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Fundamentals of Material Processing II

About the course
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the fundamentals involved in the processing of materials. Various materials processes are used in variety of industries to create and form materials for wide range of applications. There are some commonalities behind all these processes and the aim of this course is to go through these fundamental physics and materials science behind these processes so as to be able to understand, design and predict the outcome of these methods. At the end of this course, students should be able to answer the following questions: (a) What are the various fundamental material processing techniques and the science behind it; (b) What processing method to use for a given material and a given application.This course is offered in two parts of 20 hours each. First part of the course deals with Solidification and Powder Metallurgy, while the second part deals with Metal processing and Thin film deposition.

Intended audience
Undergraduate Students and first year graduate students of following discipline: Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Under graduate level mathematics, thermodynamics

Industries that will recognize this course
Manufacturing Companies, Iron and Steel companies, Automobile companies, Equipment manufacturers.

Course instructor

Prof. Shashank Shekhar is an assistant professor at IIT Kanpur. He joined IITK in 2010 and has since taught manufacturing related courses to 2nd year, 3rd year as well as 4th year UG students. His research interest lies in thermo mechanical processing, particularly severe plastic deformation using techniques like machining and constrained groove pressing.

Prof. Anshu Gaur is an assistant professor at IIT Kanpur in the department of Materials Science and Engineering. He joined IITK in 2012 and has since taught Thin Film and Device fabrication related courses as departmental elective to 4th year UG students, MTech and PhD students of MSE and other departments. His research interest lies in area of  thin films and electronic materials and devices.

Course Plan

Module-1 (Metal Working)
Week-1: Stress and Strain Analysis and Yield Criteria
Week-2: Plastic Instability and Superplasticity
Week-3: Mechanics of metal working
Week-4: Friction and Formability and Case Studies

Module-2 (Thin film deposition)
Week-5: Introduction to Vacuum Technology; PVD
Week-6: Introduction to Plasma, PVD- Sputtering
Week-7: Chemical Vapor Deposition
Week-8: Special techniques and applications

List of reference materials/books/

Metal Working:
(1)  W.F. Hosford and R.M. Caddell, Metal Forming- Mechanics & Metallurgy, Prentice Hall, Englewood- Cliffs, NJ, USA, 1983.
(2)  G.E. Dieter, Mechanical Metallurgy, McGraw Hill, Inc., London, UK, 1992.

Thin films deposition: 
(1) Material Science of Thin films by Milton Ohring
(2) VLSI Fabrication Principles by S. K. Ghandhi
(3) Thin Film Deposition – Principles and Practice by Donald L. Smith

More details about the course

Course url: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_mm02
Course duration : 08 weeks
Start date and end date of course: 23 January 2017-17 March  2017
Date of exam:  26 March,2017
Time of exam: Shift 1: 9am-12noon;Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course
Final List of exam cities will be available in exam registration form.
Registration url - Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations. 
Exam Fee:The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid.More details will be made available when the exam registration from is published.

Final score will be calculated as:25% of assignment score + 75% of Final Exam score
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of Best 6 out of 8 Assignments.
E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score.
Certificate will have your name,photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur.
It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc