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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Detailed Curriculum of M. Tech Programme in


Semester - I
Subject No. Subject Name L T P Credit Semester
ME60061 Automatic Control 3 1 0 4 1
ME60063 Vibration Analysis 3 1 0 4 1
ME69341 Seminar 1 0 0 3 2 1
Elective -I 3 1 0 4 1
Elective -II 3 1 0 4 1
Elective -III 3 1 0 4 1
ME69003 Engineering Software Lab 0 0 3 2 1
ME69015 Vibration Lab 0 0 3 2 1
15 5 9 26

Semester - II
Subject No. Subject Name L T P Credit Semester
ME60062 Vibration of Structures 3 1 0 4 2
Modeling and Simulation of
ME60089 3 1 0 4 2
Dynamical Systems
Elective - IV 3 1 0 4 2
Elective - V 3 1 0 4 2
Elective - VI 3 1 0 4 2
ME69016 Microprocessor Applications Lab 0 0 3 2 2
ME69342 Seminar II 0 0 3 2 2
15 5 6 24

Semester – III

Subject No Subjects L T P C
ME68042 Comprehensive Viva 3
ME67041 Thesis – Part I 20

Semester – IV

Subject No Subjects L T P C
ME67042 Thesis – Part II 20


Electives – I, II & III

Subject Subject Name L-T-P Credit

TS 70002 Advanced Dynamics 3-1-0 4
ME 60075 Machinery Fault Diagnostics & Signal 3-1-0 4
ME 60079 Engineering Design Optimization 3-1-0 4
ME 60091 Continuum Mechanics 3-1-0 4
ME 60093 Acoustics and Noise Control 3-1-0 4
ME 60023 Applied Elasticity and Plasticity 3-1-0 4
ME 60077 Finite Element Methods in Engineering 3-1-0 4

Electives – IV, V & VI

Subject Subject Name L-T-P Credit

ME 60072 Dynamics of Rotors 3-1-0 4
ME 60074 Random Vibration Theory 3-1-0 4
ME 60076 Vibration and Shock Isolation 3-1-0 4
ME 60022 Experimental Stress Analysis 3-1-0 4
ME 60104 Mechanics of Composites 3-1-0 4
ME 60052 Mechatronics 3-1-0 4
ME 60064 Nonlinear Vibration 3-1-0 4
ME 60140 Modern Control Theory 3-1-0 4
ME 60078 Stability of Elastic Systems 3-1-0 4
ME 60110 Mechanical Drives 3-1-0 4
ME 60126 Mechanisms and Robot Kinematics 3-1-0 4

Syllabi of Core and Elective Subjects

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.

Mechatronics ME60052

Basics solid state components and devices, elements of electromechanical energy conversion,
starting, inversion and control of electrical drives, Coupling of mechanical loads to DC and AC
electrical drives and speed control. Optoelectronic encoding, sensing, signal shaping and
processing devices and techniques. Basics of digital signal processing data acquisition. Special
simulation techniques for mechatronic systems, special techniques for solving of shift system
model with switching and delay components. Elements of Telemetry and remote control of
mechatronic systems, theory of linear observers, optimal filters and their digital
implementations, design and implementation of digital control strategies for mechanical

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 Structure 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 time-
dependent 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 degrees and Multidegree 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.

Nonlinear Vibration ME60064

Introduction : Expansion, gauge functions, order symbols, asymptotic series and expansions;
Qualitative and quantitative methods of conservative and nonconservative single-degree-of-
freedom systems, Non-linear systems with harmonic excitations; Multifrequency excitations;
Parametric excitations; Systems having finite degrees of freedom; continuous systems;
Traveling waves.

