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Prof. Swarup bag
IIT Guwahati


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This course is primarily designed based on students who are interested in physics based model in broad area of materials and manufacturing processes. The aim of this course is to bridges the gap between continuum mechanics and material science where the behavior is described at different length scales.The course emphasizes on basic understanding of the related topics by mathematical and physical problems involved in studying mechanical behavior of conventional metals and alloys. Students will be able to develop fundamental understanding on the response of common engineering materials to mechanical loading at different length scales through the lectures and will be reinforced through assignments. The course is highly enjoyable to the beginners as it will be presented in most simplified way.




Structure and properties of materials

Introduction, different types of materials, crystallographic directions and planes, structure of crystalline solids


Elasticity Isotropic elasticity of materials; Anisotropic elasticity

Orientation dependence of elastic response in cubic and noncubic crystals


Continuum Plasticity

Three dimensional states of stress and strain, principal stresses, small strains


Continuum Plasticity

Plastic deformation in tension and compression, Bauschunger effects, yield criteria, plasticity models - anisotropic plasticity, isotropic and kinematic hardening


Crystal plasticity

Crystal imperfections, dislocation geometry and energy, dislocation mechanics, slip system


Crystal plasticity

yield criteria, flow rule, hardening rule


Hardening mechanism in metals

Deformation of polycrystals, texture strengthening, effect of crystal structure and grain size; Strain-hardening, solid solution strengthening, dispersion strengthening, precipitation hardening


Multi-scale approach to materials modeling

Different homogenization methods from single to polycrystals

There are no pre-requisites in educational
The knowledge in the courses like Solid
Mechanics and Engineering Materials are
added advantage.

  1. D.W.A. Rees, Basic Engineering Plasticity, Elsevier India, New Delhi, 2008.
  2. C Lakshmana Rao and Abhijit P Deshpande, Modelling of Engineering Materials, Ane Books Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2010.
  3. John D. Verhoeven, Fudamentals of Physical Metallurgy, Wiley, 1975.
  4. TH Courtney, Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, 2nd eds, McGraw-Hill International eds, 2000.
  5. G E Dieter, Mechanical metallurgy, 3rd revised eds, Mgh, 1989.
  6. Donald R. Askeland and Pradeep P. Phule, The Science and Engineering of Materials, 4th Eds, Thomson, Singapore, 2003.
  7. J. Chakrabarty, Theory of plasticity, 3rd Eds, Elsevier India, 2009.
  8. Robert E. Reed-Hill, Physical Metallurgy Principles, 2nd Editions, East-West Press Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 2008.

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