Syllabus for Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)
Matrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigen vectors.
Functions of single variable, Limit, continuity and differentiability, Mean
value theorems, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial
derivatives, Total derivative, Maxima and minima, Gradient, Divergence and Curl,
Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals,
Stokes, Gauss and Green's theorems.
First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential
equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy's and Euler's equations, Initial
and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms, Solutions of one dimensional
heat and wave equations and Laplace equation.
Analytic functions, Cauchy's integral theorem, Taylor and Laurent series.
Probability and Statistics:
Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean,
median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson, Normal and
Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations Integration by
trapezoidal and Simpson's rule, single and multi-step methods for differential
Structure and properties of engineering materials and their applications; effect
of strain, strain rate and temperature on mechanical properties of metals and
alloys; heat treatment of metals and alloys, its influence on mechanical
Engineering mechanics - equivalent force systems, free body concepts, equations
of equilibrium; strength of materials - stress, strain and their relationship,
Mohr's circle, deflection of beams, bending and shear stress, Euler's theory of
Theory of Machines and Design:
Analysis of planar mechanisms, cams and followers; governers and fly wheels;
design of elements - failure theories; design of bolted, riveted and welded
joints; design of shafts, keys, spur gears, belt drives, brakes and clutches.
Fluid mechanics - fluid statics, Bernoulli's equation, flow through pipes,
equations of continuity and momentum; thermodynamics - zeroth, first and second
law of thermodynamics, thermodynamic system and processes, calculation of work
and heat for systems and control volumes; air standard cycles; basics of
internal combustion engines and steam turbines; heat transfer - fundamentals of
conduction, convection and radiation, heat exchangers.
Casting processes - types and applications; patterns - types and materials;
allowances; moulds and cores - materials, making, and testing; casting
techniques of cast iron, steels and nonferrous metals and alloys;
solidification; design of casting, gating and risering; casting inspection,
defects and remedies.
Stress-strain relations in elastic and plastic deformation; concept of flow
stress, deformation mechanisms; hot and cold working - forging, rolling,
extrusion, wire and tube drawing; sheet metal working processes such as
blanking, piercing, bending, deep drawing, coining and embossing; analysis of
rolling, forging, extrusion and wire /rod drawing; metal working defects.
Metal Joining Processes:
Welding processes - manual metal arc, MIG, TIG, plasma arc, submerged arc,
electroslag, thermit, resistance, forge, friction, and explosive welding;other
joining processes - soldering, brazing, braze welding; inspection of welded
joints, defects and remedies; introduction to advanced welding processes -
ultrasonic, electron beam, laser beam; thermal cutting.
Machining and Machine Tool Operations:
Basic machine tools; machining processes-turning, drilling, boring, milling,
shaping, planing, gear cutting, thread production, broaching, grinding, lapping,
honing, super finishing; mechanics of machining - geometry of cutting tools,
chip formation, cutting forces and power requirements, Merchant's analysis;
selection of machining parameters; tool materials, tool wear and tool life,
economics of machining, thermal aspects of machining, cutting fluids,
machinability; principles and applications of nontraditional machining processes
- USM, AJM, WJM, EDM and Wire cut EDM, LBM, EBM, PAM, CHM, ECM.
Jigs and fixtures - principles, applications, and design; press tools -
configuration, design of die and punch; principles of forging die design.
Metrology and Inspection:
Limits, fits, and tolerances, interchangeability, selective assembly; linear and
angular measurements by mechanical and optical methods, comparators; design of
limit gauges; interferometry; measurement of straightness, flatness, roundness,
squareness and symmetry; surface finish measurement; inspection of screw threads
and gears; alignment testing of machine tools.
Production of metal powders, compaction and sintering.
Polymers and Composites:
Introduction to polymers and composites; plastic processing - injection, compression and blow molding,
extrusion, calendaring and thermoforming; molding of composites.
Sources of errors in manufacturing; process capability; tolerance analysis in
manufacturing and assembly; process planning; parameter selection and comparison
of production alternatives; time and cost analysis; manufacturing technologies -
strategies and selection.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing:
Basic concepts of CAD, CAM, CAPP, cellular manufacturing, NC, CNC, DNC,
Robotics, FMS, and CIM.
Product Design and Development:
Principles of good product design, tolerance design; quality and cost
considerations; product life cycle; standardization, simplification,
diversification, value engineering and analysis, concurrent engineering.
Engineering Economy and Costing:
Elementary cost accounting and methods of depreciation; break-even analysis,
techniques for evaluation of capital investments, financial statements.
Work System Design:
Taylor's scientific management, Gilbreths's contributions; productivity -
concepts and measurements; method study, micro-motion study, principles of
motion economy; work measurement - stop watch time study, work sampling,
standard data, PMTS; ergonomics; job evaluation, merit rating, incentive
schemes, and wage administration; business process reengineering.
Facility location factors and evaluation of alternate locations; types of plant
layout and their evaluation; computer aided layout design techniques; assembly
line balancing; materials handling systems.
Production Planning and Inventory Control:
Forecasting techniques - causal and time series models, moving average,
exponential smoothing, trend and seasonality; aggregate production planning;
master production scheduling; MRP and MRP-II; order control and flow control;
routing, scheduling and priority dispatching; push and pull production systems,
concept of JIT manufacturing system; logistics, distribution, and supply chain
management; Inventory - functions, costs, classifications, deterministic and
probabilistic inventory models, quantity discount; perpetual and periodic
inventory control systems.
Linear programming - problem formulation, simplex method, duality and
sensitivity analysis; transportation and assignment models; network flow models,
constrained optimization and Lagrange multipliers; simple queuing models;
dynamic programming; simulation - manufacturing applications; PERT and CPM,
time-cost trade-off, resource leveling.
Quality - concept and costs, quality circles, quality assurance; statistical
quality control, acceptance sampling, zero defects, six sigma; total quality
management; ISO 9000; design of experiments - Taguchi method.
Reliability and Maintenance:
Reliability, availability and maintainability; distribution of failure and
repair times; determination of MTBF and MTTR, reliability models; system
reliability determination; preventive maintenance and replacement, total
productive maintenance - concept and applications.
Management Information System:
Value of information; information storage and retrieval system - database and
data structures; knowledge based systems.
Intellectual Property System:
Definition of intellectual property, importance of IPR; TRIPS and its implications, patent,
copyright, industrial design and trademark.
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