Course Title: 
Basic Mechanical Engineering
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Subject Core
Undergraduate (UG)
School of Engineering

'Basic Mechanical Engineering' is a course offered in the second semester of  B. Tech. in Civil Engineering program at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1:
Introduction: Introduction to Thermodynamics - Concept of a System – Types of Systems, Thermodynamic Equilibrium, Properties, State, Process and Cycle, Zeroth Law, Energy Interactions - Heat and Work, Types of Work, Work interactions in a closed System for various processes
First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics: First Law: Cycle and Process, Specific Heats, Heat interactions in a Closed System for various processes, Second Law: Kelvin-Planck and Clausius Statements, Concept of Heat Engine and Reversed H.E. Efficiency/COP, Carnot Cycle, Carnot Efficiency, Property of Entropy, T-S and P-V Diagrams

Unit 2:
Internal Combustion Engines and Refrigeration: IC Engines: 2 - Stroke and 4 - Stroke Engines, S.I. Engine and C.I. Engine: Differences, P-V and T-S Diagrams Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems: Principle and working of standard vapor compression refrigeration system and Brief description of Refrigerants, Types of air conditioning systems, Psychrometry, Ratings, Impact on environment

Unit 3:
Engineering Materials: Classification, Properties of MaterialsManufacturing Processes: Metal Casting, Moulding, Patterns Metal Working: Hot Working and Cold Working, Metal Forming: Extrusion, Forging, Rolling, Drawing Metal Joining Processes: Arc welding processes, Soldering and Brazing Introduction to Machine Tools and Machining Processes: Principles of metal cutting, Cutting tools, Cutting tool materials and applications. Introduction to machining operations – Turning, Drilling, Shaping and Milling

Text Books:

  1. Cengel Y. A. & Boles M. A.,“Thermodynamics - an Engineering Approach”, 8/e, Tata McGraw hill, 2016
  2. Ghosh A. and Mallik A. S. - ‘Manufacturing Science’ - Affiliated East West Press Private Limited – 2010