INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCES- KTU 

Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University / Kerala Technological university KTU First year (S1 S2) B.tech Syllabus for INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCES (BE101-02)

Module 1

Thermodynamics: Nature and scope of thermodynamics; Basic concepts ; Laws of thermodynamics- Discovery, Significance & Applications; Qualitative ideas on Entropy, Available energy, Irreversibility, Clausius Inequality, Principle of increase of entropy & Carnot engine; Limitations of Thermodynamics; Sources of power; history of power production; power production in the future.

Module 2

Thermal Engineering: Historical development of steam engine, steam turbines, gas turbines and hydraulic turbines; Principle of turbomachinery; History of IC engines; two stroke and four stroke engines-working, applications; Air compressors- types and uses; Principles of Rocket propulsion, chemical rockets, Indian space programme

Module 3

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning: History & scope of refrigeration; applications of refrigeration; Food preservation, refrigerated storage; applications in chemical and process industries; special applications; Air conditioning- Principles & systems; scope of air conditioning; Components of A/c systems, all-air and all-water A/c systems;, Psychrometric properties of air; Human comfort; comfort standards

Module 4

Automobile & Aeronautical Engineering: Introduction to an Automobile; history of the automobile; Indian Automobiles; Types of automobiles; Layout of an automobile; Major components and their functions; Manufacturers of motor vehicles in India; Fundamentals of aerodynamics; theory of lift and drag; aircraft engines-types and applications.

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