APPSC AEE Mechanical Engineering Syllabus 2012

APPSC Assistant Executive Engineers AEE  Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

1. THERMODYNAMICS: Basic concepts, Open and closed systems.  Heat and work, Zeroth, First and second law, application to flow and non-flow processes.  Entropy;, Availability, Irreversibility, T-S relations, Clapery on and real gas Equations.  Properties of ideal gases and vapours.  Air standard cycles, Two stage air compressor, CI and SI engines, Valve travel diagram, Pre ignition, Detonation and Diesel knock, Fuel injection, Carburetion, Super charging, Turbo prop and Rocket engines.  Cooling, Emission and Control.  Measurement of calorific value of fuels.  Conventional and Nuclear fuels.

2. HEAT TRANSFER: Modes of heat transfer.  One-dimensional steady and unsteady conduction.  Composite slab and equivalent resistance.  Heat dissipation from extended surfaces.  Heat exchangers, Over all heat transfer coefficient, Empirical correlations for heat transfer ;in laminar and turbulent flow, Heat transfer in free and forced convection.  Thermal boundary layer over a flat plate.  Fundamentals of diffusive and convective mass transfer.  Black body and fundamental concepts of radiation.  Shape factor, Network analysis.

3. REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING: Heat pump, Refrigeration cycles and systems, Refrigerants, Condensers, Expansion devices, Psychrometry, Charts and application to air conditioning, Sensible heating and cooling.  Effective temperature, Comfort indices, Load calculations.  Solar refrigeration, Duct design.

4. STEAM GENERATORS AND TURBINES: Fire tube and water tube boilers.  Binary vapour system.  Flow of steam through nozzles and Diffusers.  Dryness fraction, Condensation.  Various types of turbines, Compounding, Velocity triangles, Partial admission, Reheat, Regeneration, Efficiency and Governance.  Gas Turbines, Role of Mach number.

5. THEORY OF MACHINES: Kinematic and DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF PLANAR MECHANISMS  CAMS Gears and Gear trains.  Fly wheels, Governors, Balancing of rotating masses, Balancing of single and ;multi cylinder engines.  Linear Vibrations of mechanical systems, Transmissibility and Vibration Isolation.   Critical speeds.  Two rotor and Three rotor systems.  Automatic controls – Order and Type of system, 2
nd  order system and its characteristics.  Frequency analysis.  Stability, Routh-Hurwitz criterion, Nyquist criterion.

6. MACHINE DESIGN: Theories of failure, Design of Cotter joint, Keys, Splines, Welded Joints, Threaded fasteners, Bolt of uniform strength, Screw Jack.  Design of Bearings, Couplings, Clutches, BELT DRIVES and Spur gear system.  Hydrodynamic and Antifriction bearings.  Design of shafts for combined loads.  Helical and Leaf Springs.  Thin and Thick walled pressure vessels.

7. ENGINEERING MATERIALS: Basic concepts of structure of solids.  Crystalline Materials.  Defects in Crystalline materials.  Alloys and Binary Phase diagrams.  Structure ;and properties of common Engineering Materials.  Heat treatment of Steels.  Plastics, Ceramics and Composite materials.  Common applications of various materials.

8. PRODUCTION ENGINEERING: Metal Forming: Basic principles of Forging, Drawing and Extrusion.  High energy rate forming. Powder Metallurgy. Metal Casting: Die casting, Investment Casting, Shell molding, Centrifugal casting, Gating and Rising design, Melting furnaces. Fabrication processes: Principles of Gas, Arc and Shielded Arc welding.  Advanced welding processes.  Weldability, Metallurgy of Welding. Metal cutting: Turning, Methods of Screw production, Drilling, Boring, Milling, Gear Manufacturing, Production of Flat surfaces, Grinding and Finishing processes.  Computer controlled manufacturing systems-CNC, DNC, FMS, Automation and Robotics. Cutting Tool Materials, Tool geometry, Mechanism of Tool Wear, Tool Life and Machinability.  Measurement of Cutting Forces.  Economics of Machining.  Uncoventional Machining processes.  Jigs and Fixtures.  Fits and Tolerances.  Measurement of Surface texture.  Comparators Alignment Tests and Reconditioning of Machine Tools.

9. INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING: Production planning and Control: Forecasting, Moving Averages, Exponential Smoothing, Operations, Scheduling, Assembly line balancing.  Product Development, Break-even analysis, Capacity Planning, PERT and CPM. Control Operations: Inventory Control, ABC analysis, EOQ model, Material requirement Planning.  Job Design, Job standards, Work Measurement, Quality Management, Quality Analysis and Control. Operations Research: Linear Programming – Graphical and simplex methods.  Transport and Assignment Models.  Single server Queuing Model. Value Engineering: Value analysis for Cost value.

10. ELEMENTS OF COMPUTATION: Computer Organization, Flow charting, Features of Common Computer Languages – FORTRAN, d Base III, Lotus 1-2-3, C and Elementary Programming.

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