ME 4000           Project & Thesis

3 hours/week      Credits : 1.50


Experimental and theoretical investigation of various topics in Mechanical Engineering. The topic should provide an opportunity for the student to develop initiative, creative ability and Engineering judgement. The work may be done individually or in a group (Preferably not more than two in a group). Towards the end of the final semester; the students will have to submit thesis to the department.

ME 4XXX        Optional Subject-I       

3 hours/week    Credits : 3


Any one course from the optional subjects.

ME 4504              Heat & Mass Transfer Sessional

3/2 hours/week    Credits : 0.75


Experiment based on ME-4503

ME 4503           Heat & Mass Transfer

3 hours/week    Credits: 3.00


Convection: Different types of flow and convection; Factors influencing the convective heat transfer coefficient; General methods for estimation of convection heat transfer coefficient, Energy transport mechanism; Analogy between heat and momentum transfer; Approximate analysis by integral method; Fully developed flows and boundary layer developments; Forced convection over a flat plate, inside tubes and ducts, Forced convection over other surfaces- cylinders, spheres and tube-bundles in cross flow. Application of dimensional analysis in forced and natural convection. Empirical equations based on forced convection. Free convection from exterior surfaces-vertical plates and cylinders, Horizontal plates and cylinders, spheres and inclined plates. Heat transfer due to combined effect of conduction, convection and radiation. Empirical equations based on free convection.

Boiling: Mechanism & heat transfer correlations. Different types of boiling and their effects on heat transfer. Evaporation. Heat pipes.

Condensation: Mechanism & heat transfer correlations. Different types of condensation and their effects on heat transfer. Analysis of film wise condensation on a vertical plates and horizontal cylinders.

Heat exchangers: Basic types; LMTD; effectiveness- NTU method; fouling and scaling factors of heat exchanger. Techniques of heat transfer augmentation; Heat exchanger devices.

Mass transfer: Mechanism of mass transfer by diffusion, Convection and change of phase, Mass-transfer co-efficient; Analogy between heat and mass-transfer; Simultaneous heat and mass-transfer phenomena. Application of dimensional analysis in mass transfer. Empirical equations based on mass transfer.

ME 4502              Applied Thermodynamics Sessional

3/2 hours/week    Credits : 0.75


Experiments based on ME-4501.

ME 4501           Applied Thermodynamics

4 hours/week    Credits: 4.00


Internal combustion Engine : Classification; testing and performance of IC engines; ideal fuel-air cycle and real cycle analysis; use of combustion charts; combustion phenomena in SI and CI engines; flame propagation; knocking and detonation in IC engines and factors effecting knocking and detonation; fuel metering in SI and CI engines; combustion chamber design of ICE including gas turbine. Volumetric efficiency of IC engine and variables affecting volumetric efficiency; heat transfer in IC engines; scavenging; scavenging efficiency; performance of supercharged and unsuper-charged IC engines. Principle of similitude in IC engine design. Engine friction and engine characteristics. Fuel specification in ICE.

Gas Turbine & Thrust propulsion : Gas power cycle; open and closed gas turbine cycles; cycles with inter-cooling and re-heating; regeneration; performance. Ideal and real cycles; gas turbine compressors. Basic propulsion system; jet propulsion; turbojet and turbo-propeller systems; effect of different parameters on performance; thrust augmentation; rocket propulsion; rocket fuels. steam turbines and vapor power cycles; reheat; regenerative and superposed binary vapor cycles. back pressure and extraction turbine. Flow through nozzles and blades, velocity compounding and pressure compounding.

Introduction to Energy Conversion : Direct energy conversion; solar energy conversion; fuel cells; thermionic converters; thermo-electrical systems; plasma engine; magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) power generation. Co-generation technology

ME 4302              Measurement & Quality Control  Sessional

3/2 hours/week    Credits : 0.75


Experiments based on ME-4301.

ME 4301           Measurement and Quality Control

3 hours/week     Credits : 3.00


Inspection: Organization and purposes, kinds of inspection; fits, allowance and tolerances-their use and their gauges; Abbes' principle and its application.

Standards of length. Scope and techniques for maintaining tolerances, grades of manufacturing accuracy. Assembly-Selective and interchangeable assembly, gauging and limit gauges. Taylor's principles on limit gauges, thread measurement and thread.

Measurement: Accuracy of measuring tools; tools and measurements of tapers; elements of gears and screw threads etc, measurement of errors in all of the above type measurements;; instruments for checking straightness; flatness & squareness and for alignment test. ; Measurement of surface finish & roughness. Accuracy testing of measuring instruments;

Electrical & Electronic measurement.

Engineering Statistics : Concepts of probability; conditional and joint probability; Baye's rule; Concepts of random variables; discrete and continuous probability distributions, moment and moment generating function; uniform; binomial; hyper-geometric; Poisson distributions; normal distribution; students' t-distribution, Chi-square distribution; exponential distribution. estimation theory; estimation of mean; difference between two means etc.

Statistical hypothesis: Type-I & Type-II error, one-tailed & two-tailed tests.

Statistical quality control: objectives of statistical quality control; Control charts-uses of X & R-charts, p-charts and c-charts. Acceptance sampling-single sampling, double sampling, multiple sampling; sequential sampling; sampling plans and their applications.

Regression analysis, analysis of variance. Concepts of quality circle. TQM and TQC.

ME 4201           Production Planning and Control

4 hours/week   Credits: 4.00


Introduction: Functions of production planning & control, production planning systems & master production schedule. MRPII, JIT.

Product and Production Systems : Product development & design product analysis, types of production schedule.

Break even analysis: Break even point and its interpretation, profit volume ratio and its application to new design, multi-product profit volume ratio. break even analysis to step wise cost variation.

Forecasting: Coordination between sales, manufacturing and purchase departments, techniques of forecasting.

Inventory: Inventory systems, purchase inventory model, EOQ, production inventory model, EPQ, quantity discounts in inventory, safety stock & reorder levels. Materials requirement planning, Capacity requirements planning.

Scheduling: Concepts and techniques-Gantt-chart, CPM, PERT, Index method, line of balance.

Designing production systems: Plant location and its evaluation, Plant layout, types of plant layouts and their analysis, evaluation of plant layout. Time & motion study.