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Course Content for M.E.

Design Engineering

Core Discipline Courses

DE G631 Materials Testing and Technology 325

Study of characteristics and technology of metals, plastics, rubbers, ceramics, polymers,
composites, optical fibers and other modern engineering materials and their application with
particular reference to Railways. Destructive and nondestructive testing techniques and their
applications in Railways.
Text Books: 1. William F. Smith, Javed Hashemi and Ravi Prakash, Materials Science and
Engineering In SI Units, McGraw-Hill Companies, New Delhi Fourth Edition,
Special Indian Edition, 2008
Reference Books: 1. William D Calister Jr. Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction,
John Wiley & Sons, Singapore, Seventh Edition, (2008)
2. E Paul Degarmo, J T Black, Ronald A Kohser Materials and Processes in
Manufacturing John Wiley & Sons, Singapore, Ninth Edition, (2004)
3. Michael F. Ashby Materials Selection in Mechanical Design Elsevier, India,
Fourth Edition (2011)
4. Joachim Roesler, Harald Harders, Metin Baeker Mechanical Behaviour of
Engineering Materials India, Springer (2007)
5. Ravi Prakash Nondestructive Testing Techniques New Age, India, 2007

ME G511 Mechanism and Robotics 325

Classification of robots & manipulators; fields of application; synthesis of planar & spatial
mechanisms; methods of function & path generation; coupler curve synthesis; linkages with
open loop; actuators & drive elements; microprocessor application and control of robots.
Text Books: 1. Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, John Joseph Uicker, Joseph Edward
Shigley, Gordon R. Pennock, Oxford University Press, 3rd Edition, 2003.
2. Robotics and Control, Mittal R. K. &Nagrath I. J, TMH, 2003 (Reprint 2007 or
Reference Books: 1. Kinematics, Dynamics, and Design of Machinery, Kenneth J. Waldron&
Gary L. Kinzel, 2nd Ed Wiley India, 2004.
2. Mechanism and Machine Theory, Ashok G. Ambekar, PHI, 2007.
3. Theory of Machines and Machines, AmitabhGhosh and A.K. Malik, Allied
East West Press Pvt. Ltd., 3rd Ed.
4. Industrial Robotics, Groover, M. P., et al., MGHISE, 1986.

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5. Robotic: Control, Sensing, Vision & Intelligence, Fu, K. S., et al., MGHISE,
6. Fundamentals of Robotics: Analysis and Control, Robert J., Schilling, Prentice
Hall, NJ, 2002.

ME G512 Finite Element Method 325

Fundamental concepts, matrix algebra and Gaussian elimination, one-dimensional problems,
trusses, two-dimensional problems using constant strain triangles, axisymmetric solids
subjected to axisymmetric loading, two-dimensional isoparametric elements and numerical
integration, beams and frames, three-dimensional problems in stress analysis, scalar field
problems, dynamic considerations, pre-processing and post processing.
Text Books: 1. Reddy J. N., An Introduction to Finite Element Method, 3rd Edition, Tata-
McGraw Hill Edition, 2006, New Delhi.
Reference Books:1. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla, Computer Aided Analysis and Design, IK
International Publishers, 2010, New Delhi.

ME G611 Computer Aided Analysis and Design 325

The course aims at developing complete self-reliance in solving analysis and design problems of
engineering with the aid of computers. It stresses upon the use of more powerful tools
including system planning, simulation and modeling. The student will take up a design project
and will work independently on the project guided by the instructor or resource person as and
when required. The effort must culminate with a CAAD program and a project report.
Text Books: 1. Rogers D. F. and J. A. Adams, “Mathematical Elements of Computer Graphics”,
Tata McGraw-Hill, New York, 2004.
Reference Books: 1. Rao V. Dukkipati, AnandaRao M. and Bhat R., “Computer Aided Analysis
and Design of Machine Elements”, New Age International Publishers,
2. Mortenson M. E., Geometric Modeling, John Wiley, New York, 1985.
3. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla., Computer Aided Analysis and Design, IK
International Publishing House Pvt.Ltd, New Delhi.
4. Chapra S. and Canale R., Numerical Methods for Engineers, Tata McGraw-
Hill, New Delhi.
5. Ibrahim Zeid., Mastering CAD/CAM Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi.
6. Getting Started with MATLAB by Rudra Pratap
7. Pro Engineer-Wildfire 5.0 Instructor: David Kelley

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DE G531 Product Design 325
Introduction to creative design; user research and requirements analysis, product
specifications, Computer Aided Design; standardization, variety reduction, preferred numbers
and other techniques; modular design; design economics, cost analysis, cost reduction and
value analysis techniques, design for production; human factors in design: anthropometric,
ergonomic, psychological, physiological considerations in design decision making; legal factors,
engineering ethics and society.
Text Book:1. Otto Kevin & Kristin Wood, "Product Design", Pearson Edu., 2001

