## ISRO Detailed Syllabus of Scientist/Engineer for Mechanical Engineering

### Syllabus for ISRO ME Branch:

#### Mechanical Detailed Syllabus

**Engineering Mathematics**

**Linear Algebra**

• Algebra of Matrices

• System of Linear Equations

• Eigen Values and Eigen Vectors

**Calculus**

• Taylor Series

• Fourier Series

• Partial Derivatives

• Total Derivatives

• Definite and Improper Integrals

• Multiple Integrals

**Vector Calculus**

• Gradient, Divergence and Curl

• Line and Surface Integrals

• Green, Gauss and Stokes

Theorems

**Numerical Methods**

• Solution of System of Linear

Equations

• Interpolation

• Numerical Integration

• Newton-Raphson Method

• Runge-Kutta Method

**Differential Equations**

• Linear ODEs

• First Order Non-Linear ODEs

• Initial and Boundary value problems

• Laplace Transform

• PDEs-Laplace, Wave and

Diffusion Equations

**Probability & Statistics**

• Gaussian

• Weibul Distribution and Their properties

• Method of Least Squares

• Regression Analysis

**Engineering Mechanics**

• Equivalent Force systems

• Free-Body concepts

• Equations of Equilibrium

• Trusses and Frames

• Virtual work and minimum potential energy

• Kinematics and Dynamics of particles and rigid bodies

• Impulse and Momentum (Linear and Angular)

• Energy Methods

• Central Force motion

**Strength of Materials**

• Stress and Strain

• Stress-Strain Relationship and Elastic constants

• Mohr’s circle for Plane Stress and Plane Strain

• Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams

• Bending and Shear stresses

• Deflection of Beams Torsion of Circular shafts, Thin and Thick cylinders

• Euler’s Theory of Columns

• Strain Energy Methods

• Thermal Stresses

**Theory of Machines**

• Displacement

• Velocity and Acceleration

• Analysis of Plane Mechanisms

• Dynamic Analysis of Slider-Crank Mechanism

• Planar Cams and Followers

• Gear Tooth Profiles

• Kinematics and Design of Gears

• Governors and Flywheels

• Balancing of Reciprocating and Rotating Masses

• Vibrations: Free and Forced Vibration of Single Degree Freedom Systems

• Effect of Damping

• Vibration Isolation

• Resonance

• Critical Speed of Rotors

**Design of Machine Elements**

• Design for Static and Dynamic Loading

• Failure Theories

• Fatigue Strength

• Design of Bolted, Riveted and Welded Joints

• Design of Shafts and Keys

• Design of Spur Gears, Rolling and Sliding Contact Bearings Brakes and Clutches

• Belt, Ropes and Chain Drives

**Fluid Mechanics**

• Fluid Properties, Fluid Statics, Manometry, Buoyancy

• Control-Volume Analysis of Mass, Momentum and Energy, Fluid Acceleration

• Differential Equation of Continuity And Momentum

• Bernoulli’s Equation

• Viscous Flow of Incompressible Fluids

• Boundary Layer, Elementary Turbulent Flow

• Flow Through Pipes

• Head Losses in Pipes, Bends, etc

**Heat-Transfer**

• Modes of Heat Transfer

• One Dimensional Heat Conduction

• Resistance Concept

• Electrical Analogy

• Unsteady Heat Conduction, Fins

• Dimensionless Parameters in Free and Forced Convective Heat Transfer

• Various Correlations for Heat Transfer in Flow over Flat Plates and Through Pipes

• Thermal Boundary Layer

• Effect of Turbulence

• Radiative Heat Transfer

• Black and Grey Surfaces

• Shape Factors

• Network Analysis

• Heat Exchanger Performance

• LMTD And NTU Methods

**Thermodynamics**

• Zeroth, First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics

• Thermodynamic System and Processes

• Irreversibility and Availability

• Behavior of Ideal and Real Gases

• Properties of Pure Substances

• Calculation of Work and Heat in Ideal Processes

• Analysis of Thermodynamic Cycles related to Energy Conversion

• Carnot, Rankine, Otto, Diesel, Brayton and Vapor Compression Cycles

**Power Plant Engineering**

• Steam Generators

• Steam Power Cycles

• Steam Turbines

• Impulse and Reaction Principles, Velocity Diagrams, Pressure and Velocity Compounding

• Reheating and Reheat Factor

• Condensers and Feed Heaters

• I.C. Engines: Requirements and Suitability of Fuels in IC Engines, Fuel Ratings, Fuel-Air Mixture Requirements

• Normal Combustion in SI and CI Engines

• Engine Performance Calculations

**Refrigeration and air-conditioning**

• Refrigerant Compressors

• Expansion Devices

• Condensers and Evaporators

• Properties of Moist Air

• Psychrometric Chart

• Basic Psychometric Processes

**Turbomachinery**

• Components of Gas Turbines

• Compression Processes

• Centrifugal and Axial Flow Compressors

• Axial Flow Turbines

• Elementary Theory

• Hydraulic Turbines

• Eulerturbine Equation

• Specific Speed, Pelton-Wheel, Francis and Kaplan Turbines

• Centrifugal Pumps

**Engineering Materials**

• Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials and their Applications

• Heat Treatment

**Metal Casting**

• Casting Processes (Expendable and Non-Expendable) - Pattern, Moulds and Cores

• Heating and Pouring

• Solidification and Cooling, Gating Design

• Design Considerations

• Defects

**Forming Processes**

• Stress-Strain Diagrams for Ductile and Brittle Materials

• Plastic Deformation and Yield Criteria

• Fundamentals of Hot and Cold Working Processes

• Bulk Metal Forming Processes (Forging, Rolling Extrusion, Drawing)

• Sheet Metal Working Processes (Punching, Blanking, Bending

• Deep Drawing, Coining, Spinning

• Load Estimation using Homogeneous Deformation Methods, Defects)

• Processing of Powder Metals Atomization, Compaction, Sintering

• Secondary and Finishing Operations.

• Forming and Shaping of Plastics

• Extrusion, Injection Molding

**Joining Processes**

• Physics of Welding

• Fusion and Non-Fusion Welding Processes

• Brazing and Soldering

• Adhesive Bonding

• Design Considerations in Welding

• Weld Quality Defects

• Machining and Machine Tool

**Operations**

• Mechanics of Machining

• Single and Multi-Point Cutting Tools

• Tool Geometry and Materials

• Tool Life and Wear

• Cutting Fluids

• Machinability

• Economics of Machining

• Non-Traditional Machining Processes

**Metrology and Inspection**

• Limits, Fits and Tolerances

• Linear and Angular Measurements

• Comparators

• Gauge Design

• Interferometry

• Form and Finish Measurement

• Measurement of Screw Threads

• Alignment and Testing Methods

**Tool Engineering**

• Principles of Work Holding

• Design of Jigs And Fixtures

• Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Basic Concepts of CAD, CAM and their Integration Tools

**Manufacturing Analysis**

• Part-Print Analysis

• Tolerance Analysis in Manufacturing and Assembly

• Time and Cost Analysis

**Work-Study**

• Method Study

• Work Measurement Time Study

• Work Sampling

• Job Evaluation

• Merit Rating

**Production Planning and Control**

• Forecasting Models

• Aggregate Production Planning

• Master Scheduling

• Materials Requirements Planning

**Inventory Control**

• Deterministic and Probabilistic Models

• Safety Stock Inventory Control Systems

**Operations Research**

• Linear Programming

• Simplex and Duplex Method

• Transportation, Assignment

• Network Flow Models

• Simple Queuing Models

• PERT And CPM

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