Pre-requisite:  MT 653 (Manufacturing Processes)


Introduction to particulate processing – advantages, limitations and applications of particulate processing


Science of particulate processing – issues related to particle morphology – differences in mechanical behaviour (with respect to cast and wrought materials) and related mathematical treatment - similarities and differences between metal powder and ceramic powder processing


Production and characterisation of metal and ceramic powders – compaction processes – powder properties and powder compaction – Pressing, Hot Isostatic Processing and extrusion


Sintering – thermodynamic and process aspects – recent developments in mechanical alloying and reaction milling


Production of particulate composites - application of P/M based on case studies - manufacturing of typical products – near net shape processing


1.     German R.M., ‘Powder Metallurgy Science’, Metal Powder Industries Federation, New Jersey, 1994


2.     Kuhn H. A. and Alan Lawley, ‘Powder Metallurgy Processing  -  New Techniques and Analysis’,  Oxford   IBH, Delhi, 1978