DE G611 Dynamics and Vibration 325

Steady and transient Vibration of single and multi-degree freedom systems. Systems with
distributed mass and elasticity. Non-linear and self-excited vibrations, structural damping,
Random vibrations, vibration analysis, vibration control - reduction, isolation and vibration
Text Book:1. Advanced dynamics for Engineering Application, EDD Notes by N N SHARMA
2. Elements of Vibration analysis", Leonard Meirovitch, McGraw-Hill, Singapore,
Reference Books: 1. Classical Dynamics, Donald T. Greenwood, Prentice Hall Inc. Englewood
Cliffs, 1977
2. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, M.G. Calkin, World Scientific,
Singapore, 1996
3. The Theory of classical dynamics, J.B. Griffiths, Cambridge University
Press, 1985.
4. Vibration Theory and application, William T. Thomson, CBS Publications,
3rd Ed., 1988.
5. Mechanical Vibrations - Theory and Application, Francis S. Tse, Ivan E.
Morse and Rolland T. Hinkle, Allyn and Bacon Inc. London, 1983.

BITS G540 Research Practice 304

This course is designed to train the students towards acquiring competence in research
methodologies. The course will be conducted in terms of actual participation in Research and
Development Work. Each student will be assigned to a faculty member to work on specified
projects. The student will be required to present a number of seminars in his research area in a
structured manner.

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BITS G629T Dissertation 25
This is a required component for all higher degree students except for those who opt and are
selected for practice school programme. The unit requirements will vary from 12 to 25 units. It
may be registered for one full semester (12 to 25 units) after completing all courses or may be
registered for varied units (4 to 10 units) along with other courses.

BITS G560 Practice School 20

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Core Discipline Elective Courses

DE G513 Tribology 325

Introduction, lubricants and lubrication, surface texture, bearing materials, fundamentals of
viscous flow, Reynolds equation and applications, thrust bearings, journal bearings, squeeze-
film bearings, hydrostatic bearings, gas bearings, dry and starved bearings, selecting bearing
type and size, principles and operating limits, friction, wear and lubrication.
Text Book: 1. Stachowiak G. W. and Batchelor A. W., Engineering Tribology, 3rd Edition
(Indian), Butterworth-Heinnmann (Elsevier), 2010

DE G514 Fracture Mechanics 325

Introduction, energy release rate, stress intensity factor and complex cases, an-elastic
deformation at the crack tip, elastic plastic analysis through J-integral, crack tip opening
displacement, test methods, fatigue failure, numerical analysis, mixed mode crack initiation and
Text Book: 1. Prashant Kumar, Elements of Fracture Mechanics, Tata McGraw Hill, 2009

EA C415 Introduction to MEMS 314

Overview, history and industry perspective; working principles; mechanics and dynamics
thermos-fluid engineering; scaling law; micro-actuators, micro-sensors and micro-
electromechanical systems; microsystem design, modeling and simulation; materials;
packaging; micro-fabrication: bulk, surface, LIGA etc; micro-manufacturing; micro-fluidics;
micro-robotics; case studies.

ME F423 Micro Fluidics and its Application 304

Introduction to microfluidics, scaling in microfluidics, theoretical microfluidics, Philosophy of
Computational Fluid Dynamics, Concepts of discretization, fabrication techniques for
microfluidic devices, micro-valves, micro-pumps, micro-flow sensors, microfluidics for life
sciences: micro-mixers, micro-needles, micro-filters, micro-separators, micro-reactors,
modeling and simulation on CAD tool.

ME G535 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 325

Boundary value problems; wave equations; nonlinear partial differential equations; calculus of
variations; Eigen value problems; iteration problems including forward and inverse iteration
schemes – Graham Schmidt deflation – simultaneous iteration method – subspace iteration –
Lanczo’s algorithm – estimation of core and time requirements.

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Text Book: 1. Powers David L., "Boundary Value Problems & Partial Diff. Equa.", Elsevier, 6th
ed., 2010

ME G515 Computational Fluid Dynamics 325

Philosophy of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), governing equations of fluid dynamics,
mathematical behavior of partial differential equations, basics of the numerics: basic aspects of
discretization, grids with appropriate transformations, and simple CFD techniques, applications,
numerical solutions of quasi-one dimensional nozzle flows, numerical solution of a two-
dimensional supersonic flow, incompressible couette flow, and supersonic flow over a flat
plate, advanced topics in CFD.
Text Books: 1. John D Anderson, “Computational Fluid Dynamics”, Tata-McGraw Hill
Publisher, 1st Edition, 1995.
2. K Muralidhar& T Sundararajan, “Computational Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer”,
Narosa Book Distributors Pvt Ltd, 2nd Edition, 2009.
3. H K Versteeg& W Malalasekara, “Introduction to Computational Fluid
Dynamics: The Finite Volume Method”, Pearson Education (Indian Reprint),
2nd Edition, 2007.
Reference Books: 1. S V Patankar, “Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow”, Taylor & Francis,
1st Edition, 1980.
2. R H Pletcher, J C Tannehill& D A Anderson, “Computational Fluid
Mechanics and Heat Transfer”, CRC Press, 3rd Edition, 2012.

