Introduction to Abrasive Machining and Finishing Processes

By Prof. Mamilla Ravi Sankar   |   IIT Tirupati
Learners enrolled: 926
This course will define the areas of application of traditional as well as non-traditional abrasive finishing processes in the manufacturing industry. The lectures will introduce the basic principles of material removal by use of abrasives particles and material removal mechanism of different abrasive process. The effects of various input parameters on the outputs as well as the use of cutting fluids in various finishing process will be discuss. A variety of numerical problems and MCQs, discussions will also be included.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : BE/B.Tech, ME/M.Tech, Ph. D (Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering). Faculty who teaches manufacturing. 
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 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 conventional abrasive processes,Introduction to abrasive processes,Grinding Process
Week 2  : Conventional abrasive finishing processes (CAFP): Honing & Wire Brushing,CAFP: Lapping, Buffing & Super
finishing,Practical Conventional abrasive finishing processes 

Week 3  : Adv. abrasive machining processes (AAMP),AAMP
Week 4  : Hybrid Adv. Abrasive Machining Processes,Advanced Finishing 
Week 5  : Adv. Finishing: Abrasive Flow Finishing
Week 6  : Adv. Finishing: Magnetic Abrasive Finishing
Week 7  : Adv. Finishing: Magnetic Rheological Finishing
Week 8  : Hybrid abrasive finishing,Finishing of Advanced Materials

Books and references

1. M. C. Shaw, Principles of Abrasive Processing, Oxford University Press, 1996.
2. VK Jain, Micromanufacturing Processes, CRC press, 2012.
3. Jain VK, Nanofinishing Science and Technology: Basic and Advanced Finishing and Polishing Processes, CRC Press, 2016.
4. J. A McGeough, Advanced methods of machining, Springer Science & Business Media, 1988.
5. G. K. Lal, Introduction to Machining Science, New Age International Publishers, 2007
6. A. Ghosh and A. K. Malik, Manufacturing Science, East West Press, 2010.
7. Metalworking Fluids (MWFs) for Cutting and Grinding,  Edited by:V.P. Astakhov and S. Joksch

Instructor bio

Prof. Mamilla Ravi Sankar

IIT Tirupati
Dr. Mamilla Ravi Sankar is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati. He did his B.Tech from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, and M.Tech as well as PhD from IIT Kanpur. His research group is focus on Sustainable Manufacturing, Eco-friendly Cutting fluids, Coatings, Advanced Manufacturing, Tribology and Rheology. MRS Lab also involves in development of lab scale Innovations to Commercial Manufacturing Products. He has published over 30 research articles in internationally reputed journals, 2 Patents, 2 Edited Books and 6 Book chapters. He is recipient of prestigious awards such as Institution of Engineers India (IEI) Young Engineers Award-2015 in Production Engineering, Indian Society for Advancement in Materials and Process Engineering (ISAMPE)-2011 and finalist of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Young Engineer Award-2014. Apart from academic awards, he is also received Institute Blues (Outstanding Sports Personality) of IIT Kanpur for the year 2009.

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: 27 March 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 6 assignments out of the total 8 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 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.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

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