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Syllabus for the post of Lecturer in Automobile Engineering, Government Polytechnics, Group - A

Steps of Exam: Written Exam - 200 Marks Interview - 50 Marks ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Level: - Degree No. of Questions: - 80 Medium: English No. of Marks: - 200

Nature of Paper - Objective Type Duration: - 3 hours ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Final merit list will be prepared by considering the marks obtained in Written test & Interview. SYLLABUS
Applied Thermodynamics: Thermodynamic Concepts, First Law of Thermodynamics, One dimensional Flow of Compressible Fluid, Second Law of Thermodynamics, Availability, Properties of Steam Strength of Materials: Simple Stress and Strain, S. F. and B. M. in Beams, Simple Theory of Bending, Shear Stress in Beams, Simple Theory of Torsion, Bending moment combined with Torsion and Axial Loads, Principal Stresses, Deflection of Beams, Strain Energy, Theories of failure. Automotive Material Science: Strain Hardening, Constitution of Alloys, Iron-Carbon Equilibrium Diagram, Heat-Treatment of Steels, Cast Irons, Introduction to International Standards/Codes, Non-Ferrous Metals and Alloys, Fatigue Failure, Creep, Alloy Steels, Strengthening mechanism, Powder Metallurgy Heat Transfer: Importance of heat transfer in automobile engineering, basic modes of heat transfer, applications in automobile, Theory of Machines: Basic Kinematics, Special Mechanisms, Velocity Analysis of mechanisms, Acceleration analysis of Mechanism, Static and dynamic force analysis, Flexible connector mechanisms, Spur gear mechanism, Gear Trains, Cam Mechanism Dynamics of Machinery: Governors, Gyroscope, (Static and dynamic balancing of single rotor & multi rotor system. Balancing of reciprocating masses: In-line engines, Radial Engines, V-Engines.) VIBRATIONS (Classification of Vibrations), Free Undamped Multi degree of freedom vibratory systems, Forced single degree of freedom vibratory system Internal Combustion Engines: Classification of I.C. Engines, Cycle Analysis of I.C. Engines, S.I. Engines, C.I. Engines, Supercharging/Turbo charging, Performance Characteristics of S.I. & C.I. Engines, Air Pollution due to I.C. Engines, Fuels of I.C. Engines, Engine Lubrication, Engine Cooling, Introduction to CNG, LPG, Stratified Charge and Wankel engines. Recent Developments in I.C. Engines. Classification of automobiles, Automobile system design such as Clutch Transmissions (Necessity of gear box, Sliding mesh, Constant mesh, Synchromesh and epicyclic gear box, Overdrives and hydrodynamic torque converter, Trouble shooting and remedies) Drive line, (Propeller shafts and universal joints), Live axle and differential: Necessity of differential, Conventional and non-slip differential, Trouble shooting and remedies. Conventional and non-slip differential, Trouble shooting and remedies. Brakes: Classification of brakes, Steering and Front axles, Suspension, Wheels and Tyres. Electrical system: Battery, Electronic Ignition System, Charging System, Alternator, Starting system. Body Engineering (Importance of Body design, Materials for body construction-Styling forms-Coach and bus body style, layouts of passenger cars, Bus and truck bodies. Aerodynamic drag- Aerodynamic lifts and pitching moments, Side force, Yawing moments and rolling moments. ) Overall Criteria for vehicle comparison, Chassis types and structure types, Frames. ENGINE & MACHINE DESIGN: Design for Fluctuating Loads, Engine Functional Design, Engine Component Design, Design of valve gear train, Design of cooling & lubrication system, Sliding and antifriction Bearings, VEHICLE DYNAMICS: Performance Characteristics of Road Vehicles (Steady State Operation, Transient Operation), Braking Characteristics, Handling Characteristics such as Pitching, bouncing, yawing & rolling, wheel wobbling, Steering geometry, Fundamental condition for true Rolling. Steady State Handling such as Slip angle, cornering power, Neutral steer, Under steer and over steer, Steady state response, Yaw velocity, Lateral Acceleration, Curvature response & Directional stability. Transient Handling such as Basic principles, differential equations of motions, Vehicle Test for handling performance, Ride Characteristics.

FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS: Direct Stiffness Method, Meshing, Interpolation Polynomial, Formulation of element characteristic matrix. Structural Analysis, Thermal Analysis, Dynamic analysis, Higher order and Isoparametric elements, Result Interpretation & Verification of FEA results. ALTERNATIVE FUELS & EMISSION: Alternative Fuels & Their Sources, Production methods and availability, Hydrogen, Fuel cells, Engine Emissions SI engine Emission, CI engine Emission, Emission Measurement, Test procedures & regulations, SI engine emission control technologies, CI engine emission control technologies ENGINE TESTING: Introduction to ISI codes for engine testing, To trial on multi-cylinder petrol engine Morse test, Trial on multi-cylinder petrol engine Variable speed test, Trial on single cylinder diesel engine heat balance sheet, Trial on single cylinder petrol engine - Variable speed test ,Trial on computerized single cylinder diesel engine,Trial on computerized multi-cylinder diesel engine, Measurement of air/fuel ratio of diesel engine, Measurement of air/fuel ratio of petrol engine,Trial on single cylinder petrol engine constant speed test, Trial on single cylinder diesel engine (Friction power) Trial on Multicylinder engine (LPG) AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS: Automotive generation, storage & distribution systems, wiring harness, circuit diagrams and symbols, 12/24/42 volt system, positive earth and negative earth, earth return and insulated return systems, Multiplexed wiring systems, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic interference, Controlled Area Networks (CAN). Charging Systems & Regulators ( D.C. Generators, A. C. Generators, Magnetos Constant current & voltage systems, Current & voltage regulator, Semi conductor type regulator, Regulator for alternators ) Starting devices, Lighting systems. Automotive Equipments & Accessories : Fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, Temperature gauges, Speedometer, Warning Lights, Electric Horn, Horn Relay, Wind Shield wipers, Heaters & defrosters, Electric windows. Automotive Sensors & Actuators ( Types of sensors, actuators, Airflow rate sensor,angular position sensor, Throttle angle sensor, Temperature sensor, sensors for feedback control, engine control actuators, Solenoid actuators, motorized actuators.) TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT: Motor Vehicle Act:(Short titles & definitions, Laws governing to use of motor vehicle & vehicle transport, Licensing of drivers & conductors, Registration of vehicle, State & interstate permits, Different types of RTO forms, Rules regarding construction of motor vehicles, Central Motor Vehicle Rules & amendments, Government administration structure - Organization & management of motor vehicle department, Traffic rules, Signals & controls, responsibility of driver, Public relations & public authorities, Accidents, Causes & analysis, Liabilities &preventive measures, Offences, penalties & procedures, Personnel, Authorities &duties.) MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT: Total quality management (TQM), Total productivity maintenance (TPM), Environmental issues in maintenance,ISO 9000. Maintenance Management, Tribology in Maintenance (Friction wear and lubrication, Friction & wear mechanisms, Prevention of wear, Types of lubrication mechanisms, Lubrication processes. Lubricantstypes, General and special purpose, Additives, Testing of lubricants, Degradation of lubricants) Machine Health Monitoring (Condition based maintenance, Signature analysis, Oil analysis, Vibration, Noise and thermal signatures, On line & off line techniques, Instrumentation & equipment used in machine health monitoring. Instrumentation in maintenance, Signal processing, Data acquisition and analysis, Application of intelligent systems, Data base design. Reliability, Availability & Maintainability (RAM) Analysis Recent trends in Automobiles: Electronic Control module (ECM), operating modes of ECM ( closed loop and open loop) Inputs required and output signals from ECM, Electronic Spark control, Air Management system, Idle speed control. Multipoint fuel injection system and single point fuel injection. Electronic fuel injectors. Principle of operation, Construction, working & application of temperature sensors, inductive sensors, Position sensors (rotary, linear), Pressure sensors, Knock sensors, Hot wire and thin film air flow sensors, vortex flow/turbine fluid sensors, Optical sensor, Oxygen sensors, Light sensors, methanol sensors, Rain sensor, New developments in the sensor technology, Vehicle Telematics.