Swayam Central

Mathematical Modeling Of Manufacturing Processes

By Prof. Swarup Bag   |   IIT Guwahati
The understanding of the basic mechanism such as heat and mass transport with associated fluid flow including metallurgical transformation, distortion and residual stress generation in different manufacturing processes is the focus of this course. Understanding the complex interaction not only helps to develop mathematical model, it makes the foundation for analysis, numerical simulation at different scale and experimentation for different types of manufacturing processes. The development of computational models for a manufacturing process relies on mathematical expression of the governing mechanism. It helps to design relevant experiments and drives to find the data to be obtained. Mutual understanding between analytical/numerical and experimental results leads to better insight of the basic manufacturing processes that impact on the improvement of existing process and directs for the development of new process. However, this course is completely different from statistical or data driven modeling approach. This course emphasized on the understanding of the most general to advanced manufacturing processes based on scientific principle. The complex mechanism is presented in a simplified way to understand the subject at elementary level. The broad impact is that the students will be able to develop physics based computational model of manufacturing process using standard commercial package (However, this course does not intend to cover the learning of the commercial software).

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Bachelor/Master/PhD students having background in Mechanical/Material Science/Metallurgical engineering/Production Engineering/Manufacturing Technology

Learners enrolled: 1143


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 18 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 16 Nov 2019
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course


    Week 1: Introduction to Manufacturing processes
    Week 2: Physics of manufacturing processes
    Week 3: Conventional machining
    Week 4: Conventional machining
    Week 5: Non-conventional machining
    Week 6: Metal forming
    Week 7: Welding
    Week 8: Casting and powder metallurgy
    Week 9: Coating and additive manufacturing
    Week 10: Heat treatment
    Week 11: Micro/nano scale manufacturing
    Week 12: Processing of non-metallic materials


    1. A Ghosh and A K Mallik: Manufacturing Science, East-West Press Pvt Ltd,2nd Ed., 2010.
    2. D A Brandt, J C Warner: Metallurgy Fundamentals, Goodheart- Willcox, 2009.
    3. C Lakshmana Rao and Abhijit P Deshpande: Modelling of Engineering Materials, Ane Books Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2010.
    4. J. Chakrabarty: Theory of plasticity, 3rd Eds, Elsevier India,2009.
    5. Norman Y Zhou: Microjoining and Nanoioining, Woodhead publishing, 2008
    6. R W Messler: Principles of Welding John Wiley and Sons, 1999.
    7. J T Black and Ronald A Kohser: DeGarmo's Materials & processes in Manufacturing Wiley-India, 2010.
    8. V K Jain: Advanced Machining Processes, Allied Publishers, Mumbai, 2002.
    9. Yi Qin: Micromanufacturing Engineering and Technology, Elsevier, 2015.
    10. J Zhang and Yeon-Gil Jung: Additive Manufacturing: Materials, Processes, Quantifications and Applications, Elsevier, 2018.
    11. J A Dantzig and M Rappaz: Solidification, CRS press, 2009.


    Prof. Swarup Bag is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
    PhD: Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing Science): IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India (2006 – 2009).
    ME: Mechanical Engineering (Production Engineering): Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, WB, India (2000 – 2002).
    BE: Mechanical Engineering: Jalpaiguri Govt. Engg. College, Jalpaiguri, WB, India (1996 – 2000).


    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 16 November 2019, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Guwahati. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched