FUNDAMENTAL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (3300015)  

Syllabus

Sr. Topics Teaching Hours Module Weightage
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INTRODUCTION
1.1 Introduction of mechanical engineering.
1.2 Use of mechanical engineering :
- a. In day to day life.
- b. Interdisciplinary use.
1.3 Items in general use- identification criteria, major types, specifications and uses : such as bolts, nuts, washers, bearings, bushes, belts, springs, levers, couplings, brakes, screws, rivets, keys, o’ rings, oil seals, gears, pulleys, shafts, axles, etc.
1.4 Pipes and pipe fittings- Types , specifications and uses of pipes and pipe fittings.
1.5 Hand and power tools:
- a. Types, specifications and uses of spanners (such as fix, ring, box, pipe, allen, adjustable, etc.).
- b. Types, specifications and uses of hand tools(such as pliers, screw drivers, saws, hammers, chisels, cutters, planes, etc.).
- c. Types, specifications and uses of power tools(drill, chipper, etc.)
2
POWER TRANSMISSION & SAFETY
2.1 Power transmission:
- a. Importance.
- b. Modes (belt drives, rope drives, chain drives and gear trains).
- c. Types of belts.
- d. Gear train-concept, transmission ratio.
- e. Applications.
2.2 Types and applications of couplings in power transmission.
2.3 Causes and remedies of general accidents in power transmission.
2.4 Safety norms to be followed for preventing accidents and damage in power transmission.
2.5 Safety norms to be followed in mechanical based industries / shop floors.
3
PROCESSES ON MATERIAL
3.1 Welding.
- a. Types.
- b. Working setup of arc and gas welding, accessories and consumables.
- c. Types of work carried out by welding.
- d. Precautions and safety during arc and gas welding
3.2 Brazing and Soldering.
- a. General set up.
- b. Applications.
3.3 Gas cutting.
- a. Working setup, accessories and consumables.
- b. Types of work carried out.
- c. Precautions and safety during gas cutting.
3.4 Foundry.
- a. Concept.
- b. Process of getting cast material.
- c. Applications.
3.5 Other metal forming and cutting operations- bending, shearing-concept and applications.
3.6 Basic machine tools.
- a. Working principle of hacksaw, lathe, drill and milling machines.
- b. Types of operations / jobs which can be performed on machine tools listed above.
4
STEAM GENERATION AND PRIME MOVERS
4.1 Steam.
- a. Generation process.
- b. Properties.
4.2 Boilers.
- a. Classification.
- b. Working.
- c. Accessories and mountings-types and applications.
- d. Applications.
- e. Regulations and safety requirements.
- f. Common troubles and remedies.
4.3 Prime movers.
- a. Meaning.
- b. Classification.
- c. Working.
- d. Steam turbine-working.
- e. Gas turbine-types and applications.
- f. Common troubles and remedies.
5
INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES
5.1 Internal combustion engines.
- a. Meaning.
- b. Classification.
5.2 Working of petrol engine, diesel engine and gas engine.
5.3 Performance parameters.
5.4 Main parts and functions.
5.5 Applications.
5.6 Common troubles and remedies.
6
HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC DEVICES
6.1 Concept of theory of fluid flow.
6.2 General properties of fluids.
6.3 Pump.
- a. Working principle.
- b. Types.
- c. Working of centrifugal and reciprocating pumps.
- d. Performance parameters.
- e. Main parts of pumps and their functions.
- f. Common troubles and remedies.
6.4 Water turbines-working principle, types and applications.
6.5 Common troubles and remedies of water turbine.
6.6 Air compressor.
- a. Working principle.
- b. Types.
- c. Performance parameters.
- d. Applications.
6.7 Other hydraulic/pneumatic/ hydro-pneumatic equipments.
- a. Principle of working-hydraulic lift, hydraulic pump, hydraulic power pack, hydraulic jack.
- b. Applications of above.
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MATERIAL HANDLING
7.1 Need of material handling.
7.2 Types , principle of working and applications of material handling equipments.
- a. Hoisting equipments.
- b. Conveying equipments.
- c. Surface & overhead equipments.
- d. Earth moving machineries.
- e. Construction machineries.
7.3 Criteria for selection of material handling equipments.
7.4 Factors affecting selection of material handling equipments.
7.5 Selection of suitable material handling equipment for the given situation.
7.6 Common troubles and remedies.