Title of the course

MM 621: Advanced Physical and Mechanical Metallurgy


Credit structure

L          T          P          C

6           0          0           6



Pre-requisite, if any




Course content

Microstructure & Properties: solidification and solidification structures, interfaces, crystallographic texture, residual stress, structure-property relations. Plasticity and work hardening: fundamentals, stress-strain behavior, fracture, creep & deformation mechanisms. Recovery, recrystallization, grain growth. Phase transformation: thermodynamic basics, nucleation and growth, spinodal decomposition, martensitic transformations




T.H. Courtney, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, McGraw-Hill, 2nd Ed., 2000.R.W. Cahn, P. Haasen and E.J. Kramer, (Eds.), Materials Science and Technology: A Comprehensive Treatment, VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 1993.R.E. Smallman and A.H.W. Ngan, Physical Metallurgy & Advanced Materials, 7th Edition, Elsevier, 2007.J.W. Martin, R.D. Doherty and B. Cantor, Stability of Microstructures in Metallic Systems, 2nd Edition, Cambridge University Press, UK, 1997.D.A. Porter. and K.E. Easterling, Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys, Van Nostrand Reinhold, UK, 1986.C.R. Calladine, Plasticity for Engineers 302226 Theory and Applications, Horwood, Chichester, England, 2000.B. Verlinden, J. Driver, I. Samajdar, R.D. Doherty, Thermo-Mechanical Processing of Metallic Materials, Pergamon Materials Series, Series Ed. R.W. Cahn, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2007.



Instructor(s) name

Prof. Samajdar I.