Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test ( PGECET ) Entrance Examination

AP PGECET 2019 – Andhra Pradesh University conducts Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP PGECET) every year. The University holds the examination on behalf of State Council of Andhra Pradesh (APSCHE). AP PGECET is a state level examination, through seats are filled in PG Engineering courses, offered by the colleges in the state.

AP PGECET 2019 will be an online examination. Andhra University will release an admission notification for the exam.  It is expected to be held in the month of May 2019. Candidates who wish to take admission in ME/MTech college in the State of Andhra Pradesh can start filling up the online application forms in the month of March 2019. GATE qualifying candidates are exempted from AP PGECET and for then a separate notification will be released. Candidates can check eligibility criteria, important dates, application process, syllabus, exam pattern, and more details about AP PGECET 2019 from this page.

AP PGECET 2019 Aerospace Engineering syllabus

AP PGECET 2019  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (AS)  SYLLABUS :

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Flight Mechanics
  • Space Dynamics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Structures

Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors.

Calculus: Functions of single variable, limit, continuity and differentiability, mean value theorems, evaluation of definite and improper integrals, partial derivatives, total derivative, maxima and minima, gradient, divergence and curl, vector identities, directional derivatives, line, surface and volume integrals. Theorems of Stokes, Gauss and Green.

Differential Calculus: First order linear and nonlinear equations; higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients, Cauchy and Euler equations, and initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms. Partial differential equations and separation of variables methods.

Numerical methods: Numerical solution of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, integration by trapezoidal and Simpson rule, single and multi-step methods for differential equations.

Flight Mechanics

Atmosphere: Properties, standard atmosphere. Classification of aircraft. Airplane (fixed wing aircraft) configuration and various parts.

Airplane performance: Pressure altitude; equivalent, calibrated, indicated air speeds; Primary flight instruments: Altimeter, ASI, VSI, Turn-bank indicator. Drag polar; take off and landing; steady climb & descent,-absolute and service ceiling; cruise, cruise climb, endurance or loiter; load factor, turning flight, V-n diagram; Winds: head, tail & cross winds.

Static stability: Angle of attack, sideslip; roll, pitch & yaw controls; longitudinal stick fixed & free stability, horizontal tail position and size; directional stability, vertical tail position and size; dihedral stability. Wing dihedral, sweep & position; hinge moments, stick forces.

Dynamic stability: Euler angles; Equations of motion; aerodynamic forces and moments, stability & control derivatives; decoupling of longitudinal and lat-directional dynamics; longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes.

Space Dynamics

Central force motion, determination of trajectory and orbital period in simple cases. Orbit transfer, in-plane and out-of-plane. Elements of rocket motor performance.

Aerodynamics

Basic Fluid Mechanics: Incompressible irrotational flow, Helmholtz and Kelvin theorem, singularities and superposition, viscous flows, boundary layer on a flat plate.

Airfoils and wings: Classification of airfoils, aerodynamic characteristics, high lift devices, Kutta Joukowski theorem; lift generation; thin airfoil theory; wing theory; induced drag; qualitative treatment of low aspect ratio wings.

Viscous Flows: Flow separation, introduction to turbulence, transition, structure of a turbulent boundary layer.

Compressible Flows: Dynamics and Thermodynamics of I-D flow, isentropic flow, normal shock, oblique shock, Prandtl-Meyer flow, flow in nozzles and diffusers, inviscid flow in a c-d nozzle, flow in diffusers. Subsonic and supersonic airfoils, compressibility effects on lift and drag, critical and drag divergence Mach number, wave drag.

Wind Tunnel Testing: Measurement and visualization techniques.

Structures

Stress and Strain: Equations of equilibrium, constitutive law, strain-displacement relationship, compatibility equations, plane stress and strain, Airy's stress function.

Flight Vehicle Structures: Characteristics of aircraft structures and materials, torsion, bending and flexural shear. Flexural shear flow in thin-walled sections. Buckling. Failure theories. Loads on aircraft.

Structural Dynamics: Free and forced vibration of discrete systems. Damping and resonance. Dynamics of continuous systems.

Propulsion Thermodynamics of Aircraft Gas Turbine engines thrust and thrust augmentation.

Turbo machinery: Axial compressors and turbines, centrifugal pumps and compressors. Aerothermodynamics of

Non rotating propulsion components: Intakes, combustor and nozzle. Thermodynamics of ramjets and scramjets. Elements of rocket propulsion.

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