RTU Syllabus Mechanical Engineering 8th Semester

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RTU Syllabus Mechanical Engineering 8th Semester 2020

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I Introduction to CIM: Overview of Production Systems, the product cycle, Automation in Production Systems, computer’s role in manufacturing, sources and types of data used in manufacturing. The Beginning of CAM: Historical Background,
Numerical Control (NC): Basic components of an NC system, coordinate system and motions control systems. Computer Numerical Control (CNC): features of CNC, machine control unit, CNC software. Direct Numerical Control and Distributed Numerical Control. Applications, advantages and disadvantages of NC. Adaptive control of machining system.
II NC Part programming: Manual and computer assisted part programming, Part programming with APT. NC part programming using CAD/CAM software. NC cutter path verification.
III Computer Aided Process Planning: Traditional Process Planning, Retrieval process planning system, Generative Process Planning, Machinability data systems, computer generated time standards.
Group Technology: Introduction, part families, part classification and coding, coding system and machining cells.
IV Computer Aided Production Management Systems: Introduction to computer aided PPC, Introduction to computer aided inventory management, manufacturing resource planning (MRPII), computer process monitoring and shop floor control, computer process control.
Computer Aided Quality Control; Computer in quality control, contact inspection methods, Non contact inspection methods, optical and non optical computer aided testing.
V Computer Aided Material Handling; Computer control on material handling, conveying, picking. Ware house control, computerized material handling for automated inspection and assembly.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Introduction, types special manufacturing systems, flexible manufacturing systems (FMS).

Collaborative Engineering; Introduction, Faster Design throughput, Web based design, Changing design approaches, extended enterprises, concurrent engineering, Agile and lean manufacturing


1 Mikell P. Groover, , Automation, Production Systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 3rd ed., Pearson/Prentice Hall,


SN Name of Authors /Books /Publisher
1 James A. Rehg and Henry W. Kraebber, 2005, Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 3rd ed., Pearson/Prentice Hall,
2 Nanua Singh, 1996, Systems Approach to Computer-Integrated Design and Manufacturing, John Willey & Sons.
3 Computer Aided Manufacturing, Chang, Wysk and Wang, Pearson Education
4 CAD/CAM: Principles and Applications, P.N. Rao, McGraw Hill
5 Computer Control of Manufacturing Systems,Y. Koren, McGraw Hill
6 Computer aided Manufacturing, Rao, Tiwari and Kundra, Tata McGraw Hill.
7 Computer Numerical Control: Machining and Turning Centres, Quesada and Jeyepoovan, Pearson Education


I Constitutional Law: The Preamble; Fundamental Rights; Directive principles of State policy; Fundamental Duties; Emergency provisions – kinds, legal requirements and legal effects.
General Principles of Contract under Indian Contract Act, 1872: General principles of contract – Sec. 1 to 75 of Indian Contract Act and including Government as contracting party, Kinds of government contracts and dispute settlement, Standard form contracts; nature, advantages, unilateral character, principles of protection against possibility of exploitation, judicial approach to such contracts, exemption clauses, clash between two standard form contracts.
II Introduction to Human Rights: Theoretical foundation, Historical development of human rights; Human Rights in Indian tradition and Western tradition; Covenant on Civil & Political Rights 1966 including Optional Protocol – I (Individual Complaint Mechanism) & Optional Protocol – II (Abolition of Death Penalty); Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 1966 including Optional Protocol – I (2002);
Enforcement of Human Rights in India including Supreme Court, High Courts, Statutory Commissions – NHRC, NCW, NCM, NC-SC/ST etc.
Labour Laws: Industrial Disputes Act, 1947; Collective bargaining; Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946; Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923.
III Right to Information Act, 2005: Evolution and concept; Practice and procedures; Official Secret Act, 1923; Indian Evidence Act, 1872; Information Technology – legislation and procedures, Cyber crimes issues and investigations.

