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B.E. Mechanical Engineering

The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to produce mechanical engineering graduates who will possess the acumen, competence, and skills needed to enter, succeed, and lead in professional practice or post-graduate studies. The goal is to provide learning and nurturing environment that stimulates faculty and students to collaborate in solving practical problems, motivate lifelong learning, and help reach their highest potential.

Mechanical Engineering is one of the most creative, broadest and most versatile of the engineering professions. Mechanical Engineers have initiated and implemented commendable progress in innovative areas like robotics, vibration control, energy conversion, energy management, fluid dynamics, power production, manufacturing, computer-aided design, machine design, and material science. Collectively, the faculty has practical experience of solving real problems in these areas and with this experience they help students develop as transformational leaders in Engineering.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers one program of undergraduate study. The traditional program leads to Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, which is a more structured program that prepares students for a broader range of career options in the field of mechanical engineering. It is intended for students whose career objectives require greater flexibility in order to combine the essential elements of traditional mechanical engineering discipline. We have a post graduate programme in CAD/CAM. We have a sincere, dedicated, well qualified and experienced faculty team having a wide range of specialisations. It is proud to say that around 15 faculty are having more than 10 years of experience in our department. With the high profile faculty members, we provide immense guidance for the students in working out innovative projects and carry out vibrant professional society activities. We have a very active and dynamic SAE club comprising of around 200 student members. We are indeed delighted to mention that our SAE team got selected for both SAE-Efficycle and SAE-Baja for the 2014-2015 editions. The department has a full fledged research centre with 7 Ph.D holders and 10 research scholars. The approved supervisors are very keen and actively guiding local faculty and faculty from other institutions.

Vision & Mission

VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT
  To provide quality technical education in Mechanical Engineering and build holistic professionals who can excel in the engineering establishments and serve for the country with ethical values
  MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT
M1: To prepare graduates with good technical skills and knowledge.
M2: To prepare graduates with life-long learning skills to meet the requirements in the higher education and in society.
M3: To prepare graduates as a successful entrepreneur with employment skills, ethics and human values.
  PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)
PEO1: Graduates able to apply technical expertise and skills to face the Industrial challenges.
PEO2: Graduates able to design create and innovate economically, environment-friendly and technically feasible products with social acceptance.
PEO3: Graduates able to exhibit professionalism in their profession with good communication, ethics and entrepreneurship skills to meet the social challenges.
  PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs)
PSO 1: To design, analyze and apply knowledge in complex engineering            problems with time effective software solutions.
PSO 2: To understand the relevance of engineering practices with society and environment and become an ethical team oriented effectively             communicating individual with managerial skills and sustained learning ability.  
PROGRAM OUTCOMES (POs)
Engineering Graduates will be able to
  1. Engineering knowledge:
Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  1. Problem analysis:
Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics,natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  1. Design/development of solutions:
Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1.  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.
  1. Ethics:
Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  1.  Individual and team work:
Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  1. Communication:
Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  1. Project management and finance:
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  1.  Life-long learning:
Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage inindependent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Achievements

Projects Highlights

P.Vigneshwar presented a paper on “Fuelless Rocket Launching Mechanism using Counter Weights and Electromagnetic rails” at “International Conference on Aerospace, Mechanical and Material Science” organized by World Association of Science, Engineering and Technology – Bangkok, Thailand.

S.Ashok, V.Arun Kumar, V.Hari and G.Karthik got 1st prize in Best Project award under the title “ Design and Fabrication of vertical axis wind mill with flapping mechanism” at Indian Institute of Technology- Madras on 3rd Jan 2014.

Vigneshwar, Venkatesan, Venish Joe and Yuvaraj got 1st prize in Project Presentation under the title “Design and Development of Opposite Piston Engine” at Indian Institute of Technology- Madras on 1st March 2014.

Students Projects Funding

Obtained student project grant from Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology under student project scheme 2012 for the project “VIBRATION CONTROL ON CANTILEVER BEAM USING SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY (NITINOL)“. Project is carried out by Mechanical Engineering student N. Dhayananthan guided by Assistant Professor Mr.Y. Ras Mathew.

Obtained student project grant from Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology under student project scheme 2013 for the project “DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF AUTOMATIC ACTUATED FIRE SPRINKLER USING NiTinol”. Project is carried out by Mechanical Engineering students S.DHEEPAN, S.DHINESH, P.DIVYAKUMAR & K.JEEVA and guided by Assistant Professor Mr. Y. Ras Mathew.

Obtained student project grant from Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology under student project scheme 2014 for the project “DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF HORIZONTAL SUSPENSION SYSTEM”. Project is carried out by Mechanical Engineering students S. BALAKUMAR, S. DHINESHBABU, R. KARTHICK, S. FELIXVENSESLAS and guided by Professor Dr.K. Siva.

Research Projects Funding

Obtained research grant of Rs.10,50,000/- from AICTE under RPS scheme for the title “Study and performance improvement of solar air heater”. Experimentations are carried out by Principal Investigator of the project Dr. Prathapraj.

SAE EFFICYCLE (Design and Fabrication of pedalled and electric motor driven cycle competition)

Our SAE Efficycle team ‘Hindusthani Lahurians’ got selected for the EFFICYCLE 2014 competitions from around 250 teams all over India. In the final competitions, our team secured 15th position among all the teams. EFFICYCLE 2014 competition was conducted on October 2014 at Chandigarh, Punjab.

SAE BAJA (Design and Fabrication of All Terrain Vehicle competition)

Our SAE BAJA Team ‘Hindusthani Lahurians’ got selected for the BAJA 2015 edition from around 350 teams all over India. In the final competition, our team secured first position in the innovation category. Also, our team came to 3rd position in the Marketing event. BAJA competition was conducted at Pithampur, Madhyapradesh during 14-19 February, 2015.

Academic Achievements

2009-2013 batch Students of Mechanical Engineering secured 6 university ranks in the Anna University examinations.
Batch 2009-2013
Register Number Name Rank
100111107115 UVARAJ M 4
100111107063 NAVEEN KUMAR K 15
100111107069 PRABHU RAJA S 17
100111107076 PRAVIN KUMAR G 23
100111107047 KEERTHANA M 30
100111107122 VINOTH KUMAR N 41

Recently Conducted Programmes

International conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing (INTCOMM 2015) was conducted during 3-4 March 2015. The conference was inaugurated by Mr.MARK WARREN, President, Tesla2 Inc. of USA. He delivered keynote address on ‘Lean Manufacturing and Case studies’.

STEVE L ROE, Business Vice President International, Allied Mineral Products, OHIO, USA was the chief guest for valedictory function of the conference. He delivered keynote address on ‘Applications of Monolithic refreactories’.

Dr. M.S. Bobji , Professor , Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Dr. M. Nageswara rao, Professor, VIT, Dr.V.P.Raghupathy, PESIT, Bangalore delivered keynote addresses in the International Conference.

Inauguration of ‘THE INSTITUTE OF INDIAN FOUNDRYMEN’ Student Chapter

The inauguration of ‘THE INSTITUTE OF INDIAN FOUNDRYMEN’ is conducted by Department of Mechanical Engineering on 05th August 2014 at our campus. The inaugural speech was given on “Overview of Foundry Industries” by Dr.Nithyanandan Devaraj, Head of Foundry operations, L&T, CBE. Mr.R.Saravanan, Vice Chairman, IIF, MD of Sandfits Industries, Mr.Sureshkumar, CEO, Integra Automation and Mr. Muthukumar, Secretary, IIF, MD of Bharath chemicals were other guests of honour during the function. Around 120 students joined as student members of IIF on the occasion.

Infrastructure

Engineering Practices Laboratory

The Lab provides required practical training to all Engineering Students. The workshop has all the necessary hand tools to carry out carpentry, fitting, plumbing, welding, foundry, smithy and Sheet metal work. Apart from power tools, the workshop also has some machines such as DC Arc welding equipment, foundry power sieve and multipurpose wood working machine.

Manufacturing Technology Laboratory

Manufacturing Technology lab provides necessary practical hands on training for the students to meet the current and emerging needs of the manufacturing industries in the society. The laboratory is fully furnished with heavy machineries like heavy duty centre lathe-all geared type, centre lathe-cone pulley type, Capstan and turret lathe, surface grinder, cylindrical grinder, centerless grinder, horizontal and vertical milling machines, planner and shaper. The laboratory also has equipments such as lathe tool dynamometer and milling tool dynamometer.

Thermal Engineering Laboratory

Thermal engineering is a branch of science that covers energy conversion from one form to another, working of IC engines, modes of Heat transfer, principles of refrigeration and air conditioning etc. The objective of this laboratory is to provide the student a good environment to understand some very important concepts and applications in the field of IC engines and Heat Transfer. We have very spacious, orderly arranged thermal engineering laboratory.

Metrology & Measurements Laboratory

The Metrology and measurements Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is a well-equipped laboratory which has facilities for regular academic purposes and research. Through an arsenal of state of the art facilities and infrastructure, and on the strength of its expertise, the Metrology and measurements laboratory has evolved into a premier laboratory in the stated areas. It has the equipment such as Autocollimator, Profile projector, Tool maker’s microscope, Floating carriage micrometer, Telescope gauge, Bore gauge, etc.

Dynamics Laboratory

Dynamics Laboratory is a modern facility for performing a wide range of experiments in the area of Mechanics. The laboratory is concerned with providing theoretical knowledge and practical exposure for students in designing new mechanisms to practical problems in the industrial sphere. The laboratory is fully furnished with high-tech machineries like Cam analysis, Static and dynamic balancing, Balancing of reciprocating mass, Whirling of shaft apparatus, Motorized gyroscope, Universal governor apparatus, Vibration lab equipment integrated with data Acquisition systems, etc. The Lab supports students of undergraduate courses, research scholars and useful for advanced experimental research.

