Fundamentals of Surface Engineering: Mechanisms, Processes and Characterizations

By Prof. D K Dwivedi   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 494
The course content is designed to have systematic and comprehensive understanding on various aspects related with surface engineering of metallic components for enhanced tribological life. It is proposed to include fundamental mechanisms of wear such as adhesive, abrasive, erosive, cavitation, corrosion etc., governing laws, materials properties importance for improved wear resistance under different wear conditions, materials increased tribological life, processes for engineering surfaces of three board categories a) regulating the micro-structure without changing chemical composition b) modification of chemical composition of near surface layers and c) developing of films, coating, and cladding on the. Methods of characterization needed for evaluating the metallurgical and mechanical and tribological properties and performance of engineered surfaces shall also be presented. Presentations will be supported with case studies for effective communication of concepts and procedures. Case studies will be taken up regarding surface engineering of various metal systems like ferrous and non-ferrous metals using different approaches discussed

INTENDED AUDIENCE : UG and PG Student, Research Scholar & Practicing Engineers
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Mining, Hydropwer, Cement and Manufacturing
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 24 Apr 2022 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 
Week 2 : Introduction 
Week 3 : Surface damage 
Week 4 : Surface damage
Week 5 : Materials for wear resistant applications 
Week 6 : Processes for controlling wear :Structural Modification
Week 7 : Processes for controlling wear :Structural Modification
Week 8 : Processes for controlling wear :Structural Modification
Week 9 Processes for controlling wear :Composition Modification & Weld Surfacing
Week 10 : Processes for Controlling wear : Coating & Cladding
Week 11 Processes for Controlling wear : Coating & Overlays
Week 12 : Processes for Controlling wear : Coating & Characterization 

Books and references

ASM Handbook, Surface Engineering, ASM, (1995) Ohio D K Dwivedi, Surface Engineering: Enhancing life of tribological component, Springer (2017) New Delhi  Jamal Takadoum, Materials and Surface Engineering in Tribology, Willey (2007), London A W Batchelor et al., Materials Degradation and its control by surface engineering, Imperial College Press, (2006), London Tadeusz Burakowski, Tadeusz Wierzchon, Surface engineering in metals, CRC Press (1999) London

Instructor bio

Prof. D K Dwivedi

IIT Roorkee
D K Dwivedi obtained BE (mechanical engineering), in 1993 from GEC Rewa, ME (welding engineering) from Univ. of Roorkee in 1997 and PhD in Met. Engineering from MNIT, Jaipur in 2003. He has about 9 years teaching experience at NIT Hamirpur and 14 years at IIT Roorkee in subjects related with manufacturing at UG level and welding engineering related subjects at PG level. He has published more than 120 research papers in SCI/SCIE indexed journals and undertaken 20 sponsored research and 50 industrial consultancy projects. He has authored two books entitled Production and Properties of Cast Al-Si Alloys with New Age International, New Delhi (2013) and Surface Engineering with Springer, New Delhi (2018).

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: 24 April 2022 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

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 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 Roorkee.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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