Faculty Of Mechanical Engineering


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The prime objective of the educational program at the GIK- Institute is to prepare students for professional practice in an area of rapidly advancing technology. It strives to develop independence, creative talent, and leadership as well as the capability for continuing professional growth. Mechanical engineering graduates need in-depth knowledge of the latest developments in their fields, and should be conversant with the current research and development activities in the advanced countries. They should also receive a good measure of exposure to the problems encountered by our developing industrial infrastructure and techniques and strategies to cope with them.

Several broad areas of professional concentration for mechanical engineering graduates are: energy conversion and conservation, environmental engineering, manufacturing and materials processing, mechanics of materials, mechanical engineering design, transportation systems, and systems and control.

Thrust Areas

Graduate program can be pursued in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FME) specializing in one of the following areas of engineering:

The FME offers courses leading to both Master (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Mechanical Engineering. The graduate course curriculum in Faculty of Mechanical Engineering gives an excellent opportunity to the students to improve their employment prospects and keep abreast of today’s cutting edge technology.

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Degree Requirements

MS degree

The courses offered by the FME are categorized as core courses, faculty electives and other-faculty electives. For the award of MS degree in Mechanical Engineering, student must complete 30 credits hours, (8 courses of 3 credits each) and a thesis of 6 credits. The courses distribution is as follows:

Core courses 

FME Electives 

Other-Faculty Electives Thesis


Minimum 3 courses (9 CHs)

3 courses (9 CHs)

Maximum 2 courses (6 CHs)6 CHs

30 CHs


PhD degree

The PhD student will have to take eight courses generally each of three credit hours and to complete his/her dissertation. The courses to be taken by the student will be decided by his/her advisor and approved by the Dean of Graduate School. Four out of the eight courses must be from the list of FME courses, and the remainder may be from other Faculties. For the award of Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, students have to complete 42 credit hours, the distribution is as follows:

FME Courses 

Other-Faculty Electives Thesis


Minimum 4 Courses (12CHs)

upto 4 courses (12 CHs)18 CHs

42 CHs


Research Methodology (non-credit) is also mandatory for all students of Masters & PhD degree.

Core Courses

Course Code
Course Name
Key Topics

ME 514

Advanced Stress Analysis


  • Stress and strain tensors
  • Alternative yielding criteria and differential equations of deformable bodies
  • Elastic-plastic deformations
  • Creep: time dependent deformation
  • Fatigue: progressive fracture
  • Contact mechanics
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Stress concentration factors
  • Specialized topics in structural mechanics, and case studies on mechanical design.

ME 523

Mass, Momentum and Energy Transport


  • Introduction to mass, momentum and energy transport.
  • Material derivative, Reynold's transport theorem
  • Applications to compressible, incompressible, inviscid and/or viscous Flows.
  • Modes of Energy Transfer
  • Equation, analytical and numerical solution of heat conduction.
  • Layer Equations, Similarity solutions, Energy transfer by radiation.
  • Physical origin and rate equations, governing laws, conservation of species, mass transport in stationary and nonstationary medium.

ME 568

Elements of Vibration and Feedback Control


  • Mathematical Modeling of dynamical systems
  • Laplace and Fourier transformations
  • Frequency Response
  • General Forced Response
  • Multiple Degree of Freedom Systems
  • Feedback control
  • Performance of feedback control system

Elective Courses

Course Code 
Course Name
Key Topics

ME 506

Continuum Mechanics


  • General aspects 
  • Basic assumptions and continuum hypothesis
  • Mathematical tools
  • Cartesian tensors
  • Curvy-linear coordinate system in Tensors
  • Kinematics of continuum
  • Motion, stresses, deformation
  • Fundamental laws of continuum mechanics
  • Theory of constitutive equation
  • Basic material laws
  • Applications to solids and fluids

ME 511 

Advanced Dynamics


  • Hamilton’s principle
  • Generalized variables
  • Lagrange’s equations
  • Rigid body dynamics and systems with gyroscopic effects on spinning shafts and critical speeds
  • Gyro compass, inertial navigation
  • Vibration of system with time varying and non-linear characteristics
  • Hamilton's principle applied to distributed systems and systems with electro-mechanical transducer components
  • Numerical Methods

ME 512

Advanced Solid Mechanics


  • Physical elements of deformation and fracture
  • Elements of continuum mechanics and thermodynamics
  • Identification and rheological classification of real solids
  • Linear elasticity
  • Thermo plasticity
  • Viscoelasticity, plasticity, visco-plasticity
  • Damage and crack mechanics.

ME 517

Theory of Vibration


  • Review of 1 DOF with forced response
  • Review of 2 DOF with forced response
  • Design for vibration suppression and control
  • Matrix method for multi-degree of freedom systems
  • Distributed systems
  • Dynamic finite element method
  • Vibration measurement, testing and experimental modal analysis
  • Non-linear vibrations

ME 521

Intermediate Fluid Mechanics


  • Continuum properties 
  • Control volume formulation of conservation laws
  • Control volume field equations
  • Euler equation
  • NS and Thermal equations
  • Exact solutions
  • Vorticity and circulation
  • Inviscid flow considerations
  • Boundary layers measurement techniques

ME 531

Advanced Conduction

and Radiation Heat Transfer


  • Steady and unsteady multidimensional conduction in different geometrics
  • Methods of solution, SOV, integral transformation, numerical means
  • Electromagnetic background
  • Interaction of radiation with homogenous matter and interfaces
  • Natural Convection
  • Laminar boundary layer
  • Blackbody radiation
  • Radiation from real surfaces
  • Radiative energy.
  • View factor and black body exchange.

ME 532

Advanced Convection Heat Transfer


  • Equation of motion
  • Condensation 
  • Boiling
  • Formulation of laminar, free and forced convection
  • Methods of solution
  • Analogy between heat and momentum transfer
  • Reynolds, Taylor, Prandtl and Martinelli analogies

ME 533

 Advanced Thermodynamics


  • Thermodynamic terminology
  • First law for closed and open system
  • Second law for closed and open systems
  • Lost available work
  • Cycles
  • Entropy generation and energy destruction
  • Single and multi-phase systems
  • Chemically reactive systems

ME 581

Manufacturing Systems


  • Introduction
  • Over view of manufacturing processes
  • Machine tool and manufacturing equipment
  • Process planning
  • Production planning and control
  • Scheduling
  • Design of manufacturing system
  • Operation of manufacturing system
  • Virtual manufacturing systems

ME 505

Parameter Estimation


  • Estimation of parameters in ordinary and partial differential equations
  • Probability and statistics
  • Least squares and other estimators
  • Sequential methods
  • Optimal experimental design 

ME 513

Theory of Shells and Plates


  • Torsion
  • pure bending, transverse loading, transformation of stress and strain
  • singularity function
  • deflection by integration
  • deflection by moment area method
  • Castigliano's theorem
  • Euler's formula for columns
  • Secant formula for columns
  • Theory of plates and shells

ME 515

Finite Element Method


  • Introduction to FEM
  • Stiffness method and plane truss 
  • 2-D stress analysis by FEM
  • Energy, variational principles and Ritz technique
  • Glerkin’s Approach.
  • Elements based on assumed displacement fields 
  • Isoparametric formulation
  • Coordinate transformation 
  • Topics in element formulation and use
  • Solids revolution 
  • Bending of flat plates 
  • 3-D stress analysis
  • General field problems
  • Computer codes

ME 516

Applied Finite Element Analysis


  • Direct Stiffness Method
  • Types of elements (1D, 2D and 3D)
  • Spring and bar elements
  • Truss elements
  • Axisymmetric elements
  • Beam elements plate elements
  • Serendipity elements
  • Lagrangian elements
  • V and V
  • Types of boundary conditions
  • 2D and 3D analysis
  • Mesh convergence
  • Refinement techniques.

