This is an intensive course that will equip the attendees with the essentials of mechanical engineering as applicable to industries. The course will expose the attendees to understanding of mechanical  equipment. It will cover the design and manufacture of everything from small (even nano) individual devices, such as measuring instruments, to large systems such as machine tools and power plants. Easy installation and serviceability are critical to the success of a mechanical system as is operational and design flexibility. The course will provide the detailed understanding of parameters governing the selection and design of mechanical systems  for different  applications.



MODULE1: Mechanical Engineering Basics

MODULE 2: Mechanical Design
MODULE 3: Gears and Bearings

MODULE 4: Mechanical Drives and Prime Mover

MODULE 5: Fluid Engineering
MODULE 6: Theory of Heat Transfer
MODULE 7: Mechanical Vibrations

MODULE 8: Manufacturing and Production Systems

MODULE 1: Mechanical Engineering Basics

  • Introduction and basic concepts
  • Units for engineering quantities
  • Interpretation of mechanical drawings
  • Friction – importance in mechanical systems, types, static and dynamic friction coefficients
  • Engineering Materials
  • Stress – strain relationship
  • Properties of engineering materials: strength, hardness, ductility and toughness
  • Mechanical Engineering Codes and Standards


MODULE 2: Mechanical Design

  • Basic principles
  • Factor of safety
  • Static equilibrium
  • Design for static strength
  • Threaded fasteners
  • Keys and keyways
  • Riveted joints
  • Design for fatigue strength

MODULE 3: Gears and Bearings

  • Gears: Terminologies, types, ratios and gear trains
  • Gear selection and gearboxes
  • Troubleshooting gear problems
  • Bearings: Loads, types, selection and troubleshooting
  • Installation guidelines

MODULE 4: Mechanical Drives and Prime Movers

  • Belt and chain drives
  • Mechanical couplings
  • Hydrostatic drives
  • Hydrodynamic drives
  • Torque converters and fluid couplings
  • Clutches: Types, performance and selection
  • Brakes: Types, performance and selection
  • What is a prime mover?
  • Internal combustion engines
  • Electric motors
  • Hydraulic and air motors
  • Mechanical variable speed drives
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders


MODULE 5: Fluid Engineering

  • Concepts: Viscous flow and Reynolds number
  • Piping, selection and sizing
  • Pumps and valves: Types and applications
  • Fluid engineering symbols and diagrams
  • Analysis of piping systems
  • Seals, fittings, flanges gaskets and O-rings
  • Mechanical seals: Types, selection and maintenance

MODULE 6: Theory of Heat Transfer

  • Laws of thermodynamics
  • Thermal cycles
  • Heat exchangers: Types, maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioning
  • Heat: Conduction, convection and radiation

MODULE 7: Mechanical Vibrations

  • Single degree of freedom system
  • Terminologies: Amplitude, phase and frequency
  • Natural frequency of vibration
  • Multiple degree of freedom system
  • Vibration measurement: sensors, analysers and interpretation
  • Use of vibration as a condition monitoring tool

Troubleshooting and correcting unwanted Vibrations

MODULE 8: Manufacturing and Production Systems

  • Metal production – foundry process
  • Cast making and metal melting
  • Die and precision casting
  • Heat treatment (hardening and softening)
  • Hot and cold working of metal Presses
  • Numerical control
  • Machining and metal cutting
  • Broaching, shaping and sawing
  • Basics of welding and types of welded joints
  • Brazing
  • Maintenance