Steels & Their Heat Treatment

Course Name: 

Steels & Their Heat Treatment (ML800)


M.Tech. in Materials Engineering




Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Iron and its solid solutions, iron - carbon equilibrium diagram, plain carbon steel, influence of alloying elements in Fe-C alloys, low alloy steels, heat treatment of steel, formation of martensite, bainite reaction, concept of hardenability, tempering of martensite, thermomechanical treatment, surface hardening, stainless steels, tool steels, embrittlement and fracture of steels, Cast irons: characteristics, applications.


R.W. K. Honeycombe, Steels - Microstructure and Properties, Edwards Arnold, 1995.
W. C. Leslie, The Physical Metallurgy of Steels, McGraw Hill Book Company, New York, 1982.
F. B. Pickering, Physical Metallurgy and the Design of Steels, Applied Science Publishers ,1978.


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