Powder Metallurgy (2162103)   Old Code : 162103

6
Credit
4 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
ESE + PA + ALA
Theory Marks
20 + 10 + 20
ESE + OEP + PA
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Prerequisite
Knowledge of Elements of Metallurgy and basic science skills
Rationale
The Powder Metallurgy course is to prepare students for careers in metallurgy engineering where knowledge to provide them with an insight into the emerging technology of powder metallurgy as an alternative route to conventional metal processing. It is important to understand and appreciate the importance of powder metallurgy as an effective and profitable material processing route to produce a variety of products for engineering industries. The course provides detailed knowledge of powder production and processing as well as to choose the right method to suit application in hand. The various techniques are used for powder production and the versatile nature of these techniques to produce a wide range of powders. Characterization of powder, subsequent compaction methods and sintering knowledge is very much important in Powder Metallurgy. By this course to recognize technical attraction of Powder Metallurgy for Production of metals and alloys in the form of semi-dense finished parts or fully dense structural shapes. The major goal of program is to hasten development of the necessary scientific and engineering base i.e., to establish the powder fabrication route as a technologically and economically viable means of materials production.
Course Outcome
After learning the course the students should be able to:
1. Acquire the knowledge of Powder Metallurgy History, Applications and its importance.
2. Measure the various powder characteristics like apparent density, tap density, flow rate, friction index.
3. Acquainted the knowledge of metal powder production methods.
4. Aware about the powder characterization techniques.
5. Understand the basic methods of Powder compaction for green compact.
6. Familiar about compaction tooling and role of lubricants in compacting.
7. Explain various powder forming techniques other than the compaction.
8. Explain the mechanism of sintering and types sintering for development of mechanical properties.
9. Understand the application in various fields of powder metallurgy
10. Understand causes of defects in Powder metallurgy processed materials and method to minimize defects.

Active Learning
Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos, animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should submit to GTU.