( Duration: 2 Years )


Course No.


Course Title

Core Courses
Hard Core:
19 credits (All the courses are compulsory)

 ME  201


Fluid Mechanics

 ME  228


Materials & Structure Property Correlations

 ME  240


Dynamics & Control of Mechanical Systems

 ME  242


Solid Mechanics

 ME  271



 ME  297

1:0 Departmental Seminar

 MA  211


Matrix Theory


 MA  247


Mathematical Methods


 MA  251


Numerical Methods

Project: 27 Credits

 ME  299


Dissertation Project



Aug-Dec Term



Jan-Apr Term

Electives: The balance of 21 credits are required to make up the minimum of 64 credits for completing the M.E. Program.

List  of  courses  to  make  up  the  balance  of  credits  for completing  M.E.  Programme.

Course No


  Course Title

 ME  228


Materials and Structure Property Correlations

 ME  237


Mechanics of Microsystems


 ME  238


Special Topics in Combustion

 ME  239


Modelling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems

 ME  241


Experimental Engineering

 ME  243


Continuum Mechanics

 ME  246


Introduction to Robotics

 ME  248


Industrial Noise Control

 ME  249


Fundamentals of Acoustics

 ME  250


Structural Acoustics

 ME  251

3:0 Biomechanics

 ME  252



 ME  253

3:0  Vibration of Plates and Shells

 ME  255


Principles of Tribology

 ME 256


Variational Methods and Structural Optimization 

 ME  257


Finite Element Methods

 ME  258


Acoustics of Ducts and Mufflers

 ME  259


Nonlinear Finite Element Methods

 ME 260


Topology Optimization

 ME 261


Engineering Mathematics

 ME 272


Thermal Management of Electronics 

 ME 273


Solid and Fluid Phenomena at Small Scales 

 ME  274


Convective Heat Transfer

 ME  275


Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer

 ME  282


Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow

 ME 283

3:0 Two Phase Flows and Boiling Heat Transfer

 ME  284


Thermofluid Dynamics of  I C Engines 

 ME 285

3:0 Turbomachine Theory 

 ME  287


Refrigeration Engineering

 ME  288


Airconditioning Engineering

 ME  289


Principles of Solar Thermal Engineering

 ME  290


Cryogenic Technology

 ME  293


Fracture Mechanics

 ME  295


Geometric Modelling for CAD

 ME  298


Fluid Turbulence


Courses' Description

ME 201 (AUG) 3:0                                                                                                                                                                
Fluid Mechanics

Fluid as a continuum, mechanics of viscosity, momentum and energy theorems and their applications, compressible flows, kinematics, vorticity, Kelvin's and Helmholtz's theorems, Euler's equation and integration, potential flows, Kutta-Joukowsky theorem, Navier-Stokes equations, boundary layer concept, introduction to turbulence, pipe flows. 


Kundu, P.K., and Cohen, I.M., Fluid Mechanics, Elsevier, 2005.
White, F.M., Fluid Mechanics, McGraw Hill, 1986.
Vennard, J.K., and Street, R.L., Elementary Fluid Mechanics, John Wiley, Sixth Edn. 1982. 

ME 228 (AUG) 3:0                                                                                                                                                    
Materials and Structure Property Correlations 

Atomic structure of materials, atomic bonding, crystal structure point, line and areal defects in crystal structure, dislocation concepts of plastic deformation, critical resolved shear stress, interactions between dislocations and work hardening, fracture-microscopic descriptions, strengthening. Mechanisms of metals, processing maps, concepts of bio-materials. Natural and synthetics, fracture and fatigue of bio-materials.


Raghavan, V., Materials Science and Engineers, Prentice Hall, 1979.
Davidge, R.W., Mechanical Behaviour of Ceramics, Cambridge University Press, 1986.  
Reed-Hill, R.E. and Abbaschian, R., Physical Metallurgy Principles, PWS-Kent Publishing Company, 1992.  
Ratner  B.D., Hoffman ,A.S., Schoen F. J., Lemons, J. E., Biomaterials Science- An introduction to Materials in Medicine, Academic Press 1996.

