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Autumn Semester-2018

MM 733: Mechanical Characterization


of Materials

M.J.N.V. Prasad
Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
E-mails: mjnvprasad@iitb.ac.in
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Course Syllabus
 Axial (Tension and Compression) testing of
materials
 Torsion test
 Bend test (Bulk and Thin films)
 Hardness (Macro, Micro and Nano-indentation)
 Scratch and wear test
 Fracture (Impact test)
 Fatigue test
 Creep and superplasticity

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Course Plan (Tentative)
17/09/2018 18/09/2018 20/09/2018 24/09/2018 25/09/2018

Introduction Hardness Hardness Hardness Nanoindentation

27/09/2018 01/10/2018 04/10/2018 08/10/2018 09/10/2018

Axial Testing Axial Testing Axial Testing Impact Test Impact Test

11/10/2018 15/10/2018 16/10/2018* 18/10/2018* 22/10/2018

Bend Test Quiz No class* No class* Fatigue Test

23/10/2018 25/10/2018 29/10/2018 30/10/2018 01/11/2018

Fatigue Test Fatigue Test Creep Test Creep Test Superplasticity

05/11/2018 08/11/2018 *Compensatory class: 27/10/2018 (Saturday)


11 AM -12.30 PM – Torsion test & Fracture test
Wear Test Scratch Test

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Text Books and References
1. W.F. Hosford, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Cambridge
University Press, 2005
2. Additional references will be cited on each slide as and
when required

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Evaluation Procedure

Total marks : 50
i. Assignment : 10
ii. Quiz-1 : 15
iii. Semester-end examination : 25

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Grading Policy
AA : Total score 88% and above
AB : 80-87%
BB : 72-79%
BC : 64-71%
CC : 56-63%
CD : 48-55%
DD : 40-47%
FR : Below 40%
AU : Total score 50% and above
DX : Attendance below 80%
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Teaching Assistant (TA)
1. Arpit Garg (173110048)

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Welcome to
MM733: Mechanical
Characterization of Materials

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Evolution of Materials
Stone age Bronze age Iron age Age of Steel Age of polymers Age of Silicon Age of Molecular
Engg.

M.F. Ashby, Materials Selection in Mechanical design, 4th edition, 2011. 9


The World of Materials
Steels PE, PP
Cast irons Nylon
Al-alloys

Metals Polymers,
Cu-alloys elastomers
Ni-alloys Butyl rubber
Ti-alloys Neoprene
Superalloys
Alumina PMC
Wood
SiC MMC

Ceramics, Natural/Bio-CMC

Composites materials
glasses Natural fibres,
Soda-glass Plywood Cotton
Pyrex Bone
BMG
Polymer foams Si, GaAs
Metal foams
Electronic
Foams
Ceramic foams materials
Glass foams (semiconductors,
magnetic, optical)

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Materials Tetrahedron
Processing

Performance

Properties
Structure
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Properties
Physical properties: ρ, µ

Thermal properties: Tm, Tg, K, αCTE


Mechanical properties: H, E, σy, σUTS, ε, , IE, KIC, S-N

Thermo-mechanical prop.: Creep, Thermal shock resistance


Chemical properties: Corrosion resistance

Electrical, Magnetic and optical properties

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Materials Tetrahedron
Processing

Performance

Characterization

Properties
Structure
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Measurement Uncertainty
Accuracy & Precision

https://calibrationawareness.com/calibration-awareness-what-is-calibration
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Measurement Uncertainty
Repeatability & Reproducibility

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Measurement Uncertainty

Resolution & Hysteresis

Error

Random errors

Systematic errors

Gross errors
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Measurement Uncertainty
The Q-Test for Rejecting Data

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