Plastics Engineering

Course Name: 

Plastics Engineering (ML702)


M.Tech. in Materials Engineering




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3

Course modules and teaching hours: 

General properties of plastics - introduction, polymeric materials, plastics available to the designer, selection of plastics. Mechanical behaviour of plastics - introduction, viscoelastic behaviour of plastics, short term testing of plastics, long term testing of plastics, design method for plastics using deformation data, mathematical models of viscoelastic behaviour, fracture behaviour of unreinforced plastics, creep failure of plastics, fatigue of plastics, Impact behaviour of plastics. Processing of plastics - introduction, extrusion, injection moulding, transfer moulding.


R. J. Crawford, Plastic Engineering, 2nd edn. Pergamon Press, 1987, Reprinted in 1989.
William J. Patton, Plastic Technology, D. B. Taraporevala Sons and Co. Pvt. LTd., 1981.
Peter C. Powell, Engineering with Polymers, Chapman & Hall, 1983.


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