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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur


Detailed Curriculum of M. Tech Programme in
MECHANICAL SYSTEMS DESIGN (ME3)
Semester - I
Sub. No. Sub. Name

Semester

ME60021

Advanced Mechanics of Solids

ME60023
ME69331

Applied Elasticity and Plasticity


Seminar I

3
0

1
0

0
3

4
2

1
1

Elective I

Elective II

Elective III

ME69003

Engineering Software Laboratory

ME69009

Machine Design and Analysis Laboratory

15

26

Semester - II
Sub. No.

Sub. Name

Semester

ME60024

Tribology

ME60104
ME69332

Mechanics of Composites
Seminar II

3
0

1
0

0
3

4
2

2
2

Elective IV

Elective V

Elective VI

Microprocessor Application Laboratory

15

24

ME69016

Semester III
Subject No
Subjects
ME68032 Comprehensive Viva
ME67031 Thesis Part I

L T P

C
3
20

Semester IV
Subject No
Subjects
L T P C
ME67032 Thesis Part II
20

LIST OF ELECTIVE SUBJECTS


1St Semester
Subject
Number
ME60075
ME60063
ME60061
ME60299
ME60091
ME60077
ME60079
ME60102

Subject Name

L-T-P

Credit

Machinery Fault Diagnostics & Signal


Processing
Vibration Analysis
Automatic Control
Fracture Mechanics
Continuum Mechanics
Finite Element Methods in Engineering
Engineering Design Optimization
Fluid Drives and Control

3-0-2

3-1-0
3-1-0
3-1-0
3-1-0
3-1-0
3-1-0
3-1-0

4
4
4
4
4
4
4

Subject Name

L-T-P

Credit

3-1-0
3-1-0
3-1-0
3-1-0
3-1-0
3-1-0

4
4
4
4
4
4

2nd Semester
Subject
Number
ME 60022
ME60354
ME60126
ME60110
ME60308
ME 60062

Experimental Stress Analysis


Micromechanics and Nanomechanics
Mechanisms and Robot Kinematics
Mechanical Drives
Mechanics of Human Body
Vibration of Structures

Syllabi of Core and Elective Subjects


Advanced Mechanics of Solids (ME60021)
Shear centre and unsymmetrical bending. Beam columns; Beams on elastic foundations; curved beams, Rotating
discs and thick cylinders, virtual work; Minimum Potential energy; Hamilton's Principle. Plate Theory: Formulation
by Hamilton's principle : Bending and buckling of homogeneous and Sandwich Plates. Shell theory: Introduction to
theory of surface; Formulation by Hamilton's Principle; membrane, bending and buckling analysis of shells of
revolution.
Experimental Stress Analysis (ME60022)
Basic elasticity theory. Strain Measurement Methods: Various types of strain gauges, Electrical Resistance strain
gauges, semiconductor strain gauges, strain gauge circuits, transducer applications, recording instruments for static
and dynamic applications. Photoelasticity: Theory of photoelasticity, Analysis techniques, Three dimensional
photoelasticity, Reflection Palanscope and application. Brittle coating methods of strain indication. Moire Method
of strain analysis. Grid method of strain analysis. Computer interfacing and on-line monitoring of strain and stress
fields.
Applied Elasticity and Plasticity (ME60023)
Analysis of three dimensional stresses and strains. equations of equilibrium, generalized Hooke's law, Plane elastic
problems in cartesian and polar coordinates, axisymmetric problems, torsion, energy and variational principles,
Navier equation and the Galerkin vector, Papkovich-Neuber solution. Yield criteria for ductile materials. Plastic
stress-strain relationships. Elasto-plastic analysis, Plastic work and strain-hardening hypothesis. Plane plastic strain
problems, slip lines, characteristics of slip-line field.
Tribology (ME60024)
Introduction, economic aspects, lubrication of bearings, friction control and wear prevention. Properties and
testing of lubricants. Mechanics of fluid flow - Reynolds equation and its limitations. Idealized bearings : Infinitely
long plane pivoted shoe and fixed shoe sliders, Infinitely long journal bearings, Infinitely short (narrow) bearings,
Lightly loaded infinitely long journal bearing (Petroffs' solution). Finite bearings : Approximate analytical solution,
Numerical solution and Electrical analogy method. Hydrostatic oil bearings : Thrust and journal bearings. Squeeze
film bearings. Gas-lubricated bearings; hydrodynamic bearings, hydrostatic bearings porous bearings. Elastohydrodynamic lubrication. Fluid inertia and turbulence and hydrodynamic instability. Friction and wear of metals.
Automatic Control (ME60061)
Introduction; Mathematical models of physical system; Feedback characteristics of control systems; Control systems
and components; Time response analysis, design specifications and performance indices; Concepts of stability and
algebraic criteria; Root locus technique; Frequency response analysis; Stability in frequency domain; Introduction
to design; State variable analysis and design.
Vibration of Structures (ME60062)
Introduction; Boundary value and eigenvalue problems; Self-adjoint and non-self-adjoint systems; Vibration of rods,
shafts and strings; Bending vibration of bars; Two-dimensional problems; Variational Characterization of the
eigenvalues; The response problem; discretization of continuous systems; Rayleigh-Ritz method, Assumed modes
method, Method of weighted residuals; System response by approximate methods; Vibration of a system with timedependent boundary conditions; Transform method solution of continuous systems; The finite element method;
Substructure synthesis
Vibration Analysis (ME60063)
Characterization of Engineering vibration problems. Model study through single degree of freedom analysis. Two
and Multi degree of freedom systems with applications. Continuous medium, Vibration Measuring Instruments,

