Thermal Power Engines

Application of the basic principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer; fuels, combustion, nuclear reactors, steam generating units; steam and gas turbines, pumps, blowers and compressors; design of power cycles and the associated component parts.

Manufacturing Technology

Introduction to manufacturing; fundamental properties of materials including metals, polymers, ceramics and composites; fundamentals and principles of major manufacturing processes: metal casting fundamentals and metal casting processes;  forming and shaping processes; bulk deformation, sheet metalworking, powder metallurgy. Processing of polymers and reinforced plastics, ceramics, glass, rubber and composites. Metal cutting: cutting conditions, cutting forces, temperatures, tool life, surface finish, coolants. Cutting tool materials. Principles, tools and process capabilities of basic machining operations: turning, milling, drilling, planning, shaping, boring, broaching. Gear manufacturing. Abrasive operations: grinding, finishing operations. Non-traditional processes. Basics of joining and assembling. Fusion and solid-state welding.  The course includes vizit of students to machine workhops, plastic production plants to observe turning, milling, welding , and extrusion and blow molding applications.

Engineering Mechanics II

MLE 222 Engineering Mechanics II  (4,1) 4: Kinematic analysis of rigid bodies in two dimension; linear constant velocity and accelerated motions, in plane constant velocity and accelerated rotational motion about a fixed axis; radial and transverse components of velocity and acceleration; principles of free boy diagrams, drawing free body diagrams; writing the equations of motion for two dimensional planar motion problems; Force analysis using Newton Laws;  D’Alambert’s principle, analysis of problems using work and energy concepts; linear and angular momentum, mass moment of inertia, slender rigid bars, three dimensional rigid members; solution of general dynamics problems; simple impact analysis of rigid bodies; in plane rotational motion about a moving axis; introduction to three dimensional dynamic problems.

Machine Design

MCLE476 Machine Design (3, 0)3
The course presents the basic mathematical theory of machines and focuses on the principles of analysis and design of mechanisms and machines; together with kinematic and dynamic analysis of linkages, gearing and gear train analysis. The course coverage includes: Introduction to basic concepts; degree of freedom, Grübler’s equation, classification of mechanisms; kinematic inversion, enumeration; joint variables, loop closure equations; position, velocity and acceleration analysis of mechanisms by graphical and analytical methods; four link mechanisms; Grashof’s Rule, dead center positions, transmission angle, mechanical advantage, body guidance, two and three position synthesis;  slider-crank mechanism; gears, simple and planetary gear trains; static and dynamic force analysis. Students are required to complete and present a real life design project and submit a formal project report.

Machine Elements II

MLE372 Machine Elements II (3, 1)3: This course is based on Machine Elements I and the theories and concepts given there. Design of machine elements, however, relies on almost all the subjects covered  uptodate, such as mathematics, physics, statics, dynamics, strength of materials and similar. Course starts with mechanical springs and design of helical springs for different type of loadings; and continues with antifriction bearings; lubrication, lubricants and sliding bearings; nomenclature of gears, kinematics, force and stress analysis of gears and gear systems; design and selection of spur gears, helical gears, worm gears; belt and chain drives; brakes and clutches. Students are requred to complete a design project and submit a project report, either individually or as a team. [Prerequisite: MCLE371]

Strength of materials

MCLE270 Strength of Materials  (3, 2)4:
Equilibrium of deformable body, normal and shear stress, bearing stress, allowable stress, factor of safety, deformation. Normal and shear strain, the tension test, Hooke's law, Poisson's ratio. Elastic deformation of axially loaded members, principle of superposition, statically indeterminate axially loaded members, thermal stress. The torsion formula, power tranmission. Statically indeterminate torque-loaded members. Shear and moment diagrams, the flexure formula. Bending of composite beams, stress concentrations, eccentric axial loading. Shear stresses in beams, shear flow in built-up members. Stress transformation, Mohr's circle. Plane strain, Mohr's circle, failure criteria. Stress caused by combined loading. Elastic curve, slope and displacement. strain energy for normal stress, shearing stress and general state of stress, work and energy under single and several loads, Catigliano's theorem.  [Prerequisite(s): CVLE221, CVLE224]

FLUID MECHANICS

Dynamics of Machinery

Mechanical vibrations: 2-DOF  vibrating systems, vibration measuring instruments, numerical methods for multi-degree of freedom systems, Dunkerley’s equations, vibration of continuous systems, random vibrations. Balancing of machinery: rigid rotors, reciprocating machines, flywheels, planar linkages, balancing machines and instrumentation. Cam dynamics, gyroscope and governors.