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1.ENGINEERINGMATHEMATICS
LinearAlgebra:Algebraofmatrices,systemoflinearequations,eigenvaluesandeigenvectors.
Calculus:TaylorSeries,FourierSeries,partialderivatives,totalderivatives,definiteandimproper
integrals,multipleintegrals.
VectorCalculus:Gradient,divergenceandcurl,lineandsurfaceintegrals,Green,GaussandStokes
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.
DesignofMachineElements:Designforstaticanddynamicloading,failuretheories,fatiguestrength
designofbolted,rivetedandweldedjointsdesignofshaftsandkeysdesignofspurgears,rollingand

slidingcontactbearingsbrakesandclutchesbelt,ropesandchaindrives.

3.FLUIDMECHANICSANDTHERMALSCIENCES
FluidMechanics:Fluidproperties,fluidstatics,manometry,buoyancyControlvolumeanalysisofmass,
momentumandenergy,fluidaccelerationDifferentialequationofcontinuityandmomentum
BernoullisequationViscousflowofincompressiblefluidsBoundarylayer,Elementaryturbulentflow
Flowthroughpipes,headlossesinpipes,bendsetc.
HeatTransfer:ModesofheattransferOnedimensionalheatconduction,resistanceconcept,electrical
analogy,unsteadyheatconduction,finsDimensionlessparametersinfreeandforcedconvectiveheat
transfer,VariouscorrelationsforheattransferinflowoverflatplatesandthroughpipesThermal
boundarylayereffectofturbulenceRadiativeheattransfer,blackandgreysurfaces,shapefactors,
networkanalysisHeatexchangerperformance,LMTDandNTUmethods.
Thermodynamics:Zeroth,FirstandSecondlawsofthermodynamicsThermodynamicsystemand
processesIrreversibilityandavailabilityBehaviourofidealandrealgases,Propertiesofpure
substances,calculationofworkandheatinidealprocessesAnalysisofthermodynamiccyclesrelatedto
energyconversionCarnot,Rankine,Otto,Diesel,BraytonandVapourcompressioncycles.
PowerPlantEngineering:SteamgeneratorsSteampowercyclesSteamturbinesimpulseandreaction
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,
coining,spinning,Loadestimationusinghomogeneousdeformationmethods,Defects).Processingof
PowdermetalsAtomization,compaction,sintering,secondaryandfinishingoperations.Formingand
shapingofPlasticsExtrusion,InjectionMolding.

JoiningProcesses:Physicsofwelding,Fusionandnonfusionweldingprocesses,brazingandsoldering,
Adhesivebonding,Designconsiderationsinwelding,Weldqualitydefects.MachiningandMachineTool
Operations:Mechanicsofmachining,Singleandmultipointcuttingtools,Toolgeometryandmaterials,
Toollifeandwear,cuttingfluids,Machinability,Economicsofmachining,nontraditionalmachining
processes.
MetrologyandInspection:Limits,fitsandtolerances,linearandangularmeasurements,comparators,
gaugedesign,interferometry,Formandfinishmeasurement,measurementofscrewthreads,Alignment
andtestingmethods.
ToolEngineering:Principlesofworkholding,Designofjigsandfixtures.ComputerIntegrated
Manufacturing:BasicconceptsofCAD,CAMandtheirintegrationtools.
ManufacturingAnalysis:Partprintanalysis,toleranceanalysisinmanufacturingandassembly,timeand
costanalysis.
WorkStudy:Methodstudy,workmeasurementtimestudy,worksampling,jobevaluation,meritrating.
ProductionPlanningandControl:Forecastingmodels,aggregateproductionplanning,masterscheduling,
materialsrequirementsplanning.
InventoryControl:Deterministicandprobabilisticmodels,safetystockinventorycontrolsystems.
OperationsResearch:Linearprogramming,simplexandduplexmethod,transportation,assignment,
networkflowmodels,simplequeuingmodels,PERTandCPM.
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