Organised by: Department of Mechanical Engineering, MNIT, Jaipur (Rajasthan)

During: 10-14 August 2020

Venue: MNIT, Jaipur

About the event: This course will provide a comprehensive overview of materials manufacturing processes from the vantage point of elevated-temperature interactions among materials that manifest themselves in a wide variety of physical phenomena, and material properties and performance. Robust manufacturing technology demands scientific understanding of the metallurgical and materials mechanisms and processes underlying such interactions. The first one-third of the course content will provide solid foundational knowledge about diverse liquid-state, solidstate and vapor-state manufacturing processes. The remainder of the course will comprehensively cover hightemperature interactions, interface formation, and application to metal-matrix and ceramic-matrix composites, melting technology, refractory design, melt oxidation, liquid metal corrosion, solidification, crystal purification, infiltration, soldering, brazing, coating, sintering, and emerging 3D printing and other advanced processes.

Material interactions at high temperatures are sensitive to a myriad of material and test parameters such as contact time, temperature, alloying, roughness, composition, coatings, atmosphere and crystal orientation among others. Conversely, such interactions could be used as a sensitive probe to investigate the material properties and behavior at elevated temperatures. The course will cover the thermodynamics and kinetics of physical and chemical interactions among materials at elevated temperatures including spreading and capillary flow, starting with the classical description of surface energies, contact angle, work of adhesion, and interface bonding in non-reactive systems and moving to the more complex reactive spreading controlled by real-time chemical interactions involving dissolution, oxidation, wetting, reaction, diffusion, segregation and thermal and mass transport processes that control flow, spreading and interface formation. Case studies on contact angle and interfaces in oxides, carbon, carbides, borides, nitrides, silicides, and glass will be presented. Theoretical principles, processing technology and selected applications of brazed or diffusion bonded advanced ceramic, metallic and composite joints will be discussed. The role of thermo-elastic incompatibility and residual stresses on joint integrity, reliability and functionality will be discussed with the aid of latest real-world examples of structural, functional, and thermal management applications. Advanced joining concepts and technology developed over the last decade at NASA to join new and emerging ceramics and composites to high-temperature alloys will be described. Stress mitigation strategies using compliant interlayers of graded expansion and modulus shall be highlighted. Active learning based on problemsolving approach shall be implemented to provide each participant with the knowledge and skills needed to identify problems and generate viable solutions to mitigate manufacturing and processing problems.

Registration Fee:

The participation fees for taking the course is as follows:

Participants from abroad: US$100

Industry/Research Organizations: Rs. 5000 /-

Faculty from Indian academic Institutions: Rs.2500 /-

Research Scholars and students: Rs.1000/-


The above fee includes all instructional materials, computer use for tutorials and assignments. (Exclusive of GIAN Portal Registration fee) The participants will be provided accommodation on payment basis. Please note that no TA/DA shall be paid to participants.


Step 1: One Time Registration

Registration for GIAN courses is not free because of constraint in the maximum number of participants allowed to register for a course. In order to register for any course under GIAN, candidate will have to get registered one time first to GIAN Portal of IIT Kharagpur using the following steps:

1.Create login and password at  

2. Login and complete the Registration Form.

3. Select Courses

4. Confirm your application and payment information.

5. Pay Rs. 500/- (non-refundable) through online payment gateway.

6. Download and print “pdf file” of your enrolment application form for your personal records and copy of the same to be sent to the Course Coordinator.

Step 2: Institute Registration

Institute registration process is an offline process. Interested candidates are requested to download the Registration Form (docx/pdf)

Last Date for Registration: 30-06-2020

Link for official notification: Click here

For more details:

Dr. Amar Patnaik

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering Department

MNIT Jaipur-302017 (Rajasthan)

Phone: 9549657318