ME 237 (AUG/JAN) 3:0
Mechanics of Microsystems

An overview of micro-systems and micro-fabrication, mechanics issues relevant to micro-systems, scaling laws, materials properties and their role in micro-systems, lumped modeling of micro-systems. Coupled-simulations of multi-energy domain systems including electrostatics-mechanical, electro-thermal, thermo-mechanical, piezoelectric-mechanical, fluidic issues such as squeezed-film effects. Application of numerical techniques such as finite element and boundary element methods in solving steady-state and transient regimes. Case studies of selected micro-systems devices and systems. Introduction to biomechanics at the small sizes. 


Pre-requisite: Multi-variable calculus and numerical analysis. No prior background in micro-systems or mechanics is assumed.

Senturia, S.D., Microsystem Design, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000. 

ME 238 (AUG) 3:0
Special Topics in Combustion

Review of combustion fundamentals – conservation equations, chemical kinetics, laminar premixed and diffusion flames, pollutant formation; combustion instability - basic concepts and mechanisms, acoustic-vortex-flame interactions, combustion instability and control, instability issues in industrial gas turbines and aero-engines; spray combustion, single component and multi-component droplet combustion; modeling of turbulent reacting flows, RANS and LES methods; laser diagnostic methods applied to reacting flows - PLIF, PIV, Raman, Rayleigh, LII, measurement of temperature, velocity, species and soot concentrations.


C. K. Law, Combustion Physics, Cambridge University Press, 2010.                                                
S. R. Turns,  An Introduction to Combustion, Concepts and Applications, McGraw Hill International, Third Edition, 2012.
N. Peters, Turbulent Combustion, Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus and Jay Jeffries, Applied Combustion Diagnostics, Taylor and Francis, 2002.

ME 239 (JAN) 3:0
Modelling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems

Axioms of mathematical modelling, approximations and idealizations, fundamental balance laws, governing equations, state-space description, solution of ODEs, numerical methods for solutions of ODEs, explicit and implicit methods, error and accuracy, stability analysis of numerical solvers, stiff systems and stability, frequency domain in analysis of linear systems, FFT and power spectra, nonlinear systems, maps, bifurcations and chaos.


Hirsh, M., and Smale, S., Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems and Linear Algebra, Academic Press, 1974.                                                                                                              
Farlow  S.J., Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers, Dover Publications Inc., 1993. 
Pratap, R., Getting Started with MATLAB 7, Oxford University Press, 2006. 

ME 240 (AUG) 3:0
Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems

Representation of translation and rotation of rigid bodies, degrees of freedom and generalised coordinates, motion of a rigid body and multi-body systems, Lagrangian and equations of motion, small vibrations, computer generation and solution of equations of motion, review of feedback control, state space method, control system design and computer simulation.


Greenwood, D. T. Principles of Dynamics, 2nd Ed. Prentice Hall, 1988.
Haug, E.J., Computer Aided Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanical Systems, Vol. 1, Allyn and Bacon, 1989.
Franklin, G. F. Powell, J. D., and Abbas Emami-Naeini, Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, Addison Wesley, 1987.

ME 241 (AUG) 2:1
Experimental Engineering

Introduction to modeling, introduction to electronics, data acquisition and analysis, fluid velocity, stress, temperature measurement technique, experiments using photoelasticity, strain gauges, hot-wire anemometry, accelerometer, term paper project.


Pre requisites: ME 201 and ME 242

Doeblin, E.O., Measurement Systems: Application and design, McGraw Hill, 1990.            
Horowitz, P., and Hill, W., The art of electronics, Cambridge University Press, 1990.          
Goldstein, R.J., Fluid mechanics measurements, Hemisphere Publishing Company, 1983

ME 242 (AUG) 3:0
Solid Mechanics

Analysis of stress, Analysis of strain, stress-strain relations, two-dimensional elasticity problems, Airy stress functions in rectangular and polar coordinates, axisymmetric problems, energy methods, St. Venant torsion, elastic wave propagation, elastic instability and thermal stresses.


Fung, Y. C. ,Foundations of Solid Mechanics, Prentice Hall.
Srinath. L. S., Advanced Mechanics of Solids, Tata McGraw Hill.
Sokolnikoff, I. S., Mathematical Theory of Elasticity, Prentice Hall.

ME 243 (AUG) 3:0
Continuum Mechanics

Introduction to vectors and tensors, finite strain and deformation-Eulerian and Lagrangian formulations, relative deformation gradient, rate of deformation and spin tensors, compatibility conditions, Cauchy's stress principle, stress tensor, conservation laws for mass, linear and angular momentum, and energy; entropy and the second law, constitutive laws for solids and fluids, principle of material frame indifference, discussion of isotropy, linearized elasticity, fluid mechanics.


Malvern, L. E. Introduction to the Mechanics of a continuous medium, Prentice Hall, 1969
Gurtin, M., An Introduction to Continuum Mechanics, Academic Press, 1981
Hunter, S. C., Mechanics of Continuous Media, Ellis -Horwood, 1983.

ME 246 (JAN) 3:0
Introduction to Robotics

Robot manipulators: representation of translation, rotation, links and joints, direct and inverse kinematics and workspace of serial and parallel manipulators, dynamic equations of motion, position and force control and simulation. Term paper.


Ghosal, A., Robotics: Fundamental Concepts and Analysis, Oxford University Press, 2006. Notes and recent research paper. 

ME 248 (AUG) 3:0
Industrial Noise Control

Nature of air borne and structure-borne sound; source path receiver concept; various mechanisms of the generation of radiation of sound; propagation of sound; noise reduction by sound absorption or dissipation, isolation and damping of structure borne sound; general methods of noise control; applications to specific machines; principles of flow acoustics and application thereof to I.C. engines, fans and compressors.


Bies, D.A., and Hanson, C.H., Engineering Noise Control, Third Edn, Spon Press, London, 2003.
Irwin, J. D., and Graf E. R., Industrial Noise and Vibration Control, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1979.
Munjal, M. L., Acoustics of Ducts and Mufflers, Wiley -Interscience, NY, 1987.

ME 249 (JAN) 3:0
Fundamentals of Acoustics

Fundamentals of vibration, vibrations of continuous systems (strings, rods, beams and membranes), acooustic wave equation, one dimensional wave equation and solutions.  Kirchhoff Helmholtz Integral Equation (exterior and interior). Neumann and Dirichlet Green Functions. Exterior sound fields: Introduction to spherical coordinates. Exterior sound fields of simple sources in spherical coordinates using KHIE. Scattering of a plane  wave from a rigid sphere. KHIE to Rayleigh Integral. Piston in a baffle. Near field and far field, directivity of exterior sources. Interior sound fields: modeshapes and resonances of a rectangular box and a closed cylinder. Green function using modes. Interior response using the forced KHIE. Decibels, A-weighting, octave bands. The Sommerfeld radiation condition. Solution to the wave equation with initial and boundary conditions using Integral Transforms. Lumped parameter modeling of acoustic systems.


L. E. Kinsler, A. R. Frey, A. B. Coppens and J. V. Sanders, Fundamentals of Acoustics, John Wiley, 1982

Earl Williams, Fourier Acoustics.

ME 250 (AUG) 3:0
Structural Acoustics

Crighton's classical problem of a forced fluid-loaded infinite plate. Complex variables and integrations using branch cuts. Asymptotic methods. Structural acoustic interaction in infinite flexible waveguides. Sound structure interaction in a rectangular box with a flexible wall. Sound radiation from an infinite flat plate. Coincidence and wavenumber spectra, wave impedance.  Sound radiation from a finite rectangular panel set in an infinite baffle: corner and edge mode radiators, modal radiation efficiency and modal average radiation efficiency. Interior coupled sound fields in infinite flexible cylindrical shells, 


Pre-requisite: Consent of Instructor

Miguel C. Junger and David Feit, Sound, Structures and their Interaction, MIT Press, 1986.
Frank J. Fahy, Sound and Structural Vibration, Academic Press, 1985.
L. Cremer, M. Heckl and E.E. Ungar, Structure-Borne Sound, Springer-Verlag, 1987.

ME 251 (JAN) 3:0                                                                                                                    

Bone and cartilage, joint contact analysis, structure and composition of biological tissues. Continuum mechanics, constitutive equations, nonlinear elasticity, rubber elasticity, arterial mechanics. Introduction to cell mechanics.

Namrata Gundiah

Humphrey, J.D., Cardiovascular Solid Mechanics, Springer-Verlag, 2002.                            
Fung, Y.C., Biomechanics, Springer-Verlag, 1990.                                                                
Holzapfel, G. A., Nonlinear Solid Mechanics, Wiley, 2000.

ME 252 (AUG) 3:0

Review of kinematic analysis of simple mechanisms, analysis of complex mechanisms, Analysis by algebraic method, force and dynamic motion analysis, structural synthesis, dimensional synthesis of four-bar to co-ordinate input and output displacements, coupler curves and their applications in mechanism design, Curvature theory in plane kinematics, Synthesis for rigid body guidance, Introduction to spatial linkages.


Ghosh, A. and Mallik, A.K, Theory of Mechanisms and Machines, East-West Press.
Soni, A. H., Mechanism Synthesis and Analysis, McGraw-Hill.

ME 253 (JAN) 3:0
Vibrations of Plates and Shells

Shell coordinates, infinitesimal distances in curved shells, equations of motion for general shell structures using Hamilton’s principle. Specialization to commonly occurring geometries, modeshapes and resonances of flat plates, rings, cylindrical shells and spherical shells. Rayleigh-Ritz and Galerkin methods for finding approximate modeshapes. Forced response: response to various types of loads (point forces, moments, moving loads), transient and harmonic loads. Combination of structures using receptance.


Pre-requisite: a full course in lumped system vibrations

Werner Soedel,Vibrations of plates and shells,                                                                                    
S.S. Rao  Vibrations of continuous systems, 

ME 255 (AUG) 3:0
Principles of Tribology

Surfaces, theories of friction and wear; friction and wear considerations in design; viscosity, hydro-dynamic lubrication, Reynolds equation, coupling of elastic and thermal equations with Reynolds equation, elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication; mechanics of rolling motion, hydrostatic lubrication, lubricants; tribometry, selection of tribological solutions.


Halling, J. (Ed), Principles of Tribology, Macmillan, 1975.
Seireg, A. A. Friction and Lubrication in Mechanical Design, Marcel Dekker, 1998.
Comeron, A., Principles of Lubrication, Longman, 1966.

ME 256 (JAN) 3:0
Variational Methods and Structural Optimization 

Calculus of variations: functionals, normed vector spaces, Gateaux variation, Frechet differential, necessary conditions for an extremum, Euler-Lagrange multiplier theorem, second variations and sufficient conditions. Weak form of differential equations, application of Euler-Lagrange equations for the analytical solution of size optimization problems of bars and beams, topology optimization of trusses and beams applied to stiff structures and compliant mechanisms. Material interpolation methods in design parameterization for topology optimization, optimization formulations for structures and compliant mechanisms involving multiple energy domains and performance criteria. Essential background for Karush-Kuhn-Tucker conditions for multi-variable optimization, numerical optimization algorithms and computer programs for practical implementation of size, shape and topology optimization problems. 

G K Ananthasuresh

Smith, D.R., Variational Methods in Optimization, Dover Publication, 1998.
Haftka, R.T., and Gurdal, Z., Elements of Structural Optimization, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992.
Bendsoe, M.P., and Sigmund, O., Topology Optimization: Theory, Methods and Applications, Springer, 2003.



ME 257 (JAN) 3:0
Finite Element Methods

Linear finite elements procedures in solid mechanics, convergence, isoparametric mapping and numerical Integration. Application of finite element method to Poisson equation, calculus of variations, weighted residual methods, introduction of constraint equations by Lagrange multipliers and penalty method, solution of linear algebraic equations, application of finite element method to linear elasto dynamics, solution of eigenvalue problems, mode superposition and direct time integration algorithms, finite element programming.


Cook R. D., Malkus, D. S., and Plesha, M.E., Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis, 3rd Edition, John Wiley, 1989.
Bathe, K. J., Finite Element Procedures, Prentice Hall of India, 1982.

ME 258 (JAN) 3:0
Acoustics of Ducts and Mufflers

Acoustics of moving media; duct acoustics; analysis and synthesis of one dimensional acoustic filters; the rational synthesis of one dimensional acoustic filters; the exhaust process of reciprocating I.C. engines; analysis of exhaust mufflers, finite wave analysis of exhaust systems, aeroacoustic characterization of engine sources; design of exhaust mufflers.


Munjal, M. L., Acoustics of Ducts and Mufflers, Wiley-Interscience, NY, 1987.
Goldstein M. F., Aeroacoustics, McGraw Hill, 1976.

ME 259 (AUG) 3:0
Nonlinear Finite Element Methods

Fundamentals of finite deformation mechanics-kinematics; stress measures; balance laws, objectivity principle. Newton-Raphson procedure. Finite element formulation for plasticity and nonlinear elasticity. Stress update algorithms for plasticity. Finite element procedures for dynamic analysis; Explicit and implicit time integration. Finite element modelling of contact problems – Slide-line methods and penalty approach; Adaptive finite element analysis – automatic mesh generation; error estimation, choice of new mesh, transfer of state variables. Finite element programming.


Pre-requisite: ME 257 or equivalent

K. J. Bathe, Finite Element Procedures, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi 1997
O. C. Zienkiewicz and R. L. Taylor, The Finite Element Methods, Vols. I and II, McGraw Hill, 1991
T. Belytshko, W.K. Liu and B. Moran, Nonliner Finite Elements for Continua and Structures, Wiley, 2000.

ME 260 (AUG) 3:0
Topology Optimization

Hierarchy in structural optimization: topology, shape, and size. Michelle continua and truss/frame topology optimization. Design parameterization and material interpolation: ground structure method, homogenization-based method, density distribution, level-set methods, peak function methods, phase-field methods. Numerical methods for topology optimization: optimality criteria methods, convex linearization and method of moving asymptotes, dual algorithms, numerical issues in the implementation of topology optimization algorithms, applications to multi-physics problems, compliant mechanisms and material microstructure design. Manufacturing constraints, other advanced topics. 

G K Ananthasuresh

Pre-requisite: ME 256. Background in finite element analysis is preferred.

Bendsoe, M.P., and Sigmund, O., Topology Optimization: Theory, Methods, and Applications, Springer, 2003.                                                
Contemporary literature.

ME 261 (AUG) 3:0
Engineering Mathematics

Vector and tensor algebra: Sets, groups, rings and fields, vector spaces, basis, inner products, linear transformations, spectral decomposition, tensor algebra, similarity transformations, singular value decomposition, QR and LU decomposition of matrices, vector and tensor calculus, system of linear equations (Krylov solvers, Gauss-Seidel), curvilinear coordinate transformations.

Ordinary and partial differential equations: Characterization of ODEs and PDEs, methods of solution, general solutions of linear ODEs, special ODEs, Euler-Cauchy, Bessel’s and Legendre’s equations, Sturm-Liouville theory, critical points and their stability.

