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1.ENGINEERINGMATHEMATICS
LinearAlgebra:Algebraofmatrices,systemoflinearequations,eigenvaluesandeigenvectors.
Calculus:TaylorSeries,FourierSeries,partialderivatives,totalderivatives,definiteandimproper
integrals,multipleintegrals.
theorems.
DifferentialEquations:LinearODEs,firstordernonlinearODEs,initialandboundaryvalueproblems,
Laplacetransform,PDEsLaplace,waveanddiffusionequations.
NumericalMethods:Solutionofsystemoflinearequations,interpolation,numericalintegration,
NewtonRaphsonmethod,RungeKuttamethod.
Probability&Statistics:Gaussian,Weibuldistributionandtheirproperties,methodofleastsquares,
regressionanalysis,analysisofvariance.

2.APPLIEDMECHANICSANDDESIGN
EngineeringMechanics:Equivalentforcesystems,freebodyconcepts,equationsofequilibrium,trusses
andframes,virtualworkandminimumpotentialenergy.Kinematicsanddynamicsofparticlesandrigid
bodies,impulseandmomentum(linearandangular),energymethods,centralforcemotion.
StrengthofMaterials:Stressandstrain,stressstrainrelationshipandelasticconstants,Mohrscirclefor
planestressandplanestrain,shearforceandbendingmomentdiagrams,bendingandshearstresses,
deflectionofbeamstorsionofcircularshafts,thinandthickcylinders,Eulerstheoryofcolumns,strain
energymethods,thermalstresses.
TheoryofMachines:Displacement,velocityandacceleration,analysisofplanemechanisms,dynamic
analysisofslidercrankmechanism,planarcamsandfollowers,geartoothprofiles,kinematicsand
designofgears,governorsandflywheels,balancingofreciprocatingandrotatingmasses.Vibrations:Free
andforcedvibrationofsingledegreefreedomsystems,effectofdamping,vibrationisolation,resonance,
criticalspeedofrotors.
designofbolted,rivetedandweldedjointsdesignofshaftsandkeysdesignofspurgears,rollingand

slidingcontactbearingsbrakesandclutchesbelt,ropesandchaindrives.

3.FLUIDMECHANICSANDTHERMALSCIENCES
FluidMechanics:Fluidproperties,fluidstatics,manometry,buoyancyControlvolumeanalysisofmass,
momentumandenergy,fluidaccelerationDifferentialequationofcontinuityandmomentum
BernoullisequationViscousflowofincompressiblefluidsBoundarylayer,Elementaryturbulentflow
HeatTransfer:ModesofheattransferOnedimensionalheatconduction,resistanceconcept,electrical
transfer,VariouscorrelationsforheattransferinflowoverflatplatesandthroughpipesThermal
networkanalysisHeatexchangerperformance,LMTDandNTUmethods.
Thermodynamics:Zeroth,FirstandSecondlawsofthermodynamicsThermodynamicsystemand
processesIrreversibilityandavailabilityBehaviourofidealandrealgases,Propertiesofpure
substances,calculationofworkandheatinidealprocessesAnalysisofthermodynamiccyclesrelatedto
energyconversionCarnot,Rankine,Otto,Diesel,BraytonandVapourcompressioncycles.
principles,velocitydiagrams,pressureandvelocitycompoundingReheatingandreheatfactor
Condensersandfeedheaters.I.C.Engines:RequirementsandsuitabilityoffuelsinICengines,fuel
ratings,fuelairmixturerequirementsNormalcombustioninSIandCIenginesEngineperformance
calculations.
Refrigerationandairconditioning:Refrigerantcompressors,expansiondevices,condensersand
evaporatorsPropertiesofmoistair,psychrometricchart,basicpsychometricprocesses.
Turbomachinery:ComponentsofgasturbinesCompressionprocesses,CentrifugalandAxialflow
compressorsAxialflowturbines,elementarytheoryHydraulicturbinesEulerTurbineequation
Specificspeed,Peltonwheel,FrancisandKaplanturbinesCentrifugalpumps.

4.MANUFACTURINGANDINDUSTRIALENGINEERING
EngineeringMaterials:Structureandpropertiesofengineeringmaterialsandtheirapplications,heat
treatment.
MetalCasting:Castingprocesses(expendableandnonexpendable)pattern,mouldsandcores,Heating
andpouring,Solidificationandcooling,GatingDesign,Designconsiderations,defects.
FormingProcesses:Stressstraindiagramsforductileandbrittlematerial,Plasticdeformationandyield
criteria,Fundamentalsofhotandcoldworkingprocesses,Bulkmetalformingprocesses(forging,rolling
extrusion,drawing),Sheetmetalworkingprocesses(punching,blanking,bending,deepdrawing,
PowdermetalsAtomization,compaction,sintering,secondaryandfinishingoperations.Formingand
shapingofPlasticsExtrusion,InjectionMolding.

JoiningProcesses:Physicsofwelding,Fusionandnonfusionweldingprocesses,brazingandsoldering,
Operations:Mechanicsofmachining,Singleandmultipointcuttingtools,Toolgeometryandmaterials,
processes.
MetrologyandInspection:Limits,fitsandtolerances,linearandangularmeasurements,comparators,