The exam is accumulative.
70% of the exam covers Chapters 8 to 10 and 30% of the exam covers Chapters 1 to 7.
Chpt 2 : electrons in atoms, bonding forces and energies, interatomic bonds,
Chpt 3: unit cells, metallic crystal structures, atomic packing factor, density computations, point coordinates, crystallographic directions, crystallographic plans, linear and planar densities, anisotropy, X-Ray diffraction,
Chpt 4: vacancies and self-interstitials, impurities in solids, specification of composition, dislocations and linear defects, interfacial defects,
Chpt 5: diffusion and its mechanisms, Fick’s First Law, Fick's Second Law, factors that influence diffusion,
Chpt 6: stress and strain, stress-strain behavior, elastic properties of materials, plastic deformation, tensile properties, engineering stress-strain curve and all the details associated with this curve, true stress and strain, elastic recovery after plastic deformation, hardness, design and safety factors, ,
Chpt 7: basic concepts of dislocations and plastic deformation, characteristics of dislocations, slip systems, slip in single crystals, plastic deformation of polycrystalline materials, strengthening by grain size reduction, solid-solution strengthening, strain hardening, recovery, recrystallization, grain growth,
Chpt 8: ductile fracture, brittle fracture, principle of fracture mechanics, impact testing techniques, ductile-to-brittle transition, cyclic stresses, the S-N curve, factors that affect fatigue life, generalized creep behavior, stress and temperature effects,
Chpt 9: solubility limit, phases, microstructure, phase equilibria, one-component phase diagrams, binary isomorphous systems, interpretation of phase diagrams, development of microstructure in isomorphous alloys, binary eutectic systems, development of microstructure in eutectic alloys, eutectoid and peritectic reactions, the iron-iron carbide phase diagram, development of microstructure in iron-carbon alloys,
Chpt 10: basic concepts of phase transformations, the kinetics of phase transformations, isothermal transformation diagrams, continuous-cooling transformation diagrams, mechanical behavior of iron-carbon alloys, tempered martensite,
Chpt 11: ferrous alloys, forming operations, casting, powder metallurgy, welding, annealing processes, heat treatment of steels, and precipitation hardening.