
Prospective Research Scholars (MS/PhD)
Syllabus for MS/PhD interview
Important Information Regarding Interview
Candidates should show an aptitude for basic sciences like mathematics,
physics and chemistry. Candidates may choose to attend interviews in one of
the three panels given below. They are advised to prepare for the interview
on few of the topics listed under the chosen panel. Please note that this
is only an indicative list.
Structures Panel:
Strength of Materials (Beams, Trusses, determinacy etc.)
Vibration (Principles, Single and Multi degree Systems)
Theory of Elasticity (Planes Stress, Plane Strain concepts)
Experimental Stress Analysis (Strain Energy, Photo elasticity,
Applications
Composites (Materials, Basics such as Theory of Mixtures,
Constitutive Relations etc.).
Aerodynamics and flight control Panel:
Basics of Fluid Mechanics: Basic equations of motion, Classification
of Flows, Flow past bodies, Vortex motion, Lift, Drag, moments.
Basic Numerical Methods: Convergence, Stability, Finite difference
Methods, Complex analysis, Differential Equations, Special functions,
Programming Skills.
Basic Gas dynamics: Wave Propagation, Mach Waves, Compressible Flows,
Nozzle flows, Shocks, Expansion, Fanno flows, Rayleigh flows.
Experimental Techniques: Measurement of Flow parameters  pressure,
temperature, velocity, mass flow, flow visualization.
Flight Dynamics & Control.
Laplace transform, response of LTI, transfer functions, feedback systems,
open loop and closed loop gains, types of systems, poles and zeros, state
space form, stability, controllability, observability.
Free body diagram, point mass model, Airplane performance, rigid body
dynamics, trim and stability, static margin, longitudinal and
lateraldirectional dynamics, longitudinal and lateral modes.
Propulsion Panel:
Classification of Air Breathing and Rocket Propulsion, Working of
turbojet, ramjet, Solid and Liquid Propulsion, Calculation of thrust,
Equilibrium Combustion thermodynamics, Elements of Heat Transfer, Gas
Turbine Engine Components.
Experimental Techniques: Measurement of Flow parameters  pressure,
temperature, velocity, mass flow; flow visualization.
Basic Gas dynamics: Wave Propagation, Mach Waves, Compressible Flows,
Nozzle flows, Shocks, Expansion, Fanno flows, Rayleigh flows.
