UG Programms / Mechanical

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Vision

To provide high quality technical education through creative and critical thinking & develop technically strengthened students, which contribute the institute to emerge as a premier institute at the National level by 2020.

Mission

  1. Imparting value based technical education to the students and enhancing their technical skills for research and developments.
  2. To promote the students by providing skill development programs to become social, ethical, future leaders and responsible citizens for the society.

Goals Of The Department

Short-term goals

  • To excel as the only top emerging department of the college through stakeholders involvement
  • To create and enhance the public awareness of Departmental activities and the importance of Mechanical Engineering for the betterment of society.
  • To recruit, retain, and develop the Effective human resources for the Department.

Long-term goals

  • To impart and maintain a high standard technical education in mechanical engineering through outstanding teaching, innovative curricula, and research training that reflect the changing needs of society.
  • To pursue excellence in research and technology transfer.
  • To give cent percent result and placement for all the mechanical engineering students

HOD's Message

A very warm welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, RR INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY The discipline of Mechanical Engineering has a long and distinguished history of developing state-of-the-art technologies and exhilarating solutions for the mankind. The department was established in the year 2010 with state of art facilities, highly qualified and experienced teaching and non teaching staff. The department is capable of delivering high quality technical education with hands on experience in laboratories with advanced lab facilities. The department aims to develop entrepreneur skills among students and make them prepared to meet the present global challenges. The faculty of the department can provide technical expertise in the fields of thermal engineering, design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, CIM and tool design. The department has set the focus to become number one at national level by the year 2020.

Course Details

a. Duration of Program

  1. UG- Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Mechanical Engineering - 4 years.
  2. Year of start-2010.
  3. No. of intake - 120
  4. Research Center in Mechanical Engineering under VTU- Established in 2013.

b. Highlights of Subjects

i. CORE SUBJECTS

Basic Thermodynamics: Thermodynamics is the branch of science concerned with heat and temperature and their relation to energy and work. It states that the behavior of these quantities is governed by the four laws of thermodynamics, irrespective of the composition or specific properties of the material or system in question. The laws of thermodynamics are explained in terms of microscopic constituents by statistical mechanics. Thermodynamics applies to a wide variety of topics in science and engineering, especially physical chemistry, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering.

Applied Thermodynamics: It deals with the Application of Thermodynamics. Important areas are Power generation and Refrigeration. Usually accomplished by systems that operate on a thermodynamic cycle. Basing on output Power cycles: Produce Mechanical work (power). Refrigeration cycles, on phase of working fluid Gas cycles: Working fluid remains in the gaseous phase, Vapor cycles: Working fluid changes phase in the cycle. Heat engine classification Internal combustion: Fuel is burnt within the system boundaries. External combustion: Heat is supplied to the working fluid from an external source such as furnace, nuclear reactor.

Fluid mechanics: Fluid mechanics has a wide range of applications, including for mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, geophysics, astrophysics, and biology. Fluid mechanics can be divided into fluid statics, the study of fluids at rest; and fluid dynamics, the study of the effect of forces on fluid motion. It is a branch of continuum mechanics, a subject which models matter without using the information that it is made out of atoms; that is, it models matter from a macroscopic viewpoint rather than from microscopic. Fluid mechanics, especially fluid dynamics, is an active field of research with many problems that are partly or wholly unsolved. Fluid mechanics can be mathematically complex, and can best be solved by numerical methods, typically using computers. A modern discipline, called computational fluid dynamics (CFD), is devoted to this approach to solving fluid mechanics problems. Particle image velocimetry, an experimental method for visualizing and analyzing fluid flow, also takes advantage of the highly visual nature of fluid flow.

Energy Engineering: The Energy area focuses on technologies for efficient and clean energy conversion and utilization, aiming to meet the challenge of rising energy demands and prices, while simultaneously addressing the concomitant environmental impact. Research Includes: Engines, transportation, combustion, and control; solar energy and photovoltaic; transport phenomena and water desalination; carbon dioxide capture and hydrogen research; electrochemical energy storage and conversion; and energy conservation.

Turbo machines: The course aims at giving an overview of different types of turbo machinery used for energy transformation, such as pumps, fans, compressors, as well as hydraulic, steam and gas-turbines. It will focus on applications in power generation, transport, refrigeration and the built environment.

