In this course we are seeking to understand material properties through laboratory experiments. Usually the class is divided into groups. Each group will do a different experiment every week until all the required experiments are completed. Each instructor will indicate the experiments to be conducted and advise on the nature of the lab report and time of submission. However, a typical format for a lab report is included below. It is important that all the information necessary to complete the lab report is obtained before students leave the lab.
Name of Practical
Making a plastic mould for small metallic specimen
Specimen preparation for micro structural examination-cutting, grinding, polishing, etching.
Grinding and Polishing Machine
Grain size determination of a given specimen
Specimen for find the grain size
Comparative study of microstructures of different given specimens (mild steel, gray cast iron,brass, copper etc.)
Micro structure of mild steel
"Heat treatment experiments such as annealing, normalizing, quenching, case hardening and
comparison of hardness before and after."