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Course Undergraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE489
Subject Title Aerospace Materials and Processes


Properties of materials: strength, hardness, fatigue, and creep – Ferrous alloys: stainless steels, maraging steel, aging treatments – Aluminum alloys: alloy designation and tempers, Al-Cu alloys, principles of age hardening, hardening mechanisms, Al-Li alloys, Al-Mg alloys, nanocrystalline aluminum alloys – Titanium alloys: - alloys, superplasticity, structural titanium alloys, intermetallics – Magnesium alloys: Mg-Al and Mg-Al-Zn alloys – Superalloys: processing and properties of superalloys, single-crystal superalloys, environmental degradation and protective coatings – Composites: metal matrix composites, polymer based composites, ceramic based composites, carbon carbon composites.

Text Books

1. Polmear, I. J., Light Alloys: From Traditional Alloys to Nanocrystals, 4th ed., Elsevier (2005)

2. Reed, R. C., The Superalloys: Fundamentals and Applications, Cambridge Univ. Press(2006)


1. Cantor, B., Assender, H., and Grant, P. (Ed.), Aerospace Materials, CRC Press (2011)

2. ASM Speciality Handbook: Heat Resistant Materials, ASM International (1997)

3. Campbell, F. C., Manufacturing Technology for Aerospace Structural Materials, Elsevier (2006)

4. Kainer, K. U. (Ed.), Metal Matrix Composites, Wiley-VCH (2006)