More Details about Wiley Acing the GATE Mechanical Engineering, 2ed

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Author(s)Ajay Kumar Tamrakar, Dineshkumar Harursampath
PublisherWiley India
Publish YearNovember 2018


This book is aimed to present the topics of Mechanical Engineering in a systematic, integrated and precise manner, primarily to meet the requirements of the aspirants of GATE (ME) and help them qualify the examination without unreasonable strain. The book is a self-explanatory and a fully-competent text for similar competitive examinations and undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering. The book helps to solve problems faced by aspirants in terms of extensive syllabus coverage, existing incongruity with syllabus, unavailability of a standard book, etc. Throughout the content, an intuitive and systematic approach is used to reinforce the fundamental concepts. The emphasis on fundamental concepts unveils inbuilt opportunities for developing the aptitude, which is the vital element for success in GATE. About the Author Ajay Kumar Tamrakar is currently serving Indian Railways as Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer at Bhopal Division of West Central Railway, under the prestigious cadre of Indian Railway’s Services of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME). He received his B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) degree from Government Engineering College, Rewa in 2001. During his tenure at IISc, his research interests were smart materials, multi–functional composites, and multi-body dynamics and he presented several research papers in national and international conferences. Further, he qualified the Combined Engineering Services Examination (CESE) in 2002 based on which he served Central Electricity Authority (Ministry of Power) as Assistant Director. Later on, he qualified CESE again in 2005, and joined the IRSME in 2006. Dinesh Kumar Harursampath is the Founder-Head, Nonlinear Multifunctional Composites Analysis & Design (NMCAD) Lab and has been an aerospace engineering faculty member at IISc, Bangalore since 2001. In addition to his vast teaching experience, he has guided about fifty post-graduate student theses. With over a hundred book chapters and articles in international journals and conference proceedings, his primary research interests are in geometric and material non-linearities as well as evolutionary interaction. He has pioneered multiple collaborative training, research and development projects with counterparts within India, USA, France, Italy and Canada. Collaborators include Boeing, Bell Helicopters, Ameron International, LM Glasfiber, DRDO, RWRDC, HAL, ARDB and DST. He is a Senior Member, AIAA, AeSI, ISSS. TABLE OF CONTENTS About the Authors Acing the GATE Syllabus of GATE (Mechanical Engineering) Trend of Topics (2014-17) Methodological Concepts of Engineering Studies Part I Applied Mechanics & Design 1 Engineering Mechanics 1.1 Force 1.2 Moment of a Force 1.3 Equivalent System of a Force 1.4 Single Resultant Force 1.5 Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies 1.6 Structural Analysis 1.7 Rectilinear Kinematics 1.8 Angular Motion 1.9 Motion Under Gravity 1.10 Dependent Motion of Particles 1.11 Newton’s Laws of Motion 1.12 Work and Energy 1.13 D’Alembert’s Principle 1.14 Impulse and Momentum 1.15 Law of Restitution 1.16 Principle of Virtual Work 2 Strength of Materials 2.1 Stress and Strain 2.2 Dynamic Loading 2.3 Bi-Axial Stress and Strain 2.4 Mohr’s Circle 2.5 Beam Loading 2.6 Theory of Bending 2.7 Beam Deflection 2.8 Torsion in Shafts 2.9 Combined Stresses 2.10 Thick-Walled Shells 2.11 Thin-Walled Shells 2.12 Struts and Columns 3 Theory of Machines 3.1 Mechanisms and Machines 3.2 Universal Joint 3.3 Kinematic Analysis 3.4 Cam Follower