Dynamics of Rotors ME60072

Rudiments of Rotor Dynamics, rotor dynamic considerations in machinery design, critical

speeds and unbalance response. Factors affecting them such as gyroscopic action, internal
damping, fluid film bearings. Stability of rotors. Methods for analysis such as Transfer Matrix,
bondgraphs, FEM etc. Vibration of discs and blades. Torsional vibration. Balancing of rotors.
Concepts of condition monitoring and signature analysis

Random Vibration Theory ME60074

Introduction to random processes, probability distributions and associated concept, linear time
invariant systems excited by stationery random process. Failure due to random vibration vector
random process and response of MIO systems to vector random excitations, theory of Kalman
Filter. Chapman-Kolmogorov-Smoluchowski equaion, Flokker-Plank equation and it’s solution
for simple systems, the method of Ito, cumulant-neglect closure of Ito’s equations, some
simulation studies of systems excited by random signals

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.

Vibration and Shock Isolation ME60076

Multidegree of freedom system excited by force and motion with two planes of symmetry.
Natural frequencies for T.P.S. problems in isolator application. Natural frequencies for T.P.S
and O.P.S inclined isolators and decoupling of modes. Velocity shock-elastic and in-elastic
impact, effect of snubbing and preloading. Isolation of shock force that causes small and large
displacements. Properties of material, design an isolation. Particular application of isolators.

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.

Stability of Elastic Systems ME60078

Definition and concepts stability, Stability theorems. linear systems an stability criteria;
Classification of systems; Stability of conservative, pseudo-conservative; gyroscopic and
circulatory systems; Direct variational methods of stability analysis; Multiple parameter
stability theory and its applications.

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 second-order methods,
convergence criteria; constrained functions of n variables: linear programming, Sequential
unconstrained minimization techniques, Direct methods; Approximation techniques; Duality;
General design applications.

Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems ME60089

Elements of analytical mechanics; classification of constrains, Principles of virtual work,

Lagrange;s first equation. Lagrange’s second equation. Hamilton’s equations. Nonholonomic
mechanical system dynamics, Routh and Gibb?s equation, Kane dynamics with application to
multi body systems like mechanisms and manipulators. Modelling of systems involving
continuous medium. Hamilton’s principle for continuous medium. Elements of thermo-
continuum and theory of constitutive relations. Advanced topics in bond graph moedlling of
physical systems : Elements of multi-bond graphs, Thermo-mechanical bond graphs and
continuous systems and other systems of typical interest. Introduction to various system
simulation software.

Continuum Mechanics ME60091

Tensors, kinematics of a continuum, stress, Material frame indifference, constitutive

equations, linear elastic solids, Newtonian Viscous fluid, Integral formulation of general
principles, Incompressible simple fluid.

Acoustics and Noise Control ME60093

Wave equation, spherical and plane waves, transmission of energy in a fluid, near far and
reverberation field, harmonic motion, SDOF systems, Forced Vibrations, Vibration of String and
Plates, Spectral analysis concepts, Combing Sources, Sound Fields, Working with sound field,
time and frequency domain analysis, fourier series concepts, octave bands, microphones, sound
level meters, accelerometers, FFT analysers, noise source characterization, source ranking,
noise control effectiveness, natural frequency, frequency response concepts, transmission loss
and mass law, barrier theory, enclosure, muffler, damping, sound absorbing material, insertion
loss, sound intensity, noise control case studies in automobiles and plant machineries.

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, Apple’s 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.

Modern Control Theory ME60140

Review of classical control concepts, State space and state variables, Feedback and state
variable equations, Controllability, Observability, Solutions in state space, Sampled data and
digital systems, Stability in continuous and discrete time systems, optimal control concepts:
maximum principle, various performance indices, Regulators and filters, Introduction to
structural control: various types of feedbacks, effects of collocation and non-collocation of
actuator and sensors, etc, Design of controllers in state space.

Advanced Dynamics TS70002

Coordinate Systems, constraints and types, generalized coordinates, conservative and non-
conservative forces, Variational formulation of dynamics, systems with constraints and non-
conservative forces, symmetries and conservation laws, Noether’s theorem, Legendre
transformations and the Hamiltonian, Hamilton’s canocial equations, Fixed points and
Linearization, analysis of linear dynamics, stability analysis, state-space analysis, dynamics of
non-linear systems, geometric aspects and bifurcation analysis for one and tow dimensional
flows, introduction to perturbation techniques, discrete-time dynamical systems, numerical
analysis of dynamical systems.