Postgraduate-level Courses

Compulsory Courses

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Mathematical Preliminaries: Vector and tensors calculus, Indicial notation. Strain: Definition of small strain, Strain-Displacement relations in 3D, Physical interpretation of strain components, Principal Strains. Stress and equilibrium: Stress components in 3D, Principal Stresses, Cauchy’s principle, stress equilibrium. Constitutive law, Navier’s equations, compatibility equations. Formulation of boundary value problems and solution methods: Plane Problems – plane stress, plane strain, anti-plane shear. Fourier transform methods. Superposition principle. Additional topics from: Examples - Torsion of prismatic shaft, Contact problems, Wedge problems, Dislocations and inclusions, Cracks, Think-film problems; Advanced transform methods - Complex variable techniques, Potential methods; Advanced ideas - Energy method, Numerical approaches, Finite elements, Eigenstrains, Micromechanics. Click here for more information..

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9

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Mathematical preliminaries: Vectors; Tensors; Coordinate transformations. Newton-Euler Mechanics: Rotation; Three-dimensional Rigid-body kinematics and dynamics; Specialisation to two-dimensions; Gyroscopes. Analytical Mechanics: Virtual work; Lagrange multipliers; Lagrange’s equations; Holonomic and non-holonomic systems; Hamiltonian mechanics. Vibrations: Free, damped and forced single-degree of freedom system; Two degree of freedom system; Normal modes; Multi-degree of freedom systems; Lab demos/sessions. Click here for more information..

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9

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Introduction: stress-deformation relation, vector and tensor, vorticity and circulation, derivation of Navier-Stokes equations; Exact solutions: Couette flow, Hagen-Poiseuille flow, Stokes problems; Complex variable and Potential flow, Two-dimensional boundary layer: Blassius solution, Kármán-Pohlhausen method, effect of pressure gradient, separation and control, Waltz’s-Quadrature formula; Flow instability: concept of small-perturbations, linearized stability of parallel viscous flows, Orr-Sommerfeld equation; Turbulent boundary layers: Reynolds stress tensor, energy cascade, mixing length hypothesis, universal law of wall, fully developed turbulent flow through a pipe and channel, power law and effect of wall roughness; Compressible flow: condition of compressibility, subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic flows, shock and Mach waves, shock-boundary layer interactions; Special topics: Transition and turbulence, fluid-solid interaction, free-surface flow, bio-fluids, non-Newtonian flows, CFD and Measurements (optional and limited to any one). Click here for more information..

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9

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Conduction: Derivation of heat conduction equation. Summary of basic 1D conduction. Fins with variable cross-section. Multi-dimensional steady and unsteady problems in Cartesian and Cylindrical coordinates. Semi-infinite solids. Duhamel’s Superposition Integral. Solidification and Melting. Inverse heat conduction. Microscale heat transfer. Radiation: Physical mechanism. Laws of thermal radiation. Radiation properties of surfaces. View factors for diffuse radiation. Radiation exchange in black and diffusegray enclosures. Radiation effects in temperature measurement. Enclosure theory for surfaces with wall temperatures that are continuous functions of space. Spectrally diffuse enclosure surfaces. Specularly reflecting surfaces. The equation of radiative properties in participating media. Radiative properties of molecular gases. Approximate solution methods for one-dimensional media: The optically thin and optically thick approximations. Radiation in participating media: Gas radiation. Combined Conduction and Radiation: Example of a spacecraft radiator. Solar radiation. Greenhouse effect. Click here for more information..

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9

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Conservation equations, boundary layers, free convection, forced convection. Heat transfer in laminar and turbulent, internal as well as external flows, mixed convection. Combined convection and radiation. Boiling and Condensation. Molecular diffusion in fluids, mass transfer coefficient. Simultaneous heat and mass transfer; Applications. Click here for more information..

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9

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Mechanics of chip formation, chip curl. Bluntness and cutting forces. Thermal aspects of machining. Tool wear, tool life and economics of machining. Mechanics of grinding, forces and specific energy, temperature. wheel wear and surface finish. Click here for more information..

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9

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General classification of unconventional machining, chemical machining, electric discharge machining, Abrasive Jet and Ultrasonic Machining, electron beam machining, laser beam machining, ion beam machining, plasma arc machining; Comparative evaluation of different processes; Conventional machining with modifications. Click here for more information..

