Surface Engineering For Corrosion And Wear Resistance Application

By Prof. Indranil Manna, Prof. Jyotsna Dutta Majumdar   |   IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 77
Wear and corrosion are the major causes of degradation of engineering components for structural applications. Among different ways of minimizing the probability of failure of components by wear or corrosion or improving its lifetime is by optimum designing of surface, may be termed as surface engineering. However, the properties achieved on the surface depend on the techniques to be applied, process parameters to be chosen and the surface characteristics (surface roughness, microstructure and composition) achieved thereafter. The present course encompasses (a) a brief introduction to the wear and corrosion and their classification, (b) surface microstructure and composition required for combating different modes of wear and corrosion, (c) classification and scopes of surface engineering, (d) principle of different modes of surface engineering, process parameters, advantages and disadvantages, (e) characterization and testing of surfaces and (f) engineering applications of surface engineering techniques. The course will offer training to the engineering students pursuing studies in the UG and PG level from Metallurgical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, physics and chemistry.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Physics

PREREQUISITES: Materials Science and Engineering

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Tata Steel, Jamshedpur, Tata Metallics, Kharagpur, R&D Center for Iron and Steel (RDCIS), Ranchi, Engineers from all the Integrated Steel Plants under Sail Authority of India Limited.
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Exam Date : 30 Apr 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jan 2023
Category :
  • Metallurgy and Material science & Mining Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

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Course layout

Week 1:  Introduction to materials, surface, thermodynamics of surface, surface dependent engineering properties
Week 2: Common surface initiated engineering failure; mechanism of surface degradation (wear, corrosion and high Temp. Oxidation).
Week 3: Role of microstructure and materials behavior in controlling the surface dependent failure of components, importance of surface engineering, classification and scope of surface engineering of Materials. Introduction to surface modification and coating techniques.
Week 4: Conventional surface modification methods: flame hardening, induction hardening, carburizing, nitriding, diffusion assisted surface alloying.
Week 5: Advanced surface modification methods: Laser, Plasma and electron beam assisted surface modification.
Week 6: Surface Coating by Chemical/electro-chemical Routes Electro/electroless deposition, anodizing, micro-arc oxidation
Week 7: Surface Coating by Physical Routes: Physical vapor deposition (Thermal evaporation, sputtering and Ion Plating), pulsed laser deposition, cathodic arc evaporation.
Week 8: Surface Coating by chemical Routes: Chemical vapor deposition, laser assisted chemical vapor deposition.
Week 9: Hot dipping, (galvanizing, tinning, aluminizing, babitting, etc.)
Week 10: Thermal Spraying (flame spraying, HVOF spraying, wire arc spraying, kinetic spraying)
Week 11: Weld overlaying, laser surface cladding
Week 12: Surface characterization and Testing

Books and references

1. Surface Engineering for Wear Resistances (Introduction and classification of Wear) By: K.G. Budinski Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1988,
2. Surface Engineering & Heat Treatment (Diffusion assisted surface alloying) By: P.H Morton I.I.T, Brooke field, (1991),
3. Protective Coating of Metals By: R.M. Burns & W.W. Bradley Reinhold Publication Corporation, N. York, 1928,
4. Metals HandbookNinth Edition, Vol.5, Surface Cleaning, Finishing & Coating,,
5. ASM, Metals Park Ohio, 1982. Metals HandbookNinth Edition, Vol.5, Surface Cleaning, Finishing & Coating, ASM, Metals Park Ohio, 1982.3

Instructor bio

Prof. Indranil Manna

IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Indranil Manna, a JC Bose fellow and Institute Chair Professor at IIT Kharagpur, is an educationist and materials engineer with wide ranging teaching and research interests concerning structure property correlation and modeling in structural and functional materials including nanometric metals, laser/plasma assisted surface engineering, nano-fluid and bainitic steel. His work on amorphous Al-alloys, laser surface engineering of steel/Mg/Al alloys, and thermal conductivity of nanofluid are highly cited. His teaching interest covers subjects related to physical metallurgy, phase transformations, material characterization and surface engineering. Besides IIT Kharagpur (1985-present), Professor Manna has taught in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2000 01) and IIT Kanpur (2013-17). He developed two new courses (Surface engineering and Introduction to Engineering Solids) during his career. Surface engineering is available in SWAYAM platform. As an active researcher, he visited different renowned Institutions and Universities abroad like Max Planck Institute at Stuttgart, Technical University of Clausthal, Liverpool University, Nanyang Technological University and University of Ulm as a guest scientist. Prof Manna has authored over 250 journal publications and several patents, edited a number of books and monographs, supervised 25 PhD theses and over 30 sponsored projects worth over Rupees 200 million at IIT-Kharagpur and received several national/international awards and recognition.

Prof. Jyotsna Dutta Majumdar

IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Jyotsna Dutta Majumdar is serving for the Department ofMetallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute ofTechnology Kharagpur as Professor. Her areas of specializationinclude the following: (a) surface engineering, (b) surface modification and coating technology, (c) advanced materials processing and (d) corrosion and environmental degradation. She is well known internationally for her research contribution in the field of Metallurgical and Material Engineering with focus on surface engineering and laser surface processing. She made fundamental contributions to a profound understanding of the metallurgy of rapid solidification of metals under the specific heat input of a laser source. Her works also concern a detailed structure-property correlation of laser surface modified metallic materials with a specific goal to improve certain engineering properties. She also stated a brief understanding of the mechanism of wear, corrosion and high temperature oxidation of the metastable microstructures developed in commercial metals and alloys due to laser processing. Extensive efforts were also made for the first time for the development of compositionally graded surface and nano-dispersed surface for thermal barrier and hot corrosion application by application of hybrid coating technology.

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: 
30 April 2023 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 Kharagpur .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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