PG Courses

MEL501    Advanced Composites: (3-0-0) 3 credits

Definition of composite materials: classification: particulate and dispersion hardened composites, continuous and discontinuous fiber reinforced composites. Metal-matrix composites, carbon-carbon composites, molecular composites, micro and multi layer composites. Theory of reinforcement, particulate and dispersion hardening, reinforcement by continuous and discontinuous fibers; concept of microfibril; effect of orientation and adhesion. Mechanical behaviour of composites: stress-strain relationship, strength, fracture, toughness and fatigue. Properties of fiber reinforcement and matrices, production technology of composites.

MEL502    Advanced Welding Technology: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Physics of welding arc: characteristics of arc and mode of metal transfer. Welding fluxes and coatings: type and classification, electrode codes and their critical evaluation. Welding machine characteristics conventional and pulsed power sources, inverter type, power sources for resistance   welding, weldability of cast iron, plain carbon and low alloy steels, determination of preheat temperature, use of Schaeffler’s diagram, weldability test. Residual stress and distortion- theory of residual stresses and distortion calculation, welding codes, joint design, analysis of fracture and fatigue of welded joints- fracture, energy consideration, fracture toughness testing and its application to welded joints. Automated welding systems: microprocessor control of arc welding and resistance welding, Quality assurance in welding, welding fumes and their effect on the environment.

MEL503    Solidification processing: (3-0-0) 3 credits

Plane front solidification of single phase alloys, interface stability, Czochralski growth, growth of single crystals of high perfection, cellular solidification, cellular-dendritic transition, plane front solidification of polyphase alloys, macro and micro morphology of eutectic growth. Growth of graphite in cast irons some problems in solidification of polyphase alloys, inclusions-their formation and distribution, rheocasting, Thixocasting, electroslag casting, casting of composites

MEL504    Advanced Metal Casting Technology: ( 3-0-0) 3 credits
Casting processes, classification and their characteristics, technology of selected casting processes, clay bonded, oil bonded, synthetic resin bonded, inorganic material bonded mould and core making processes. Sand additives and mould coatings; metal mould casting processes, centrifugal and continuous casting processes solidification, gating and risering, nucleation and grain growth. Solidification of pure metals, short and long freezing range alloys. Rate of solidification, macrostructure and microstructure. Solidification contraction: gating and risering design calculations. Fluidity and its measurement. Mould metal interface reactions, cast metals and alloys, family of cast irons, melting and casting technology. Inoculation, technology of steel and non ferrous cast metals. Gases in metals, melting furnaces and refractories.

MEL505    Industrial Robotics: (3-0-0) 3 credits
History of development of industrial robots. Fields of application and future scope; Anatomy and structural design of robot, manipulation arm geometry, drives and control (hardware) for motions. End effectors and grippers, pickups, etc. Matching robots to the working place and conditions; interlock and sequence control. Reliability, maintenance and safety of robotic systems, application studies in manufacturing processes, e.g. casting, welding, painting, machine tools, machining, heat treatment and nuclear power stations. Synthesis and evolution of geometrical configurations, robot economics, educating, programming and control of robots

MEL506    Surface Engineering: ( 3-0-0) 3 credits
Surface-dependent engineering properties, surface initiated engineering failures - nature and causes, surface degradation, importance and necessity of surface engineering, tailoring of surfaces of advanced materials, surface protection (physical), surface modification (chemical) techniques: classification, principles, methods, and technology, conventional surface engineering methods applicable to steel, cast iron, non-ferrous metals/alloys, ceramics and composites, advantages and limitations of conventional processes, recent trends in surface engineering including cold spraying, post-coating techniques, characterization (microstructural & compositional) and testing/evaluation of surface-properties. Technological aspects of laser surface engineering.

MEL507    Engineering Design Optimization: ( 3-0-0) 3 credits
Basic concepts, unconstrained and constrained problems. The Kuln-Tucker conditions; function of one variable; polynomial approximations, Golden section method, finding the bounds on the solution, a general strategy for minimizing functions of one variable; unconstrained functions of n variable: zero-order first-order and second-order methods, convergence criteria; constrained functions of n variables: linear programming, sequential unconstrained minimization techniques. Direct methods; approximation techniques; duality; general design applications

MEL508    Advanced Mechanics of Solids: ( 3-0-0)  3 credits
Shear centre and unsymmetrical bending. Beam columns: beams on electric foundations, curved beams, Rotating discs and thick cylinders, Virtual work; minimum potential energy; Hamilton’s principle. plate theory: formulation by Hamilton’s principle: bending and buckling of homogeneous and sandwich plates. Shell theory: introduction to theory of surface; formulation by Hamilton’s principle; membrane, bending and buckling analysis of shells of revolution.

MEL509    Convective Heat transfer: ( 3-0-0)  3 credits
Forced Convective Heat Transfer: Introduction to heat transfer by convection, a review of viscous flow, conservation of mass and momentum – the continuity and Navier-Stokes equation, boundary layer equation, laminar boundary layer a flat plate, boundary layer separation, energy equation, derivation of energy equation, energy equation in non dimensional form, deviation of thermal boundary layer equation, heat transfer in a parallel flow over a flat surface, forced convection in internal flows, concept of entrance length and fully developed flow, heat transfer characteristics for internal flow
Natural Convection Heat Transfer: Governing equation and similarity considerations, free convection in laminar flow over a vertical plate, empirical co-relation in external free convection flows, inclined plates, long horizontal cylinder, spheres, free convection in enclosures, and cavities, combined free and forced convection.
Heat Transfer with Phase Change: Heat transfer in boiling, modes of boiling, regimes of pool boiling, pool boiling correlation, critical heat flux in nucleate pool boiling, forced convection boiling, modes of condensation, theory of film condensation, drop wise condensation

MEL510    Rotor Dynamics and Condition Monitoring: (3-0-2) 4 credits
Modeling of rotor-bearing system by various techniques - transfer matrix, finite element, influence coefficients and modal methods. Critical speed maps. Unbalance response and orbital analysis. Disc gyroscopic. Rotor instability due to fluid film forces, hysteretic effects and parametric excitations. Rigid rotor balancing. Influence coefficient and modal balancing techniques for flexible rotors. Balancing standards. Torsional vibration analysis of rotating machines including branched systems-response to steady state and transient excitations. Instrumentation for bending and torsional vibration measurements on rotor-bearing systems.
Maintenance Principles, FMECA, Basics of Machine Vibration, Signal Analysis, Computer aided data acquisition, Time Domain Signal Analysis, Frequency Domain Signal Analysis, Fault Detection Transducers and Monitoring, Vibration Monitoring, Field Balancing of Rotors, Condition Monitoring of Rotating Machines, Noise Monitoring, Wear & Debris Analysis, Thermography, Electric Motor Current Signature Analysis, Ultrasonics in Condition Monitoring, NDT Techniques in Condition Monitoring, Case studies.

MEL511    Atomistic Simulation and Modeling of Materials: ( 3-0-0) 3 credits
This course uses the theory and application of atomistic computer simulations to model, understand, and predict the properties of real materials. Specific topics include: energy models from classical potentials to first-principles approaches; density functional theory and the total-energy pseudopotential method; errors and accuracy of quantitative predictions: thermodynamic ensembles, Monte Carlo sampling and molecular dynamics simulations; free energy and phase transitions; fluctuations and transport properties; and coarse-graining approaches and mesoscale models. The course employs case studies from industrial applications of advanced materials to nanotechnology. Simulations of classical force fields, electronic-structure approaches, molecular dynamics, and Monte Carlo.  

MEL512    Nanocomposites-Processing, Characterization and Applications: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Nanocomposites
   -Introduction to Carbon Nano Tubes
   -Introduction to nanocomposites - where are they from and where are they going
   -Materials science of nanocomposites - understanding the pieces inside a nanocomposite part
   -Properties of nanocomposites - identifying the property advantages of these interesting materials
   -Particulates - the building blocks of nanocomposites
   -Structural and distribution characterization - seeing what is too small to be seen
   -Property characterization - realizing the performance of engineered parts
   -Introduction of Nano Mechanics
   -Nanoscale Characterization with Atomic Force Microscopy
   -Principles of imaging surfaces with AFM; magnitude of error, practical misconceptions
   -Quasistatic and dynamic modes; domains of application, pitfalls
   -Metrics of surface topography; examples of technological surface analysis
   -Compositionally sensitive methods
   -Shear forces, revealing crystallinity and disorder
   -Phases imaging for high spatial resolution on delicate samples; physical interpretations and corresponding misconceptions
   -Distance-dependent forces; liquid environments and chain molecule conformational states

MEL513    Introduction to Plasticity: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Review of Stress, Strain and Elastic Stress-Strain Relations, Isotropic Yield criteria due to Hardening and their experimental verifications, Strain and Strain Rate Measures for Plastic Deformation, Plastic Potential and Flow Rule, Plastic Constitutive Relations (Stress-Strain Rate and Incremental Stress- Incremental Strain relations), Concept of plastic anisotropy and plastic instability, Formulation of Plasticity Problem, Approximate Methods of Analysis: Upper and Lower Bound Methods, Slip-Line Field Method, Bending of a beam with symmetric Cross-Section, Torsion of a Circular Cylinder, Hole expansion in an infinite Plate, Deep Drawing, Compression of a Cylinder (Forging), Necking of a cylinder, Wire Drawing, Bending of a circular Plate.

MEL514    Metallic Corrosion: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Fundamentals of metallic corrosion. Forms of corrosion-uniform corrosion, intergranular corrosion, galvanic corrosion, crevice corrosion, pitting corrosion, erosion-corrosion, stress corrosion cracking (SCC), biological corrosion and high temperature corrosion (HTC). Corrosion mechanisms. HTC of alloys and coatings-formation and growth of oxide scales. Design strategies for new corrosion-resistant alloys. Corrosion and erosion-corrosion in boilers and gas turbines. Corrosion problems in the petrochemical industry and modern incinerators. Sulfidation of metallic materials. Corrosion problems in metal forming and other manufacturing processes. Oxidation of metal matrix composites. Corrosion evaluation-modern analytical techniques. Brief introduction to commonly used techniques for corrosion control.

MEL515    Bone Biology: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Structure and development of the skeleton, Mesenchymal stem cells and osteoblast lineage, Transcriptional control of osteoblast differentiation, Osteocyte and biomechanics of bone, Osteoclastogenesis, Regulation and function of osteoclast,   Bone matrix I: collagen and noncollagenous proteins, Bone matrix II: intercellular junctions and cell-cell, communication in bone, Bone remodeling and mineral homeostasis, Mechanotransduction in bone cells, Local regulators of bone: Statins and bone, Craniosynostosis, Bone Fracture Healing, Bone tissue engineering, Methods in bone research.

MEL516    Orthopedic Biomechanics: (3-0-2) 4 credits
The Musculoskeletal System; Physiology of the Neuro-Musculoskeletal System; Loads and Motion in the Musculoskeletal System; Bone Tissue Mechanics; Soft Tissue Mechanics; Structural Analysis of Musculoskeletal Systems; Bone-Implant Systems; Bone Mechanotransduction; Biomechanics of Fracture Healing; Fracture Fixation Devices; Total Hip Replacements; Total Knee Replacements; Articulating Surfaces.

MEL517    Sustainable Design and Manufacturing: (2-0-4) 4 credits
General sustainability, sustainability and its importance, environment, ecology and the planet, material life cycle, renewable and non-renewable resources, climate change, sustainability measures such as environmental impact, factors, indicators, and influences; assessment methods, Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approach; Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), method and tools, standards and directives, reporting initiatives; eco-design, eco-design principles, tools and techniques; sustainable manufacturing, processes and techniques, energy usage during manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing techniques. Laboratory experiments: analysis of products, use of sustainability tools, design of sustainable products, energy usage monitoring during machining.

 

MEL518   Robot Manipulators: Kinematics, Dynamics and Control: (3-0-2) 4 Credits

Serial and parallel manipulators, Characteristics of robotic manipulators, Transformations, Forward and inverse kinematics of serial manipulators, Jacobian analysis, Trajectory planning, Forward and inverse dynamics of serial manipulators --- Newton-Euler and Lagrangian techniques, Robot control strategies. Special topics: Advance methods of motion planning, Kinematics and dynamics of parallel manipulators, Robot vision.

 

MEL519   Biological Materials: (3-0-2) 4 Credits

Nano and microstructure of biological materials, Biominerals, Proteins, Biological ceramics, Biological Polymer and polymer composite, Biological Elastomers, Functional materials,Bioinspired materials.

 

MEP501    Control Engineering Laboratory: (0-0-4) 2 Credits

Laboratory experiments on the design and use of Pneumatic Hydraulic and Electronic controllers for control of parameters like Displacement/Position Pressure Flow rate Temperature level Speed, etc. Analog and Digital motor control plant and related experiments.

MEP502     Advanced Mechanical and Materials Engineering: (0-0-6) 3 Credits
Any Twelve experiments
     -Mechanical properties of powder compacts
    - Experiments on rolling, deep drawing and extrusion
    - Uni-axial compression test to obtain true stress –strain data and to study the effects of lubrication.
    - Plane strain compression test for sheet type of specimen to obtain stress- strain behaviour
    - CAD software introduction with simple examples, single object modelling
    - Design of product with surface representations, visualization, CNC, machine cutter path generation
    - Design and representation of assembly of object, assembly sequencing, disassembly sequencing
    - Design and manufacture of product for rapid prototyping
    - Studies on arc behaviour in shielded metal arc welding
    - Studies on GTAW and GMAW processes
    - Weld quality tests
    - Robot teaching using VAL programming
    - CNC modelling and programming
    - Vibration analysis of mechanical components

MEL601    Advanced Tribology: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Introduction, Surfaces: nature, characterization and effects. Friction: mechanisms and types. Wear: nature, mechanism and types. Lubrication: lubrication regimes, hydrodynamic and hydrostatic lubrication, lubricants: characterization, types and effects, lubrication and bearings, properties and testing of lubricants. Mechanics of fluid flow-Reynolds equation and its limitations, idealized bearings: infinitely long plane pivoted shoe and fixed shoe sliders, infinitely long journal bearings, infinitely short (narrow) bearings, lightly loaded infinitely long journal bearing (Petroff’s solution), finite bearings, approximate analytical solution, numerical solution and electrical analogy method. Hydrostatic oil bearing: thrust and journal bearings. Squeeze film bearings: gas lubricated bearings, hydrodynamic bearings, hydrostatic bearings, porous bearings, elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication, Friction and wear of metals, polymers and composites, case studies, methods of improving tribological behavior, friction control and wear prevention

MEL602    Finite Element Methods in Engineering: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Basic concepts: The standard discrete system, Finite elements of an elastic continuum- displacement approach, Generalization of finite element concepts–weighted residual and variational approaches. Element types: triangular, rectangular, quadrilateral, sector, curved, isoparametric  elements and numerical integration. Automatic mesh generation schemes. Application to structural mechanics problems: plane stress and plane strains. Axisymmetric stress analysis, introduction to three dimensional stress analysis. Introduction to use of FEM in steady state field problems-heat conduction fluid flow and non linear material problems, plasticity, creep etc., Computer  procedure for Finite element analysis.

        
MEL603    Machine Vibration Analysis: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Characterization of engineering vibration problems. Model study through single degree of freedom analysis. Two degrees and multidegree of freedom systems with applications. Continuous medium. Vibration measuring instruments, computational techniques like matrix iterations, transfer matrix method and other methods, Lagrange’s mechanics, system stimulation technique.

MEL604    Vibration and Shock Isolation: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Multidegree of freedom system excited by force and motion with two planes of symmetry. Natural frequencies for T.P.S. problems in isolatior application. Natural frequencies for T.P.S. and O.P.S. inclined isolaters and decoupling of modes. Velocity shock elastic and in elastic impact, effect of snubbing and preloading. Isolation of shock force that causes small and large displacements. Properties of material, design an isolation. Particular application of isolators.

MEL605   Friction and Wear in Machinery: (3-0-0) 3 Credits

Introduction, surface: nature, characterization and effects, Friction: Mechanisms and types, wear  Nature, mechanism and types, surface temperatures : formulation and measurements, Lubrication: Regimes, Hydrodynamic and hydrostatic lubrication, Lubricants: characterization, types and effects. Experimental methods, friction and wear of polymers and composites, Methods of improving tribologocal behaviour, Case studies. 

MEL606    Modern Manufacturing Process: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Theory and application of machining by abrasive jet, water jet, abrasive flow, ultrasonics thermal assistance, total form matching and low stress grinding. Electrochemical machining and grinding, polishing, sharpening, honing and turning. Electrochemical discharge grinding: electrostream and shaped tube electrolytic machining. Chemical and thermochemical  machining, thermal energy methods of material processing (machining/ welding/ heat treatment) by electro-discharge, laser and electron beam, plasma arc and ion beam. Physical vapour and chemical vapour deposition and plasma spraying. High energy rate forming and electroforming.

