Mechancial Behaviour & Design of Materials (ML703)

Course Name: 

Mechancial Behaviour & Design of Materials


M.Tech. in Materials Engineering




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Atomic and molecular bonds, classification of materials, their properties with respect to the types of bonds present in them as a class. Dislocations and plastic deformation, slip, torsion, CRSS, slip systems, strain hardening, recrystallization. Tensile behaviour and testing, temperature and strain rate effects, compression behaviour and testing, hardness testing, torsion testing, impact testing & transition temperature. Failure under combined stresses (triaxial), design against failure. Failure behaviour and fracture toughness testing. Fatigue behaviour of materials, design against fatigue failures. Creep behaviour and testing: design against creep failures. Failure analysis: a few case studies.


G. I. Dieter, Mechanical Metallurgy, Sl metric edition, McGraw Hill, 1988.
J. A. Collins, Failure of Materials in Mechanical Design, Wiley Interscience Publication, 1981.
Metals Handbook, Vol.11, 9th edition, ASM, 1986.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
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