PAPER - I
Mechanics of rigid bodies:
equilibrium in space and its application; first and second
moments of area; simple problems on friction; kinematics of
particles for plane motion; elementary particle dynamics.
Mechanics of deformable bodies:
Generalized Hooke’s law and its application; design
problems on axial stress, shear stress and bearing stress;
material properties for dynamic loading; bending shear and
stresses in beams;. determination of principle stresses and
strains - analytical and graphical; compound and combined
stresses; bi-axial stresses - thin walled pressure vessel;
material behaviour and design factors for dynamic load;
design of circular shafts for bending and torsional load
only; deflection of beam for statically determinate
problems; theories of failure.
concepts on structure of solids; common ferrous and
non-ferrous materials and their applications; heat-treatment
of steels; non-metals- plastics, ceramics, composite
materials and nano-materials.
and dynamic analysis of plane mechanisms. Cams, Gears and
epicyclic gear trains, flywheels, governors, balancing of
rigid rotors, balancing of single and multicylinder engines,
linear vibration analysis of mechanical systems (single
degree of freedom), Critical speeds and whirling of shafts.
(a) Manufacturing Process:
engineering – Merchant’s force analysis; Taylor’s tool life
equation; conventional machining; NC and CNC machining
process; jigs and fixtures.
Non-conventional machining – EDM, ECM, ultrasonic, water jet
machining etc; application of lasers and plasmas; energy
welding processes- standard processes.
concept of fits and tolerances; tools and gauges;
comparators; inspection of length; position; profile and
design: factory location- simple OR models; plant layout -
methods based; applications of engineering economic analysis
and break- even analysis for product selection, process
selection and capacity planning; predetermined time
planning; forecasting methods based on regression and
decomposition, design and balancing of multi model and
stochastic assembly lines; inventory management –
probabilistic inventory models for order time and order
quantity determination; JIT systems; strategic sourcing;
managing inter plant logistics.
operations and control: Scheduling algorithms for job shops;
applications of statistical methods for product and process
quality control - applications of control charts for mean,
range, percent defective, number of defectives and defects
per unit; quality cost systems; management of resources,
organizations and risks in projects.
improvement: Implementation of systems, such as total
quality management, developing and managing flexible, lean
and agile organizations.
PAPER - II
1. Thermodynamics, Gas Dynamics and Turbine:
concept of First –law and second law of Thermodynamics;
concept of entropy and reversibility; availability and
unavailability and irreversibility.
Classification and properties of fluids; incompressible and
compressible fluids flows; effect of Mach number and
compressibility; continuity momentum and energy equations;
normal and oblique shocks; one dimensional isentropic flow;
flow or fluids in duct with frictions that transfer.
through fans, blowers and compressors; axial and centrifugal
flow configuration; design of fans and compressors; single
problems compresses and turbine cascade; open and closed
cycle gas turbines; work done in the gas turbine; reheat and
heat transfer- general conduction equation - Laplace,
Poisson and Fourier equations; Fourier law of conduction;
one dimensional steady state heat conduction applied to
simple wall, solid and hollow cylinder & spheres.
heat transfer- Newton’s law of convection; free and forces
convection; heat transfer during laminar and turbulent flow
of an incompressible fluid over a flat plate; concepts of
Nusselt number, hydrodynamic and thermal boundary layer
their thickness; Prandtl number; analogy between heat and
momentum transfer- Reynolds, Colbum, Prandtl analogies; heat
transfer during laminar and turbulent flow through
horizontal tubes; free convection from horizontal and
(c) Black body
radiation - basic radiation laws such as Stefan-Boltzman,
Planck distribution, Wein’s displacement etc.
heat exchanger analysis; classification of heat exchangers.
3. I .C.
Classification, thermodynamic cycles of operation;
determination of break power, indicated power, mechanical
efficiency, heat balance sheet, interpretation of
performance characteristics, petrol, gas and diesel engines.
in SI and CI engines, normal and abnormal combustion; effect
of working parameters on knocking, reduction of knocking;
Forms of combustion chamber for SI and CI engines; rating of
fuels; additives; emission.
systems of IC engines- fuels; lubricating; cooling and
transmission systems. Alternate fuels in IC engines.
generation- modified Rankine cycle analysis; Modern steam
boilers; steam at critical and supercritical pressures;
draught equipment; natural and artificial draught; boiler
fuels solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. Steam turbines -
principle; types; compounding; impulse and reaction
turbines; axial thrust.
nozzles- flow of steam in convergent and divergent nozzle;
pressure at throat for maximum discharge with different
initial steam conditions such as wet, saturated and
superheated, effect of variation of back pressure;
supersaturated flow of steam in nozzles, Wilson line.
cycle with internal and external irreversibility; reheat
factor; reheating and regeneration, methods of governing;
back pressure and pass out turbines.
power plants - combined cycle power generation; heat
recovery steam generators (HRSG) fired and unfired,
5. Refrigeration and air-conditioning:
compression refrigeration cycle - cycle on p-H & T-s
diagrams; eco-friendly refrigerants - R134a,123; Systems
like evaporators, condensers, compressor, expansion devices.
Simple vapour absorption systems.
Psychrometry - properties; processes; charts; sensible
heating and cooling; humidification and dehumidification
effective temperature; air-conditioning load calculation;
simple duct design.