Complex analysis: Analytic functions, Cauchy-Riemann conditions and conformal mapping. Special series and transforms: Laplace and Fourier transforms, Fourier series, FFT algorithms, wavelet transforms.


Kryeyzig E, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 9th Ed., Wiley 2006.
M.D. Greenberg, Advanced Engineering Mathematics,  2nd Ed., Pearson, 1998.       F. B. Hildebrand, Methods of Applied Mathematics, Prentice Hall.
Bender and Orszag,  Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers, Springer.

ME 271 (AUG) 3:0

Concepts of thermodynamics, zeroth law, first law, properties of pure substances and mixtures, first order phase transitions, thermophysical properties, energy storage; second law; energy analysis of process and cycle; calculation of entropy and entropy diagrams; availability analysis, chemical equilibrium, non-equillibrium thermodynamics, multi-phase-multi component systems, transport properties; third law.


Van Wylen, G. J., and Sonntag, R.E., Fundamentals of Classical Thermodynamics, Willey.
Work, K. Advanced Thermodynamics for Engineers, Mc-Graw Hill, 1995.

ME 272 (JAN) 3:0                                                                                        
Thermal Management of Electronics 

Structures of heat in electronic systems, review of heat transfer mechanisms with reference to electronic systems: foot prints, spreading resistance, design of fins, convection and radiation from electronic modules, jet impingement cooling, active cooling systems – adsorption, thermo-electric, phase change: current state of the art and future projections of thermal needs in electronics.

P Dutta

Thermal Management of Electronic Systems, Vol. 1-4, ASME Press.        
Krauss, A.D., and Cohen, A.B., Thermal Management of Electronics, Hemisphere.
ASME Trans. Journal of Electronic Packaging, ASME Press.                    
IEEE Trans. on Components and Packaging Technologies.

ME 273 (JAN) 3:0                                                                                        
Solid and Fluid Phenomena at Small Scales 

Intermolecular forces, surfaces, defects. Size- dependent strength, micro - mechanics of interfaces and thin films. Solvation forces, double layer forces, effect of physico-chemical forces on fluid flow at micron-scales. Slip boundary condition, friction and nano tribology.

Nanoindentation, atomic force microscopy, micro-PIV and other characterizing techniques. MEMS, micro fluidics, microscopic heat pipes and other applications.

M S Bobji and R N Govardhan

Israelachvili, J.N., Intermolecular and Surface Forces, Elsevier Publishing Company, 2003.
Meyer, E., Overney, R.M., Dransfeld, K., et al., Nanoscience  Firction and Rheology on the Nanometer Scale, 1998.                                                    
Karniadakis, G.E., and Beskok, A., Micro Flows, Springer Verlag, 2001.

ME 274 (JAN) 3:0
Convective Heat Transfer

Energy Equation, Laminar external convection, Similarity solution, Integral method, Laminar internal convection, concept of full development Heat transfer in developing flow, Turbulent forced convection, Free convection from vertical surface, Rayleigh Benard convection.


Pre-requisite: ME 201 and ME 271

Kays, W. M. and Crawford, M. E., Convective Heat and Mass Transfer, Tata-McGraw Hill 1980
Bejan, A., Convective Heat Transfer, John Wiley 1984

ME 275 (JAN) 3:0
Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer

Thermal conductivity from kinetic theory, Fourier's law, differential equations for heat conduction, integral methods of analysis for transient conduction, lumped and partially lumped capacitance methods, boundary value problems and orthogonal functions, Fourier and Chebyshev series, solution using separation of variables, semi-infinite and infinite domains, Duhamel's theorem, Laplace transforms, Green's functions.

Black body radiation, radiative properties of non-black surfaces, Kirchoff's Law, radiative exchange between different surfaces, configuration factor, radiative transfer in enclosures, radiative transfer in gases.


