# 2A1

## 2A1 Power Engineering Syllabus

### 1. ASME Code, Sections I & VIII, Calculations:

Design values to be computed for the following boiler and pressure vessel parts:

a. Cylindrical Components:

b. Openings and compensation:

• determine if compensation for openings in shells are required
• determine if compensation for openings in headers are required
• determine if compensation for openings in heads are required

c. Stayed surfaces:

d. Pressure relief valves:

e. Firetube Boilers:

a. Legislation: a thorough knowledge of the jurisdictional Act and the Regulations under the Act.

b. Installations: factors and codes governing plant designs and layouts; contract specifications; working knowledge of the engineering and administration involved in plant erection; practical modifications of existing plant.

c. Management:

i. Functions and objectives of management.

ii. Personnel management: selection of staff; personnel training; motivating personnel; disciplining employees

iii. Planning; decision making; report writing.

iv. Plant maintenance; inspection; budgeting.

v. Safety programs.

### 3. Applied Mechanics

a. Velocity and acceleration:

b. Mass, motion and inertia:

• force of gravity
• weight
• mass inertia
• accelerating force
• momentum

c. Work, power and energy:

• work, graphical representation
• indicated and brake horsepower
• potential and kinetic energy
• conservation of energy
• flywheel

d. Torque and angular motion:

• moment of inertia
• work done by torque

e. Motion in a circular path:

• centripetal acceleration; centripetal and centrifugal force
• balancing of rotating masses
• governors

f. Friction:

• coefficient of friction
• frictional force
• motion on horizontal and inclined planes
• transmission of power by belt drives.

g. Moments:

• moments of forces
• couple
• centroids and second moments of area

h. Stress and strain:

• modulus of elasticity
• restricted expansion

i. Shearing forces and bending moments:

• sign conventions
• conditions of equilibrium
• simply supported beams and cantilevers
• mathematical and graphical solutions for shearing force and bending moment diagrams

j. Torsion:

• fundamental torsion equation
• relationship between torque, stress and horsepower
• maximum and mean torque
• coupling bolts

k. Pressure of liquids:

• density
• specific gravity
• pressure at any depth
• centre of pressure
• displacement

l. Flow of liquids: