Organisation : Kerala Public Service Commission
Announcement : Syllabus
Designation : Assistant Director
Assistant Director Syllabus :
Part I :
(a) Civil Engineering :
Structural engineering :
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Stress and strain, principal stresses and strains, temperature stress,theory of simple bending, torsion formula, thin cylinders, thick cylinders, analysis of frames,direct and bending stresses, core of a section, short columns and long columns, consistent deformation method.
Geo technical engineering :
Three phase system, index properties, shear strength,consolidation characteristics, compaction, stability of slopes, bearing capacity, settlement,shallow foundations, pile foundations.
Building materials and Concrete technology :
Stone, brick, timber, alternate building materials, types of cement, tests for cement, types of concrete, work ability, tests for hardened concrete, non destructive tests.
(b) Mechanical Engineering :
Thermo dynamics and power cycles : Concepts of thermodynamics, system, process, cycle.Three Laws of thermodynamics, Carnot cycle, Air cycles, properties of steam, Rankine cycle, Brayton cycle, methods for improving the efficiency of these cycles.
Fluid Mechanics : Density, specific weight, viscosity, surface tension, pressure, Pascal’s law,fluid dynamics: velocity, acceleration,Bernoulli’s theorem, continuity equation, momentum equation, pressure loss, major and minor losses,
Hydraulic Machines : Impact of jets,Hydraulic Turbines: Impulse and Reaction and related accessories, Positive displacement pumps, roto dynamic pumps-, selection of pumps
Mechanics of machines : Machine and mechanisms, Types of Mechanisms,
Mechanical vibrations : Types of vibrations, Basic elements of a vibrating system, Un-damped force vibrations, Free vibrations with viscous damping, logarithmic decrements, forced vibrations,vibration isolation and transmissibility
Manufacturing process :
Casting, forging, rolling, welding, soldering and brazing. Machining processes, turning, taper turning, thread cutting, shaping, drilling, grinding,milling. Principle, application and advantages of CNC machines. Electro chemical and
(c) Electrical Engineering :
Elementary concepts of electric circuits :
Kirchhoff’s laws, node voltage and mesh current methods, super node and super mesh analysis; average, RMS values and form factor of alternating current, Analysis of simple ac circuits, Solution of RL, RC and RLC circuits;Three phase systems : star and delta connection, power in three phase circuits; Measurement of power in three phase circuits – Working of energy meters;
Generation of power, Power transmission and distribution :
hydroelectric, thermal and nuclear power plants. Renewable energy sources; Typical electrical power transmission scheme, substation equipment, primary and secondary transmission and distribution systems;
Electrical Machines :
Transformers – single and three phase construction, losses, efficiency;D.C. Machines-Types, characteristics, applications; A.C. Machines– three phase and single phase induction motors, alternators and synchronous motors;
Tariff and Wiring systems :
Different types of LT and HT consumers, tariff schemes; wiring different types, meter board and distribution board, earthing of installations, protective fuses, MCB, ELCB.