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B.E./B.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010
Fourth Semester
Mechanical Engineering
ME 2253 — ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND METALLURGY
(Common to Automobile Engineering)
(Regulation 2008)
(Also common to B.E. (Part -Time) - Third Semester - Mechanical Engineering —
Regulation 2009)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 Marks
Answer ALL questions
PART A — (10 × 2 = 20 Marks)
1. Define substitutional and interstitial solid solution.
2. What is eutectoid reaction?
3. Define tempering.
4. Differentiate carburizing and nitriding.
5. Classify the different hardness testing methods.
6. Draw the testing sample diagram for impact testing.
7. What is inoculation?
8. What is precipitation hardening?
9. Distinguish polymer and ceramic with respect to mechanical and physical
properties.
10. What are PMMA and PTFE?
Question Paper Code : 64034
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PART B — (5 × 16 = 80 Marks)
11. (a) Draw Fe-Fe3C phase diagram and label all the phases. Discuss the
structural transformation while cooling from liquid to solid.
Or
(b) What is solid solution? Explain the Hume Rothery rules governing
substitutional solid solution. Draw isomorphous phase diagram.
12. (a) What is Hardening? Discuss in detail on different hardening methods
and mechanism. Compare hardening and annealing.
Or
(b) What is case hardening? Discuss nitriding process and its importance for
industrial applications. Differentiate surface chemical treatment and
surface thermal treatment.
13. (a) Describe fatigue testing and methods for improving fatigue strength of
the components. Draw the S-N curve for aluminium and titanium.
Or
(b) Write a short note on Rockwell hardness testing and their significance.
What are the properties measured from tensile testing and write their
engineering significance? Draw the stress and strain curve for
aluminium, cast iron and low carbon steel.
14. (a) Classify the ferrous materials with respect to alloying elements,
microstructure and properties and write the effect of alloying additions in
steels.
Or
(b) Write a short note on light weight non-ferrous alloys and discuss the
aluminium and its alloys with respect to alloying and heat treatment.
15. (a) Write the properties and applications of the following polymers and
discuss anyone fabrication methods of polymers.
(i) PE, (ii) PEEK, (iii) ABS and (iv) PTFE
Or
(b) List the important engineering ceramics and its applications. Discuss the
properties and applications of Si3N4 and SiC.
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