Physical Metallurgy

Course Name: 

Physical Metallurgy (MT212)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4


Structure of metals, space lattice, unit cells, crystal systems, metallic crystal structures, packing efficiencies, planes and directions, voids, imperfections in crystalline solids, dislocations and plastic deformation, theoretical shear strength, concept of dislocations, types of dislocations, Burgers vector, strain field associated with dislocations, dissociation of dislocations, climb and cross slip, dislocation interactions, plastic deformation by twin, yield point phenomenon, strain ageing, work hardening in single and polycrystalline materials, effect of temperature, composition and grain size on strain hardening, recovery, recrystallisation and grain growth, high temperature deformation of crystalline materials, diffusion in solids, applications of diffusion concepts, solidification of metals, freezing of alloys, Scheil equation,dendritic freezing in alloys, freezing of ingots, segregation, homogenization, porosity, eutectic freezing, growth of single crystals.


E.Reed-Hill and R. Abbaschian, Physical Metallurgy Principles, PWS Publishing Co., 1994.
G. E. Dieter,Mechanical Metallurgy, McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1988.
W.G.Moffat, G.W.Pearsall & I.Wulff, The Structure & Properties of Materials, Vol. I Structure, Wiley Eastern, 1968.
G. W. Hayden, W.G.Moffat and I.Wulff, The Structure & Properties of Materials, Vol.III Mechanical Behaviour,Wiley Eastern Pvt. Ltd, 1968.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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