MEL607    Rapid Prototyping: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Introduction to rapid prototyping (RP), need of RP in context of batch production, FMS and CIM and their application, basic principles of RP, steps in RP, process chain in RP in integrated CAD-CAM environment, advantages of RP. Classification of different RP techniques-based on raw materials, layering technique (2-D or 3-D) and energy sources, process technology and comparative study of stereo-lithography (SL) with photo polymerization SL with liquid thermal polymerization, solid foil polymerization. Selective laser sintering, selective powder binding, ballistic particle manufacturing-both 2-D and 3-D, fused deposition modelling, shape melting, laminated object manufacturing, solid ground curing, respective masking and deposition, beam interference solidification, holographic interference solidification. Special topic on RP using metallic alloy-laser engineered net shaping and electron beam melting. Rapid prototyping of small components-Micro stereo lithography, programming in RP representation of 3D model in STL format. Repair of STL files, rapid tooling.

MEL608    Mechatronics: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Basic solid state components and devices elements of electromechanical energy conversion, starting, inversion and control of electrical drives. Coupling of mechanical loads to DC and AC electrical drives and speed control. Optoelectronic encoding, sensing, signal shaping and processing devices and techniques. Basics of digital signal processing data acquisition. Special simulation techniques for mechatronic systems, special techniques for solving of shift system model with switching and delay components. Elements of telemetry and remote control of mechatronic systems, theory of linear observers, optimal filters and their digital implications. Introduction to design and implementation of digital control strategies for mechanical systems.

MEL609    Solar Thermal Engineering: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Fundamentals of Solar Radiation, Atmospheric Absorption, Planck’s Law and Wein’s displacement Law, Radiative transport in participating media , Sky Radiation, Optical Properties of Layered Media, Flat-Plate Collectors, Concentrating Collectors, Energy Storage, Solar Loading, Solar Water Heating: Active and Passive, Building Heating: Active and Passive, Solar Thermal Power Systems, solar thermal energy utilization    

MEL610    Advanced Conduction and Radiative Heat Transfer: (3-0-0) 3 credits    
Multi-dimension conduction, finite difference method, implicit and explicit schemes, steady- state and transient cases, flow of heat in infinite and semi infinite bodies; flow of heat in sphere, cone, cylinders; phase – change, black- body radiation, Plank’s Law and Wein’s displacement law, radiative transport equation, participative media, surface radiation.

MEL611    Combustion Engineering: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Combustion and thermo chemistry, chemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms. Rates of reaction, chain reactions, surface reactions, flame velocity, ignition and quenching, laminar premixed and diffusion flames, turbulent premixed flames, solid combustion, pollution and environment impact.

MEL612    Turbulent Flow: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Introduction to turbulence, equation of fluid flow, continuity and momentum equations, Reynolds stresses, turbulence modeling, Turbulent boundary layers, wall turbulence and free – turbulence, jets and Wakes, Free stream turbulence, scales of turbulent flow, length and time scales, velocity spectra, dissipation factor, skewness, flatness, turbulence measurement techniques.

MEL613    Science of Machining: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Mechanics of chip formation, chip curl. Bluntness and cutting forces. Thermal aspects of machining. Tool wear, tool life and economics of machining.  Mechanics of grinding, forces and specific energy, temperature. Wheel wear and surface finish. Cutting fluid and surface roughness, Nomenclature of cutting tools, Chip control, Machine tool vibration, Mechanisms of material removal in various non-conventional machining processes.

MEL614    Nonlinear oscillations: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Review of linear systems and stability. Nonlinear systems: fixed points and linearization, stable and unstable manifolds, Stability and Lyapunov functions, index theory, Floquet’s theory.  Elementary bifurcation theory: normal forms of saddle node, transcritical, and pitchfork bifurcations, Hopf bifurcation. Maps: 1-D maps, stability of periodic orbits, symbolic dynamics and conjugacy. Chaos: Lyapunov exponent, roots to chaos.

