Plastic Working Of Metallic Materials

By Prof. P S Robi   |   IIT Guwahati
Learners enrolled: 794
Plastic working of metallic materials in an important subject area for applications like automobiles, aircraft, defense, construction, domestic use, etc. This course is developed for a variety of audience viz., undergraduate as well as post graduate students of Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering, as well as practicing engineers and technocrats. The course begins with the fundamentals of metal working and slowly moves to advanced analysis of metalworking. Most of the conventional metal working processes has been discussed highlighting the equipments used , the industrial processes and detailed analysis of the particular processes. After attending this course, the participant will be fully conversant with the conventional deformation processing techniques practiced by the present day metal industries.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: B.Tech, M.Tech and Research scholars in Mechanical Engineering / Manufacturing
                                         Engineering/ Metallurgical Engineering


Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 18 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 16 Nov 2019 IST
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1:   Fundamentals of metal working
Week 2:   Flow curve determination
Week 3:   Mechanics of Metal working
Week 4:   Forging process
Week 5:   Drawing Operations
Week 6:   Extrusion of metals
Week 7:   Rolling of Metals
Week 8:   Sheet metal forming
Week 9:   Drawing Operations
Week 10: Extrusion of metals
Week 11:  Rolling of Metals
Week 12: Sheet metal forming

Books and references

1.George E Dieter, Mechanical Metallurgy, MGH Education (India), Eds. 3, 2013. 
2.Amitabha Ghosh and A.K. Mallik, Manufacturing science, East-west press pvt. Ltd, Eds2, 2010. 
3.Johnson, W. and Mellor P.B., Engineering plasticity, Von Nostrand Reinhold Company, London, 1972. 
4.E P DeGARMO, J T Black and R. A Kohser , Materials and Processes in Manufacturing, PHI, 8th Eds, 2003.

Instructor bio

Prof. P S Robi did his B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kerala University in 1986, M.Tech in Foundry –Forge Technology from NFFT Ranchi and subsequently earned his Ph.D degree from the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science in 1995. He joined IIT Guwahati as an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering in 1997 and was promoted to Associate Professor, and later Full Professor. He served IIT Guwahati under various capacities, viz., Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dean (Research and Development and presently serving as Deputy Director. His actively involved in teaching undergraduate and prost graduate courses related to Materials and Manufacturing. His research interest is Materials development and Manufacturing. He has successfully completed 13 research projects. He has supervised 6 Ph.D thesis and around 32 M.Tech thesis and presently supervising 7 Ph.D thesis.

Course certificate

  • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
  • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 16 November 2019, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • 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 form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

  • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
  • 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 Guwahati. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched

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