ME 518

Mechanics of Composite Materials


  • Nomenclature and classification
  • Fundamental equations
  • Constitutive equations
  • Symmetric, asymmetric and other characteristic layering setups
  • Failure theories
  • Thermal stresses
  • Damage

ME 519

Experimental Stress Analysis


  • Transformation of stresses
  • Brittle coatings
  • Photo elasticity
  • Strain gauge analysis
  • Moiré fringes
  • Grid methods
  • Analogies and applications on static and dynamic problems

ME 522

Viscous Flow


  • Introduction.
  • Properties of fluids
  • Boundary conditions
  • Fundamental equation of compressible viscous flow
  • Dimensionless parameter
  • Solution to Newtonian viscous flow equations.
  • Laminar boundary layers
  • Stability of laminar flows
  • Incompressible turbulent flows
  • Compressible boundary layer flows
  • Finite difference analysis
  • Digital computer solutions

ME 524

Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics


  • Introduction
  • Partial differential equation
  • Basics of finite difference method
  • Concepts of error
  • Consistency and stability
  • Momentum and energy equations
  • Diffusion equations
  • Turbulence modeling
  • Boundary layer computational methods
  • Hyperbolic equations
  • Grid systems

ME 525

Fluid Mixing and Separation


  • Introduction to fluid mixing technology
  • Equipment and correlation
  • Mechanical design of fluid mixers
  • Heat transfer in agitated vessels
  • Principles, methodologies and equipment of Solid-liquid and liquid-liquid separation
  • Cyclone separators

ME 534

Boiling and Condensation Heat Transfer


  • Thermodynamics of vapor/liquid systems
  • Basic process of boiling
  • Pool boiling
  • Convective boiling
  • Single phase heat transfer
  • Onset of sub cooled boiling
  • Saturated boiling heat transfer
  • Critical heat flux in forced convective flows
  • Condensation and evaporation at a liquid-vapor interface
  • Film and drop wise condensation
  • Augmentation techniques

ME 535

Industrial Air Conditioning and Refrigeration


  • Summer and winter air conditioning load calculation
  • Air conveying and distributions
  • Fans and duct design
  • Diffusion apparatus for producing comfort in summer.
  • All year air conditioning methods and equipment
  • Automatic control for air conditioning system
  • Refrigeration load
  • Selection of all units and specification of equipment
  • Methods of development for the design work
  • Methods of development studies in air conditioning industries.

ME 536

Internal Combustion Engine 


  •  Properties of working fluid
  • Scavenging in 2-stroke engines
  • Supercharging
  • Modeling real engine flow and combustion processes
  • Engine operating characteristics

ME 537

Fluidized Bed Combustion 


  • Combustion thermodynamic 
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Reaction rate
  • Explosion in gases
  • Detonation 
  • Laminar and turbulence flames in pre-mixed gases 
  • Diffusion flames
  • Theory of thermal ignition
  • Combustion of particles

ME 538

Thermal Power and Refrigeration Systems


  • Review of thermodynamic processes in buildings
  • Fundamental physical concepts
  • Air-conditioning systems
  • Moist air properties and conditioning processes
  • Comfort and health             
  • Heat transmission in building structures
  • Space heat load analysis
  • Solar radiation     
  • Fluid flow, pumps, and piping design
  • Cooling load analysis         
  • Fans and building air duct design
  • Refrigeration

ME 552



  • Review of Robotics I
  • Forward-inverse kinematics
  • Jacobians velocities and forces in robotic manipulators.
  • Manipulator mechanism design
  • Linear control of manipulators
  • Force-control of manipulators

ME 553

Design of Machine Tools 


  • Types of machine tools
  • General requirements in the design of machine tools
  • Geometry and performance of cutting tools
  • Basic theories of metal cutting\
  • Actuators and drive systems
  • Slide-ways
  • Spindle and spindle bearings
  • Control and operating devices
  • Cooling systems.
  • Work holding devices
  • Machine tool structures
  • Machine tool dynamics

ME 554

AI in Design and Manufacturing 


  • Application of artificial intelligence to design and manufacturing
  • Principles, strengths and limitations of existing techniques
  • Knowledge representation issues and techniques
  • Prologue expert system and machine learning

ME 555

Joining of Advanced Materials 


  • Introduction to joining, mechanical fastening
  • Mechanical fastener and joining methods
  • Adhesive bonding
  • Adhesives and their bonding processes
  • Welding 
  • Joining advanced metals 
  • Alloys, and inter-metallics
  • Joining of ceramics and of glasses, polymers composite materials, dissimilar material combination
  • Residual stresses in weldments

ME 556

Quality Assurance 


  • Genesis of total quality control
  •  Planning process
  • Process management
  • Employee participation
  • Quality control review
  •  Relevant standard

ME 557

Engineering Plasticity

  • Overview of Stress and Strain
  • Macroscopic Plasticity and Yield Criteria
  • Plastic Instability
  • Temperature and Strain Rate Dependence
  • Analytical Analysis of Forming Forces
  • Formability 
  • Advanced Forming Processes

ME 562

Advanced CAD/CAM 


  • Overview of existing CAE systems
  • Architecture of high-performance graphic displays in engineering workstations
  • Orthographic and perspective display transformations
  • Parametric representation of curves and surfaces
  • Elementary differential geometry, interactive graphics
  • Bi-cubic surface paths
  • Image generation
  • Numerically controlled tool paths
  • Solid modeling
  • Advanced research topics
  • Interpreters and compilers 
  • Virtual reality
  • Industrial CAD
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Project management for software development.

ME 563

Mechanism Design 


  • Kinematics and dynamic characteristics of planar and spatial mechanisms
  • Vector and graphical methods for kinematics analysis
  • Introduction to graphical and computer methods for kinematics synthesis of mechanisms
  • Methods for dynamic analysis of mechanisms
  • Applications from industrial machine systems and robotics manipulators
  • Multi Body Dynamics

ME 564

Automation and Control 


  • Architecture of industrial automation systems
  • Symbolic description of process behavior
  • Measurement and instrumentation
  • Signal conditioning and data acquisition
  • Pattern classification and clustering, in process monitoring and sensor fusion
  • Theory and techniques of high-level control
  • Strategies and decisions at symbolic level
  • Supervised and unsupervised learning
  • Neural networks
  • Rule-based control
  • Fuzzy control
  • Case studies on robots, vehicles, and various physical plants
  • Emphasis on the bridge between physical and symbolic domains

ME 565



  • Theories of friction 
  • Mechanism of wear
  • Adhesive, abrasive, corrosive and other retypes of wear measurement
  • Properties of lubricants
  • Solid film lubrication and Boundary lubrication
  • Hydrodynamic lubrication
  • Reynolds equation
  • Types and selection of bearings
  • Design procedure and performance evaluation of bearings
  • Energy equation and effective viscosity concept
  • Hydrostatic lubrication
  • Surface treatments
  • Elasto-hydro-dynamic lubrication, 
  • Extreme pressure lubrication.

ME 566

Mechatronics System Design


  • Mechatronics
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Mechanical and Electrical Drives
  • Controllers and Control Algorithms
  • Embedded Systems
  • Electromechanical Systems
  • Energy Conversion
  • Basics of Electromagnetism
  • Finite Element Modeling of Electromagnetic Systems
  • Design of Linear Actuators and CAD Modeling

ME 567

Applied System Dynamic and Control


  • Modelling of dynamics of mechanical systems
  • Review of classical control
  • Control design by frequency response methods
  • State variable techniques
  • Design of control in state space
  • Optimal/robust control theory
  • Design of controller in discrete domain and practical case studies
  • Control laws amenable to mechanical engineering systems


Solar Energy Utilization                                                                                

  • Solar Energy Conversion 
  • Solar Radiation 
  • Solar Thermal Collector
  • Thermal energy storage and transport
  • Solar Heating systems 
  • Solar Cooling and dehumidification
  • Passive Solar Heating, cooling and delighting 
  • Solar Thermal Power

