MTech
in Mechanical Engineering
(Specialization: Aerodynamics and Propulsion)
Semester 
Courses 
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Semester
– I 
ME
501 Advanced Engg. Mathematics 
3 
0 
2 
8 
ME
551 Aerodynamics [Revised] 
3 
0 
0 
6 

ME 552 Aircraft Propulsion 
3 
0 
0 
6 

ElectiveI

3 
0 
0 
6 

ElectiveII 
3 
0 
0 
6 


Total
Credit for Semester  I 
15 
0 
2 
32 
Semester
– II 
ME 553 Gas Dynamics [Revised]

3

0

0

6

ME 554 Rocket Propulsion

3

0

0

6


ElectiveIII

3

0

0

6


ElectiveIV

3

0

0

6


ElectiveV

3

0

0

6








Total Credit for Semester  II 
15

0

0

30


Semester – III 
ME 698 Project PhaseI

0

0

24

24


Total
Credit for Semester  III 
0 
0 
24 
24 
Semester –IV 
ME 699 Project PhaseII

0

0

24

24


Total
Credit for Semester  IV 
0 
0 
24 
24 
Grand Total Credits

110

List
of Elective Courses :
ME 522 
Convective Heat and Mass Transfer 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 523 
Advanced Thermodynamics 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 532 
Finite Element Methods in Engineering 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 543 
Computational Fluid Dynamics 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 609 
Optimization Methods in Engineering 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 648

