Testing of materials

Course Name: 

Testing of materials (MT200)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(2-0-1) 3

Course Outcomes: 

CO1: To become familiar with procedures that can be used to identify or measure mechanical properties
CO2: Acquire knowledge about basic Non-Destructive Testing methods
CO3: Ability to select suitable material for a given purpose applying knowledge of material testing and structure of metallic materials

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Module 1 (10 hours):
Definitions and physical interpretations of various mechanical properties of metals and alloys. Structures & Properties of engineering materials. Comparison of physical, thermal, and mechanical properties of metallic, ceramic, and polymeric materials, and composites. Scientific rationale for mechanical properties; cohesion between atoms, interatomic bonds, different levels of structures: atomic, crystal, micro, macro and mega structures

Module 2 (15 hours):
Methodology, equipment, acquisition-processing-presentation of engineering data of: Tension, Compression, Hardness, Torsion, Impact, Fatigue, and Creep Tests. Introduction to Non-Destructive Testing; DPI, MPI, UTI, Eddy Current Inspection and Radiography

Module 3 (15 hours):
Lab component: Mechanical Testing: Brinell, Rockwell, Vicker’s and Rebound Hardness Tests, Tensile Test using Hounsefield Tensometer/UTM, Charpy Impact Test, Creep Test, Spark Test. Non-Destructive Testing: Dye Penetrant and Magnetic Particle Tests


W.D. Callister Jr, Materials Science and Engineering, Wiley, 2006
G.E. Dieter, Mechanical Metallurgy, McGraw Hill 1988
Barry Hull, Vernon John, Non-Destructive Testing, ELBS/Macmillan, 1988


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Total teaching hours: 


Contact us

Prof. K. Narayan Prabhu, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
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