CAD/CAM Laboratory

CAD/CAM Laboratory has been established during 2003-2004. At present the laboratories latest configuration terminals, networked with one IBM server. Latest softwares in the field of CAD/CAM area have been purchased and are continuously upgraded. This enables the students and faculty to learn the advanced software and carryout research works. Softwares available in CAD Centre are Auto Desk Inventor Mechanical Desktop-6, Solidedge, Solid works, Femap with NX Nastran, Unigraphics. The lab has a well laid out computer controlled FMS system.

Faculty Details

Faculty Name Designation Qualification Years of Experience
Dr. K. Siva Professor & Head M.Tech., Ph.D 22
Dr. M. Mohan Raj Professor M.E., Ph.D 16
Dr. J. Manikandan Professor M.E., Ph.D 16
Dr. P. Jeyalakshmi Professor M.E., Ph.D 16
Dr. C. Sabarinathan Professor M.E. Ph.D. 14
Dr. P. Prathap Associate Professor M.E., Ph.D 13
Dr. S. Kannan Associate Professor M.E., Ph.D 13
Mrs. S. Janaki Assistant Professor M.E., 24
Mr. C. Nithyanandam Associate Professor M.E., Ph.D* 21
Mr. K. Aruchamy Associate Professor M.E. 14
Mr. P.N. Karthikeyan Associate Professor M.E., Ph.D* 14
Mr. V. Senthil Murugan Associate Professor M.E., Ph.D* 18
Mr. R. Arul Kumar Associate Professor M.E., Ph.D* 13
Mr. R. Sankar Ganesh Associate Professor M.E., Ph.D* 11
Mr. Y.Ras Mathew Assistant Professor M.E., Ph.D* 9
Mr. N. Prasanna Venkatesan Assistant Professor M.E. 9
Mr. S. Sivakumar Assistant Professor M.E. 9
Mr. C.A. Jagadish Assistant Professor M.E. 7
Mr. A. Nazeer Ahamed Assistant Professor M.E., Ph.D* 8
Mr. S. Alagar Assistant Professor M.E., Ph.D* 9
Mr.M. Veeramani Assistant Professor M.E. 6
Mr. S. Vidya prakash Assistant Professor M.E. 6
Mr. K. Sivakumar Assistant Professor M.E. 7
Mr. K. R. Sakthivel Assistant Professor M.E., Ph.D* 10
Mr. N. Dhayanantham Assistant Professor M.E. 5
Mr. D. Amalraju Assistant Professor M.E., Ph.D* 12
Mr. J. Dinesh Kumar Assistant Professor M.E. 5
Mr. K. Rameshkumar Assistant Professor M.E. 9
Mr. G.P. Arun Babu Assistant Professor M.E. 5
Mr. A. Sasi Kumar Assistant Professor M.E. 7
Mr. S. PremKumar Assistant Professor M.E. 5
Mr. L.Karthick Assistant Professor M.E. 4
Mr. S.Karthick Assistant Professor M.E. 5
Mr. D.Prabhu Assistant Professor M.E. 4
Mr. D.Arun Assistant Professor M.E. 2
Mr. P.Meenakshisundaram Assistant Professor M.E. 2
Mr. M. Palanisamy Assistant Professor M.E. 2
Mr. T. Satheeshkumar Assistant Professor M.E. 3
Mr.J.Yogaraja Assistant Professor M.E. 7
Mr.Naresh Mallireddy Assistant Professor M.E. 7
Mr.M.Samuel Gemsprim Assistant Professor M.E. 3
Mr.S. Vanniarajan Assistant Professor M.E. 3
Mr. V.T. Aswin Assistant Professor M.E. 1

Innovations

Methodology of teaching learning process

  • Classroom teaching
  • Laboratory teaching
  • Continuous assessments in the laboratories/workshops
  • E-learning
  • Collaborative learning
  • Methodologies to assist academically weak students and encourage bright student
  • Industry based Learning process
  • In-plant Training / Internship
  • Professional Society Activities
  • NPTEL Videos
  • Value Added Courses
  • Group Project /Assignments
                                 

Improving teaching learning process

BRIGHT STUDENTS COACHING

  • Competitive Exam Coaching from
  • GATE FORUM
  • Professional Society Activities
  • Incubator Projects
  • Industry Challenging Projects
  • Beyond Syllabus Learning

COACHING FOR SLOW LEARNERS

  • Arrear Students Coaching

MEASURES TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF TEACHING

  • Class committee meeting
  • Feedback systems

COUNSELLING TO IMPROVE LEARNING OF STUDENTS

  • Tutor ward meeting
  • Parents meeting

INNOVATIONS BY THE FACULTY FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

  • Computer Interfaced Temperature Control UTM
  • Evaporator Cooler
  • Experimental setup for Vibration Testing
  • Regenerative Solar Still
  • PCM Insulated Hot Water Storage Tank
  • Forced Convection Solar Dryer
  • Forced Convection Solar Air Heater Using Packed Bed Absorber Plate
  • Solar Assisted Heat Pump