GATE Syllabus for Chemical Engineering
Preparing for GATE exams? Here is the GATE Syllabus for Chemical Engineering. The Chemical GATE classes in Pune will help you prepare well for these competitive exams.
Note: Apart from this, The GATE exam will also include the General Aptitude section)
Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigenvectors.
Calculus: Functions of single variable, Mean value theorems, Limit, continuity and differentiability, Taylor series, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Partial derivatives, Total derivative, Maxima and minima, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface, , Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems and Volume integrals.
Differential equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Initial and boundary value problems, Solutions of one-dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace equation. Chemical Engineering Gate Coaching
Complex variables: Complex number, polar form of the complex number, triangle inequality.
Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Random variables, Poisson, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Normal and Binomial distributions, Linear regression analysis.
Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations. Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule. Single and multi-step methods for the numerical solution of differential equations.
Process Calculations And Thermodynamics: Steady and unsteady state mass and energy balances including multiphase, multicomponent, reacting and non-reacting systems. Use of tie components; recycle, bypass and purge calculations; Gibb’s phase rule and degree of freedom analysis; First and Second laws of thermodynamics.
Fluid Mechanics And Mechanical Operations: Fluid statics, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, shell-balances including differential form of Bernoulli equation and energy balance, Macroscopic friction factors, dimensional analysis and similitude, flow through pipeline systems, flow meters, pumps and compressors, elementary boundary layer theory, flow past immersed bodies including packed and fluidized beds, Turbulent flow.
Heat Transfer: Steady and unsteady heat conduction, convection and radiation, thermal boundary layer and heat transfer coefficients, boiling, condensation and evaporation; types of heat exchangers and evaporators and their process calculations. Design of double pipe, shell and tube heat exchangers, and evaporators.
Mass Transfer: Fick’s laws, molecular diffusion in fluids, mass transfer coefficients, film, penetration and surface renewal theories; momentum, heat and mass transfer analogies; stagewise and continuous contacting and stage efficiencies; HTU & NTU concepts; design and operation of equipment for distillation, absorption, leaching, liquid-liquid extraction, drying, humidification, dehumidification and adsorption.
Chemical Reaction Engineering: Theories of reaction rates; kinetics of homogeneous reactions, interpretation of kinetic data, single and multiple reactions in ideal reactors, non-ideal reactors; residence time distribution, single parameter model; non-isothermal reactors; kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions; diffusion effects in catalysis.
Instrumentation And Process Control: Measurement of process variables; sensors, transducers and their dynamics, process modeling and linearization, transfer functions and dynamic responses of various systems, systems with inverse response, process reaction curve, controller modes (P, PI, and PID); control valves; analysis of closed loop systems including stability, frequency response, controller tuning, cascade and feedforward control.
Plant Design And Economics: Principles of process economics and cost estimation including depreciation and total annualized cost, cost indices, the rate of return, payback period, discounted cash flow, optimization in process design and sizing of chemical engineering equipment such as compressors, heat exchangers, multistage contactors.
Chemical Technology: Inorganic chemical industries and fertilizers
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