Mechanism 3.5 Gears 3.6 Dynamic Analysis of Slider Crank Mechanism 3.7 Flywheel 3.8 Belt Drive 3.9 Friction 3.10 Governor 3.11 Balancing of Masses 3.12 Gyroscopic Effects 4 Vibrations 4.1 Fundamentals 4.2 Undamped Free Vibration 4.3 Free Damped Vibration 4.4 Forced Vibration 5 Machine Design 5.1 Static Loading 5.2 Dynamic Loading 5.3 Riveted Joints 5.4 Welded Joints 5.5 Threaded Joints 5.6 Design of Shafts 5.7 Design of Keys 5.8 Design of Gears 5.9 Rolling Contact Bearing 5.10 Sliding Contact Bearing 5.11 Brakes and Clutches Part II Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences 6 Fluid Mechanics 6.1 Fluid Properties 6.2 Fluid Pressure 6.3 Buoyancy and Floatation 6.4 Solid Body Motions 6.5 Kinematics of Fluid Flow 6.6 Motion of Fluid Particles 6.7 Principles of Fluid Flow 6.8 Flow Measurements 6.9 Vortex Motion 6.10 Flow from a Line Source 6.11 Laminar Pipe Flow 6.12 Stokes’ Law 6.13 Boundary Layer Theory 7 Heat Transfer 7.1 Modes of Heat Transfer 7.2 Conduction 7.3 Convection 7.4 Radiation 7.5 Heat Exchanger 8 Thermodynamics 8.1 Basic Concepts 8.2 Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics 8.3 Energy Transfer 8.4 First Law of Thermodynamics 8.5 Second Law of Thermodynamics 8.6 Third Law of Thermodynamics 8.7 Exergy and Irreversibility 8.8 Properties of Gases 8.9 Thermodynamic Relations 8.10 Gas Compression 8.11 Brayton Cycle 9 Applications 9.1 Power Engineering 9.2 Internal Combustion Engines 9.3 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 9.4 Turbomachinery Part III Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering 10 Engineering Materials 10.1 Atomic Structure 10.2 Crystal Structure 10.3 Crystal Imperfections 10.4 Effects of Imperfections 10.5 Grain Formation 10.6 Grain Size Measurement 10.7 Grain Structure 10.8 Deformation 10.9 Multiphase Structure 10.10 Iron-Carbon Phase 10.11 Heat Treatment of Steel 10.12 Alloying of Steels 10.13 Mechanical Properties 10.14 Engineering Metals 10.15 Ceramics 10.16 Polymers 10.17 Composites 11 Metal Casting 11.1 Elements of Casting 11.2 Sand Casting 11.3 Pattern 11.4 Molding Sand 11.5 Gating System 11.6 Casting Methods 11.7 Casting Defects 11.8 Inspection of Casting 12 Forming 12.1 Rolling 12.2 Forging 12.3 Extrusion 12.4 Wire Drawing 12.5 Sheet Metal Forming 12.6 High-Energy Rate Forming 12.7 Powder Metallurgy 13 Joining 13.1 Welding 13.2 Brazing 13.3 Soldering 14 Machining 14.1 Mechanism of Metal Cutting 14.2 Cutting Heat 14.3 Tool Materials 14.4 Cutting Fluids 14.5 Cutting Tool Geometry 14.6 Machinability 14.7 Economics of Machining 14.8 Machining Processes 14.9 Finishing Operations 14.10 Modern Machining Processes 14.11 Jigs and Fixtures 15 Metrology and Inspection 15.1 Limits, Tolerances, and Fits 15.2 Linear Measurement 15.3 Angular Measurement 15.4 Gauge Design 15.5 Interferometry 15.6 Surface Measurement 16 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 16.1 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 16.2 Computer Aided Design 16.3 Computer Aided Manufacturing 16.4 Integration of CAD and CAM Systems 16.5 Numerical Control 16.6 Group Technology 17 Production Planning & Control 17.1 Functions of PPC 17.2 Forecasting 17.3 Aggregate Planning 17.4 Disaggregation 17.5 Material Requirement Planning 17.6 Break-even Point Analysis 17.7 Lot Sizing Rules 17.8 Assembly Line Balancing 18 Inventory Control 18.1 Basic Concepts 18.2 EOQ Models 18.3 Probabilistic Inventory Models 18.4 Selective Approaches 18.5 Just-In-Time Production 19 Operations Research 19.1 Simplex Method 19.2 Transportation Problem 19.3 Assignment Problem 19.4 Sequencing 19.5 Queuing Theory 19.6 PERT and CPM Important Formulas Solved Examples GATE Previous Years’ Questions Multiple Choice Questions Numerical Answer Questions Answers Explanations and Hints Solved GATE 2018 Papers (Set I and Set II) Index