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Reference books for GATE of Mechanical Engineering

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May 18 • GATE Syllabus, General • 5308 Views • 2 Comments on Reference books for GATE of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering  has application in every field of Technology and is considered to be the evergreen trade and the working style of Mechanical Engineers changes depending on the type and domain of the company of they are working with and the need of Mechanical Engineers has raised exponentially over time with the drastic increase in the Industrial Sector and have tremendous scope in automobile engineering , steel , power sector ,  Petroleum , Aeronautical and many more and also find job very easily in public sector industries such as Indian Railways , Indian Army etc. In modern life virtually every product or services has probably been touched in some of the way by a mechanical engineer.

In this article I am going to tell you about Reference books for GATE of Mechanical Engineering.




Verbal Ability: English grammar ,  sentence completion , verbal analogies , word groups , instructions , critical reasoning and verbal deduction.

Linear Algebra : Matrix Algebra , Systems of linear equations , Eigen values and eigen vectors.

Calculus : Mean value theorems , Theorems of integral calculus , Evaluation of definite and improper integrals , Partial Derivatives , Maxima and minima , Multiple integrals , Fourier series. Vector identities , Directional derivatives , Line , Surface and Volume integrals , Stokes and Gauss and Green’s theorems.

Differential equations : First order equation (linear and nonlinear) , Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients , Method of variation of parameters , Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations and Initial and boundary value problems , Partial Differential Equations and variable separable method.

Complex Variables : Analytic functions , Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula , Taylor’s and Laurent’ series , Residue theorem , solution integrals.

Probability & Statistics : Sampling theorems , Conditional probability, Mean, median , mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and continuous distributions , Poisson , Normal and Binomial distribution , Correlation and regression analysis.

Numerical Methods : Solutions of non-linear algebraic equations , single and multi-step methods for differential equations. Transform Theory : Fourier transform and  Laplace transform and Z-transform.

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Engineering Mechanics: Free body diagrams and equilibrium ; trusses and frames ; virtual work ; kinematics and dynamics of particles and of rigid bodies in plane motion , including impulse and momentum (linear and angular) and energy formulations ,  impact.

Strength of Materials: Stress and strain , stress-strain relationship and elastic constants , Mohr’s circle for plane stress and plane strain , thin cylinders ; shear force and bending moment diagrams ; bending and shear stresses ; deflection of beams ; torsion of circular shafts ; Euler’s theory of columns ; strain energy methods ; thermal stresses.

Theory of Machines: Displacement , velocity and acceleration analysis of plane mechanisms ; dynamic analysis of slider-crank mechanism; gear trains ; flywheels.

Vibrations: Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems and effect of damping; vibration isolation; resonance , critical speeds of shafts.

Design: Design for static and dynamic loading; failure theories ; fatigue strength and the S-N diagram ; principles of the design of machine elements such as bolted , riveted and welded joints , shafts , spur gears , rolling and sliding contact bearings , brakes and clutches.

Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences

Fluid Mechanics : Fluid properties ; fluid statics , manometry , buoyancy ; control-volume analysis of mass , momentum and energy ; fluid acceleration ; differential equations of continuity and momentum ; Bernoulli’s equation ; viscous flow of incompressible fluids ; boundary layer ; elementary turbulent flow ; flow through pipes , head losses in pipes , bends etc.

Heat-Transfer: Modes of heat transfer ; one dimensional heat conduction , resistance concept , electrical analogy , unsteady heat conduction , fins and all dimensionless parameters in free and forced convective heat transfer , various correlations for heat transfer in flow over flat plates and through pipes ; thermal boundary layer ; effect of turbulence ; radiative heat transfer , black and grey surfaces , shape factors , network analysis and heat exchanger performance , LMTD and NTU methods.

Thermodynamics: Zeroth, First and Second laws of thermodynamics and thermodynamic system and processes; Carnot cycle and irreversibility and availability ; behaviour of ideal and real gases for properties of pure substances, calculation of work and heat in ideal processes ; analysis of thermodynamic cycles related to energy conversion.

Applications: Power Engineering: Steam Tables , Rankine , Brayton cycles with regeneration and reheat. I.C. Engines: air-standard Otto , Diesel cycles and refrigeration and air-conditioning : Vapour refrigeration cycle , heat pumps , gas refrigeration , Reverse Brayton cycle ; moist air : psychrometric chart , basic psychrometric processes and  Turbomachinery: Pelton-wheel , Francis and Kaplan turbines – impulse and reaction principles , velocity diagrams.

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Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering 

Engineering Materials : Structure and properties of engineering materials , heat treatment , stress-strain diagrams for engineering materials.

Metal Casting : Design of patterns , moulds and cores ; solidification and cooling ; riser and gating design , design considerations.

Forming : Plastic deformation and yield criteria ; fundamentals of hot and cold working processes ; load estimation for bulk  forging , rolling , extrusion , drawing and sheet shearing , deep drawing , bending metal forming processes ; principles of powder metallurgy.

Joining : Physics of welding , brazing and soldering ; adhesive bonding ; design considerations in welding.

Machining and Machine Tool Operations : Mechanics of machining , single and multi-point cutting tools , tool geometry and materials , tool life and wear ; economics of machining ; principles of non-traditional machining processes ; principles of work holding , principles of design of jigs and fixtures.

Metrology and Inspection: Limits and fits and tolerances ; linear and angular measurements ; comparators ; gauge design ; interferometry ; form and finish measurement ; alignment and testing methods ; tolerance analysis in manufacturing and assembly.





AR Vashistha



Price-Rs 450







Shanti Narayan



Price-Rs 550








Shanti Narayan




Price-Rs 645














Price-Rs 465




Erwin Kreyszig




Price-Rs 876









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2 Responses to Reference books for GATE of Mechanical Engineering

  1. Timmanna says:

    Which author we hv to refer for gate mechanical

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