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Basic Mechanical Engineering (3110006)

Teaching Scheme (in Hours)

Theory Tutorial Practical Total
3 0 2 5

Subject Credit :  5

Examination Scheme (in marks)

PA (M)
ESE Viva (V)
PA (I)
70 30 30 20 150

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Unit-1:  Introduction

Prime movers and its types, Concept of Force, Pressure, Energy, Work, Power, System, Heat, Temperature, Specific heat capacity, Change of state, Path, Process, Cycle, Internal energy, Enthalpy, Statements of Zeroth law and First law.

Unit-2:  Energy

Introduction and applications of Energy sources like Fossil fuels, Nuclear fuels, Hydro, Solar, Wind, and Bio-fuels, Environmental issues like Global warming and Ozone depletion.

Unit-3:  Properties of gases

Boyle's law, Charles's law, Gay-Lussac’s law, Avogadro’s law, Combined gas law, Gas constant, Relation between cp and cv, Various non-flow processes like constant volume process, constant pressure process, Isothermal process, Adiabatic process, Polytropic process.

Unit-4:  Properties of Steam

Steam formation, Types of steam, Enthalpy, Specific volume, Internal energy and dryness fraction of steam, use of steam tables, steam calorimeters.

Unit-5:  Heat Engines

Heat engine cycle and Heat engine, working substances, Classification of heat engines, Description and thermal efficiency of Carnot; Rankine; Otto cycle and Diesel cycles

Unit-6:  Steam Boilers

Introduction, Classification, Cochran, Lancashire and Babcock and Wilcox boiler, Functioning of different mountings and accessories.

Unit-7:  Internal Combustion Engines

Introduction, Classification, Engine details, four-stroke/ two-strokecycle Petrol/Diesel engines, Indicated power, Brake Power, Efficiencies

Unit-8:  Pumps

Types and operation of Reciprocating, Rotary and Centrifugal pumps, Priming

Unit-9:  Air Compressors

Types and operation of Reciprocating and Rotary air compressors, significance of Multistage

Unit-10:  Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Refrigerant, Vapor compression refrigeration system, Vapor absorption refrigeration system, Domestic Refrigerator, Window and split air conditioners

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