ME 611

Fracture Mechanics 


  • Introduction to fracture mechanics
  • Types of cracks
  • Fracture toughness
  • Stress intensity factors 
  • Crack opening modes
  • Singular stress fields
  • Crack tip stress fields 
  • Ductile to brittle transition 
  • Linear elastic and elastic-plastic fracture mechanics 
  • J-integral 
  • Post yield fracture mechanics 
  • Failure theories
  • Fracture mechanics in design
  •  Experimental and analytical procedure in fracture mechanics
  •  Case studies: ships, aerospace, and nuclear reactors

ME 612

Finite Element Method in Manufacturing Processes 


Pre-requisite(s): ME 515

  • Fundamental principles
  • One-dimensional material nonlinear problems
  • Deformation in general motions
  • Plasticity analysis
  • Creep analysis
  • Small deformation elasto-viscoelastic analysis,
  • Large deformation viscoelastic analysis 
  • Application of FEM to metal forming processes
  • Application of FEM to metal cutting
  • Application of FEM to AM

ME 613

Metal Forming Mechanics


  • Theory of Plasticity
  • Prediction of Instability in Plastic Regime
  • Flow Stress and Strain Rate Dependence
  • Force and Stress Analysis under Plastic Flow
  • Redundant Work
  • Forming Limits

ME 621

Boundary Layer Theory


Pre-requisite(s): ME 521.

  • Navier-stokes equations
  • Derivation of boundary layer equations for two-dimensional flow
  • General properties of the boundary layer equations
  • Exact solutions of the steady-state two-dimensional boundary layer equations
  • Boundary layer control
  • Thermal boundary layers
  • Fundamentals of turbulent flow
  •  Turbulent flow through pipes and along a flat plate 
  • Approximate methods for turbulent boundary layers. Turbulent jets

ME 622

Hydrodynamic Stability


Pre-requisite(s): ME 521.

  • Introduction to hydrodynamic stability
  • Thermal instability
  • Centrifugal instability
  • Instability of parallel shear flows

ME 623

Two Phase Flow 


Pre-requisite(s): ME-521 and ME-522

  • Liquid-Solid, Liquid-vapor
  • Solid-gas flows
  • Flow regimes of liquid-vapor flows
  • Pressure drop predictions, Strokes flow
  • Drag and lift
  • Flow regimes of Fluidized beds and relevant statistical analysis, Bingham flow
  • Dispersed phase flows
  • Energy and momentum coupling
  • Reynolds transport theorem
  •  Combustion of droplets or particles
  • Numerical and experimental methods

ME 624



Pre-requisite(s): ME 521 and ME 523.

  • Nature of turbulence
  • Turbulent transport of momentum and heat
  • Dynamics of turbulence
  • Examples of turbulence flows
  • Statistical description of turbulence
  • Spectral dynamics

ME 695 Advance Solar Thermal Engineering  


  • Solar Collector 
  • Solar Chimneys 
  • Solar Thermal Energy Storage
  • Solar Ponds
  • Solar Desalination
  • Green Buildings
  • Solar Power Generation

ME 625

Aerosol Technology


  • Introduction and Properties of Gases
  • Uniform Particle Motion
  • Particle Size Statistics
  • Straight line Acceleration and Curvilinear particle Motion
  • Adhesion of Particles
  • Brownian Motion and Diffusion
  • Thermal and Radiometric Forces
  • Filtration
  • Sampling and Measurement of Concentration
  • Respiratory Deposition
  • Coagulation
  • Condensation and Evaporation

ME 626

Microfluidic Systems


  • Concepts in microfluidics
  • Governing equations
  • Flow solutions and microfluidic operation
  • Hydraulic Circuit Analysis
  • Mixing and Separation
  • Fabrication Techniques in Microfluidics
  • Digital microfluidics
  • Paper-based microfluidics
  • Applications:

Project / Thesis

Course CodeTitle

ME 598

MS Project

ME 599

MS Thesis

ME 699

PhD Dissertation

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