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**Recommended Syllabus for EKT Exam of AFCAT for Mechanical Engineering**

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EKT exam are given by those who have qualified AFCAT exam and opted Technical
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**Recommended syllabus for ****Mechanical Engineering****:**

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1. Engineering
Mathematics.

Matrix Algebra, Eigen values and Eigen vectors, Theorems of
integral calculus, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals,
Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems. First order differential equation (linear
and nonlinear), Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Complex variables, Taylor’s and
Laurent’ series, Sampling theorems, Mean, Median, Mode and Standard deviation,
Random variables, Discrete and Continuous distributions, Fourier transform,
Laplace transform, Z- transform.

2. Engineering
Physics.

Units for measurement, Description of Motion in One, Two and
Three dimensions, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion,
Gravitation, Heat and Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Electric Current,
Magnetic Effect of Currents, Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and
Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Waves, Ray Optics and Optical
Instruments.

3. Engineering Graphics/
Engineering Drawing.

Principles of orthographic projections, projections of points,
lines, planes and solids, Section of solids, Isometric views, Auto-CAD.

Specialization Branch Topics

4. Engineering
Mechanics.

Equations of equilibrium in space and its application; first and
second moments of area; simple problems on friction; kinematics of particles
for plane motion; elementary particle dynamics. Generalized Hooke’s law and its
application; design problems on axial stress, shear stress and bearing stress;
material properties for dynamic loading; bending shear and stresses in beams;
determination of principle stresses and strains - analytical and graphical;
material behaviour and design factors for dynamic load; design of circular
shafts for bending and torsional load only; deflection of beam for statically
determinate problems; theories of failure.

5. Thermodynamics.

Basic concept of First -law and second law of Thermodynamics;
concept of entropy and reversibility; availability and unavailability and
irreversibility. Classification and properties of fluids; incompressible and
compressible fluids flows; effect of Mach number and compressibility;
continuity momentum and energy equations; normal and oblique shocks; one
dimensional isentropic flow; flow or fluids in duct with frictions that
transfer. Flow through fans, blowers and compressors; axial and centrifugal
flow configuration; design of fans and compressors

6. Theory of Machines.

Kinematic and dynamic analysis of plane mechanisms. Cams, Gears
and epicyclic gear trains, flywheels, governors, balancing of rigid rotors,
balancing of single and multicylinder engines, linear vibration analysis of
mechanical systems (single degree of freedom), Critical speeds and whirling of
shafts. flywheels, balancing of rotors and reciprocating machinery, balancing
machines, governors, free and forced vibration of damped and undamped single
degree of freedom systems, isolation, whirling of shafts, gyroscope.

7. Fluid
mechanics/Hydraulic Machines.

Fluid flow concepts - Transport theorem - Fluid kinematics -
Potential flow - Governing equations of Fluid flow - Dimensional Analysis -
Viscous flow - Boundary Layer flows - Turbulence - Closed conduit flows -
Hydrodynamic lubrication - Free surface flow - Compressible flows, Hydraulic
Turbines: Impulse and Reaction Turbines - Centrifugal and Axial flow pumps.

8. Manufacturing
Science.

Foundry Technology, Melting furnaces, Special casting processes,
Gating and riser design, Casting defects, Arc welding, TIG, MIG, submerged arc,
resistance welding, Gas welding, Flash butt welding, Solid state welding,
Welding metallurgy, Forming Technology, Powder metallurgy.

9. Materials Science.

Basic concepts on structure of solids; common ferrous and
non-ferrous materials and their applications; heat-treatment of steels;
non-metals- plastics, ceramics, composite materials and nano-materials.

10. Machine Drawing.

Development and Intersection of surfaces, Conventional
representation of machine elements, materials, surface finish and tolerances -
Sectional views and additional views - Drawing of Screw threads, locking
devices, Fasteners, Keys and Cotters, Knuckle joints, Riveted Joints, Shaft
Couplings and Bearings - Pipe Joints, Assembly and production drawings.

Allied Engineering

11. Automotive Engineering.

Introduction, power plant, fuel system, electrical system and
other electrical fittings, lubricating system and cooling systems, chassis and
transmission, axles, clutches, propeller shafts and differential, Condition for
correct steering, steering gear mechanisms, automotive air conditioning, Tyres,
effect of working parameters on knocking, reduction of knocking; Forms of
combustion chamber for SI and CI engines; rating of fuels; additives; emission.

12. Power Plant Engineering.

Steam power plant, steam boilers, steam condensers, cooling
towers, cogeneration and combined cycles, nuclear power plants, hydroelectric
power plants, power plant economics.

13. Industrial Engineering.

System design: factory location- simple OR models; plant layout
- methods based; applications of engineering economic analysis and break¬even
analysis for product selection, process selection and capacity planning;
predetermined time standards. System planning; forecasting methods based on
regression and decomposition, design and balancing of multi model and
stochastic assembly lines; inventory management - probabilistic inventory
models for order time and order quantity determination; JIT systems; strategic
sourcing; managing inter plant logistics.

14. Flight Mechanics.

Atmosphere: Properties, standard atmosphere. Classification of
aircraft. Airplane (fixed wing aircraft) configuration and various parts.
Airplane performance: Pressure altitude; equivalent, calibrated, indicated air
speeds; Primary flight instruments: Altimeter, ASI, vSi, Turn-bank indicator.
Drag polar; takeoff and landing; steady climb & descent,-absolute and
service ceiling; cruise, cruise climb, endurance or loiter; load factor,
turning flight, V-n diagram; Winds: head, tail & cross winds. Static
stability: Angle of attack, sideslip; roll, pitch & yaw controls;
longitudinal stick fixed & free stability, horizontal tail position and
size; directional stability

15. Aircraft Structures.

Stress and Strain: Equations of equilibrium, constitutive law,
strain-displacement relationship, compatibility equations, plane stress and
strain, Airy’s stress function. Flight Vehicle Structures: Characteristics of
aircraft structures and materials, torsion, bending and flexural shear.
Flexural shear flow in thin- walled sections. Buckling. Failure theories. Loads
on aircraft. Structural Dynamics: Free and forced vibration of discrete
systems. Damping and resonance. Dynamics of continuous systems.

16. Aerodynamics.

Basic Fluid Mechanics: Incompressible irrotational flow,
Helmholtz and Kelvin theorem, singularities and superposition, viscous flows,
boundary layer on a flat plate. Airfoils and wings: Classification of airfoils,
aerodynamic characteristics, high lift devices, Kutta Joukowski theorem; lift
generation; thin airfoil theory; wing theory; induced drag; qualitative
treatment of low aspect ratio wings. Viscous Flows: Flow separation,
introduction to turbulence, transition, structure of a turbulent boundary
layer. Compressible Flows: Dynamics and Thermodynamics of I-D flow, isentropic
flow, normal shock, oblique shock.

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