Recommended Syllabus for EKT Exam of AFCAT for Mechanical Engineering
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Recommended syllabus for Mechanical Engineering:
Matrix Algebra, Eigen values and Eigen vectors, Theorems ofintegral calculus, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals,Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems. First order differential equation (linearand nonlinear), Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Complex variables, Taylor’s andLaurent’ series, Sampling theorems, Mean, Median, Mode and Standard deviation,Random variables, Discrete and Continuous distributions, Fourier transform,Laplace transform, Z- transform.
Units for measurement, Description of Motion in One, Two andThree dimensions, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion,Gravitation, Heat and Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Electric Current,Magnetic Effect of Currents, Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction andAlternating Currents and Electromagnetic Waves, Ray Optics and OpticalInstruments.
3. Engineering Graphics/Engineering Drawing.
Principles of orthographic projections, projections of points,lines, planes and solids, Section of solids, Isometric views, Auto-CAD.
Specialization Branch Topics
Equations of equilibrium in space and its application; first andsecond moments of area; simple problems on friction; kinematics of particlesfor plane motion; elementary particle dynamics. Generalized Hooke’s law and itsapplication; 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;material behaviour and design factors for dynamic load; design of circularshafts for bending and torsional load only; deflection of beam for staticallydeterminate problems; theories of failure.
Basic concept of First -law and second law of Thermodynamics;concept of entropy and reversibility; availability and unavailability andirreversibility. Classification and properties of fluids; incompressible andcompressible fluids flows; effect of Mach number and compressibility;continuity momentum and energy equations; normal and oblique shocks; onedimensional isentropic flow; flow or fluids in duct with frictions thattransfer. Flow through fans, blowers and compressors; axial and centrifugalflow configuration; design of fans and compressors
6. Theory of Machines.
Kinematic and dynamic analysis of plane mechanisms. Cams, Gearsand epicyclic gear trains, flywheels, governors, balancing of rigid rotors,balancing of single and multicylinder engines, linear vibration analysis ofmechanical systems (single degree of freedom), Critical speeds and whirling ofshafts. flywheels, balancing of rotors and reciprocating machinery, balancingmachines, governors, free and forced vibration of damped and undamped singledegree of freedom systems, isolation, whirling of shafts, gyroscope.
7. Fluidmechanics/Hydraulic Machines.
Fluid flow concepts – Transport theorem – Fluid kinematics -Potential flow – Governing equations of Fluid flow – Dimensional Analysis -Viscous flow – Boundary Layer flows – Turbulence – Closed conduit flows -Hydrodynamic lubrication – Free surface flow – Compressible flows, HydraulicTurbines: Impulse and Reaction Turbines – Centrifugal and Axial flow pumps.
Foundry Technology, Melting furnaces, Special casting processes,Gating and riser design, Casting defects, Arc welding, TIG, MIG, submerged arc,resistance welding, Gas welding, Flash butt welding, Solid state welding,Welding metallurgy, Forming Technology, Powder metallurgy.
9. Materials Science.
Basic concepts on structure of solids; common ferrous andnon-ferrous materials and their applications; heat-treatment of steels;non-metals- plastics, ceramics, composite materials and nano-materials.
10. Machine Drawing.
Development and Intersection of surfaces, Conventionalrepresentation of machine elements, materials, surface finish and tolerances -Sectional views and additional views – Drawing of Screw threads, lockingdevices, Fasteners, Keys and Cotters, Knuckle joints, Riveted Joints, ShaftCouplings and Bearings – Pipe Joints, Assembly and production drawings.
11. Automotive Engineering.
Introduction, power plant, fuel system, electrical system andother electrical fittings, lubricating system and cooling systems, chassis andtransmission, axles, clutches, propeller shafts and differential, Condition forcorrect steering, steering gear mechanisms, automotive air conditioning, Tyres,effect of working parameters on knocking, reduction of knocking; Forms ofcombustion chamber for SI and CI engines; rating of fuels; additives; emission.
12. Power Plant Engineering.
Steam power plant, steam boilers, steam condensers, coolingtowers, cogeneration and combined cycles, nuclear power plants, hydroelectricpower plants, power plant economics.
13. Industrial Engineering.
System design: factory location- simple OR models; plant layout- methods based; applications of engineering economic analysis and break¬evenanalysis for product selection, process selection and capacity planning;predetermined time standards. System planning; forecasting methods based onregression and decomposition, design and balancing of multi model andstochastic assembly lines; inventory management – probabilistic inventorymodels for order time and order quantity determination; JIT systems; strategicsourcing; managing inter plant logistics.
14. Flight Mechanics.
Atmosphere: Properties, standard atmosphere. Classification ofaircraft. Airplane (fixed wing aircraft) configuration and various parts.Airplane performance: Pressure altitude; equivalent, calibrated, indicated airspeeds; Primary flight instruments: Altimeter, ASI, vSi, Turn-bank indicator.Drag polar; takeoff and landing; steady climb & descent,-absolute andservice ceiling; cruise, cruise climb, endurance or loiter; load factor,turning flight, V-n diagram; Winds: head, tail & cross winds. Staticstability: Angle of attack, sideslip; roll, pitch & yaw controls;longitudinal stick fixed & free stability, horizontal tail position andsize; directional stability
15. Aircraft Structures.
Stress and Strain: Equations of equilibrium, constitutive law,strain-displacement relationship, compatibility equations, plane stress andstrain, Airy’s stress function. Flight Vehicle Structures: Characteristics ofaircraft structures and materials, torsion, bending and flexural shear.Flexural shear flow in thin- walled sections. Buckling. Failure theories. Loadson aircraft. Structural Dynamics: Free and forced vibration of discretesystems. Damping and resonance. Dynamics of continuous systems.
Basic Fluid Mechanics: Incompressible irrotational flow,Helmholtz and Kelvin theorem, singularities and superposition, viscous flows,boundary layer on a flat plate. Airfoils and wings: Classification of airfoils,aerodynamic characteristics, high lift devices, Kutta Joukowski theorem; liftgeneration; thin airfoil theory; wing theory; induced drag; qualitativetreatment of low aspect ratio wings. Viscous Flows: Flow separation,introduction to turbulence, transition, structure of a turbulent boundarylayer. Compressible Flows: Dynamics and Thermodynamics of I-D flow, isentropicflow, normal shock, oblique shock.
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