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Friction and Wear of materials: principle and case studies

By Prof. B. V. Manoj Kumar, Prof. Bikramjit Basu   |   IIT Roorkee, IISc Bangalore
While the tribology is generally considered as related to mechanical engineering and design, the ever-increasing demand for the development of advanced materials for tribological applications necessitates a methodical understanding of tribology in materials science perspective. The proposed course is designed to provide knowledge on basic concepts of tribology as well as to understand the state of the art findings in friction and wear for a range of advanced material systems. The microstructure-properties-performance relationship is highlighted in understanding the behavior of the material in given wear conditions. Assignments on qualitative as well as quantitative understanding of tribology concepts will be provided. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE  :Interested studnets
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Industries dealing tribology: DUCOM, Bangalore

Learners enrolled: 467


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 20 Mar 2020
Exam Date : 29 Mar 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Metallurgy and Material science & Mining Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course


    Week 1  :  Introduction; surfaces; friction; contact temperature; lubrication
    Week 2  :  Wear, wear mechanisms
    Week 3  :  Friction and wear of advanced metallic materials; basic fabrication concepts and overview of bioceramics and biocomposites
    Week 4  :  Processing concepts of ceramics, mechanical behavior of brittle materials; wear behavior of ceramic composites
    Week 5  :  Friction and wear of engineering polymers; Tribology of bioceramic composites, zirconia and dental restorative materials.
    Week 6  :  Wear of nanoceramic composites; erosive wear of ceramic composites
    Week 7  :  Cryogenic wear; Wear of high temperature ceramics
    Week 8  :  Friction and wear of coatings, computational analysis in assessing wear, Closure


    • I.M. Hutchings; Tribology: Friction and wear of engineering materials, Second Edition, Butterworth-Heinemann (2017)
    • Bikramjit Basu and Mitjan Kalin; Tribology of Ceramics and Composites: A Materials Science Perspective, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (2011)
    • Bikramjit Basu and Kantesh Balani; Advanced Structural Ceramics John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (2011)
    • Bharat Bhushan, Principles and Applications of Tribology, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York (2013)


    Prof. B. V. Manoj Kumar

    IIT Roorkee
    Dr. B.V. Manoj Kumar is currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He has been teaching courses related to materials science, engineering ceramics and composites, and tribology for the more than 07 years. His research interests include tribology of advanced materials, development of structural ceramics and composites.

    Prof. Bikramjit Basu

    IISc Bangalore
    Prof. Bikramjit Basu is currently a Professor at the Materials Research Center with joint appointment at the Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering and Interdisciplinary center for Energy Research at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He served on the faculty of IIT Kanpur during 2001-2011. As a researcher, he has made pioneering contributions towards innovative research at the intersection of multiple Engineering disciplines and Natural Sciences, to develop a wide spectrum of structural materials with wear resistance properties. Professor Basu has the rare distinction to receive India’s highest Science & Technology award, the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar prize (2013); and to get elected to the National Academy of Medical Sciences (2017), Indian National Academy of Engineering (2015) and to the National Academy of Sciences, India (2013). He is the third Indian from India to get elected to the college of Fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (2017). He has received the ‘National Bioscience award’ from the Government of India in 2015; ‘Metallurgist of the Year’ award from the Ministry of Steels, Government of India, in 2010, and the NASI-Scopus award from Elsevier in 2010. He remains the only Indian from India, till date, to receive the prestigious ‘Coble Award for Young Scholars’ from the American Ceramic Society in 2008. 


    • 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: 29th March 2020, 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 6 assignments out of the total 8 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 Roorkee & IISC Bangalore. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.