PAPER I

Basic Concepts and Properties of Fluids, Manometry, Fluid Statics, Buoyancy,   Equations of Motion, Bernoulli’s equation and applications, Viscous flow of incompressible fluids, Laminar and Turbulent flows, Flow through pipes and head losses in pipes.

Thermodynamic systems and processes; properties of pure substance; Zeroth,  First and Second  Laws of Thermodynamics;  Entropy, Irreversibility and availability; analysis of thermodynamic  cycles related to energy conversion: Rankine, Otto, Diesel and Dual Cycles; ideal and real gases; compressibility factor; Gas mixtures.

Modes of heat transfer, Steady and unsteady heat conduction, Thermal resistance, Fins, Free and forced convection, Correlations for convective heat transfer,  Radiative  heat  transfer  –  Radiation  heat  transfer  co- efficient;   boiling   and   condensation,   Heat   exchanger   performance analysis

SI and CI Engines, Engine Systems and Components, Performance characteristics   and   testing   of   IC   Engines;   Fuels;   Emissions   and Emission Control. Vapour compression refrigeration, Refrigerants and Working cycles, Compressors, Condensers, Evaporators and Expansion devices,  Other  types  of refrigeration  systems  like  Vapour  Absorption, Vapour jet, thermo electric and Vortex tube refrigeration. Psychometric properties and processes, Comfort chart, Comfort and industrial air conditioning, Load calculations and Heat pumps.

Reciprocating and Rotary pumps, Pelton wheel, Kaplan and Francis Turbines,  velocity  diagrams,  Impulse  and  Reaction  principles,  Steam and Gas Turbines, Theory of Jet Propulsion – Pulse jet and Ram Jet Engines,   Reciprocating   and   Rotary   Compressors   –   Theory   and Applications

Rankine  and Brayton  cycles with regeneration  and reheat,  Fuels and their  properties,  Flue gas analysis,  Boilers,  steam  turbines  and other power plant components like condensers, air ejectors, electrostatic precipitators   and cooling towers – their theory and design, types and applications.

Solar  Radiation,  Solar  Thermal  Energy  collection  –  Flat  Plate  and focusing  collectors  their  materials  and  performance.  Solar  Thermal Energy Storage, Applications – heating, cooling and Power Generation; Solar Photovoltaic  Conversion;  Harnessing  of Wind Energy,  Bio-mass and Tidal Energy – Methods and Applications, Working principles of Fuel Cells.

PAPER II

Analysis of System of Forces, Friction, Centroid and Centre of Gravity, Dynamics;   Stresses   and   Strains-Compound   Stresses   and   Strains, Bending  Moment  and  Shear  Force  Diagrams,   Theory  of  Bending Stresses-Slope   and   deflection-Torsion,   Thin   and   thick   Cylinders, Spheres.

Basic Crystallography, Alloys and Phase diagrams, Heat Treatment, Ferrous  and  Non  Ferrous  Metals,  Non  metallic  materials,  Basics  of Nano-materials,  Mechanical  Properties  and  Testing,  Corrosion prevention and control.

Types  of  Kinematics  Pair,  Mobility,  Inversions,  Kinematic  Analysis, Velocity and Acceleration  Analysis of Planar Mechanisms,  CAMs with uniform   acceleration   and   retardation,   cycloidal   motion,   oscillating followers;  Vibrations  –Free  and  forced  vibration  of  undamped  and damped   SDOF  systems,   Transmissibility   Ratio,  Vibration   Isolation, Critical  Speed  of Shafts.  Gears – Geometry  of tooth profiles,  Law of gearing, Involute profile, Interference, Helical, Spiral and Worm Gears, Gear  Trains-  Simple,  compound  and  Epicyclic;  Dynamic  Analysis  – Slider – crank mechanisms, turning moment computations, balancing of Revolving & Reciprocating  masses, Gyroscopes –Effect of Gyroscopic couple on automobiles, ships and aircrafts, Governors.

Design for static and dynamic loading; failure theories; fatigue strength and the S-N diagram; principles of the design of machine elements such as  riveted,  welded  and  bolted  joints.  Shafts,  Spur  gears,  rolling  and sliding contact bearings, Brakes and clutches, flywheels.

Metal casting-Metal forming, Metal Joining, Machining and machine tool operations,   Limits,   fits   and   tolerances,   Metrology   and   inspection, computer  Integrated   manufacturing,   FMS,  Production   planning  and Control, Inventory control and operations research – CPM-PERT. Failure concepts and characteristics-Reliability, Failure analysis, Machine Vibration, Data acquisition,  Fault Detection, Vibration Monitoring, Field Balancing of Rotors, Noise Monitoring, Wear and Debris Analysis, Signature Analysis, NDT Techniques in Condition Monitoring.

Microprocessors  and Microcontrollers:  Architecture,  programming,  I/O,

Computer interfacing, Programmable logic controller. Sensors and actuators,   Piezoelectric   accelerometer,   Hall   effect   sensor,   Optical Encoder, Resolver, Inductosyn, Pneumatic and Hydraulic actuators, stepper motor, Control Systems- Mathematical modeling of Physical systems,   control  signals,  controllability   and  observability.   Robotics, Robot Classification, Robot Specification,  notation;  Direct and Inverse Kinematics; Homogeneous Coordinates and Arm Equation of four Axis SCARA Robot.

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