Aerospace materials

Course Name: 

Aerospace materials (MT364)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3

Course Outcomes: 

CO1: Understand the different types of materials and materials selection for aerospace applications

CO2: Attain the knowledge of high temperature materials and lightweight materials used for aerospace applications

CO3: Acquire the knowledge the non-conventional materials such as intermetallics, composites, their structures and properties, processing/manufacturing

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Module 1: (12 hours)
Superalloys, aluminum alloys, magnesium alloys and titanium alloys, materials for plasma engines, intermetallic aluminides, ceramics and polymeric materials

Module 2: (10 hours)
Carbon-carbon composites, production, properties and applications, intermetallic matrix composites, ablative composites based on polymers, ceramic matrix, metal matrix

Module 3: (10 hours)
composites based on polymers, ceramic matrix, metal matrix composites based on aluminium, magnesium, titanium and nickel-based composites for engines

Module 4: (05 hours)
Presentation and Assignment Presentation and Assignment


H. Buhl, Advanced Aerospace Materials, Springer Verlag, Berlin 1992
Balram Gupta, Aerospace Materials Vol 1, 2, 3, ARDB, S. Chand & Co. 1996
Willam D. Callister, Materials Science and Engineering- An introduction, Wiley, 2009


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Total teaching hours: 


Contact us

Dr. Ravishankar K. S, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

Contact details for Placements and Interships


Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P