The laboratories in the department of Mechanical Engineering are established covering various areas of energy, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, heat transfer, dynamics, combustion, vibration, design, manufacturing processes, systems modelling and simulation, mechatronics, robotics, mechanics of material, rapid prototyping and composites. All first B.Tech students are required to take a laboratory course on engineering workshop practice.
The department has its own computer laboratory, possessing computers of Intel Pentium i3/i5 processors, connected over campus LAN with high speed Internet connection. This laboratory supports both Linux / Windows platforms, loaded with latest computational tools like AUTOCAD, ANSYS, CATIA, FULENT, IRONCAD, CADDEM, MATLAB, CFX and ADAMS.
Detail of various laboratories and their facilities are as follow:
To investigate the constitutive relations and mechanical properties of metals and their micro structure to determine strength and toughness for engineering applications.
Facilities: The laboratory is established with computerized universal testing machine to determine micro strains using standard specimen along with compression, torsion, spring and deflection test rigs. Possessing unique trinocular video microscope supported by sufficient number of binocular microscopes along with specimen preparation and standard comparison ASME grain size specimens.
To study different manufacturing processes.
Facilities: Wood working lathes, Electrical melting furnace, TIG welding, MIG welding and Plasma welding, Injection and blow moulding, Hydraulic presses with simple, compound and progressive dies, equipment for special casting processes, Pipe bending and riveting tools.
To study and characterize the Newtonian fluids and understand the mass, momentum and energy.
Facilities: Venturi & orifice meters, Pipe friction, Impact of jets, Flow through notches and weirs, Impulse and reaction turbines, Centrifugal and reciprocating pumps
To study the performance of SI and CI engines.
Facilities: Cut sectioned petrol and diesel engines, Multi cylinder petrol engine, Single cylinder petrol engine, 4-Stroke diesel engine, Variable compression ratio diesel engine, Air compressor test rigs. Boiler models, Assembly and dis-assembly of engines.
To understand different machining and characterization of the geometrical and dynamic parameters.
Facilities: Lathes, Drilling, Planning, Slotting, Shaper, Surface grinding, Cylindrical grinding, Tool and cutter grinder, Milling, Gear tooth Vernier, 2 and 3 wire, Tally surf, Surface plate, Bevel protractor, Sine bar, Slip gauges, Toolmakers microscope.
To study the basic mechanisms for mobility and forces that are acting, analyse and synthesise the machines.
Facilities: Test rigs for Gyroscope, Governors, Bearings, Vibration and Indexing mechanisms.
To study different basic modes of heat transfer and determine constants for different geometries.
Facilities: Composite slab, Lagged pipe, Concentric sphere, Metal rod, Pin fin, Transient natural, forced convections.
To understand fluid flow through pipes, external flows associated with thermal time boundaries.
Facilities: Hypermesh, Fluent, Gambit, 60 numbers High configuration Dell desktop systems
To measure and calibrate physical quantities like pressure, temperature, speed, displacement, flow, and vibration in real time engineering applications using transducers with amplification circuits.
Facilities: Capacitive transducer, LVDT, RTD, Thermistor, Thermocouple, Pressure gauge, Strain gauge, Photo and Magnetic speed pickup, Rotameter, Vibrometer, McLeod vacuum gauge.
To prepare orthographic, sectional, part and assembly drawings as per BIS standards and to develop bill of materials using AutoCAD.
Facilities: 60 numbers High configuration Dell desktop systems with licensed AutoCAD version 2016.
Understand code of drawing practice using parametric modelling software’s and analyse thermal and structural complex engineering problems.
Facilities: 60 numbers High configuration Dell desktop systems with licensed CATIA and ANSYS modelling software’s.
To understand the basic principles of CNC machines and prepare the process planning and tool layouts and executing the part programs.
Facilities: CNC vertical machining center, CNC turning centre, 3D printing machine, 6 Axis Aristo Robot, Basic hydraulic and pneumatic training kit, CAM software and Aristosim software.
To develop MAT Lab programs for intra and inter disciplinary complex engineering problems.
Facilities: 60 numbers High configuration Dell desktop systems with licensed MAT Lab version 8.5.
This Lab has provided a platform for students and research associates to implement research based projects under the guidance of faculty members. The facility has been utilized by B.Tech and M.Tech students extensively for their project and research work. The outcome of the project has resulted in publications in various journals and conference proceedings (both at national and international level). The centre has provided a learning platform for both students and faculty.