Ceramics and Polymer Laboratory

Course Name: 

Ceramics and Polymer Laboratory (MT378)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(0-0-2) 1

Course Outcomes: 

CO1: Acquire practical knowledge on testing of polymers and ceramics
CO2: Gain hands-on training on the synthesis of different polymers
CO3: Obtain spectroscopy and microscopy interpretation skills of various polymers and ceramics
CO4: Study the molecular weight of polymers

Course modules and teaching hours: 

List of Experiments: (each 3 hours)
1. Determination of Molecular weight by viscometry
2. Determination of Melt flow Index
3. Determination of Apparent density and specific gravity
4. Determination of physically bound water in a ceramic material
5. Molding and measuring hardness of a thermoplastic’s material
6. Synthesis of a polyamide by interfacial polycondensation
7. Synthesis of a conducting polymer
8. Synthesis of Rayon
9. FTIR spectroscopy of a polymer and a ceramic material
10. Morphology and composition of ceramic and polymeric materials by SEM and EDX


TR Crompton, Thomas Roy, Practical polymer analysis. Springer Science & Business Media, 2012
Alan G King, Ceramic technology and processing: a practical working guide. William Andrew, 2001


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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

E.Mail: mme.placementcell@nitk.edu.in

Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P