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Course Name Characterisation of Materials
Course Code 18SC721
Program M. Tech. in Structural & Construction EngineeringPlacements & Partners
Credits Coimbatore
Year Taught 2019

Syllabus

Course Syllabus

Characterization Techniques: Structure of solids: crystal systems and space groups, Bravais lattices, direct and reciprocal lattice, Bragg law, powder diffraction and phase identification, single crystal diffraction, structure factor, X-ray crystal structure determination. Fundamental principles and application to Material characterization: Macroscopic and microscopic techniques– visual examination-optical and electron microscopy (SEM,TEM); chemical and mineralogical analysis techniques – X-ray and neutron diffraction; spectroscopic techniques- image analysis, and nondestructive techniques. Methods for Structure Determination-X-ray diffraction; Analytical techniques for the determination of Structure of construction materials- FTIR, AFM and thermal analyses (sample preparation), energy dispersive analysis (EDAX) – Characterisation of rheological behavior: Rheological parameters; Classifications of fluids, time independent and time-dependent fluids, elastic viscous fluids. Constitutive equation of rheology, shear and extensional viscosities, dependence of viscosity on temperature, pressure, molecular weight, strain rate and time. Flow curve. Viscoelasticity – effect of rate of strain, temperature and time on mechanical behavior; Creep, creep compliance, stress relaxation; Dynamic mechanical properties. Flow analysis using rheological models. Measurement of rheological properties. Application of rheology in cement-based materials.

Text Books

  • Nanoscale-Science and Technology, Robert W. Kelsal, Ian W. Hamley, Mark Geoghegan, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2005.
  • Materials Science and Engineering: An introduction, Callister WD, Seventh Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2007.
  • Solid state physics, Pillai S. O., New Age International (P) Limited, 2005.
  • Rheology: Concepts, Methods & Applications, Alexander Ya Malkin, Avraam I Isayev, ChemTec Publishing, 2006.
  • Understanding the Rheology of Concrete, Nicolas Roussel, Woodhead Publishing in Materials Series, Wood head Pub, 2012.

References

‘Characterisation of Materials’ is an elective course offered in M. Tech. program in Structural & Construction Engineering at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

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