MEL615    Advanced Material Characterization Techniques: (2-0-4) 4 credits
SEM: Provide an understanding of scanning electron microscopy theory and principles: SEM gun construction, Get acquainted with scanning electron microscope construction and controls. Operation of scanning electron microscopy: Electron gun parameters, Imaging parameters, Image contrast (topographic and atomic number contrasts), Environmental scanning electron microscopy, Sample preparation, High resolution SEM imaging, EDS measurements
XRD: Principle of X Ray diffraction set up, and measuring: Crystallography and Rietveld analysis, Quantitative analysis, Quantitative and qualitative texture analysis, Residual stress analysis, Determination of layer thicknesses, Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS), Atomic Pair Distribution Function
AFM: Principle of  Atomic Force Microscopy, Operation of both the multimode and dimensional atomic force microscopes. Probe evaluation and alignment, sample preparation and mounting, scanning techniques, image capturing and manipulation, and analysis techniques.
Nano Indenter Experimentation: An introduction to Nanoindentation, An introduction to industrially relevant measurements – impact testing, fatigue testing and high temperature stages, improving measurement accuracy, Investigation of the Constant Load Method for Nanoindentation Creep Measurement, Nanomechanical characterization of elastoplastic mechanical properties: Case studies in metals and polymers, Effect of temperature on deformation behaviour during nanoindentation.

MEL616    Fracture and Fatigue: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Fracture: Energy release rate, crack tip stresses and deformation fields, plastic zone, Elasto-plastic fracture through J-integral and CTOD, Dynamic fracture, Testing for Fracture, Toughness, Fatigue: Endurance limit and S-N diagram, strain-life equation, Crack nucleation and growth, Factors influencing fatigue strength, Influence of stress concentration, Fatigue life prediction, Statistical analysis, Fatigue testing modules.

MEL617     Biology for Engineers: (3-0-0) 3 credits
Biochemistry, Genetics, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Gene Regulation, Protein Localization, Recombinant DNA, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Cell Cycle/Signaling, Cancer, Virology/Tumor Viruses, Immunology, AIDS, Genomics, Nervous System, Stem Cells/Cloning, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Evolution, Human Polymorphisms and Cancer Classification, Future of Biology

MEL618    Molecular, cellular and tissue biomechanics: (3-0-2) 4 credits
Molecular Mechanics: Mechanics at the Nanoscale (Intermolecular forces and their origins, Single molecules, Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics); Formation and Dissolution of Bonds (Mechanochemistry, Motion at the molecular and macromolecular level, Muscle mechanics, Experimental methods at the single molecule level - optical and magnetic traps, force spectroscopy, light scattering.)
Tissue Mechanics: Elastic (time independent); viscoelastic and poroelastic (time-dependent) behavior of tissues; Continuum and microstructural models; Constitutive laws; Electromechanical and physicochemical properties of tissues; Physical regulation of cellular metabolism; Experimental methods - macroscopic rheology.
Cellular Mechanics: Static and dynamic cell processes; Cell adhesion, migration and aggregation; Mechanics of biomembranes; The cytoskeleton and cortex; Microrheological properties and their implications; Mechanotransduction; Experimental methods - passive and active rheology, motility and adhesion assays

MEP601 Advanced Mechanical and Materials Engineering Laboratory: (0-0-6) 3 Credits
   Any Twelve experiments

    - Measurement of cutting force and temperature in turning
    - Measurement of grinding force and estimation of temperature
    - Assessment of residual stress in ground surface
    - Imparting geometry to cutting tools
    - Effects of tool coating on performance of drills
    - Effects of tool coating on performance of turning tool inserts
    - Assessment of micro-structural changes due to grinding
    - Non-traditional manufacturing
    - Electro jet drilling
    - Electro-discharge machining
    - Wire-EDM
    - Ultrasonic machining
    - Laser beam machining
    - Micro- machining using excimer Laser
    - Electrofoaming
    - Chemical machining    
    - To characterize a given material by XRD, SEM/EDS, TEM analysis

MEP602 Material Engineering Laboratory: (0-0-4) 2 Credits
    - Determination of eutectic phase diagram
    - Observation of case iron microstructure
    - Heat treatment of steels-annealing and observation of their microstructure
    - Heat treatment of steels-normalizing and observation of their microstructure
    - Heat treatment of steels-hardening and observation of their microstructure
    - Heat treatment of steels-tempering and observation of their microstructure
    - Hardenability determination by Jominy test
    - Heat treatment of tool steels
    - Pack carburizing of steels
    - Age hardening of Al-base alloys
    - Determination of crystal structure by X-Ray diffraction