Code No: RR411803

Set No. 1

IV B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 POWDER METALLURGY (Metallurgy & Material Technology) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) What is the scope of Powder Metallurgy? (b) Compare Powder Metallurgy with other fabrication techniques. [7+9]

2. Give three examples of applications of Powder Metallurgy and briefly explain the reason for such applications. [16] 3. (a) Describe particle size determination by sedimentation and permeability. (b) What are the various means by which average size of the particles determined. [8+8] 4. Explain the following terms: (a) Apparent density (b) Tap density (c) Green strength (d) Flowability 5. (a) Compare and contrast hot compacting with cold die compaction. (b) Explain the process, the limitations and the fields of application of hot compacting. (c) Do you expect any variation in the compact strength and other properties in compacts obtained by these two techniques? Give reasons. [6+6+4] 6. Discuss the kinetics and mechanisms of sintering in detail. [16] [4 x 4]

7. (a) How are Carbide tipped tools manufactured by the Powder Metallurgy method? (b) Describe their properties and uses. 8. (a) Explain the Cu − Al2 O3 Sysyem. (b) Explain the applications of the Cu − Al2 O3 system. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [8+8] [10+6]

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Code No: RR411803

Set No. 2

IV B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 POWDER METALLURGY (Metallurgy & Material Technology) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. Critically discuss the importance and specific applications of powder metallurgy. [16] 2. What process/processes do you recommend for production of Iron Powders for making (a) filters and (b) magnetic pole piece of high purity and density? Justify your answer. [16]

3. Discuss the Hydrometallurgical extraction process for the production of nickel metal powder. [16] 4. Explain the following terms: (a) Apparent density (b) Tap density (c) Green strength (d) Flowability 5. Critically discuss various theories of sintering. 6. (a) What are decarburisation and dezincification? (b) Explain how they are prevented during sintering of ferrous and Brass materials respectively. [8+8] 7. Describe with the help of a flow sheet the production of Tungsten Carbide Powder starting with sheelite ore as a raw material. [16] 8. What is meant by impregnation? Discuss its importance in the field of partsproduction by Powder Metallurgy techniques. [16] ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [4 x 4] [16]

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Code No: RR411803

Set No. 3

IV B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 POWDER METALLURGY (Metallurgy & Material Technology) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) What are the various methods of manufacture of metal powders? (b) Explain in detail any three of the methods. [8+8]

2. Give three examples of applications of Powder Metallurgy and briefly explain the reason for such applications. [16] 3. (a) What is the purpose of mixing? (b) Describe different types of mills used for mixing. (c) Indicate the problems associated with it. 4. (a) What is the role of lubrication in die compaction? (b) Give examples of various lubricants. 5. Describe four important material transport mechanisms of sintering. [10+6] [16] [4+6+6]

6. (a) Critically explain the steps involved in production of Self-lubricating bearings. (b) What are their fields of application? 7. (a) What is the double-sintering process? (b) Why are presintering and heat treatment of green carbide done?Explain. [8+8] 8. Write short notes on: (a) Sintered carbide tools (b) Furnaces used for sintering (c) Sieve analysis (d) Hot isostatic pressing ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [4 x 4] [12+4]

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Code No: RR411803

Set No. 4

IV B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 POWDER METALLURGY (Metallurgy & Material Technology) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) What are the various methods of manufacture of metal powders? (b) Explain in detail any three of the methods. [8+8]

2. Give three examples of applications of Powder Metallurgy and briefly explain the reason for such applications. [16] 3. (a) What is blending or mixing? (b) ‘Blending and Mixing are extremely desirable in the production of Powder Metallurgical parts’. Explain. [8+8] 4. Explain any three of the following powder characteristics and their effects on properties of sintered products. (a) Flow rate (b) Particle size distribution (c) Apparent density (d) Particle composition and structure [6+5+5]

5. (a) What specific role is played by diffusion during the sintering of a metal powder compact? (b) Is it in any way diffusion from metals attained by conventional methods? If so Why? [8+8] 6. (a) What are the driving forces for sintering. (b) Explain sintering mechanisms. 7. (a) What is the double-sintering process? (b) Why are presintering and heat treatment of green carbide done?Explain. [8+8] 8. Write notes on the following: (a) Sintering atmospheres (b) Dispersion strengthened materials ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [8+8] [6+10]

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