Law relating to Intellectual property: Introduction–meaning of intellectual property, main forms of IP, Copyright, Trademarks, Patents and Designs, Secrets; International instruments on IP – Berne convention, Rome convention, TRIPS, Paris convention and international organizations relating IPRs, WTO etc;

IV Law relating to Copyright in India, Meaning of copyright literary, dramatics and musical works, sound records and cinematographic films, computer programs, Ownership of copyrights, Criteria of infringement, Piracy in Internet – Remedies and procedures in India;
Law relating to Trademarks under Trademark Act, 1999 including Rationale of protection of trademarks as Commercial aspect and Consumer rights, Trademarks, registration, procedures, Distinction between trademark and property mark, Doctrine of deceptive similarity, Passing off an infringement and remedies;
Law relating to Patents under Patents Act, 1970, Patentable inventions with special reference to biotechnology products, Patent protection for computer programs, Process of obtaining patent –application, examination, opposition and sealing of patents, Patent cooperation treaty and grounds for opposition, Rights and obligations of patentee, Duration of patents – law and policy considerations, Infringement and related remedies.
V Corporate Law: Meaning of corporation; Law relating to companies, public and private (Companies Act, 1956) general provisions; Law and multinational companies – International norms for control, FEMA 1999, Corporate liability, civil and criminal.
Election provisions under Indian Constitution (Art.324–329): Representation of Peoples Act and Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988; Superintendence, directions and control of elections to be vested in Election Commission; Election to the house of people and to the legislative assemblies of States to be on the basis of adult suffrage. Candidate electoral rights.


SN Name of Authors /Books /Publisher
1 D.D. Basu, Shorter Constitution of India, Prentice Hall of India
2 M.P. Jain, Indian Constitutional Law, Wadhwa & Co.
3 S.K. Awasthi & R.P. Kataria, Law relating to Protection of Human Rights, Orient Publishing
4 S.K. Kapur, Human Rights under International Law and Indian Law, Central Law Agency
5 Avtarsingh, Law of Contract, Eastern Book Co
6 Wadhera , Intellectual Property Rights, Universal Law Publishing Co
7 T. Ramappa, Intellectual Property Rights Law in India, Asia Law House
8 O.P. Malhotra, Law of Industrial Disputes, N.M. Tripathi Publishers


I Introduction to economics of power generation: Load duration curves, location of power plants, power plant economics. curves, location of power plants, power plant economics.
II Analysis of Steam Power Plants (SPP): Components of steam power plants, Effect of variations, variation of steam condition on thermal efficiency of steam power plant. Typical layout of SPP. Efficiencies in a SPP.
III Analysis of Hydroelectric Power Plants (HEPP): Components of HEPP, Typical layout of HEPP, Performance of turbines and comparison.
Analysis of Diesel and Gas Turbine Power Plants: General layout of Diesel and Gas Turbine power plants, Performance of Diesel and Gas Turbine power plants, comparison with other types of power plants.
IV Wind Energy: Wind energy potential measurement, general theories of wind machines, basic laws and concepts of aerodynamics, aerofoil design; wind mill and wind electric generator. Description and performance of the horizontal–axis wind machines. Description and performance of the vertical–axis wind machines. The generation of electricity by wind machines.
V Solar radiation: its measurement and prediction. Flat plate collectors, liquid and air type. Theory of flat plate collectors, advanced collectors, optical design of concentrators, selective coatings, solar water heating, thermal storage. Conversion of heat into mechanical energy. Solar cells, photovoltaic effect, performance of a solar cell, P-V material, performance of solar cells, P-V modules. Solar P-V plants, Economies of solar photovoltaic’s.


1 P.K.Nag, Power Plant Engineering, Tata McGraw Hill


SN Name of Authors /Books /Publisher
1 Hau E., Wind Turbines: Fundamentals, Technologies, Application and Economics, Springer
2 Mathew S.,Wind Energy: Fundamentals, Resource Analysis and Economics, Springer
3 Burton T. Sharpe D. Jenkins N. and Bossanyi E.,Wind Energy Handbook, John Wiley
4 Jiandong T. (et al.) , Mini Hydropower, John Wiley
5 Duffie J. A. and Beckman W. A. ,Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes, John Wiley
6 Goswami D. Y. Kreith F. and Kreider J. F. Principles of Solar Engineering, Taylor and Francis
7 Garg H. P. and Prakash S.Solar Energy: Fundamental and Application, Tata McGraw Hill
8 Green M.,Third Generation Photovoltaics: Advance Solar Energy, Springer
9 Tiwari G. N.,Solar Energy: Fundamentals, Design, Modeling and Applications, Narosa
10 Johnson G. L.Wind Energy Systems (Electronic Edition), Prentice Hall
11 Wagner H. and Mathur J. Introduction to Hydro energy Systems : Basics, Technology and Operation, Springer
12 Nayak J. K. and Sukhatme S.P. Solar Energy: Principles of Thermal Collection and Storage, Tata McGraw Hill
13 Solanki C. S. Solar Photovoltaics: Fundamentals, Technologies and Applications, Prentice Hall India
14 F.T.Morse, D.Van.Nostran, Power Plant Engineering, Newyork,
15 Johnson G. L.Wind Energy Systems (Electronic Edition), Prentice Hall
16 Wagner H. and Mathur J. Introduction to Hydro energy Systems : Basics, Technology and Operation, Springer
17 M.M.EI- Wakil, Power Plant Technology, McGraw Hill


I Importance of New Product: Definition-importance-Development Process, Importance of new product for growth of enterprise, Definition of product and new product,
Responsibility for new product development, Demands on product development team, Classification of products from new product development point of view- Need based/Market pull products, Tech. push, Platform based, Process based and customized products,
New product development process and organization, Generic product development process for Market Pull Products,Modification of this process for other types of products.
II Need Analysis: Problem Formulation Establishing economic existence of need, Need Identification and Analysis, Engineering Statement of Problem, Establishing Target Specification.
III Generation of Alternatives and Concept Selection: Concept generation- a creative process, Creativity, Road Elects to creative thinking-Fear of criticism and Psychological set,
Tools of creativity like brain storming, Analogy, Inversion etc., Creative thinking Process, Concept feasibility and Concept Selection, Establishing Engineering Specification of Products.
IV Preliminary and Detailed Design: Design Review Preliminary design- Identification of subsystems, Subsystem specifications, Compatibility, Detailed design of subsystems, component design,
Preparation of assembly drawings, Review of product design from point of view of Manufacturing, Ergonomics and aesthetics.
V Management of New Product: Development and Launch New Product Management’s Challenges, Maintaining focus, Promotion of Right Culture, Management of Creativity, Top Management attention, Design Team Staffing and Organization, Setting key mile stone, Identification of Risk Areas, Project Execution and Evaluation Product Launch Strategies,


1 Product Design and Manufacturing, Chitale and Gupta. McGraw Hill.


SN Name of Authors /Books /Publisher
1 Product Design and Development, Ulrich and Eppinger, McGraw Hill
2 Project Management in New Product Development, Barkley B.T., Tata McGraw Hill.
3 Product Management, Anandan C., McGraw Hill.
4 Engineering Design Methods, Cross, Nigel, John Wiley and Sons.
5 Product Design and Manufacture, Lindbeck, J.R., Prentice Hall of India.


I Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics and Principles of Conservation: Conservation of mass, linear momentum: Navier-Stokes equation, Conservation of Energy, General scalar transport equation, Reynolds transport theorem,
Classification of Partial Differential Equations and Physical Behaviour: Elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic partial differential equations
Approximate Solutions of Differential Equations: Error Minimization Principles, Approximate solutions of differential equations, variational approach, Weighted residual approach: trial function and weighting function, Essential and natural boundary conditions, Least square method, Galerkin’s method, Rayleigh-Ritz method
II Fundamentals of Discretization: Pre-processing, Solution, Post- processing, Finite Element Method, Finite difference method, Well posed boundary value problem, Conservativeness, Boundedness, Transportiveness, Finite volume method (FVM), 1-D steady state heat conduction without and with constant source term
Finite Volume Method: FV Discretization of a 1-D steady state diffusion type problem, Composite material with position dependent thermal conductivity, Source term linearization, Implementation of boundary conditions, 1-D unsteady state diffusion problems: implicit, fully explicit and Crank-Nicholson scheme.
III Solution of Systems of Linear Algebraic Equations: Solution techniques for systems of linear algebraic equations: Elimination, Iteration and Gradient Search method, L-U decomposition technique, Tridiagonal matrix algorithm (TDMA): Thomas algorithm
Iteration methods: Generalized analysis of the iterative methods, Sufficient condition for convergence, Scarborough criteria of for convergence Relaxation methods, Preferential characteristics of iterative methods, Multigrid method, Line by line TDMA, Alternating direction implicit method, Gradient search methods: Steepest descent method, Conjugate gradient method
IV Discretization of Convection-Diffusion Equations: A Finite Volume Approach: Central difference scheme, Upwind scheme, Exponential scheme and Hybrid scheme, Power law scheme, Generalized convection-diffusion formulation, The concept of false diffusion, QUICK scheme.
Discretization of Navier Stokes Equations: Discretization of the Momentum Equation: Stream Function-Vorticity approach and Primitive variable approach, Staggered grid and Collocated grid, SIMPLE Algorithm, SIMPLER Algorithm.
V Introduction to Turbulence Modeling: Vorticity transport equation, Homogeneous turbulence and isotropic turbulence, Reynolds average Navier stokes (RANS) equation, Necessity of turbulence modeling, Turbulence model: Eddy viscosity, Mixing length, The κ-ε model, RNG κ-ε model, κ-ω model, Reynolds stress model (RSM),Large eddy Simulation (LES),Direct numerical simulation (DNS)
The basic structure of a CFD code: Pre-processor, Solver and Post-processor, User-defined-subroutines, Solution to some basic problems in heat transfer and fluid flow


1 Computational Fluid Dynamics, John Anderson, McGraw Hill Publication


SN Name of Authors /Books /Publisher
1 Computational Fluid Dynamics, Jiynan Tu, Butter Worth Henman.
2 Computational Fluid and Heat Transfer, Anderson & Tannehill, Taylor & Francis Publication.
3 Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics, Joel H. Ferziger, Springer Publication.
4 Computational Heat Transfer, Jaluria Y., Taylor and Francis Publication.
5 Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, Murlidhar and T. Sunder Rajan, Narosa Publications


I Introduction to TQM: Definition, Basic approach, Guru’s of TQM, TQM framework, benefits.
Leadership: Characteristics of Quality Leadership, Leadership Concepts, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Deming Philosophy, The Role of TQM Leaders, Quality Council, Core Values, Concepts, and Framework, Quality Statements, Strategic Planning Communications, Decision Making.
Customer Satisfaction: Introduction, Customer Perception of Quality, Feedback, Using Customer Complaints, Service Quality, Translating Needs into Requirements, Customer Retention.
II Continuous Process Improvement: Introduction, Process, The Juran Trilogy, Improvement Strategies, Types of Problems PDSA Cycle, Problem-Solving Method, DMAIC, Kaizen, Reengineering.
Supplier Partnership: Principles of Customer/Supplier Relationship Partnering, Sourcing Supplier, Selection ,Supplier Certification Supplier Rating, Relationship Development.
Performance Measures: Basic Concepts, Strategy, performance measure presentation, Cost of Quality, Malcolm Baldrige and Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award, Balanced Score Card
III Lean Enterprise: Historical Review, Lean Fundamentals, Value Stream Map, Implementing Lean, Benefits.
Six Sigma: Statistical Aspects, Improvement Methodology, Organizational Structure Benefits.
Benchmarking: Benchmarking Defined, Reasons to Benchmark, Process, deciding what to benchmark, Pitfalls and Criticisms.
IV Quality Management Systems: Benefits of ISO Registration, ISO Series of Standards, Sector-specific Standards, ISO 9001 Requirements, Implementation, Documentation, Writing the Documents, Internal Audits, Registration.
Environmental Management Systems: ISO 14000 Series Standards, Concepts of ISO 14001, ISO 14001, Requirements, Benefits, Integrating QMS and EMS. Other EMS Systems, Relationship to Health and Safety
Quality Function Deployment: The QFD Team, Benefits, the voice of the Customer, Organization of Information, House of Quality, Building a House of Quality, QFD Process.
Total Productive Maintenance: The Plan, Learning the New Philosophy, Promoting the Philosophy, Training, Improvement Needs, Goal, Developing Plans, Autonomous Work Groups
V Management Tools: Forced Field Analysis, Nominal Group Technique, Affinity Diagram, Interrelationship Digraph, Tree Diagram, Matrix Diagram, Prioritization Matrices, Process Decision Program Chart, Activity Network Diagram
Experimental Design: Introduction, Basic Statistics, Hypothesis, t Test F Test. One Factor at a Time Orthogonal Design, Point and Interval Estimate, Two Factors Full Factorials.
Taguchi’s Quality Engineering: Introduction, Loss Function, Orthogonal Arrays, Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Parameter Design, Tolerance Design, Case study


1 D. H. Besterfield, G. H Besterfield, Hemant Urdhwareshe, Total Quality Management: Revised Third Edition, Pearson Higher Education


SN Name of Authors /Books /Publisher
1 Total Quality Management: text with cases, John S Oakland, Butterworth-Heinemann
2 Total Quality Management for Engineers, Zaire, M., Wood Head Publishing Ltd.
3 Total Quality Control, Feigenbaum. Armand V., McGraw Hill
4 The Management and Control of Quality,(5th Edition), James R.Evans

and William M.Lidsay, South-Western (Thomson Learning)


1 To prepare part programming for plain turning operation.
2 To prepare part programming for turning operation in absolute mode.
3 To prepare part program in inch mode for plain turning operation.
4 To prepare part program for taper turning operation.
5 To prepare part program for turning operations using turning cycle.
6 To prepare part program for threading operation.
7 To prepare part program for slot milling operation.
8 To prepare part program for gear cutting operation.
9 To prepare part program for gear cutting using mill cycle.
10 To prepare part program for drilling operation.
11 To prepare part program for multiple drilling operation in Z-axis.
12 To prepare part program for multiple drilling in X-axis.
13 To prepare part program for multiple drilling in X and Z axis using

drilling cycle.


1 Introduction and different features of the CAD Software.
2 2-D Drafting.
3 3-D Modeling.
4 3-D Advanced Modeling.
5 Assembly modeling.
6 Feature Modification and Manipulation
7 Detailing.
8 Sheet Metal Operations.
9 Surface Modeling
10 One Dimensional problems of Finite Element Method Note: (These exercises may be performed by any of the following Advanced CAD Software such as Pro E /Unigraphics/ AotoCAD Inventor)


1 Determination of time standard for a given job using stopwatch time- study.
2 Preparation of flow process chart, operation process chart and man- machine charts for an existing setup and development of an improved process.
3 Study of existing layout of a workstation with respect to controls and displays and suggesting improved design from ergonomic viewpoint.
4 To carry out a work sampling study.
5 To conduct process capability study for a machine in the workshop.
6 To design a sampling scheme based on OC curve.
7 To conduct Shewart’s experiments on known population
8 Generation of random numbers for system simulation such as facility planning, job shop scheduling etc.

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RTU Mechanical Engineering 8th Semester Marking Scheme

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RTU Mechanical Engineering 8th Sem Marking Scheme

SEMESTER VIII 8 8 Hrs. / Week IA Exam Total
Subject Code Title L T P
8ME1A Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems 3 Theory Subjects 20 80 100
8ME2A Laws for Engineers 3 20 80 100
8ME3A Power Generation 3 1 20 80 100
8ME4.1A Product Development and Launching 3 20 80 100
8ME4.2A Computational Fluid Dynamics
8ME4.3A Total Quality Management
Practicals and Sessionals
8ME5A CAM Lab Lab courses 2 45 30 75
8ME6A CAD Lab 3 60 40 100
8ME7A Industrial Engineering Lab – II 2 45 30 75
8MEPR Project-2 4 120 80 200
8MESM Seminar 2 60 40 100
8MEDC Discipline & Extra Curricular Activity 50
Total 12 1 13 1000

Meaning Of various letters:

  • L: Lecture, T: Tutorial, P: Practical, Cr: Credits ETE: End Term Exam, IA: Internal Assessment

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