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9

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Fundamentals of plasticity, yield and flow, anisotropy, instability, limit analysis, slipline field theory. Applications to forging, wire and tube drawing, deep drawing, extrusion and rolling. High velocity forming. Click here for more information..

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9

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Linear Algebra: Vector space and its basis; Matrices as coordinate-dependent linear transformation; null and range spaces; Solution of linear algebraic equations: Gauss elimination and Gauss-Jordon methods, LU Decomposition and Cholesky method, Gauss-Seidel/ Jacobi iterative methods; Condition number; Minimum norm and least square error solutions; Eigenvalues and eigenvectors of matrices and their properties; Similarity transformation; Jordon canonical form and orthogonal diagonalization; Mises power method for finding eigenvalues/eigenvectors of symmetric matrices. Tensor Algebra and Index Notation. Vector and Tensor Calculus: Curves and surfaces; Gradient, divergence and curl, Line, surface and volume integrals; Gauss (divergence), Stokes and Green’s theorems. Topics in Numerical Methods: Solution of a non-linear algebraic equation and system of equations; Interpolation methods, Regression; Numerical Integration. Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs): Techniques of the separation of variable and the integrating factor for 1st order ODEs; Solutions of linear, 2nd order ODEs with constant coefficients and Euler-Cauchy ODEs; System of 1st order ODEs; Numerical methods for solving ODEs, Homogeneous, linear, 2nd order ODEs with variable coefficients: power series and Frobenius methods; Sturm-Louville problem; Laplace transform method for non-homogeneous, linear, 2nd order ODEs: discontinuous right-hand sides. Click here for more information..

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9

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Concepts of Algorithms and Programming; Revision of computer languages such as MATLAB, Fortran, and C++. Mathematical Modelling. Taylor and Fourier series expansion. Root finding. Interpolation, splines, extrapolation. Regression and curve fitting. Solution of simultaneous linear algebraic systems; nonlinear algebraic equations. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Solution of simultaneous non-linear algebraic systems. Numerical integration, Simpson’s rule, Gaussian quadrature. Solution of ODE: R. K. Methods; Predictor-Corrector methods; boundary-value problems. Systems of ODE’s; convergence and error studies. Linear PDEs by finite differences. Click here for more information..

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9

 

Elective Courses

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Introduction: Refrigeration and air-conditioning, definitions, Psychrometry, sensible/ latent coolingloads, apparatus, dew point, complete psychrometric analysis, building heat load calculation,infiltration and moisture transport, winter air conditioning, part load operations and control;Refrigeration cycles, multi-staging and cascading, aircraft refrigeration and air conditioning, design ofcooling coil, heat pump, solar refrigeration system; Supporting material: Boiling heat transfer, forced convection boiling, film condensation, condensation on radial systems, Overall heat transfer coefficient, LMTD and NTU methods, cooling tower; Special topics/case studies: such as Solar thermal dynamics, energy efficient buildings, automobile air-conditioning, space thermal management, mini-microscale refrigeration systems, CO2 based systems, VRF and VFD systems, etc... Click here for more information..

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9

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The equations of motion in rotating coordinate system, effect of Coriolis and Centrifugal forces, energy equation; classification of turbomachines; two-dimensional cascade theory; fundamentals, two-dimensional analysis, angular momentum & energy transfer, h-s diagram, degree of reaction, effect of Mach number, performance and efficiency; three-dimensional flow in axial turbomachines, radial equilibrium, secondary flow, tip clearance and loss estimation; radial and mixed flow machines; multistage axial compressors and turbines; prediction of stage performance and effect of stacking; rotating stall and surge; turbine blade heat load and blade cooling; application of CFD in analysis and design of turbomachinery;... Click here for more information..

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9

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The purpose of the course is to expose the students to the basic elements of continuum mechanics in a sufficiently rigorous manner. After attending this course, the students should be able to appreciate a wide variety of advanced courses in solid and fluid mechanics.... Click here for more information..

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9

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History of calculus of variations: Discussion of certain classical and modern problems in mechanics that led the emergence and development of calculus of variations. Contributions of Bernoulli(s), Euler, Lagrange, Jacobi, Weierstrass, Hamilton, Legendre and some others will be discussed briefly; Definition of a function, function space (with examples of function spaces that are important in engineering and sciences) and so called ‘functional’; Definition of the first variation of a functional and a variational derivative. Necessary condition for an extremum. Euler equation. Discussion on Null Lagrangian and natural boundary condition. Constraints and Lagrange multipliers (with examples from classical mechanics);... Click here for more information..

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9

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This course aims to setting-up initial-boundary value problems for some important and fundamental structural members viz. bars, strings, membrane and plates. Analytical and approximate solutions to these problems for various loading and boundary conditions are discussed and analyzed... Click here for more information..

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9

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This course will introduce the students to the basics of nonlinear dynamics with a specific emphasis on second order systems representing vibration problems. Computer based assignments and tests will be used to complement the in-class evaluations. Use of symbolic algebra packages and computations using MATLAB will be encouraged... Click here for more information..

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9

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Introduction: Governing equations for fluid flow and heat transfer, classifications of PDE, finite difference formulation, various aspects of finite difference equation, error and stability analysis, dissipation and dispersion errors, modified equations; Solutions of simultaneous equations: iterative and direct methods, TDMA, ADI; Elliptic PDE: One- and Twodimensional steady heat conduction and their solutions, extension to three-dimensional; Parabolic PDE:... Click here for more information..

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9

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Equations of motion in rotating coordinate frames, Cartesian approximations, Density stratified flows and internal gravity waves, Taylor-Proudman theorem, Ekman layer, single and multiple layered shallow-water systems, Geostrophic adjustment and Thermal-wind balance, Potential vorticity, Poincare, Kelvin and Rossby waves, Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, Baroclinic instability, Wave-mean theory, 2D turbulence, chaotic advection in Stratosphere, Laplace tidal equations, Internaltides in deep oceans, tsunami waves . Click here for more information..

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9

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The primary objective of the course is to teach fundamentals of computational method for solving non-linear partial differential equations (PDE) primarily in complex geometry. The emphasis of the course is to teach CFD techniques for solving incompressible and compressible N-S equation in primitive variables, grid generation in complex geometry, transformation of N-S equation in curvilinear coordinate system and introduction to turbulence modelling. Click here for more information..

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9

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Phase-change Thermo-physics, Equations of state, Phase diagrams, Phasestability and spinoidals, Interfacial tension, Free energy, Wetting and hysteresis. Click here for more information..

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9

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Introduction, review of thermodynamics, adiabatic flame temperature, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, steady-state approximation, partial equilibrium, mass transfer, conservation equations and transport properties, laminar premixed flame, flame speed, ignition, quenching, flammability limits and stability, laminar non-premixed flame, conserved scalar concept, estimation of flame height, burning rate for a single droplet, turbulent premixed flames, Borghi diagram, flame height for turbulent nonpremixedflames, liftoff and blowout phenomena, flame stabilizationin turbulent flows,... Click here for more information..

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9

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The primary objective of the course is to teach fundamentals of turbulent flows, an important topic in fluid dynamics. The course coverage includes: Statistical representation of turbulent flows, energy cascade, Kolmogorov hypothesis, free shear and wall-bounded flows apart from introduction to turbulence modelling and experiments... Click here for more information..

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9

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Introduction. Basic Considerations in Design. Modelling of Thermal Systems. Numerical Modelling and Simulation. Acceptable Design of a Thermal System: A Synthesis of Different Design Steps. Optmization. Special Topics... Click here for more information..

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9

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Introduction, Details of an experimental setup, Static versus dynamic calibration, Design of experiments. Uncertainty analysis, Central limit theorem, Normal and Student’s-t distribution, Data outlier detection, Error propagation. Temporal response of probes and transducers, Measurement system model, zeroth, first, and second order systems, Probes and transducers, pressure transducers, pitot static tube, 5-hole probe, Hotwire anemometer, Laser Doppler velocimetry, Particle image velocimetry, Thermocouples, RTD, Thermister, Infrared thermography, Heat flux measurement, Interferometry, Schlieren and shadowgraph techniques, Holography, Measurements based on light scattering, Absorption spectroscopy,... Click here for more information..

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9

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Introduction to analytical tools for modeling, analysis and design of railway vehicles... Click here for more information..

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9

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Solidification: Introduction, Evolution of solid/liquid interface, Solidification transport phenomena and its mathematical modelling. Casting: Introduction, Solidification rates and microstructure in casting, Transport Phenomena in casting, Fluidity, Casting defects, Casting design, Case studies of selected casting processes, Advanced means to control casting structure, properties and defects. Joining: Introduction, Physics of welding. Advanced applications ofsolidification principles... Click here for more information..

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9

 

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Course covers modeling the mechanics and dynamics of machining operations, and their interactions with the machine tool system... Click here for more information..

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9

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Review of fundamentals of thermal transport in manufacturing: Introduction to the course, Steady and transient heat conduction, Convection and Radiation, Natural convection. Finite Volume based modelling of heat transfer in manufacturing and numerical implementation, Phase change - Enthalpy based algorithm for Melting/solidification, Two-phase mushy zone flows, Liquid- vapour phase change involved in manufacturing, Illustration using code. Case studies on modelling of thermal transport in manufacturing processes: Solidification processing – Casting, Marangoni convection driven flow, Arc, Laser/Electron beam welding. Heat assisted manufacturing process –... Click here for more information..

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9

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Materials Science and Engineering Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science Programme, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Design Programme... Click here for more information..

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9

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Introduction to stress and strain and need for experimental stress analysis. Localized measurement of deformation: Electrical resistance strain gages including bridge configurations and strain amplifiers used, optical displacement and strain sensors, LVDT and capacitance based sensors... Click here for more information..

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9

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9

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REV, Mass, momentum and energy transport, Darcy and Non-Darcy equations, equilibrium and nonequilibrium conditions, species transport, radioactive decay, equivalent thermal conductivity, viscosity, dispersion, Flow over a flat plate, flow past a cylinder, boundary-layers, reservoir problems,... Click here for more information..

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9

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Review of FE techniques for linear elasticity; Review of continuum mechanics—kinematics, balance laws, stress measures, Clausius Duhem inequality, frame indifference, stress rates and constitutive equations; Introduction to directional derivatives, formulation of variational principles for nonlinear problems and linearisation; Linearisation of variational principles for nonlinear problems; Generalised... Click here for more information..

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9

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Introduction to the Course and Some Applications of Difference Equations in Engineering, Preliminaries in linear algebra and analysis, Analogies between differential and difference equations, Elementary Difference Operations: the Difference and the Shift operators, The Difference and Summation Calculus, Linear difference equations, First order equations, Higher Order Difference Equations... Click here for more information..

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9

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This course deals with how functions, derivatives, integrals, matrices and differential equations are evaluated as strings of numbers in the computer. It studies the speed of convergence of Taylor, Fourier, and other series expansions and their utility. Applications... Click here for more information..

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9

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Introduction; Channel Flow; Dissipation effect, Compliance of channel wall. Transport Laws; Boundary slip, Momentum accommodation coefficient, Thermal accommodation coefficient, Diffusion, Dispersion and Mixing; Surface Tension Dominated Flows; Thermo-capillary flows... Click here for more information..

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9

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Combustion and Fuels: Combustion process in SI and CI engines, Petroleum based liquid fuels and refining; Liquid alternative fuels such as vegetable oils, biodiesel, and emulsified fuels, lubricating oils composition and effect of alternate fuels; Gaseous alternative fuels such as hydrogen, compressed... Click here for more information..

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9

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Diesel Engine management: cylinder charge control systems, principles of diesel fuel injection, mixture distribution, diesel fuel injection systems, governors and control systems, discrete cylinder systems, single plunger fuel injection pumps, unit injector systems, and unit pump systems, common rail systems, injection nozzles, minimizing emissions inside the engine... Click here for more information..

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9

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Design for Manufacture and assembly... Click here for more information..

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9

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Introduction to the Course and Some Applications of Difference Equations in Engineering, Preliminaries in linear algebra and analysis, Analogies between differential and difference equations, Elementary Difference Operations: the Difference and the Shift operators, The Difference and Summation Calculus, Linear difference equations, First order equations, Higher Order Difference Equations... Click here for more information..

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9

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Mathematical preliminaries; stress and strain; constitutive responses; physics of plasticity; application of plasticity theory for different materials; Formulation of rate-independent plasticity; maximum dissipation postulate; yield criteria; flow rules and hardening rules; uniqueness theorems; extremum principles in plasticity; limit analysis; shakedown theorems; plane problems in plasticity... Click here for more information..

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9

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Overview and history, Discussion on inertial effects. Mathematical preliminaries. Basic linear elastodynamics, Waves in Periodic Structures, Causality Principle. One-dimensional Models. Static Cracks in a Linearly Elastic Body, Stress Intensity Factors and Crack Tip Singularity, Energy Release, General Crack System, Cohesive Zone Model. Elastodynamic solutions for a stationary crack... Click here for more information..

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9

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Information such as energy and momentum is communicated through space and time via waves. Their study in elastic solids constitutes the subject of elastodynamics. This course presents the formulation and solution of elastodynamic problems in one, two and three dimensions. The notion of waveguides — structures that guide waves — is introduced through several examples, specially... Click here for more information..

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9

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Organization of animal cells; Structure and function of cell membrane; Role of fluid lipid bilayers in cell functionality; Experimental methods to study membranes; Self assembly of lipid bilayer, Brief review of differential geometry concepts; Development of elasticity models of membranes; Stable equilibrium shapes of red blood cells; shapes of phase separated fluid lipid bilayer vesicles; ; Adsorption of proteins to lipid membrane; Special topics from current research... Click here for more information..

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9

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Inclusions and inhomogeneities in isotropic elastic solid; Volterra and Somigliana dislocations; disclinations; point defects; Force on a singularity; interaction between defects; the concept of eigenstrain; cracks; homogenisation and macroscopic properties; composite materials... Click here for more information..

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9

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Some relevant definitions and results in the theory of differentiable manifolds, smooth vector fields, differential forms, (exterior) calculus (differentiation and integration using differential forms), differential equations and their associated flow maps, Symplectic manifolds; Brief review of Hamiltonian mechanics (Lagrange’s vs Hamilton’s Equations), Canonical Transformation... Click here for more information..

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9

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Introduction to types of composites: metal matrix, ceramic matrix, polymer matrix and carbon-carbon composites; Characteristics of polymer matrices, Method of preparation of fibres (glass and carbon), characteristics of different types of fibers; Processing of fibre reinforced polymer matrix composites. Micromechanics and prediction of elastic constants of continuous and short fiber composites; Strength of composites; Constitutive relations, failure modes and failure theories for an orthotropic lamina... Click here for more information..

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9

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Fracture: Energy release rate, Linear elastic fracture mechanics: crack tip stress and deformation fields, Stress intensity factor (SIF) for plane and penny shaped crack, First order estimate of plastic zone using Irwin’s and Dugdale approach; Elasto-plastic fracture: HRR fields, J-integral and CTOD, Mixed mode fracture; Evaluation of SIF from experimental measurements, numerical simulations... Click here for more information..

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9

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Fundamental Principles of Engine Design: Stages of Combustion, Combustion Equations, Heat of Combustion, Thermodynamic analysis of SI Engine combustion process: Thermo-Chemistry; Chemical Equilibrium, Equilibrium Combustion Products, Flame Propagation in Engines, Unburned and Burned Mixture States, In-cylinder Flow-Field Measurement: Fuel Injection, Measurement of In-cylinder Mixture Distribution, Fuel-Air-Mixing and Burning Rates in CI Engines, Engine Combustion and Flame Visualization.... Click here for more information..

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9

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Introduction: Applications of boiling and condensation. Difference between evaporation and boiling. Comparison of Nucleate and Convective (or Flow) boiling. Pool boiling: Nukiyama Experiment. Theory of vapour bubble formation: Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Nucleation. Bubble Growth Models. Mechanism of Critical Heat Flux (CHF). Various models and correlations. Pool Boiling of Binary Mixture. Flow Boiling: homogeneous and heterogeneous models. Flow Boiling in Microchannels. Flow Boiling of Binary Mixtures.. Click here for more information..

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9

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Review of classical thermodynamics; introductory electrochemistry; principles of chemical and electrochemical kinetics; transport phenomena in electrochemical system, Classical thermodynamic analyses of fuel cell systems; analyses of fuel cell kinetics; quantification of fuel cell performance, Conservation and rate equations; approximate analytical treatment of fuel cell systems; scope and limitations of one-dimensional analyses; introduction to computational fluid mechanics of fuel cell... Click here for more information..

