Metal Processing Laboratory

Course Name: 

Metal Processing Laboratory (MT478)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(0-0-3) 2

Course Outcomes: 

CO1. Characterize powders, its morphology and measure flow rate, apparent density
CO2. Determine compressibility curve, porosity, tensile strength, hardness and micros truce before and after sintering
CO3. Testing of welded specimen and measure mechanical properties

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Module 1 ( 10 hours)
Powder metallurgy: powder characterization sieve analysis, optical microscopy, particle microstructure, flow rate, apparent density, powder compaction determination of compressibility curve, porosity determination, specimen preparation for tensile test, sintering of green compact, test for sintered properties shrinkage/growth, sintered density, porosity, tensile strength, hardness using Hounsfield tensometer, and microstructure

Module 2 ( 10 hours)
Welding: welded specimens by shielded metal arc welding, oxy fuel arc welding, TIG welding and MIG welding testing and examination of welded specimens Rockwell hardness, tensile strength (transverse and reduced section) ,yield strength(transverse and reduced section), nick break test, microstructures of weld zone, heat affected zone and parent metal deposition efficiency in shielded metal arc welding, welder qualification tests


Randall M.German, Powder metallurgy science, 1994
Richard Little, Welding and Welding Technology, Tata McGraw Hill, 1998
A.C.Davies, The Science and Practice of Welding, Cambridge university press, 1996


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


Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P