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GATE Syllabus of Mechanical Engineering 2014

Gate Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering 2014 includes General Aptitute(GA) questions like English grammar, verbal analogies, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction,Sentence completion,Word groups. Engineering Mathematics is also included in ME question papers for Gate 2014. Detail syllabus of Mechanical Engineering is updated in this page.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING  (ME) - GATE 2014 - SYLLABUS

Engineering Mechanics: Free body diagrams and equilibrium; virtual work;frames and trusses; kinematics and dynamics of particles and of rigid bodies in plane motion, including impulse and momentum (angular and linear) and energy formulations; impact.
Strength of Materials: Strain and stress, stress-strain relationship and elastic constants, Mohr’s circle for plane stress and plane strain, shear force and bending moment diagrams; thin cylinders ;bending and shear stresses; torsion of circular shafts; deflection of beams; Euler’s theory of columns; thermal stresses; strain energy methods.
Theory of Machines: velocity and Displacement and acceleration analysis of plane mechanisms; dynamic analysis of slider-crank mechanism; flywheels; gear trains.
Vibrations: Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems; effect of damping; vibration isolation; critical speeds of shafts, resonance.
Design: Design for dynamic and static loading; failure theories; fatigue strength and the S-N diagram;principles of the design of machine elements such as riveted ,bolted and welded joints, shafts, rolling, spur gears, and sliding contact bearings, clutches and brakes.
Fluid Mechanics: Fluid properties; manometry, fluid statics, buoyancy; control-volume analysis of mass, energy and momentum; fluid acceleration; differential equations of momentum and continuity ; Bernoulli’s equation; viscous flow of incompressible fluids; elementary turbulent flow; boundary layer; flow through pipes, head losses in bends, pipes etc.
Heat-Transfer: Modes of heat transfer; one dimensional heat conduction, electrical analogy, resistance concept ,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, black and grey surfaces, radiative heat transfer ;shape factors, network analysis; heat exchanger performance, NTU and LMTD methods.
Thermodynamics: Zeroth, Second and First laws of thermodynamics; thermodynamic system and processes; Carnot cycle.irreversibility and availability; behaviour of real and ideal gases, properties of pure substances; analysis of thermodynamic cycles related to energy conversion; calculation of work and heat in ideal processes
Applications: Power Engineering: Steam Tables, Rankine, Brayton cycles with regeneration and reheat. I.C. Engines: Diesel cycles. air-standard Otto. Refrigeration and air-conditioning: Vapour refrigeration cycle, gas refrigeration, heat pumps, Reverse Brayton cycle; moist air: psychrometric chart, basic psychrometric processes. Turbomachinery: Pelton-wheel, Kaplan and Francis turbines ,velocity diagrams, impulse and reaction principles

Engineering Materials: Field that applies the characteristics of matter to various regions of science and engineering.It include topics-Properties and Structure of engineering materials, heat treatment, stress-strain diagrams for engineering materials.
Metal Casting: Design of patterns, cores and moulds; cooling and solidification; riser and gating design, design considerations.
Forming: Plastic deformation and yield criteria; fundamentals of cold and hot working processes; load estimation for bulk ( rolling, forging, extrusion, drawing) and sheet (deep drawing, shearing, bending) metal forming processes; principles of powder metallurgy.
Joining: Physics of welding, soldering and brazing; design considerations in welding; adhesive bonding.
Machining and Machine Tool Operations: Mechanics of machining, single and multi-point cutting tools, materials and tool geometry , tool life and wear; economics of machining; principles of work holding, principles of non-traditional machining processes; principles of design of jigs and fixtures
Metrology and Inspection: fits,Limits and tolerances; angular and linear measurements; comparators; gauge design; interferometry; form and finish measurement; testing and alignment methods; tolerance analysis in manufacturing and assembly.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Basic concepts of CAM/CAD and their integration tools.
Production Control and Planning: Forecasting models, scheduling, aggregate production planning, materials requirement planning.
Inventory Control: Probabilistic and Deterministic models; safety stock inventory control systems.
Operations Research: Linear programming, Duplex and simplex method, transportation, assignment, simple queuing models, CPM and PERT , network flow models.

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