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Basic Mechanical Engineering (ME-204)
Q-1. Describe the mechanical properties of engineering materials?
Q-2. Discuss the composition, properties and uses of cast-iron?
Q-3. Describe the composition and properties of high carbon steel and high speed steel?
Q-4. Draw strain-stress diagram for ductile and brittle materials and discuss it showing all
important points?
Q-5. Explain with the help of neat sketch the working of steam engine?
Q-6. Define the properties of fluid?
Q-7. Define viscosity and Newton’s law of viscosity?
Q-8. Statement of 2nd law of thermodynamics?
Q-9. Derive Bernoulli’s equation for a perfect incompressible liquid, from first principle?
Q-10. What force act on a fluid element in static equilibrium? Derive mathematically
condition of hydrostatic equilibrium?
Q-11. What do you understand by turbulent flow? What factors decides the type of flow
in pipes?
Q-12. With a neat sketch explain the working principle of a fluid coupling and show that
the efficiency of an ideal fluid coupling is the ratio of the speed of the driven shaft
to that of driving shaft.
Q-13. What is Compressor? Explain the working principle of a compressor. What are the
uses of compressed air?
Q-14. Define hydraulic machines, hydraulic turbines and pumps. Write down difference
between turbine and pumps.
Q-15. Write a short notes on pneumatic machines.
Q-16. Write a short note on hydro power station.
Q-17. Write short notes on pumped storage plant, peak load plant and base load plants.
Q-18. What do you understand by the following?
(i) Sensible heat, (ii) Latent heat, (iii) Super heat,
(iv) Internal energy, and (v) Dryness fraction
Q-19. Define the following terms?
(i) Sensible heat & water, (ii) Dryness fraction & steam
(iii) Latent heat of vaporization and (iv) Specific heat of volume.
Q-20. Explain formation of steam at constant pressure from water.
Q-21. Define steam. Why it is called as a pure substance.
Q-22. How the boiler is classified.
Q-23. Draw a neat and labeled sketch of a Cochran boiler, showing placement for the
different mountings on it?
Q-24. Describe with neat sketch, the construction and working of a Lancashire boiler.
What are its advantages and disadvantages?
Q-25. Describe with a neat sketch, the construction and working of a Babcock and
Wilcox water tube boiler?
Q-26. What is the difference between fire tube and water tube boilers? Give example of
Q-27. Name the mountings and accessories of steam boilers and describe only one of
Q-28. What is the function of a boiler mountings & can a boiler work without mountings.
Q-29. What do you understand by the term boiler performance?
Q-30. What do you understand by evaporative capacity of a boiler? How is it expressed?
Define and explain equivalent evaporation.
Q-31. What is natural and artificial draught? Differentiate between natural and artificial
Q-32. Define and explain the refrigeration and air-conditioning?
Q-33. Explain vapour compression refrigeration cycle.
Q-34. Write short notes on,
(i) Coefficient of performance
(ii) Unit of refrigeration
(iii) Refrigerants
(iv) Ecofriendly refrigerants
(v) Refrigerant properties
Q-35. Give the names and functions of important parts of a simple steam engine.
Q-36. Explain with the help of neat sketch, the working of a steam engine?
Q-37. Draw & explain the actual and hypothetical indicator diagram for steam engine.
Q-38. Give difference between internal combustion engine and steam engine?
Q-39. Draw the neat sketch of a four stroke petrol engine label various parts with their
Q-40. Discuss the working of a four stroke cycle petrol engine?
Q-41. Explain the working of two stroke petrol engine with the help of neat sketch.
Q-42. Explain the working of four stroke diesel engine?
Q-43. Explain the working of two stroke diesel engine?
Q-44. Compare two stroke and four stroke engines?