Arpaci, V. S., Conduction Heat Transfer, Addison-Wesley, 1996.
Hahn, D. W., and Ozisik, M. N., Heat Conduction, John Wiley and Sons, 2012.
Siegel, R., and Howell, J., Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer, Taylor and
Francis, 2002.
Modest, M.F., Radiative Heat Transfer, McGraw Hill 1993.

ME 282 (JAN) 3:0
Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow

Mathematical description of fluid flow and heat transfer; conservation equations for mass, momentum, energy and chemical species, classification of partial differential equations, coordinate systems; discretization techniques using finite difference methods: Taylor-series and control volume formulations; Irregular geometries and body-fitted coordinate system; applications to practical problems.


Pre-requisite: ME 201, ME 271

Patankar, S. V., Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow. Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1980.
Anderson, D. A., Tannehill J. C. and Pletcher, R. H., Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1984.
H. K. Versteeg and W. Malalasekara, An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics, Longman, 1995.

ME 283 (AUG) 3:0                              
Two Phase Flows and Boiling Heat Transfer

Characterization of two phase flow patterns (bubbly, slug, annular, mist, stratified, etc), homogeneous and heterogeneous flow models, suspension of particles in fluids, particulate fluidization, Bubble dynamics, Rayleigh-Plesset Equation, Boiling and Condensation Heat Transfer, Homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation, Hydrodynamic stability of stratified fluids, molecular theory of surface tension, contact line dynamics, dewetting pathways.


Pre-requisite: A course in fluid mechanics

Graham B Wallis, “One dimensional two phase flow”, McGraw Hill, 1969.
R T Knapp, J W Daily, F G Hammit, “Cavitation”, McGraw Hill, 1970.
R Clift, J R Grace and M E Weber, “Bubbles, drops and particles”, Dover, 1978.
P de Gennes, F Brochard-Wyart and D Quéré, “Capillarity and wetting phenomena”, Springer, 2004.
V P Carey, “Liquid-Vapor Phase-Change Phenomena”, Hemisphere Pub. Corp., 1992.

ME 284 (JAN) 3:0
Thermofluid dynamics of I C Engines 

Review of classical thermodynamics, ideal cycles, real cycles, spark ignition and compression ignition engine fundamentals, engine performance parameters, engine combustion, normal and abnormal combustion, combustion chamber design parameters, pollutant formation, direct and indirect injection in diesel engines.


Heywood, J.B., Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals, McGraw Hill Interational edition, 1988
Richard Stone, Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines, 2nd Edn., Macmillan Press, 1992.

ME 285 (AUG) 3:0
Turbomachine Theory

Introduction to turbomachines, mixing losses, review of vorticity, profile changes in contracting and expanding ducts. Brief review of diffusers, rotating co-ordinate system, total enthalpy, rothalpy, Euler turbine equation, velocity triangles. Specific speed and Cordier diagram,cascade aerodynamics. Elemental compressor stage, reaction work and flow coefficients. Equations of motion in axisymmetric flow, simple and extended radial equilibrium. Elemental axial turbine stage, radial and mixed flow machines, work done by Coriolis forces and by aerofoil action, the centrifugal compressor, vaned and vaneless diffusers.


Sabersky, R. H. and Acosta, A., Fluid Flow: A First Course in Fluid Mechanics, 
Wilson, D. G., The Design of High Efficiency Turbomachinery and Gas Turbine, MIT Press, 1984.

ME 287 (JAN) 3:0
Refrigeration Engineering

Methods of refrigeration; vapour compression, refrigeration-standard and actual vapour compression cycles, multipresure systems, compressors, condensers, expansion devices, evaporators, refrigerants and refrigeration controls, component matching and system integration, vapour absorption refrigeration thermodynamics, single stage, dual stage and dual effect systems. Selection of working fluids, design of generators and absorbers; nonconventional refrigeration systems, vapour jet refrigeration.