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9

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Introduction to Turbulence, review of turbulence models: RANS, LES, DNS, simple closure of chemical source terms, mixture fraction based modeling of turbulent nonpremixed combustion: flamelet model and CMC method, PDF and Monte Carlo methods, scalar mixing models, turbulent premixed flames, droplet and spray combustion... Click here for more information..

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9

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This course will introduce the students to the basic fundamentals of optimization methods that can be used during a design process. Considering the computational aspect of the subject especially in higher dimensions, the course will involve significant amount of computational assignments and a term project in the general area of engineering optimization... Click here for more information..

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9

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Overview of Vibration Control, Factors affecting level of vibration, Vibration reduction at the source, Vibration control by structural design, Selection of materials, Vibration control by additive damping, Dynamic Properties and Use of Viscoelastic Materials, Constrained Layer Damping, Dynamic vibration absorbers, vibration and shock isolators, Active vibration control, Use of Smart Materials for Vibration Control, Energy Harvesting Materials... Click here for more information..

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9

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Introduction to Design, Generating Concepts, Concept Selection, Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, TRIZ, Analytical Methods of Engineering Design, Information, Entropy and it’s relation to Design, Axiomatic Design, One-FR Design, Multi-FR Design, Design of Systems, Product Design, Metric Design, Design for Manufacture and Assembly, Design for Environment, Design for Robustness, Optimal Design... Click here for more information..

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9

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Brief Review of Basic State Space Control, Controllability, Observability, Dual System, Time- Varying System, Solution to Linear time varying Equation, Solution to linear state equation – with Inputs, Full State Feedback Control, Introduction to Optimal Control, Linear Quadratic Regulator, State-Variable Feedback, Output Feedback, Coupled Nonlinear Design Equations, Linear Quadratic Tracker... Click here for more information..

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9

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Introduction to Recent Manufacturing systems, Computer aided design, geometric modelling,concurrent engineering, Computer aided process planning, computer control manufacturing systems, Automated Material Handling and storage system, Robotic systems, Quality engineering, statistical process control and automated inspection system, Manufacturing planning and control systems, Group technology and cellular manufacturing system... Click here for more information..

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9

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Different types of joints, Types of Robots. Spatial transformation. Forward and inverse kinematics of serial manipulators. Singularity and manipulation ability. Actuators, sensors and robot programming in VAL II. Linear control of robotics systems... Click here for more information..

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9

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Review of robot manipulators. Manipulator kinematics (forward and inverse), Singular value decomposition and manipulation ability. Redundant manipulators, Euler-Lagrange/ Newton Euler dynamics of serial manipulators. Linear control , PD, PID control... Click here for more information..

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9

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Definition; Types of automation; Reasons for automating; Automation strategies... Click here for more information..

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9

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Configuration spaces of mobile vehicles and manipulators, Geometric modelling and sensor based map building. Path planning and obstacle avoidance. Object manipulation and grasping... Click here for more information..

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9

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Overview of smart materials, Piezoelectric Ceramics, Piezo-polymers, Magnetostrictive Materials, Electroactive Polymers, Shape Memory Alloys, Electro and Magneto Rheological Fluids, Modelling of smart materials, introduction to composite smart materials... Click here for more information..

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9

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Fundamentals of systems, subsystems and integration of mechanical and electrical systems using computer based control. Basic signal processing, different types of sensors, actuators, controllers, DSP... Click here for more information..

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9

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Granular materials are the most industrially important materials after water. In nature, they are found as landslides and avalanches. Their constitutive response is not understood, and their description depends on the manner in which they move... Click here for more information..

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9

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The contents are relevant for engineering post-graduate students as well as interested undergraduate level students (with instructor permission)... Click here for more information..

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9

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This course aims at providing a set of powerful analytical tools for the solution of engineering problems. These methods are often necessary to obtain solutions to problems that are inaccessible to numerical computation... Click here for more information..

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9

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Elementary review of dynamic systems. Equations of motion. Numerical solution of ODEs. Linearization. Stability. Laplace transforms and inverse Laplace transforms. Block diagrams. Transfer functions. Feedback loops. Poles and zeros... Click here for more information..

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9