Heat Treatment

Course Name: 

Heat Treatment (MT321)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4

Course Outcomes: 

CO1: Students will be able to be thorough with the fundamental aspects of heat treatment of steels
CO2: To be able to design proper heat treatment cycle / process for a given application
CO3: To be able to solve any problem related to heat treatment of steels, cast irons and aluminium alloys

Course modules and teaching hours: 

MODULE 1 (1 hour): Introduction
MODULE 2 (6 hours): Iron and its solid solutions, Fe-Fe3C Phase Diagram, Solid solutions, Heat treatment, formation of Austenite
MODULE 3 (8 hours): Pearlitic, Bainitic and Martensitic Transformations, TTT and CCT Diagrams
MODULE 4 (6 hours): Common Heat treatments; Annealing, Normalizing, Hardening and tempering
MODULE 5 (6 hours): Hardenability; Concept, Factors, Determination
MODULE 6 (3 hours): Thermo-mechanical Treatments
MODULE 7 (7 hours): Surface Hardening Techniques
MODULE 8 (5 hours): Alloying Additions, Heat treatment of Alloy steels
MODULE 9 (2 hours): Heat treatment Defects
MODULE 10 (4 hours): Cast irons and their heat treatment
MODULE 11 (2 hours): Age hardening of aluminium alloys


R W K Honeycombe; “Steels –Microstructure and Properties”, Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd., 1981
T E Reed Hill; “Physical Metallurgy principles”, Affiliated East-West Press Pvt. Ltd, 1974
Donald S Clark “Physical Metallurgy for Engineers”, CBS Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi, 1987
S H Avner, “Introduction to Physical metallurgy”, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1974
Vijendra Singh, “Heat treatment of Metals”, Standard Publishers Distributors, New Delhi, 2009
T V Rajan, C P Sharma and Ashok Sharma,“Heat treatment- Principles and Techniques”


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Total teaching hours: 


Contact us

Prof. K. Narayan Prabhu, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
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