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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Nature and Properties of Materials

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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This course introduces to the basics of metals and metallic alloys, polymers, composites and smart materials which have extensively broadened the scope of engineering design in the fields of Civil, Mechanical, Aerospace and other structural applications.After learning this course, students will be well-versed with the underlying principle governing the material properties and should be able to select proper material for their application.INTENDED AUDIENCE : Students of BE/B.Tech streamPRE-REQUISITES : Basic Physics and Mathematics Courses at the First Year Level, added with thirst for learning.INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Every industry recommends to have a basic knowledge about various materials and truth behind their properties


Module 1: Introduction to Engineering materials & Mechanical propertiesModule 2: Atomic bonding and crystal structureModule 3: Metals and CeramicsModule 4: PolymersModule 5: Composite MaterialsModule 6: Smart MaterialsModule 7: Materials selection in Engineering designModule 8: Non-mechanical properties and Laboratory demonstration

Taught by

Prof. Bisakh Bhattacharya



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