ME G521 Mechanical System Design 325

Concept of system design; modeling of structural and kinematic systems, and determination of
system characteristics; reliability of systems; design of machine elements for specified
reliability; concepts of optimization; techniques of design optimization for linear and non-linear

ME G532 Machine Tool Engineering 325

Design principles of machine tools; stiffness and rigidity of separate construction elements and
their combined behaviour under load; design of stepped and stepless drives; electrical,
mechanical and hydraulic drives; design of bearings and sideways; machine tool controls;
machine tool dynamics; recent developments in machine tool design.

ME G612 Plastics Engineering 325

General properties of Plastics, Mechanical Behavior of Plastics, Processing of Plastics like
Extrusion, injection moulding, thermoforming, calendaring, rotational moulding, compression

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moulding, transfer moulding, analysis of polymer melt flow, rheological models for polymer
melt flow, analysis of heat transfer during polymer processing, elastic behavior of polymer
melts, testing methods of polymers like DSC, TGA, DMA, XRD etc. FRP composites, Properties of
FRP composites in longitudinal and transverse directions, volume and weight fraction
relationships of fibers, failure mechanisms, mechanical properties and fiber orientation effects,
processing of composite materials, advancement of composite materials in applications like
wind mill blades, bullet proof jackets, etc.

ME G641 Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity 325

Basic equations of theory of elasticity; elementary elasticity problems in two and three
dimensions; theories of plastic flow; problems in plastic flow of ideally plastic and strain
hardening materials; theory-of metal forming processes.
Text Books: 1. Timoshenko S. P. &Goodier J. N., Theory of Elasticity, 3rd Edition, Mc-Graw Hill,
2. J. Chakrabarty, Theory of Plasticity, Mc-Graw Hill Book Company, Singapore,
Reference Books: 1. M. Filonenko-Borodich, Theory of Elasticity, Foreign Language Publishing
House, Moscow.
2. T.G. Sitharam , L. GovindaRaju, Applied Elasticity, Interline Publishing
ISBN: 81-7296-083-2.
3. Alexander Mendelson Plasticity-Theory & application, The Macmillan
Company, New York, 1968.
4. Martin H Sadd, Elasticity: Theory, Applications and Numerics, Elsevier
Butterworth–Heinemann, New York.

MSE G511 Mechatronics 325

Concepts of measurement of electrical and nonelectrical parameters; displacement, force,
pressure etc. and related signal conditioning techniques, drives and actuators, concepts of
microprocessors/ microcontrollers architecture and programming, memory and I/O interfacing.
System design concepts through case studies.
Text Book: 1. Bolton W, "Mechatronics", Pearson Edu, 4th ed, 2008.

MSE G531 Concurrent Engineering 325

Introduction of concurrent engineering and need, concurrent engineering tools, advances in
design and manufacturing engineering, design for manufacture, design for assembly, rapid

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prototyping, simulation, concurrent approaches to design, manufacturing and other aspects of

MST G511 Non-destructive Testing Techniques 325

Ultrasonic testing, X-radiography, eddy current testing, magnetic methods of crack detection,
liquid penetrant inspection, acoustic emission and acousto-ultrasonic testing techniques.

MST G522 Advanced Composites 325

Definition of composite materials; classification; particulates and dispersion hardened
composites, continuous and discontinuous fiber reinforced composites, metal-matrix
composites, carbon-carbon composites, molecular composites, micro and multilayer
composites, theory of reinforcement; reinforcement by continuous and discontinuous fibers,
concept of micro-fibril; effect of orientation and adhesion; mechanical behaviour of
composites, stress-strain relationship, strength, fracture toughness and fatigue; properties of
fiber reinforcement and production technology of composites.
Textbooks: 1. Krishan K. Chawla, “Composite Materials: Science and Engineering”, Second
edition. Springer-Verlag, Newyork, 2010
2. Robert M. Jones, “Mechanics of Composite Materials”, Second Edition. Taylor
and Francis, Special India Edition, New Delhi, 2010
Reference books: 1. Ronald F. Gibson, “Principles of Composite Material Mechanics”, Second
Edition. Taylor and Francis, Special Indian Edition, New Delhi, 2010.
2. Autar K. Kaw, “Mechanics of Composite Materials”, First Edition. Taylor
and Francis, Special Indian Edition, New Delhi, 2009.
3. B.D. Agrawal L.J. Broutman and K. Chandrashekhara “Analysis and
Performance of Fiber Composites”, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2006.

MST G531 Experimental Stress Analysis Techniques 3 2 5

Strain gauges, photo-elasticity, brittle lacquer, three dimensional photo-elasticity, Moire
Text Book:1. J.W. Dally and W.F. Riley, Experimental Stress Analysis, McGraw- Hill, 1991
Reference Books: 1. L. S. Srinath, M.R. Raghavan, K. Lingaiah, G. Gargesa, B. Pant, and K.
2. Experimental Stress Analysis, Tata McGraw Hill, 1984.
3. K. Ramesh, Digital Photo-elasticity- Advanced Techniques and
Applications, Springer, 2000
4. N. Sharpe (Ed.), Springer Handbook of Experimental Solid Mechanics.

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DE G522 Design Projects 5
Practice in engineering design through projects emphasizing creative solutions to engineering
design problem. Illustrative case studies of design will be taken up. The course will be
conducted through selected group/individual projects.

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