Basics of Materials Engineering

By Prof. Ratna Kumar Annabattula   |   IIT Madras
Learners enrolled: 5307
The objective of this course is to introduce the basic concepts of materials science and failure theories for design to undergraduate mechanical engineering students. The course is a first level course and hence various concepts such as structure of crystalline materials, defects and their implications to mechanical behavior, the processing of materials through phase diagrams, a detailed discussion on iron-iron carbide equilibrium diagram and heat treatment of steels will be introduced at the introductory level.

Industries that might find this course interesting:
Automotive industries, Heavy machinery, Product development and Process industries

PREREQUISITES Basic strength of materials, Basic Engineering Mathematics (Matrices, Calculus)
INDUSTRIES  SUPPORT  : Caterpillar India Private Limited,Sundaram Clayton,Mahindra & Mahindra, TVS Motors,Lam Research,Siemens Gamesa

For Detailed Syllabus and Learning Outcome please click here
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Product Design
  • Advanced Mechanics
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 04 Dec 2020
Enrollment Ends : 25 Sep 2020
Exam Date : 20 Dec 2020 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1:Introduction,Crystal Structure
Week 2:Imperfections in solids
Week 3:Imperfections in solids contd.
Week 4:Mechanical properties of materials
Week 5:Failure of Materials
Week 6:Failure of Materials contd.
Week 7:Basics of Fracture Mechanics
Week 8:Fatigue failure theories
Week 9:Fatigue failure theories
Week 10:Phase diagrams
Week 11:Phase diagrams contd.
Week 12: Thermal Processing and Heat Treatment of Steels

Books and references

1. William D Callister Jr. and David G. Rethwisch, Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, John Wiley, 8th Edition (2009)

2. Machine Design: An Integrated approach, Robert L Norton

Instructor bio

Prof. Ratna Kumar Annabattula

IIT Madras
Dr. Ratna Kumar Annabattula is currently an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai. He received his PhD (micromechanics of materials) in 2011 from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He obtained his ME in 2004 from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and BE in 2002 from College of Engineering, Andhra University both in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to starting his PhD, he worked for about a year with General Electric India Technology Center, Bangalore. Before joining as a faculty at IIT Madras, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Ratna Kumars research interests are in the area of mechanics of stimuli-responsive materials, granular materials and multi physics modeling of materials with applications to lithium ion batteries and nuclear fusion.

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: 20 December 2020, 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 Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc
•Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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