Heat and mass transfer: Heat and mass transfer theory is used to compute heating/cooling rate in heat transfer problems, or to compute temperature fields and heat fluxes, or to compute required dimensions or properties for heat insulation or conduction. Heat and mass transfer occur in coupled form in most production processes and chemical-engineering applications of a physical, chemical, biological or medical nature. Very often they are associated with heating and cooling, boiling, condensation and combustion processes and also with fluids and their flow fields.

Mechanics of Materials: This subject is about the performance of deformable solids in various materials under the action of different kinds of loads. Thus the main objective of the course will be to show how to determine the stress, strain, and deflection suffered by bi-dimensional (and simple tridimensional) structural elements when subjected to different loads (e.g. normal, shear, torsion, bending and combined loads. This course is a major subject in many different engineering careers (Aeronautics, civil engineering, antennas, etc.)

Kinematics of machinery: It is the branch of classical mechanics which describes the motion of points and systems of bodies without consideration of the masses of neither those objects nor the forces that may have caused the motion. Kinematics as a field of study is often referred to as the "geometry of motion" and as such may be seen as a branch of mathematics. Kinematics begins with a description of the geometry of the system and the initial conditions of known values of the position, velocity and or acceleration of various points that are a part of the system, then from geometrical arguments it can determine the position, the velocity and the acceleration of any part of the system. The study of the influence of forces acting on masses falls within the purview of kinetics. For further details, see analytical dynamics.

Dynamics of Machines: To identify and enumerate different link based mechanisms with basic understanding of motion To interpret and analyze various velocity and acceleration diagrams for various mechanisms and applications. To understand and illustrate various power transmission mechanisms using suitable methods . To design and evaluate the performance of different cams and followers To identify and enumerate different link based mechanisms with basic understanding of motion. To interpret and analyze various velocity and acceleration diagrams for various mechanisms. To understand and illustrate various power transmission mechanisms using suitable methods. To design and evaluate the performance of different cams and followers.

Design of Machine Elements I & II: Determining configurations and parameters of various components of a mechanical system is a crucial stage of development. This requires functional and structural analysis of elements. The course aims to provide fundamental knowledge of stress, strain, stress analysis, design considerations, static & impact strength analysis of components. This course gives knowledge of design of components like threaded fasteners, shafts, cotter and knuckle joints, keys, couplings, riveted and welded joints and power screws Design of gears, Bearings, shafts, I C connecting rod, belt drives, brakes, clutches, Springs and so on.

Finite element methods: Finite Element Method (FEM) is a powerful tool. FEM is an effective numerical technique for partial differential equations (PDEs) in engineering. The fact that modern engineers can obtain detailed information for structural, thermal, electromagnetic problems with virtual experiments largely gives credit to FEM. The finite element method provides infinite possibilities for engineering, and this course provides a detailed introduction of FEM and its applications in engineering and beyond. This course is divided into several sessions, which introduce basic equations of mechanics, mathematical principles of FEM, realizations in both discrete and continuum structures, various applications in engineering and skills at modeling with FEM software. Examples are demonstrated with ANSYS.

Mechanical Vibrations: Vibration is a mechanical phenomenon whereby oscillations occur about an equilibrium point. The word comes from Latin vibrationem ("shaking, brandishing"). The oscillations may be periodic, such as the motion of a pendulum—or random, such as the movement of a tire on a gravel road. In many cases, however, vibration is undesirable, wasting energy and creating unwanted sound. For example, the vibrational motions of engines, electric motors, or any mechanical device in operation are typically unwanted. Such vibrations could be caused by imbalances in the rotating parts, uneven friction, or the meshing of gear teeth. Careful designs usually minimize unwanted vibrations.

Control Engineering: Control engineering or control systems engineering is the engineering discipline that applies control theory to design systems with desired behaviors. The practice uses sensors to measure the output performance of the device being controlled and those measurements can be used to give feedback to the input actuators that can make corrections toward desired performance. When a device is designed to perform without the need of human inputs for correction it is called automatic control (such as cruise control for regulating the speed of a car). Multi-disciplinary in nature, control systems engineering activities focus on implementation of control systems mainly derived by mathematical modeling of systems of a diverse range

Manufacturing processes I & II: Manufacturing processes are the steps through which raw materials are transformed into a final product. The manufacturing process begins with the creation of the materials from which the design is made. These materials are then modified through manufacturing processes to become the required part. Manufacturing processes can include treating (such as heat treating or coating), machining, or reshaping the material. The manufacturing process also includes tests and checks for quality assurance during or after the manufacturing, and planning the production process prior to manufacturing.

Materials science and metallurgy: To understand the fundamentals of materials, structures and its related mechanical properties To understand the concepts of deformation, Fracture, Creep and Fatigue under different loading conditions To impart knowledge on different solidification mechanism and thereby construct the different types of phase diagram To familiarize the concept of Iron Carbon equilibrium diagram and study the microstructure for various kinds of heat treatment and classify Ferrous Nonferrous and Composite materials.

Metal Casting and Welding: Metal casting is the ancient method of manufacturing the metal components. Today’s primary components of machines are manufactured by casting. Welding and casting are mainly used in Aerospace industry, automobile industry, construction etc.

Computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM): Computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) is the manufacturing approach of using computers to control the entire production process. This integration allows individual processes to exchange information with each other and initiate actions. Although manufacturing can be faster and less error-prone by the integration of computers, the main advantage is the ability to create automated manufacturing processes. Typically CIM relies on closed-loop control processes, based on real-time input from sensors. It is also known as flexible design and manufacturing

Mechanical measurements and metrology: Metrology came from Ancient Greek metron measure and logos study of is the science of measurement. Metrology includes all theoretical and practical aspects of measurement. Metrology is concerned with the establishment, reproduction, conservation and transfers of units of measurement their standards. The basic objectives of metrology are to provide accuracy at minimum cost. Thorough evaluation of newly developed products, and to ensure that components are within the specified dimensions. To determine the process capabilities. To assess the measuring instrument capabilities and ensure that they are adequate for their specific measurements. To reduce the cost of inspection rejections and rework. To standardize measuring methods. To maintain the accuracy of measurements through periodical calibration of the instruments. To prepare designs for gauges and special inspection fixtures.

Management and Entrepreneurship: Definition of management: Simplest definition is that it is defined as the art of getting things done through people. Management can also be defined as the process consisting of planning, organizing, actuating, and controlling performed to determine and accomplish the use of people and resources. The objective of the subject is, Graduates of the Small Business option can assess and apply their strengths in management. Graduates of the Small Business option can distinguish themselves as effective communicators. Graduates of the Small Business option excel in problem solving. Graduates of the Small Business option model ethical and professional behavior. Graduates of the Small Business option are prepared to pursue professional development opportunities and/or graduate education.

Engineering Economics: Engineering economics is a subset of economics for application to engineering projects. Engineers seek solutions to problems, and the economic viability of each potential solution is normally considered along with the technical aspects. Fundamentally, engineering economics involves formulating, estimating, and evaluating the economic outcomes when alternatives to accomplish a defined purpose are available. Some other topics that may be addressed in engineering economics are inflation, uncertainty, replacements, depreciation, resource depletion, taxes, tax credits, accounting, cost estimations, or capital financing. All these topics are primary skills and knowledge areas in the field of cost engineering.

Hydraulics and Pneumatics: This subject gives the information about simple air and hydraulic circuits, principles of fluid power operation and physical laws governing fluid power. It covers different types of hydraulic fluids, fluid rating, operating parameters, and how to apply them. Next, a discussion on plumbing of fluid power systems covers tubing, pipe, and hose installations, reservoirs, filters, pumps, flow meters, gauges, and valves. Subsequent chapters cover flow and pressure controls, special-purpose valves, and accumulators. The book also covers all types of actuators, including cylinders, rams, motors, and rotary actuators. Application of these components in different circuits gives a general overall view of how they are used.

Operation Research: This subject help in understanding complex mathematical concepts better, explaining the basics of operations research and discussing various optimization techniques such as linear and non-linear programming, dynamic programming, goal programming, parametric programming, integer programming, transportation and assignment problems, inventory control, and network techniques. It also gives a comprehensive account of game theory, queuing theory, project management, replacement and maintenance analysis, and production scheduling.

Operation Management: Operations management is an area of management concerned with designing and controlling the process of production and redesigning business operations in the production of goods or services. It involves the responsibility of ensuring that business operations are efficient in terms of using as few resources as needed and effective in terms of meeting customer requirements. It is concerned with managing the process that converts inputs (in the forms of raw materials, labor, and energy) into outputs (in the form of goods and/or services). The relationship of operations management to senior management in commercial contexts can be compared to the relationship of line officers to highest-level senior officers in military science. The highest-level officers shape the strategy and revise it over time, while the line officers make tactical decisions in support of carrying out the strategy. In business as in military affairs, the boundaries between levels are not always distinct; tactical information dynamically informs strategy, and individual people often move between roles over time.

ii. ELECTIVE SUBJECTS OFFERED

Theory of Elasticity: The property of solid materials to deform under the application of an external force and to regain their original shape after the force is removed is referred to as its elasticity. The external force applied on a specified area is known as stress, while the amount of deformation is called the strain. In this section, the theory of stress, strain and their interdependence is briefly discussed This course provides an introduction to the elasticity theory and its application to material structures at microscale. The basic theory includes the definition of stress, strain and elastic energy; equilibrium and compatibility conditions; and the formulation of boundary value problems. We will discuss two major methods for solving elasticity equations: the stress function method for 2D problems and the Green’s function approach for 3D problems. The theory and solution methods are then applied to microscopic defects in solids, their stress fields and interaction with each other. Analytic and numerical tools will be developed to solve elasticity problems.

Mechanics of Composite Materials: The physical behavior of composite materials is quite different from that of most common engineering materials that are homogeneous and isotropic. Metals will generally have similar composition regardless of where or in what orientation a sample is taken. This topic discusses macro mechanical analysis of both individual lamina and laminate materials; micromechanical analysis of lamina including elasticity based models; failure, analysis, and design of laminates; and symmetrical and nonsymmetrical beams, design of a pressure vessel and design of a drive shaft

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning: Refrigeration and Air conditioning is the process of altering the properties of air (primarily temperature and humidity) to more comfortable conditions, typically with the aim of distributing the conditioned air to an occupied space such as a building or a vehicle to improve thermal comfort and indoor air quality. The topic elaborates on the basics of refrigeration and air-conditioning, by including discussions on topics like multiple evaporator and compressor systems, simple and compound vapour compression refrigeration systems, air refrigeration cycles and systems, psychrometry, vapour absorption refrigeration and compressor systems, comfort conditions, psychrometry, refrigerants and compressors, cooling load estimation, steam jet refrigeration system, evaporators, condensers, expansion devices and food preservation including cryogenics, fans and ducts.

Design of Heat Exchanger: A heat exchanger is a device used to transfer heat between one or more fluids. The fluids may be separated by a solid wall to prevent mixing or they may be in direct contact the subject give a detail study of the designing the heat exchangers like Shell and tube heat exchanger, Plate heat exchangers, Plate and shell heat exchanger, Double pipe heat exchanger, FOSH, Design of combustion chamber, Condenser, airpreheaters and so on. They are widely used in space heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, power stations, chemical plants, petrochemical plants, petroleum refineries, natural-gas processing, and sewage treatment.

Non-Traditional Machining: Machining is a broad term to describe removal of material from a work piece. Nontraditional machining, utilizing electrical, chemical, and optical sources of energy Situations where traditional machining processes are unsatisfactory or uneconomical: Workpiece material is too hard, strong, or tough. Workpiece is too flexible to resist cutting forces or too difficult to clamp. Part shape is very complex with internal or external profiles or small holes. Requirements for surface finish and tolerances are very high. Temperature rise or residual stresses are undesirable or unacceptable.

Knowledge Management: Knowledge management (KM) is the process of capturing, developing, sharing, and effectively using organizational knowledge. It refers to a multi-disciplinary approach to achieving organizational objectives by making the best use of knowledge. Many large companies, public institutions, and non-profit organizations have resources dedicated to internal KM efforts, often as a part of their business strategy, information technology, or human resource management departments. Several consulting companies provide advice regarding KM to these organizations.Knowledge management efforts typically focus on organisational objectives such as improved performance, competitive advantage, innovation, the sharing of lessons learned, integration, and continuous improvement of the organisation. These efforts overlap with organisational learning and may be distinguished from that by a greater focus on the management of knowledge as a strategic asset and a focus on encouraging the sharing of knowledge.

Statistical Quality Control: is a method of quality control which uses statistical methods. SPC is applied in order to monitor and control a process. Monitoring and controlling the process ensures that it operates at its full potential. At its full potential, the process can make as much conforming product as possible with a minimum (if not an elimination) of waste (rework or scrap). SPC can be applied to any process where the "conforming product" (product meeting specifications) output can be measured. Key tools used in SPC include control charts; a focus on continuous improvement; and the design of experiments. An example of a process where SPC is applied is manufacturing lines.

Mechanism Design: Mechanism design is a field in economics and game theory that takes an engineering approach to designing economic mechanisms or incentives, toward desired objectives, in strategic settings, where players act rationally. Because it starts at the end of the game, then goes backwards, it is also called reverse game theory. It has broad applications, from economics and politics (markets, auctions, voting procedures) to networked-systems (internet interdomain routing, sponsored search auctions).

Theory of Plasticity: This subject primarily concerned with the plastic deformation of metals at normal temperatures, as applied to the strength of machines and structures. Its focus on delivering a simple presentation of the basic equations of plasticity theory encompasses the best-developed methods for solving the equations; it also considers problems associated with the special nature of plastic state. Contents include the fundamentals of continuum mechanics, equations of plastic state and elastic-plastic equilibrium, torsion, plane strain and stress, and axially symmetric strain. Additional topics range from extremum principles and energy methods of solution to theory of shakedown, stability of elastic-plastic equilibrium, dynamic problems, complex media, and viscoplasticity.

Non conventional Energy sources: Non conventional Energy sources is generally defined as energy that is collected from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Non conventional Energy often provides energy in four important areas: electricity generation, air and water heating/cooling, transportation, and rural (off-grid) energy services. Based on REN21's 2016 report, Non conventional Energy contributed 19.2% to humans' global energy consumption and 23.7% to their generation of electricity in 2014 and 2015, respectively. This energy consumption is divided as 8.9% coming from traditional biomass, 4.2% as heat energy (modern biomass, geothermal and solar heat), 3.9% hydro electricity and 2.2% is electricity from wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass.

Automation in manufacturing: It is the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, boilers and heat treating ovens, switching on telephone networks, steering and stabilization of ships, aircraft and other applications with minimal or reduced human intervention. Some processes have been completely automated. The biggest benefit of automation is that it saves labor; however, it is also used to save energy and materials and to improve quality, accuracy and precision. Automation has been achieved by various means including mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronic devices and computers, usually in combination. Complicated systems, such as modern factories, airplanes and ships typically use all these combined techniques.

Product lifecycle management (PLM): It is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from inception, through engineering design and manufacture, to service and disposal of manufactured products. PLM integrates people, data, processes and business systems and provides a product information backbone for companies and their extended enterprise.

Nanotechnology: It is the study of structures and materials on the scale of nanometers. Nanoscience is an emerging area that engages almost every technical discipline - from chemistry to computer science - in the study and application of extremely tiny materials. It is one of the top ranked subject related to academic and research. It deals with the study of extremely small things and can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering. It is rapidly expanding area of research with huge potential to revolutionise our lives and to provide technological solutions to our problems in agriculture, energy, the environment and medicine.

iii. LABORATORIES

Basic Workshop: Basic workshop practices are included in the curriculum in order to provide hands on experience about use of different engineering materials, tools, equipments and processes that are common in the engineering field. In order to have a balanced overall development of budding engineers, it is necessary to integrate theory with practice and in order to gain a good basic knowledge of manufacturing process, a student entering the first year of engineering degree, should undergo a course on workshop practice. Besides above, the development of dignity of labour, precision, safety at work place, team working and development of right attitude are the other objectives.

Computer Aided Engineering Drawing Lab (CAED Lab): This subject focuses on fundamentals of Engineering drawing. Since 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, students are trained on CAD software Solid Edge ST-5 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 modeling 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.

Machine Shop: 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 Incharge/instructors. But first, students must complete the Introduction to Machine Shop Operations course. The objective of this course is to provide students the knowledge to safely operate manual milling machines emphasizing basic machine shop operations. This course becomes an important foundation from which students can build their machining skills and knowledge. The Machine Shop is equipped with Centre Lathes, Drilling Machines, Shaping Machines and Milling Machine for preparing the models and gaining the 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 cutting tool for machining purpose and Gear cutting operation.

Foundry and Forging Lab (F & F Lab): Foundry and Forging laboratory is one of the well equipped state of the art laboratories in the department. In this lab students learn to make products through metal casting and forging. The lab is furnished with 3 LPG operated smithy furnaces that provide 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 analyzer, clay content tester, moisture content testing machine, ovens, furnace.

Metallographic and Material Testing 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. We have 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): This course studies the fundamentals of how the design and operation of internal combustion engines affect their performance, operation, fuel requirements and environmental impact. Topics include fluid flow, thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer and friction phenomena and fuel properties, with reference to engine power, efficiency and emissions. 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 because 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. Students undergo training in this lab during their V semester.

Heat and mass Transfer Lab (HMT 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 endeavor 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. Students undergo training in this lab during their VI semester.

Computer Aided Modeling and Analysis Lab (CAMA Lab): In the Computer Aided Modelling and Analysis (CAMA) 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 behavior, 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.

Design Lab: Strength, life, durability are the prominent words in the design field. A prominent little bit knowledge of design of machine components will be provided through experiments like vibration equipments. Continuous shaft system, governors, photo-elasticity experimental set up etc. importance is given for the overall aspects of cost life of equipments from the design points of view in the current lab.

Summary: Mechanical engineering is at the forefront of developing new technologies for a number of industries including manufacturing, transport, healthcare, construction, and robotics. There is a lot of scope for anyone who wants to pursue a degree in this field. A lot of work that is carried out by a mechanical engineer directly impacts the working of the society in general.

6. PEO (PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES)

The Programme educational objectives of the B.E. Degree in Mechanical Engineering are as follows.

PEO 1: Provide the students with fundamental technical knowledge and skills required in mathematics, science, and engineering to recognize, analyze and solve the problems, and to apply these expertises to generate new knowledge, ideas, concepts and/or products in industry and/or government to implement these solutions in practice.

PEO 2: Provide students with the necessary instructions and practical experiences to work well in local and international team environments and to be effective written and oral communicators, both for communicating ideas to other people, mentoring, and for learning from others.

PEO 3: Produce graduates who recognize the importance of and engage in life-long learning, whether through self-study, continuing education courses or workshops, or through formal graduate level education and encourage others to have this same motivation.

PEO 4: Produce graduates who have an understanding of ethical responsibility and service towards their peers, employers, and society and follow these precepts in their daily lives.

Specific Programme Educational Objectives (SPEOs):

  1. Student must understand the significance of diverse fields like Manufacturing, Thermal, Design, CIM in Mechanical Engineering.
  2. Student shall be able to analyze, optimize and design Mechanical Engineering concepts.
  3. Student shall understand the significance of the subjects to meet the present day needs of the industry.
  4. Student shall emerge with high competency skill set to ease the life of common man.
  5. Student shall emerge with high critical thinking, professional ethics, social responsible person.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

Students in B.E (Mechanical Engineering) programme should at the time of their graduation be in possession of:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, computing, science, engineering fundamentals, and mechanical engineering for the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve problems in engineering.
  3. An ability to design and develop as model, component, or process to meet desired needs within the constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  5. Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to broadly defined engineering activities within the limitations that can be understood.
  6. An understanding of professional, social and ethical responsibility.
  7. The broad knowledge necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global scenario, economic, environmental, and societal context for a sustainable development.
  8. Commitment to professional ethics and norms of engineering practice.
  9. An ability to perform in multi disciplinary teams.
  10. An ability to convey effectively and prepare reports, documentations and presentations.
  11. An ability to exhibit knowledge perception and application management principles.
  12. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

Specific Programme Outcomes (SPOS ):

The program is targeted at developing the following competencies, skills and abilities amongst students.

  1. Students shall be able to apply knowledge Softwares to analyze and design of civil engineering structure.
  2. Students shall understand how to make use of waste materials in construction which are causing environmental pollution

Graduate Attributes

  1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization for the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet t h e specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, and cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal, and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

Relevance Of Mechanical Engineering

  1. Mechanical engineering is a diverse subject that derives its breadth from the need to design and manufacture everything from small individual parts and devices (e.g., micro scale sensors and inkjet printer nozzles) to large systems (e.g., spacecraft and machine tools).
  2. The role of a mechanical engineer is to take a product from an idea to the marketplace. In order to accomplish this, a broad range of skills are needed.
  3. The Mechanical engineer needs to acquire particular skills and knowledge to design for functionality, aesthetics, economy , quality & reliability of the product.

Opportunities

  1. The knowledge of mechanical engineering is highly essential in the field of Automobile, computers, electronics, aerospace, marine, agriculture, logistics, civil constructions, military and defense, power generation, oil and gas industries, management, and countless other areas.
  2. It's estimated that job prospects for mechanical engineers will grow by 9% in the next decade. Engineers who study continually to keep pace with technological advancements will be the most likely to be hired into new positions.
  3. Mechanical engineers can be found in a wide range of industries, working on a wide range of projects. Therefore, the number of job opportunities for mechanical engineers will vary across the globe.

Departmental Activities

Mechanical Engineering Association - OMNISSIAH

The Mechanical Departmental association “OMNISSIAH” was started in the year 2016. This association is effectively working in order to cope up the needs and requirements of the students of the department.

  1. (a) Aims and Objectives
    1. Improving technical and practical skills of the students
    2. Participating in technical seminars, workshops, Guest lectures
    3. Engaging in international and national workshops and conferences
  2. (b) Department Achievements
    1. Conducted technical lecture on “Machine-Vision in Robotics” by Dr. Khemraj Emrith, Professor, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UK on 3rd March 2016.
    2. Conducted Technical seminar on “Advanced Materials” by Dr. H. B. Niranjan on 7th April 2016.
    3. Conducted Technical talk on “International Educational Opportunities” by Mr. Srinath Rao on 7th April 2016.
    4. Organized two days National conference ASET May 6th and 7th 2016.
    5. Faculty and Students of the department have presented more than 15 technical papers in National conference ASET May 6th and 7th 2016.
    6. Third year students won second cash prize of Rupees one Lakh in National level bike designing competition held at Acharya Institute of Technology Bangalore on 28th-29th April 2016.
    7. Final year students exhibited their project models at MERAKI 2016. Two projects are nominated for the Best Project award.
    8. Bagged the Rolling Trophy of RRIT for the year 2015-16.
    9. Students participation in Summer Internship Programmes at HAL, Bangalore and BHEL, Bangalore.
    10. Prof. Amarnath G. got awarded Ph.D. from Bangalore University on June 7th 2016 in the area of Nano composite.
    11. Prof. Vishwanath M M won Excellent paper award for the presented paper “Experimental investigations for the thermal characteristics of fluidized bed cooling tower at higher flow rates” in international conference in Electrical, Eectronics, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering held at Chennai on April 2016
    12. Prof. Arulmani L. got awarded Ph.D. from NIT Trichi on July 22nd 2016 in the area of Nano composite.

MOUs

With CADD Centre, Bangalore for training on modeling and design using Auto CAD

The best Projects of 2015-16

Automatic fire exit system

This project focuses on the design on a bus emergency exit tool. The tool will assist passengers to escape the bus as soon as an accident occurs while emergency services have not yet arrived. Unfortunately, hundreds of people die in bus accidents due to lack of security measures. So the aim of the project is to provide a system which is helpful to the passengers when fire is occurred inside the bus. When fire is occurred inside the bus the emergency window opens and water sprinkler function automatically at the same time.

Smart conveyance for physically challenged people

Transportation is very essential for the development and improvement in life because of fast paced life style, reduction in level of difficulties for the physically challenged is increasing day by day. These problems faced by them made us to think and develop the new model car which allows the physically challenged people who have no legs to commute on their own and perform their day to day activities without anyone’s assistance. “HOPE”, which is a conceptual four wheeler car specifically designed and developed for physically challenged people who have no legs will give a new HOPE to their life.

Mechanical characterization of bagasse and coconut coir reinforced with vinylester polymer composite

The Polymer Matrix Composites (PMC’s) are gaining more importance compared to the monolithically materials as being more reliable and less cost. The current research is with bagasse as the major reinforcement and coconut coir as an additional fiber to improve the mechanical property of polymer composite with vinylester as the base material prepared by hand layup process according to ASTM standards.

Papers Presentation by Faculty

  1. B.N. Sathyanarayana Reddy, Dr. Lakshmana Swamy , Ifluence of groove angle in v-groove butt joints on transverse shrinkage in co2 arc welding process Vol..5 no .2 Feb 2013
  2. B.N. Sathyanarayana Reddy, Dr. Lakshmana Swamy , Effect of bevel angle in bevel -groove butt joints on shrinkages in co2 arc welding process (EJSAT)
  3. L.Arulmani,K.S.Pandey, Mechanical properties of sintered AISI 8750 PM steels,High Temperature Materials and Process, Accepted for publication, July 2015
  4. L.Arulmani, K.S.Pandey, Compressibility behaviour of sintered AISI 8720 PM steels, InternationalJournal of Materials Science, published, Jan 2014.
  5. L.Arulmani, K.S.Pandey, Hot forging behaviour of sintered AISI 8730 PM steels, Journalof AdvancedMaterials Sciences, published, April 2013.
  6. L.Arulmani, K.S.Pandey, Densification behaviour of sintered AISI 8720 steels through powder metallurgy route. InternationalJournal of Metallurgy and Materials Science, published, Jan 2013.
  7. Amarnath G,K.V.Sharma “Study of Corrosion Behaviour on Ageing of WC Particulates Reinforced Aluminium Nanocomposites.” IJRET 2013
  8. Amarnath G,K.V.Sharma ‘Study of tribological properties on nanoparticulate aluminium composites.' IJMET 2014
  9. Amarnath G,K.V.Sharma ‘Study of mechanical properties on nanoparticulate aluminium composites.' IJRET 2014
  10. Santosh Kumar S, “Simulation Model For Cylinder Pressure and Investigation the influence of Pressure Cyclic Variations on Performance of Four Stroke Spark Ignition Engine”, IJ&MET,2014
  11. Santosh Kumar S, “Evaluation of Biodisel as an alternate Fuel to Compression Ignition Engine and To Study its Effect on Performance and Emission Characteritics”, IJMER 2014.
  12. Vishwanath M M, N et. al, “Experimental Investigation to Improve the Performance of Fluidized Bed Cooling Tower for Various Configurations” International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, Vol.3(11) Nov 2014.
  13. Vishwanath M M, N Lakshamanaswamy, “ A Review Paper on Experimental and Numerical Analysis for Performance of Fluidized Bed Cooling Tower” International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, Vol.4(1) Jan 2015.
  14. Vishwanath M M,“Experimental investigations for the thermal characteristics ofFluidized bed cooling tower atHigher flow rates” IRAJ,IJMPE March 2016.

Research Activities

  1. The R&D recognized by Visvesvaraya Technological University as a centre of research study. The faculty members have more than 30 National / International Journal / Conference publications to their credit.
  2. The department focus areas of research are welding, composite material, Material processing, Thermal Engineering, etc.

Details of Mechanical Engineering

Course Details

Sl. No. Course Year of Start Intake Passed out batches
1. UG - Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Mechanical Engineering 2010 120 02
2. Research Center, VTU 2013 - -

Faculty Details :

Sl. No. Name Designation Qualification CV Image
1. Dr. M.S. Bhagyashekar Principal M.Sc (Engg) Ph.D
2. Dr. Panchakshari H.V. Professor and HOD M.Tech. Ph.D.
3. Dr. B.N. Satyanarayana Reddy Professor M.E. Ph.D.
4. Dr. Amarnath G. Associate Professor B.E, M.Tech. Ph.D.
5. Dr.L. Arulmani Associate professor M.E. Ph.D.
6. Mrs. Shaila D. Hosamani Associate professor M.Tech. (Ph.D.)
7. Mr. Vishwanath M.M. Assistant Professor M.Tech. (Ph.D.)
8. Mr. Nagendra Reddy H.R. Assistant professor M.Tech. (Ph.D.)
9. Mr. Srinuvasu N. Assistant Professor M.Tech. (Ph.D.)
10. Mr. Satish H.B. Assistant professor M.Tech.
11. Mr. Manjunath G.D. Assistant professor M.E. (Ph.D.)
12. Mr. Naveen G. Assistant professor M.Tech.
13. Mr. Pramod K. Assistant professor M.Tech.
14. Mrs. Dhanyashree P. Assistant professor M.Tech.
15. Mr. Keerthy Prasad B. Assistant professor M.Tech.
16. Mr. Pavan Kumar Reddy Assistant professor M.Tech.
17. Mr. Shridharmurthy H.N. Assistant professor M.Tech.
17. Mr. Avinash D N Assistant professor M.Tech.
18. Mr. Shamanth V Associate professor M.Tech,(Ph.D)
19. Mr. Prashanth H. K. Associate professor M.Tech
20. Mr.M.Gururaj-Naik Assistant professor M.Tech. ---- ----