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FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING MAIN TOPICS FOR THE POST OF

ASSISTANT DEPOT ENGINEER IN KERALA STATE ROAD TRANS-


PORT CORPORATION

CATEGORY NO. 299/2009

PART I – AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING

1. AUTOMATIVE POWER PLANTS PRINCIPAL MECHANISM AND


PARTS OF AN ENGINE
Crank Case and Oil Sump - Cylinder - Intake and Exhaust manifold - Piston -
Connecting Rod -Crank Shaft - Flywheel - Valves and Valve Operating
Mechanism - Timing Gears Fuel Supply Device in SI Engines and in Diesel
Engines, Air Filter Exhaust Pipe Assembly.

2. S.I. ENGINES
S. I. Engine Fuels - Important Characteristics - Fuel Distribution - Knocking
-Octane Requirement Factors - Gasoline Additives - Pre-ignition - Carburetion
and Fuel Injection in S. I Engine - Types of Carburettors - Ignition System -Spark
Plug - Magneto Ignition and Electronic Ignition System.

3. C.I. ENGINES
C. I. Engine Fuel - Desirable Characteristics of Diesel Fuels - Knock Rating of
C.I. Engine Fuels - Smoke Formation - Fuel Injection in C.I. Engines
-Components - Filter - Fuel Feed Pump — Types of Injection System - Types of
Nozzles - Engine Speed Governing.
4. ENGINE LUBRICATION, ENGINE COOLING, SUPER CHARGING AND
TURBO CHARGING
Purpose of Lubrication - Oil Sump - Crank Case Ventilation - Oil Level Indicator
-Oil Cooling Methods of Lubrication. Necessity for Cooling the Engine - Effects
of Inadequate Cooling -Types of Cooling - Radiator - Water Pump - Antifreeze
Solution. Necessity for Supercharging, Mechanical Supercharging and Turbo
Charging - Degree of Supercharging.
5. FRAME AND BODY
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Chassis - Classification of Chassis - Vehicle Chassis Specification - Frames -


Types of Frames -Frameless or Integral Frame Chassis - Body Construction -
Safety Consideration.

6. CLUTCHES :-

Function and Principle of Operation - Types of Clutches – Clutch Components -


Types of Friction Materials - Factors affecting Power Transmitted by a Clutch
7. TRANSMISSION :-
Functions - Necessity and Types of Transmission. Gear Boxes- Sliding Mesh -
Constant Mesh -SynchroMesh. Gear Boxes - Torque Converter - Cruise Control -
Over Drive - Lubrication of Gear Boxes.
8. DRIVE LINE
Propeller Shaft - Universal Joints - Types - Differential - Rear Axle - Two Speed
Axles - Four Wheel Drive.

9. SUSPENSION

Functions and Objectives of Suspension Systems - Types of Suspension Springs


-Air Suspension - Front End Suspension - Independent Rear Suspension -
Stabilizer - Shock Absorber.

10. FRONT AXLE AND STEERING

Functions and Requirements .... Power Steering - Wheel Alignment - Steering


Mechanisms - Types of Front Axles - Stub Axle.
11. WHEELS AND TYRES
Wheel Assembly - Types of Wheels - Wheel Dimensions - Tyre - Types of Tyres -
Functions of Tyres - Desirable Tyre Properties.
12. BRAKES
Principle of Brakes - Requirement of a Good Braking System - Wheel Skidding -
Types of Brakes - Drum and Disc Brakes - Bleeding of Brakes - Brake Fluid - Air
Brakes - Anti-Lock Brake System - Brake Lining.
13. AUTOMOBILE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Various Electrical Elements in an Automobile - Automobile Battery - Charging
and Testing -Generator - Cutout -Voltage Current Regulator - Voltage Regulator -
Current Regulator- A C. Generator - Electric Horn - Electric Wind Screen Wiper.
14. AIR POLLUTION AND VEHICLE NOISE
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Emissions from Automobiles - Nitrogen Oxides - Soot - Carbon Monoxide -


Hydrocarbons -Aldehydes - Other Exhaust Components - Particulates - Emission
Regulation for Cars -Pollution Control Techniques - C.R.D I, M.P.F.I and G.D.I
Techniques - Vehicle Noise -Sources of Noise -Noise Reduction.
PART II - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

1. THERMODYNAMICS:-

Basic Concepts - Heat and Work - Laws of Thermodynamics, Gas Power Cycles-
Otto, Diesel and Dual Combustion Cycles- Two and Four Stroke Engines -
Testing and Performance Characteristics of I.C.Engines.

2. KINEMATICS ANALYSIS:-

Degree of Freedom - Velocity and Acceleration of Mechanisms - Mechanism


with lower pairs - Steering Gear - Hooke's Joint.

3. FRICTION AND LUBRICATION:-

Coefficient of Friction - Laws of Dry Friction - Friction Clutches - Types of


Lubrication - Viscosity -Viscosity Index.

4. BELT, ROPE AND CHAIN DRIVES:-

Velocity Ratio of Open Belt Drive - Creep of Belt - Ratio of Tensions - Power
Transmitted by Belt -Centrifugal Tension - Rope and Chain Drives.

5. BRAKES AND DYNAMOMETERS:-

Types of Brakes - Braking of a Vehicle - Dynamometers - Different Types.


6. GEARS AND GEAR TRAINS:-

Classification of Gears — Definition of terms used in Gears — Forms of Teeth —


Interference — Gear Trains -Different Types.
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7. TURNING MOMENT DIAGRAM AND DESIGN OF FLYWHEEL:-

Turning Moment diagram for different types of Engines - Coefficients of


Fluctuation of Speed - Coefficients of Fluctuation of Energy – Design of
Flywheel

8. BALANCING:-

Balancing of Rotating and Reciprocating Masses in a Single Plane and in


Different Planes -Balancing of Inline and V Engines - Balancing Machines

9. GOVERNORS:-

Different Types of Governors - Sensitiveness - Stability Isochronism and Hunt-


ing as applied to Governors.
10. CAMS:-
Types of Followers - Motion of the Follower - CAM Profile Construction - CAMS
with Specified Contours.
11. VIBRATIONS:-
Types of Vibrations – Free, Damped and Forced Vibrations - Critical Speed - Vi-
bration Isolation and Transmissibility - Torsional Vibrations

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12. DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS:-


Design of shafts subjected to Bending Moment and Twisting Moment -
Fundamentals of Gear Design.
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NOTE: - It may be noted that apart from the topics detailed above,
questions from other topics prescribed for the educational qualification
of the post may also appear in the question paper. There is no undertak-
ing that all the topics above may be covered in the question paper.