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PaperI
1.Mechanics:
1.1Mechanicsofrigidbodies:
Equationsofequilibriuminspaceanditsapplicationfirstandsecondmomentsofareasimpleproblems
onfrictionkinematicsofparticlesforplanemotionelementaryparticledynamics.
1.2Mechanicsofdeformablebodies:
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 biaxial
stressesthinwalledpressurevesselmaterialbehaviouranddesignfactorsfordynamicloaddesignof
circularshaftsforbendingandtorsionalloadonlydeflectionofbeamforstaticallydeterminateproblems
theoriesoffailure.
2.EngineeringMaterials:
Basic concepts on structure of solids common ferrous and nonferrous materials and their applications
heattreatmentofsteelsnonmetalsplastics,ceramics,compositematerialsandnanomaterials.
3.TheoryofMachines:
Kinematic and dynamic analysis of plane mechanisms. Cams, Gears and epicyclic gear trains, flywheels,
governors,balancingofrigidrotors,balancingofsingleandmulticylinderengines,linearvibrationanalysis
ofmechanicalsystems(singledegreeoffreedom),Criticalspeedsandwhirlingofshafts.
4.ManufacturingScience:
4.1ManufacturingProcess:
MachinetoolengineeringMerchant'sforceanalysisTaylor'stoollifeequationconventionalmachining
NCandCNCmachiningprocessjigsandfixtures.
Nonconventional machining EDM, ECM, ultrasonic, water jet machining etc application of lasers and
plasmasenergyratecalculations.
Formingandweldingprocessesstandardprocesses.
Metrologyconceptoffitsandtolerancestoolsandgaugescomparatorsinspectionoflengthposition
profileandsurfacefinish.
4.2.ManufacturingManagement:
System 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
capacityplanningpredeterminedtimestandards.
System planning forecasting methods based on regression and decomposition, design and balancing of
multi model and stochastic assembly lines inventory management probabilistic inventory models for
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ordertimeandorderquantitydeterminationJITsystemsstrategicsourcingmanaginginterplantlogistics.
Systemoperationsandcontrol:Schedulingalgorithmsforjobshopsapplicationsofstatisticalmethodsfor
product and process quality control applications of control charts for mean, range, percent defective,
numberofdefectivesanddefectsperunitqualitycostsystemsmanagementofresources,organizations
andrisksinprojects.Systemimprovement:Implementationofsystems,suchastotalqualitymanagement,
developingandmanagingflexible,leanandagileorganizations.

PAPERII
1.Thermodynamics,GasDynamicsandTurbine:
1.1BasicconceptofFirstlawandsecondlawofThermodynamicsconceptofentropyandreversibility
availabilityandunavailabilityandirreversibility.
1.2 Classification and properties of fluids incompressible and compressible fluids flows effect of Mach
numberandcompressibilitycontinuitymomentumandenergyequationsnormalandobliqueshocksone
dimensionalisentropicflowfloworfluidsinductwithfrictionsthattransfer.
1.3 Flow through fans, blowers and compressors axial and centrifugal flow configuration design of fans
andcompressorssingleproblemscompressesandturbinecascadeopenandclosedcyclegasturbines
workdoneinthegasturbinereheatandregenerators.
2.HeatTransfer:

2.1 Conduction heat transfer general conduction equation Laplace, Poisson and Fourier equations
Fourierlawofconductiononedimensionalsteadystateheatconductionappliedtosimplewall,solidand
hollowcylinder&spheres.
2.2ConvectionheattransferNewton'slawofconvectionfreeandforcesconvectionheattransferduring
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
momentumtransferReynolds,Colbum,Prandtlanalogiesheattransferduringlaminarandturbulentflow
throughhorizontaltubesfreeconvectionfromhorizontalandverticalplates.
2.3 Black body radiation basic radiation laws such as StefanBoltzman, Planck distribution, Wein's
displacementetc.
2.4Basicheatexchangeranalysisclassificationofheatexchangers.
3.I.C.Engines:
3.1 Classification, thermodynamic cycles of operation determination of break power, indicated power,
mechanical efficiency, heat balance sheet, interpretation of performance characteristics, petrol, gas and
dieselengines.

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3.2CombustioninSIandCIengines,normalandabnormalcombustioneffectofworkingparameterson
knocking, reduction of knocking Forms of combustion chamber for SI and CI engines rating of fuels
additivesemission.
3.3DifferentsystemsofICenginesfuelslubricatingcoolingandtransmissionsystems.Alternatefuelsin
ICengines.
4.SteamEngineering:
4.1 Steam 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
gaseousfuels.Steamturbinesprincipletypescompoundingimpulseandreactionturbinesaxialthrust.
4.2 Steam nozzles flow of steam in convergent and divergent nozzle pressure at throat for maximum
dischargewithdifferentinitialsteamconditionssuchaswet,saturatedandsuperheated,effectofvariation
ofbackpressuresupersaturatedflowofsteaminnozzles,Wilsonline.
4.3 Rankine cycle with internal and external irreversibility reheat factor reheating and regeneration,
methodsofgoverningbackpressureandpassoutturbines.
4.4Steampowerplantscombinedcyclepowergenerationheatrecoverysteamgenerators(HRSG)fired
andunfired,cogenerationplants.
5.Refrigerationandairconditioning:
5.1 Vapour compression refrigeration cycle cycle on pH & Ts diagrams ecofriendly refrigerants
R134a,123 Systems like evaporators, condensers, compressor, expansion devices. Simple vapour
absorptionsystems.
5.2 Psychrometry properties processes charts sensible heating and cooling humidification and
dehumidificationeffectivetemperatureairconditioningloadcalculationsimpleductdesign

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