects in the design and manufacturing of casting, continuous casting, semi-solid processing including pressure casting, stir casting and thixo casting. Welding as a special form of manufacturing process involving solidification. Modern techniques of welding, the classification of different weld zones, their origin and the influence on properties and weld design. Physical and computer modeling of solidification processes and development of expert systems. New developments and their possible impact on manufacturing technology in the future with particular reference to the processes adaptable to the flexible manufacturing system.
Flemings, M.C., Solidification Processing, McGraw Hill, 1974.MT
MT 260/CH 237 (AUG) 3:0
Polymer Science and Engineering - I
Fundamentals of polymer science. Polymer nomenclature and classification. Current theories for describing molecular weight, molecular weight distributions. Synthesis of monomers and polymers. Mechanisms of polymerization reactions. Introduction to polymer processing (thermoplastic and thermoset). Structure, property relationships of polymers: crystalline and amorphous states, the degree of crystallinity, cross-linking, and branching. Stereochemistry of polymers. Instrumental methods for the elucidation of polymer structure and properties; basic principles and unique problems encountered when techniques such as thermal (DSC, TGA, DMA, TMA, TOA), electrical (conductivity, dielectric), and spectroscopic (IR, Raman, NMR, ESCA, SIMS) analysis GPC, GC-MS, applied to polymeric materials. Thermodynamics and solution properties, solid state properties, viscoelsaticity, and rubber elasticity, Polymer Processing and rheology - Injection Molding, Extrusion, Compression Molding, Blow Molding, Casting and Spin Coat, Calendaring.
P C Ramamurthy and M Giridhar
Odian, Principles of Polymerization,
Bilmeyer, F.W., Textbook of Polymer Science,
Rudin, A., The Elements of Polymer Science and Engineering,
Brydson, J.A., Plastic Materials,
Dotson, N.A., et al.Polymerization process modeling
MT 261 (JAN) 3:0
Polymer science and engineering II
Fundamentals of polymers. Electro-active polymers. Device
P C Ramamurthy
Terje, A., Skotheim, and Reynolds, J.R. (Eds), Handbook of Conducting Polymers, Third Edn, Conjugated Polymers: Theory, Synthesis, Properties, and Characterization, CRC Press.
Terje, A., Skotheim, and Reynolds, J.R. (Eds), Handbook of Conducting Polymers, Third Edn, Conjugated Polymers: Processing and Applications, CRC Press.
Sam-Shajing Sun Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci, Organic Photovoltaics: Mechanisms, Materials, and Devices CRC Press.
Neamen, D.A., Semiconductor Physics and Devices: Basic Principles, McGraw Hill Publications.
MT 299 0:32
MT 299A (AUG) 0:12 Third Term of Study
MT 299B (JAN) 0:20 Fourth Term of Study
The M.E. Project is aimed at training the students to analyse independently any problem posed to them. The project may be a purely analytical piece of work, a completely experimental one, or a combination of both. In a few cases, the project may also involve a sophisticated design work. The project report is expected to show clarity of thought and expression, critical appreciation of the existing literature and analytical and/or experimental or design skill.
MT 304 (JAN) 2:1
Defects in Materials II
Review of defects in materials, point defects and diffusion, electrical and optical effects of point defects, advanced dislocation theory. Dislocation kinetics, interface structure and energetics, grain and special boundaries. Interface kinetics: migration and sliding, interfaces in phase transformation and plastic deformation, electronic properties of interfaces, volume defects. Defect interactions: point defect-dislocation interaction, dislocation-interface interactions, segregation, high diffusivity paths, etc. Atomistic simulation of defects.
Hirth, J.P., and Lothe, J.L., Theory of Dislocations, Second Edn, Krieger, 1982.
and Balluffi, R.W., Interfaces in Crystalline Materials, First Edn,
Shewmon, P., Diffusion in Solids, Second Edn, TMS, 1989.
Balluffi, R.W., Allen, S.M., Carter, W.C., Kinetics of Materials, First Edn, Wiley-Interscience, 2005.
Prerequisites: MT209: Defects in Materials-I,
MT202-Thermodynamics and kinetics,
MT241: Structure and characterization of materials
MT 306 (JAN) 2:1
Topics in Physical Metallurgy
Thermodynamics and kinetics of interface migration; Theory and computational modelling of microstructural evolution during grain growth, sintering, spinodal decomposition, disorder-order transformation.
T. A. Abinandanan
Khachaturyan, A.G., Theory of Structural Transformations in Solids, John Wiley, 1983.