Crystallography: Review of crystal structure, space lattice, crystal planes and crystal directions, co-ordination number, number of atoms per unit cell, atomic packing factor, Numerical related to crystallography.

Imperfection in metal crystals: Crystal imperfections and their classifications, point defects, line defects, edge & screw dislocations, surface defects, volume defects & effects of imperfections on metal properties.


Solid solutions and phase diagram: Introduction to single and multiphase solid solutions and types of solid solutions, importance and objectives of phase diagram, systems, phase and structural constituents, cooling curves, unary & binary phase diagrams, Gibbs’s phase rule, Lever rule, eutectic and eutectoid systems, peritectic and peritectoid systems, iron carbon equilibrium diagram and TTT diagram.

Heat Treatment: Principles, purpose, classification of heat treatment processes, annealing, normalizing, stress relieving, hardening, tempering, carburizing, nitriding, cyaniding, flame and induction hardening. Allotropic transformation of iron and steel, Properties of austenite, ferrite, pearlite, martensite.


Deformation of Metal: Elastic and plastic deformation, mechanism of plastic deformation, twinning, conventional and true stress strain curves for polycrystalline materials, yield point phenomena, strain ageing, work hardening, Bauschinger effect, season cracking. Recovery, re-crystallization and grain growth.

Failures of metals: Failure analysis, fracture, process of fracture, types of fracture, fatigue, characteristics of fatigue, fatigue limit, mechanism of fatigue, factors affecting fatigue.


Creep & Corrosion: Definition and concept, creep curve, mechanism of creep, impact of time and temperature on creep, creep fracture, creep testing and prevention against creep. Corrosion: Mechanism and effect of corrosion, prevention of corrosion.

Plastic, Composite and Ceramics: Polymers, formation of polymers, polymer structure and crystallinity, polymers to plastics types, reinforced particles-strengthened and dispersion strengthened composites. Ceramic materials: Types of ceramics, properties of ceramic, ceramic forming techniques, mechanical behavior of ceramic.

Sessional : 50 Marks
Theory : 100 Marks
Total : 150 Marks
Duration of Exam : 3 Hrs

Text Books:

1. Elements of Material Science and Engineering: VanVlack, Wesley Pub. Comp.
2. Material Science – Narula, Narula and Gupta. New Age Publishers

Reference Books:
1. Material Science & Engineering –V. Raghvan, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi
2. A Text Book of Material Science & Metallurgy – O.P. Khanna, Dhanpat Rai & Sons
3. Material Science and Engineering-An Introduction – Callister; W.D., John Wiley &
Sons. Delhi.
4. Engineering Materials: Kenneth G. Budinski, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi