The Department library of Mechanical Engineering houses best books in the technical field across the globe. This vast reservoir of knowledge is a source of constant value addition to the students and faculty members. The library’s rich collection includes over 200 titles, 500 volumes & 25 current periodicals in manufacturing, design, metallurgy, Engineering Graphics, materials science, management and other allied areas. In addition to this it has journals both Indian and foreign on various aspects of engineering.
Engineering Visualization Lab
This subject focuses on fundamentals of engineering drawing. As drawing is the language of communication for Engineers and has application in all branches of engineering. Students of all branches undergo this course. In order to expose students to current industrial practices, they are trained on CAD software Solid Edge 2020 to practice 2D drawings. The lab is well equipped with 60 high-end computer systems for the students to practice and two LCD projectors for demonstration purpose.
Computer Aided Machine Drawing Lab (CAMD Lab)
Design drawings allow viewers to visualize a machine or its components before it is manufactured. In the current industrial trend CAD modelling is an imperative skill expected from all Mechanical engineers. Students practice the development of 3D drawings of machine components and perform virtual assembly using industry leading mechanical design software Solid Edge. Solid Edge modelling and assembly tools enable students to easily develop a full range of products, from single parts to assemblies containing thousands of components with accurate fit and modify them within the assembly model. The lab is equipped with 50 numbers of high end computer systems.
Workshop and Machine Shop Practice
Machine Shop is where the ideas and concepts of student projects take physical form. Students can fabricate their projects using the shop equipment under the supervision of the faculty in charge/instructors. The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge to safely operate manual milling machines emphasizing basic machine shop operations. This course becomes an important foundation for all the students so that they can develop their machining skills and knowledge.
The Machine Shop is equipped with Centre Lathes, Drilling Machines, Shaping Machines and Milling Machines and more. These equipments assist the students to prepare the models and gain practical exposure in operating the machines. Also, the machine shop is equipped with high-quality cutting tools for the operations like Marking, Centre drilling, Facing, Taper turning, Grooving, knurling, Profile turning, Drilling, Boring, Thread cutting, Grinding, etc. The students are also trained in using inserts for the cutting tool for machining purpose and Gear cutting operation. Students undergo training in fitting as well and develop two fitting models.
Foundry Forging and Welding Lab
Foundry and Forging laboratory is one of the well-equipped state of the art laboratories in the department. In this lab, the students will learn to make products through metal casting and forging. The lab is furnished with 3 LPG operated smithy furnaces that provide a smoke free environment. Preparation of moulds with and without using patterns is an integral part of this lab. The laboratory houses various sand testing equipment such as Universal sand testing machine, sand rammer, beam balance, permeability tester, sieve analyser, clay content tester, moisture content testing machine, ovens, furnace.
Material Testing and Metallography Laboratory (MMT Lab)
Mechanical engineers in particular should have knowledge of properties of engineering materials and their applications. Different materials have different physical, chemical and mechanical properties and suitability. The department is well equipped & technically organized Laboratory for the subject. Metallurgy, in which the students deeply study structures as well as composition of different materials and also will conduct Non-destructive tests by using Ultrasonic flaw detection, Magnetic crack detection, and Dye penetrant tests to study the defects of Cast and Welded specimens. In addition to this, testing of materials for their mechanical properties forms an integral part of this lab. In this lab the students conduct experiments on Universal testing machine, various hardness testing machines (Rockwell, Brinell, Vicker’s), Wear, Impact and Torsion testing machines along with optical microscopes for metallographic examination of engineering materials.
Energy Conversion Lab (EC Lab)
Mechanical Engineers should be familiar with design and operation of internal combustion engines, their performance, operation, fuel requirements and environmental impact. The experiments involve performance tests on various four stroke and two stroke engines. Students examine the design features and operating characteristics of different types of internal combustion engines.
Fluid Mechanics and Machinery Lab (FM Lab)
Engineering is applying scientific knowledge to find solutions for problems of practical importance. A basic knowledge of Fluid mechanics and machinery is essential for all the scientists and engineers as they frequently come across a variety of problems involving flow of fluids such as in aerodynamics, force of fluids on structural surfaces, fluid transport. The facilities of Fluid mechanics and Machinery Laboratory are used, to run demonstrative experiments to Mechanical, Civil and Biotechnology Engineering students.
This course is an indispensable supplement to the Fluid mechanics and machinery theory. It covers measuring devices and techniques, error analysis in experimental works and analysis of assumptions in the theory of fluid mechanics. The lab experiments are broadly classified into individual experiments and group experiments. Under individual experiments, tests are conducted on calibration of veturimeter, orificemeter, flow nozzle, V-notch. It also includes experiments on impact of jet on vanes, determination of major and minor energy losses, friction coefficient etc. Group experiments consists conduction of performance test on Pelton wheel, Francis and Kaplan water turbines, single stage and multi stage centrifugal pumps, reciprocating pump, reciprocating air compressor and air blower.
Heat Transfer Lab (HT Lab)
In engineering practice, basic and applied research in thermodynamics and heat transfer is increasingly important today since these play a crucial role in the design of vehicles, power and process plants, cooking and heating devices and even IC chips, among other things. Performance enhancement of any such devices is a constant endeavour which can be achieved through the studies of heat transfer. Through the course of heat transfer lab, one can understand the basic concepts of heat transfer by conducting experiments practically. This course mainly throws light on understanding of three modes of heat transfer such as conduction, convection and radiation and heat transfer by phase change. It covers experiments such as determination of thermal conductivity of metal rod, heat transfer through composite wall, natural and forced convection heat transfer, transient heat conduction, heat transfer through fins under natural and forced convection conditions, determination of Stefan-Boltzman constant and emissivity of grey surfaces, boiling and condensation and performance test on vapour compression refrigerator and air conditioner.
Modeling and Analysis Lab(FEA Lab)
In the Modeling and Analysis Lab(FEA Lab) students learn about the Finite Element Analysis package & stress analysis of the bars, trusses, beams & also about the thermal analysis & dynamic analysis of the beams using ANSYS Mechanical software.
ANSYS Mechanical software offers a comprehensive product solution for structural (linear or nonlinear) and dynamics analysis. The product provides a complete set of elements behaviour, material models and equation solvers for a wide range of engineering problems. In addition, ANSYS Mechanical offers thermal analysis coupled with physics involving acoustic, piezoelectric, thermo structural and thermoelectric analysis.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing Lab (CIM Lab)
In Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Laboratory students have access to the latest software in computer-aided industrial drafting and computer numerically controlled programming devices. Through the use of this software, students gain knowledge and skills in the areas of orthographic projection, development and production of working drawings, as well as planning and developing computer-aided solid models for use in design and manufacturing of various products.
The software’s used in the lab are very effective for learning process planning, tool selection, programming for CNC turning and milling.
Strength, life, durability are the prominent Criteria in the design field. Knowledge of design of machine components will be provided through experiments like vibrations, continuous shaft system, governors, photo-elasticity etc. Importance is given for the application aspects of concepts through experiments from the design points of view in the current lab.