Properties of Materials (Nature and Properties of Materials : III)

By Prof. Ashish Garg   |   IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 349
The course is an introduction to mechanical and electrical properties of materials. The course will introduce notation of mechanical properties, elastic properties of various materials, plastic deformation in metals and mechanisms therein and strengthening mechanisms. It will also introduce the students to the basics of electrical properties of metals and semiconductors with an introduction to Drude theory, quantum mechanics and band theory. Overall, this is an introductory course to materials properties.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : B.Tech. Students of Materials Science, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : It is a basic course
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Metallurgy and Material science & Mining Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 21 Feb 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 21 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 23 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 and Basic Elasticity
Week 2 : Mechanical testing and plastic deformation
Week 3 : Plastic deformation mechanisms
Week 4 : Strengthening mechanisms
Week 5 : Electrical properties of metals
Week 6 : Quantum mechanics and band theory
Week 7 : Semiconductor properties
Week 8 : Thermal properties

Books and references

1. V. Raghavan, Materials Science and Engineering
2. W.D. Callister, Materials Science and Engineering
3. H.W. Hayden, W.G. Moffatt and J.W. Wulff, Mechanical Behaviour (Volume III: Structure and Properties of Materials)
4. L.F. Pease, R.M. Rose and J. Wulff, Electronic Properties (Volume IV: Structure and Properties of Materials)
5. A. Guinier and R. Julien, The Solid State 

Instructor bio

Prof. Ashish Garg

IIT Kanpur
Ashish Garg is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur. Details of his research and teaching can be accessed on home.iitk.ac.in/~ashishg/

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: 23 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 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 Kanpur .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.

- NPTEL team

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