Engineering Materials (ME1413)



Recommended Book(s)

Material Science And Engineering An Introduction, 7thEdition, William D. Callister Jr., John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Reference Book(s)

1-  Materials And Processes In Manufacturing, E. P. DeGarmo, 10thEdition, John Wiley &Sons Inc.

2-  Material Science For Engineering Students, Traugott Fischer, Academic Press Elsevier.

3-  Introduction To Engineering Materials, 2ndEdition, William F. Smith, McGraw-Hill Science.

Course Objectives

The objective of the course is to provide the background necessary to make informed decisions and recommendations concerning the suitability of materials for engineering applications. It explores the way in which materials are used and the way in which production and fabrication routes influence their fitness for purpose.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO-1: Describe structures, properties and applications of metals, ceramics, polymer and composite materials. (C2)

CLO-2: Understand causes of environmental pollution due to processing of engineering materials and environmental cost of corrosion of materials and propose their control. (C2)

CLO-3: Apply the acquired knowledge to make appropriate materials selection for engineering applications. (C3)

Course Contents

Introduction to Engineering Materials (2 Session)

• Importance of materials in everyday life
• Classification of materials

Atomic Structure and Inter atomic Bonding (3 Session)

• Crystalline structure of Metals
• Unit Cell and Atomic Packing Factor
• Polymorphism and Allotropic forms

Mechanical Properties of Materials (2 Session)

• Stress-Strain Curve and effects on Properties
• Compressive, Shear, and Torsional Deformation
• Bauchinger effect

Deformation and Strengthening Mechanism (2 Session)

• Deformation in metals
• Slip and Slip System, dislocation, twinning
• Mechanism of Strengthening

Failure (2 Session)

• Fracture
• Fatigue
• Creep

Phase Diagram and Phase Transformation (4 Session)

• Basic Concepts
• Iron –Carbon System and formation of Steels
• Alloying Elements and their effect on Steel and their Application

Heat Treatment of Metals (3 Session)

• Different Heat treatment process for metals
• Transformation on heating/cooling
• Microstructure development

Application and Processing of Metal Alloys (3 Session)

• Refining of copper ,Aluminum and Zinc
• Formation of Different Metals Alloys
• Industrials Applications of Metal Alloys

Polymer Structures (3 Session)

• Classification of Polymers
• Thermosetting and thermoplastic polymers
• Mechanical Properties and Application of polymers

Ceramics and Refractory (3 Session)

• Ceramics Structure and Mechanical properties
• Glass and glass transition
• Industrial Application of Ceramic Materials

Introduction to Composite Materials (3 Session)

• Particles reinforced Composites
• Fiber Reinforced Composites
• Products and Applications of Composite materials

Corrosion of Metals (2 Session)

• Electrochemical basics
• Forms of corrosion
• Prevention and anti corrosive coatings

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes





PLO:1 (Engineering Knowledge)


PLO:2 (Problem Analysis)




PLO:3 (Design Development of Solutions)




PLO:4 (Investigation)




PLO:5 (Modern Tool Usage)




PLO:6 (Engineer & Society)




PLO:7 (Environment and Sustainability)




PLO:8 (Ethics)




PLO:9 (Individual & Team Work)




PLO:10 (Communication)




PLO:11 (Project Management)




PLO:12 (Life Long Learning)




Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

Assessment Modules \ CLOs




Assignments (10%)




Quizzes (20%)




Midterm Exam (20%)




Final Exam (50%)