Stoecker, W. F., and Jones, J. W., Refrigeration and Air conditioning, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co. Ltd., 1983.
Therlkeld J. L., Thermal Environmental Engineering, Prentice Hall, NY, 1970.
ASHRAE Handbooks (SI Editions): Fundamentals (2009), Refrigeration (2010).

ME 288 (JAN) 3:0
Air Conditioning Engineering

Properties of air water mixtures, psychometric chart, air conditioning processes, enthalpy potential cooling and dehumidifying coils, cooling towers, heat transfer in buildings, comfort air-conditioning, cooling load calculations, air conditioning system, design of air delivery systems, clean rooms and laminar flow equipment, air conditioning controls, noise and vibration control in air-conditioned rooms.


Croome-Gole D. J., and Roberts, B. M., Air-conditioning and Ventilation of buildings, Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1984.
Jones, W. P., Air-conditioning Engineering, Edward Arnold Publishers Ltd., London, 1984.
Haines R. W., Control Systems for Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, Van Nastrand Reinhold Co., NY, 1984.
ASHRAE Handbooks (SI Editions): HVAC Applications (2007), Systems and Equipment (2008), Fundamentals (2009). 

ME 289 (AUG) 3:0
Principles of Solar Thermal Engineering

Introduction, solar radiation – fundamentals and fluid mechanics and heat transfer, methods of collection and thermal conversion, solar thermal energy storage, solar heating systems, solar refrigeration, solar thermal elective conversion, other applications.


F. Kreith and J. F. Kreider, Principles of Solar Thermal Engineering, McGraw Hill, 1978
J. A. Duffie and W. A. Beckman, Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes, John Wiley & Sons, 1991
A. B. Meinel and F. P. Meinel, Applied Solar Energy, Addison-Wesley, 1976

ME 293 (AUG) 3:0
Fracture Mechanics

Evaluation of fracture mechanics; elements of elasticity and plasticity; energetics of fracture, energy release rate and stress intensity factor, mixed mode fracture mechanics; dynamic fracture; nonlinear fracture mechanics, J integral, elastic-plastic crack tip fields, J integral testing, J controlled crack growth and stability and engineering approach to plastic fracture.


Broek, D., Elementary Engineering Fracture Mechanics.
M. F. Kanninen and C. H. Popular Advanced Fracture Mechanics, Oxford, 1985.
T. A. Anderson, Fracture Mechanics, Fundamentals and application, CRC Press, 1994.

ME 295 (JAN) 3:0
Geometric Modelling for Computer Aided Design

Representation of curves and surfaces-parametric form, Bezier, B. Spline and NURBS, intersection of curves and surfaces, interpolation, representation of solids-graph based models and point set models, Euler operators, boundary evaluation, computation of global properties of solids.


Rogers, D. F., and Adams J. A., Mathematical Elements of Computer Graphics, McGraw Hill, 1990.
Martti Mantyla, An Introduction to Solid Modelling, Computer Science Press, 1988.

ME 297 (AUG/JAN) 1:0
Departmental Seminar

The student is expected to attend and actively take part in ME Departmental Seminars for one semester during his/her stay. 

Pass in the course is obtained by attendance of atleast 80%

Faculty Co-ordinator
(currently Dr. Vinod Srinivasan)

ME 298 (JAN) 3:0
Fluid Turbulence

Stability of fluid flows, transition to turbulence- Introduction to turbulence, Reynolds averaged equations, statistical description of turbulence, vorticity dynamics, similarity methods, turbulent shear flows, Bernard convention, modelling and numerical methods.


Pre-requisite: Consent of Instructor

ME 299
Dissertation Project
ME 299A (AUG) 0:06 Third Term of Study
ME 299B (JAN) 0:21 Fourth Term of Study

The M.E. Project is aimed at training the students to analyse independently any problem posed to them. The project may be a purely analytical piece of work, a completely experimental one or a combination of both. In a few cases, the project can also involve a sophisticated design work. The project report is expected to show clarity of thought and expression, critical appreciation of the existing literature and analytical and/or experimental or design skill.