Physical Metallurgy Laboratory

Course Name: 

Physical Metallurgy Laboratory (MT322)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(0-0-3) 2

Course Outcomes: 

CO1: Calibrate of thermocouples techniques and plot phase diagram by cooling curve
CO2: Prepare ferrous and non-ferrous specimen for metallography study
CO3: Operation of optical microscope and identify the microstructure of ferrous and Non-ferrous sample

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Module 1: (6 hours)
Experiment on Temperature measurement, calibration of thermocouples, Experiment of Pb-Zn for phase diagram by cooling curve

Module 2: (12 hours)
Metallography, study of metallurgical microscope, specimen preparation for metallography, etching technique, image analyzer, quantitative metallography. Experiment on sample preparation and microstructural study on Steel, Cast Iron, Gray cast Iron, Malleable cast iron, white cast Iron, Copper, and Aluminum

Module 3: (4 hours) Diffusion experiment with Zn in Cu. Grain size measurement


Metals Handbook, Vol. 8: Metallography, Structures and Phase Diagrams
BRANDON, D. G, Modern Techniques in Metallography Butterworths, London 1966
GREAVES, R. H. & H. WRIGHTON, Practical Microscopical Metallography (4th Edition). Chapman and Hall, London 1960


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Total teaching hours: 


Contact us

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

Contact details for Placements and Internships


Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P