Viscous Fluid Flow

3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 656

Numerical
Simulation & Modeling of Turbulent Flows

3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 657

Two Phase Flow and Heat Transfer

3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 662

Combustion

3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 670

Advanced CFD

3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 674 
Soft computing in engineering 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 677 
Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 683 
Computational Gas Dynamics 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 685 
Evolutionary Computation 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 695 
Turbulent Flows 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 501 Advanced Engineering Mathematics (3028) Vector
and Tensor Analysis in Cartesian system, effect of rotation of coordinate
systems. Review of ODEs; Laplace & Fourier methods, series solutions, and
orthogonal polynomials. SturmLiouville problem. Review of 1^{st} and
2^{nd} order PDEs. Linear systems
of algebraic equations. Gauss elimination, LU decomposition etc., Matrix
inversion, illconditioned systems.
Numerical eigen solution techniques (Power, Householder, QR methods etc.). Numerical
solution of systems of nonlinear algebraic equations; NewtonRaphson
method. Numerical integration:
NewtonCotes methods, error estimates, Gaussian quadrature. Numerical
solution of ODEs: Euler, Adams, RungeKutta methods, and predictorcorrector
procedures; stability of solutions; solution of stiff equations. Solution of PDEs: finite difference
techniques. Probability and Statistics – Probability Distribution, Bays
Theorem, Parameter Estimation, Testing of Hypothesis, Goodness of Fit. Laboratory:
Basics of programming. Numerical experiments with the algorithms covered in
class. Texts/References: 1. E.
Kreyzig, Advanced Engineering
Mathematics, New Age International, 1996. 2. D. S.
Watkins, Fundamentals of Matrix
Computations, John Wiley, 1992. 3. M. K. Jain, S. R. K. Iyengar, and R. K.
Jain, Numerical Methods for Scientific
and Engineering Computation, 3^{rd}
Edn., New Age International, 1993. 4. D.S.
Chandrashekaraiah and L. Debnath, Continuum
Mechanics, Academic Press, 1994. 5. M.K.
Jain, S.R.K. Iyenger and R.K. Jain, Computational Methods for Partial Differential Equations,
New Age International, 1994. 6. R.
Courant and D. Hilbert, Methods of
Mathematical Physics, Wiley, 1989. 7. P.V.
O’Neil, Advanced Engineering
Mathematics, Cengage Learning, 2007. 8. G. B.
Arfken, H. J. Weber and F.Harris, Mathematical
Methods for Physicists,
5^{th} Edn., Academic Press, 2000. 
ME 551 Aerodynamics (3006) Course contents: Aerodynamic
forces and moments; continuity, momentum and energy equations; Inviscid incompressible
flow – incompressible flow in a low speed wind tunnel, source and doublet
flows, nonlifting flow over a circular cylinder, KuttaJoukowski theorem;
Incompressible flow over airfoils and finite wings – Kutta condition,
Kelvin’s circulation theorem, BiotSavart law, Helmholtz vortex theorem,
Prandtle’s classical lifting line theory; Thin aerofoil theory; Three
dimensional source and doublet; Equations of viscous flow; Laminar and
turbulent boundary layers; Panel methods in aerodynamics, Aircraft
performance, stability and control. Texts/References:
1. J. D.
Anderson (Jr.), Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, McGraw Hill, 2005. 2. J. J.
Bertin, Aerodynamics for Engineers, Pearson Education, 2002. 3. L. J.
Clancy, Aerodynamics, Himalayan Books, 1996. 4. E. L.
Houghton and N. B. Carruthers, Aerodynamics
for Engg. Students, Arnold Pub, 1988. 5. A. M. Kuethe and CY Chow, Foundations of Aerodynamics, Wiley, 1998. 
ME 552 Aircraft
Propulsion (3006)
Course contents: Introduction to aircraft
propulsive devices – pistonprop, turbojet, turboprop, turbofan, turboshaft
and ramjet engines; Propfans/Unducted fan engines; General Thrust equation,
propulsive efficiency; Two and three spool configurations; Cycle analysis of
ideal and real engines; Engine performance with varying speed and altitude;
Methods of thrust augmentation; Engine components – Intakes, combustors,
afterburners, and nozzles; Turbomachinery aerodynamics; Design and
offdesign performance; Turbine cooling methods; Component matching;
Environmental considerations; Blade design and cascade theory. Texts/References:
1.R. D. Flack, Fundamentals
of Jet Propulsion with Applications, Cambridge University Press, 2005. 2.J. D. Mattingly,
Elements of Gas Turbine Propulsion, McGraw Hill
Publications,1996. 3.G.
C. Oates, Aerothermodynamics of
Aircraft Engine Components, AIAA, 1985. 4.H. Cohen, G.F.C. Rogers and H. I. H.
Saravanamuttoo, Gas Turbine Theory,
Pearson, 2001. 5.P. G. Hill and C. R. Peterson, Mechanics and
Thermodynamics of Propulsion, Addison Wesley, 1965. 6.J. L. Kerrebrock, Aircraft Engines and Gas Turbines, MIT Press, 1992. 7.B. Roy, Aircraft
Propulsion, Elsevier, 2011. 8.T. K. Bose, Airbreathing
Propulsion, Springer, 2012 9.N.
A. Cumpsty, Jet Propulsion,
Cambridge University Press, 2003. 10.M. J. Zucrow,
Aircraft and Missile Propulsion (Vols. I and II), John Wiley, 1958. 
ME 553 GAS DYNAMICS (3006) Course contents: Concepts from thermodynamics; The basic equations
of fluid motion; Onedimensional gas dynamics; Isentropic conditions, speed
of sound, Mach number, area velocity relations, normal shock relations for a
perfect gas, Fanno and Rayleigh flow, onedimensional wave motion, the shock
tube; Waves in supesonic flow: oblique shock waves, supersonic flow over a
wedge, Mach lines, piston analogy, supersonic compression by turning,
supersonic expansion by turning, the PrandtlMeyer function, reflection and
intersection of oblique shocks, Mach reflection, shock expansion theory, thin
aerofoil theory; Flow in ducts and wind tunnels: area relation, nozzle flow,
normal shock recovery, effects of second throat, wind tunnel pressure ratio,
supersonic wind tunnels; Small perturbation theory; The method of characteristics;
Methods of measurement; Computational aspects: Onedimensional inviscid high
speed flow. Texts/References: 1.
H. W. Liepmann and A. Roshko, Elements of Gas Dynamics, John Wiley, 1960. 2.
J. D. Anderson, Modern Compressible Flow, Mc Graw Hill, 1989. 3.
B. K. Hodge and C. Koenig, Compressible Fluid Dynamics (with P.C.
applications), Prentice Hall, 1995. 4.
A. Shapiro, The Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Compressible Flow, The Ronald
Press Co., 1954. 
ME 554 Rocket
Propulsion (3006)
Course contents: Classification
of rockets – chemical, electrical and nuclear; Applications of rockets in
launch vehicles, spacecraft, and missiles; Criteria of performance – thrust, specific
impulse, energy and efficiencies, characteristic velocity, effective exhaust
velocity; Flow through ideal and real nozzles; Solid rocket motors,
doublebase and composite propellants, grain configurations, erosive burning;
Liquid rocket engines, types of propellants; cryogenic and gelled
propellants, injector design, gas pressure and turbopump feed systems,
combustion instability; Heat transfer analysis; Thrust vector control; Hybrid
rocket engines; Electrothermal, ion and magnetoplasma rockets; Rocket
testing. Texts/References:
1.G. P. Sutton and O. Biblarz, Rocket Propulsion Elements, Wiley,
2001. 2.R. W. Humble, G. N. Henry and W. J. Larson, Space Propulsion Analysis and Design,
McGraw Hill, 1995. 3.G.
C. Oates, Aerothermodynamics of Gas Turbine
and Rocket Propulsion, AIAA, 1988. 4.M.
L. Turner, Rocket and Spacecraft
Propulsion, Springer, 2009. 5.D. K. Huzel, and D. H. Huang, Design of Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines,
AIAA, 1992. 6.P. G. Hill
and C. R. Peterson, Mechanics and Thermodynamics
of Propulsion, Addison
Wesley, 1965. 7.M.
Barrere, A. Joumotte, B. F. Veubeke and J. Vandenkerckhove, Rocket Propulsion, Elsevier, 1960. 8.J. W.
Cornelisse, H. F. R. Schoyer and K. F. Wakker, Rocket Propulsion and Spaceflight Dynamics, Pitman, 1979. 9.M. J. Zucrow, Aircraft and Missile Propulsion (Vol. I and II),
John Wiley, 1958. 
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