This Laboratory Manual on Basic Mechanical Engineering has been written for the first-year students of all branches of Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV), Bhopal (MP). It has been strictly according to the new syllabus of RGPV, Bhopal (MP).
It is based on revised syllabus, keeping in mind the difficulties faced by students in understanding the concept and theoretical aspects of experiments conducted in the laboratory. The subject matter in this Laboratory Manual covers the basic course on mechanical engineering being taught in different institutions and universities across the country. An attempt has been made to explain the concept of each and every experiment, along with relevant theory, description and step by step procedure for conducting the experiment. The explanation is brief, processed and arrayed in systematic manner. There are total fifteen experiments in this manual. Each experiment has been provided with sufficient number of wide-ranging illustrations. At the end of each experiment relevant questions have also been added for the students. They are required to draw free hand sketch by referring diagrams in the blank pages and to write the answers in the space provided. At the end of each experiment, multiple choice questions are also given which will help the students to face viva confidently. We hope that the students referring to this Laboratory Manual will find it useful.