computational Techniques like Matrix iterations, Transfer Matrix method and other methods, Lagrange's mechanics,
system simulation technique.
Machinery Fault Diagnostics and Signal Processing (ME60075)
Maintenance Principles, FMECA, Basics of Machine Vibration, Signal Analysis, Computer aided data acquisition, Time
Domain Signal Analysis, Frequency Domain Signal Analysis, Fault Detection Transducers and Monitoring, Vibration
Monitoring, Field Balancing of Rotors, Condition Monitoring of Rotating Machines, Noise Monitoring, Wear & Debris
Analysis, Thermography, Electric Motor Current Signature Analysis, Ultrasonics in Condition Monitoring, NDT
Techniques in Condition Monitoring, Case studies
Finite Element Methods in Engineering (ME60077)
Basic concepts: The standard discrete system, Finite elements of an elastic continuum-displacement approach,
Generalization of the finite element concepts-weighted residual and variational approaches. Element types:
triangular, rectangular, quadrilateral, sector, curved, isoparametric elements and numerical integration. Automatic
mesh generation schemes. Application to structural mechanics problems: plane stress and plane strains,
Axisymmetric stress analysis, three dimensional stress analysis, bending of plates. Introduction to the use of FEM in
steady state field problems-heat conduction, fluid flow and non-linear material problems, plasticity, creep etc.
Computer procedures for Finite element analysis.
Engineering Design Optimization (ME60079)
Basic concepts: Unconstrained and constrained problems. The Kuln-Tucker conditions; Function of one variable;
Polynomial approximations, Golden section method. Finding the bounds on the solution, a general strategy for
minimizing functions of one variable; Unconstrained functions of n variables : Zero-order, first-order and secondorder methods, convergence criteria; constrained functions of n variables: linear programming, Sequential
unconstrained minimization techniques, Direct methods; Approximation techniques; Duality; General design
applications.
Continuum Mechanics (ME60091)
Tensors, kinematics of a continuum, stress, Material frame indifference, conservation of mass, momentum and
energy, constitutive equations, fluid mechanics and heat transfer problems, linear viscoelasticity.
Fluid Drives and Control (ME60102)
Fluid Power: its nature, advantages and disadvantages, Hydrostatic transmission systems, Characteristics of positive
displacement pumps, motors and actuators. Control: Step control, Ramp control of pumps. Valves: directional
control, pressure control, flow control, electro-hydraulic servo valves, proportional valves. Hydraulic accumulators,
Accumulators and Intensifiers (pressure boosters) in hydraulic control systems. Representation of industrial
hydraulic circuits in symbolic form. Design considerations of hydraulic power transmission systems. Systems and
their dynamic performances. Properties and selection of hydraulic fluids. Filtration, Pneumatic drives, Fluidics,
Fluidic elements and their industrial applications. Fault diagnosis.
Mechanics of Composites (ME60104)
Definition of composites; Micromechanics of composites: effective properties of long and short fiber reinforced
composites, effective strength of composites, effective properties of piezoelectric fiber reinforced composites; Ply
mechanics; Macromechanics of laminated composite structures: description of laminates, laminate moduli, static
and dynamic analysis of laminated composite structures (beams, plates and shells) using shear deformation
theories, failure theories, analysis of impact on laminates; Analysis of smart composite structures.

Mechanical Drives (ME60110)


Transmission and its requirements. Matching of load and prime mover. Design of transmission elements. Clutches
and brakes. Couplings of different types. Uniform and variable speed transmission. Toothed gears : Kinematic
requirements of tooth geometry, cycloids and involutes. Involute trigonometry. Gear Correction. Synthesis of Gear
teeth. Various gears; helical, herringbone, bevel, spiral bevel, skew helical and worm gearing. Fundamentals of
Cam Design. Torque Converter Working Principle and Design. Programmed motion and intermittent motion.
Mechanisms of various types.
Mechanisms and Robot Kinematics (ME60126)
Introduction to Mechanisms, Vector methods in plane kinematics, Matrix Methods in Kinematics, analysis of space
mechanisms, Mobility analysis of Mechanisms, Rigid body guidance, unction Generation, Path generation, Dynamics
of Mechanisms, Optimal Synthesis. Introduction to Robot, Manipulator Dynamics and Controls, Computer-Aided
Methods for setting and solving Mathematical models of active mechanisms. Methods based on Newton-Euler
formulations, Lagrange-Euler formulations, Apples equations, Kane dynamics and Bond Graphs, Drives and control
devices for manipulators, various considerations in control system design for manipulation, current amplification
and voltage amplification and compensation techniques. Adaptive controls and model based controls, controls by
impedance adjustments, Dynamical methods for the evaluation and choice of industrial manipulator.
Fracture Mechanics (ME60299)
Basic modes of fracture, Griffith theory of brittle fracture, Irwins modifications for elastic-plastic materials,
theories of linear elastic fracture mechanics, stress intensity factors, fracture toughness testing. Crack-tip
plasticity and elasto-plastic fracture mechanics in metals. Mixed mode problems and evaluation of critical fracture
parameters. Classical theoretical analyses based on complex stress function approaches. Computational fracture
mechanics: SERR evaluations, J-Integral methods. Fatigue damage theories, fatigue test, endurance limit, fatigue
fracture under combined loading, fatigue controlling factors, effect of stress concentrations, notch sensitivity,
cumulative fatigue damage concepts. Creep fracture: creep-stress-time temperature relations, creep relaxation
theories; creep in tension, bending, torsion and combined loading; creep buckling; creep in piping and high
temperature pressure vessel systems.
Mechanics of Human Body (ME60308)
Introduction to Biomechanics: Basic terminology and concept of human musculoskeletal system, anatomy and
overall function. Biomechanics of Tissues and Structures of musculoskeletal system composition, structure and
biomechanical behaviour: bone, articular cartilage, muscle, tendon and ligament.; Biomechanics of joints
structure, range of motions, musculoskeletal model of forces: (i) hip; (ii) knee; (iii) shoulder; (iv) elbow; (v) spine.
Lubrication of joints. Motion and gait analysis method, gait cycle, segmental kinetics, engineering approaches to
posture analysis. Joint replacement and fracture fixation stress analysis and basic design approach, failure
mechanisms, wear in joint arthroplasty, bone remodelling, biomaterials properties and application.
Micromechanics and Nanomechanics (ME60354)
What are micromechanics and nanaomechanics? Basic equations of continuum mechanics, micromechanical
homogenization theory: Ergodicity principle, representative volume element, eigenstrain, eigenstress, inclusions;
Effective elastic modulus: self-consistent method, Mori-Tanaka method, Eshelby method, Multi-inclusions problems;
Voigt and Ruess bounds, Hashin-shtrikman variational principles, Micromechanical damage theory, Dislocation
theory, Micromechanics of phase transformation in solids; Nanomechanics: Linear atomic chains, two-three
dimensional lattices, Molecular mechanics, Cauchy-Born rule, Mechanics of Carbon nanotubes