About the Department
The Department of Mechanical Engineering had its inception in the year 1998 and is permanently affliated to Anna University. Mechanical engineering is a core area which provides the student with the skills required for a professional career in a wide range of sectors like finance, industry, consultancy and public services. The department has an intake of 120 students each year for its undergraduate program and 18 students for its postgraduate program.
As the work of a mechanical engineer involves production, transmission and use of mechanical power and heat, we teach them to analyse the different materials used for the machines and their tolerances, investigate the different energy sources and the power they generate and the design problems if any. The department imparts knowledge in three major areas, namely Thermal Engineering, Manufacturing and Design. The faculty specialization is spread over these areas. The department has 3 doctoral degree holders and 10 others are in various stages of completion of their doctoral programs. Student chapters of SAE, ISTE, Energy Club, and Institution of Engineers are also functioning effectively to help the student community.
The department has bagged an AICTE project for Rs.7.0 lakhs in the area of alternative fuels. Apart from these, two student projects received funding of Rs.1.0 lakh each from AICTE. Nearly 40 % of the students leaving the department after their course are pursuing Master’s program from reputed Indian & Foreign Universities. Many are placed in leading companies and a few others have become successful entrepreneurs.
To prepare students in all frontiers of Mechanical Engineering instilling the knowledge and skills essential for future leadership in industry and academia.
To conduct Basic and Applied Collaborative research towards advancing knowledge in Mechanical Engineering.
The Mechanical departmental library provides local & easy access to reference books, Journals, Project Reports and internet resources to the faculty and researchers.
Curriculum & Syllabi
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Mechanical Engineering is the broadest of all Engineering disciplines. As the Industrial sector has drastically expanded, the need for more mechanical engineers has increased exponentially. Every manufacturing and production industry needs mechanical engineers to carry out jobs efficiently and flawlessly. Its major components are Manufacturing, Design and Thermal Sciences. It is concerned with all types of machinery in industries, their functioning, design, development and installation. It also deals with Gas turbines, Jet Engines, Air Conditioning, use of mechanical power and heat. They share interests with many other engineers like Civil Engineers in structures and stress analysis; Electrical engineers in electronics, computing and control theory; Aeronautical Engineers in fluid flow and turbo machinery etc. They work as part of a team with other engineers as well as financial, business and management professionals on a project together. Mechanical Engineers are also responsible for maintenance and repair of the devices. Care has to be taken that the plants give maximum output and the machinery is properly maintained. Mechanical engineers have always been essential staff personnel in various industries of both public and private sectors.
Industries relating to Manufacturing, Automobile, Power, Aeronautical, Biotechnology provide excellent job prospects for budding Mechanical Engineers. The future of mechanical engineering lies not only in the core sectors of energy, manufacturing, design, transportation and healthcare but also in emerging disciplines like nanotechnology, mechatronics and hydrogen engineering. Nanotechnology is going to be the crux of mechanical engineering discipline. Breakthrough research in this scientific area leads to immense opportunities for betterment of existing areas such as production technology and aerosol science & technology. Mechatronics is an area that could witness a giant leap in the coming years. Mechanical engineering is going to benefit from the developments in electronics, photonics and intelligent systems. The direct applications of these technologies in the automation of Future of Mechanical Engineering industries, robotics and manufacturing offer excellent possibilities for mechanical Engineers. Hydrogen engineering is another notable sector in the coming years. The production, Storage and use of this “most abundant, yet difficult to handle” element as a potential answer to world’s energy problems requires contribution from mechanical engineers more than anybody else.
Plenty of Research opportunities are found in Mechanical Engineering areas like, Solar Energy Cryogenics, Industrial refrigeration; Laser assisted manufacturing, Dynamics of vibrations and acoustics, Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation, Polymer Engineering, Bio Mechanical Engineering, Computer Aided Engineering.
Strength of Materials Lab
This laboratory provides knowledge on materials strength, stress, hardness and modulus rigidity. The laboratory is equipped with key machines such as the Universal Testing Machine, Torsion Testing, Brinnell Hardness, Testing Machine and Spring Testing machine.
Fluid Mechanics Lab and Machinery Lab
The laboratory provides a major source for understanding the working of hydraulic machines like pumps and turbines etc. It gives brief idea about losses in pipes during the fluid flow and efficiency and performance of pumps and turbines. Also it has all the three types of turbines low head, medium and high head turbines of large size. Students can learn performance of the turbines for different load conditions. It has centrifugal, submersible and reciprocating pumps. The performance of pumps is studied.
Thermal Laboratory consists of two sections namely Engine laboratory and Heat Transfer laboratory. Engine laboratory consists of all the engine experimental setups like Four stroke petrol engine cut section model, Two stroke petrol engine cut section model, Four stroke diesel engine cut section model, Multi cylinder petrol engine test rig, Twin cylinder diesel engine test rig, Single cylinder diesel engine test rig, and Two stroke petrol engine test rig. The lab also has compressor testing rig which can be used for performance testing of compressor and leakage test. Air conditioning test set up like vapor compression refrigeration and LPG refrigerator test rig is used to study the performance of refrigerator systems.
The highlight of the laboratory is the engine that can run on non edible vegetable oil and hydrogen fuel. It can be run on any combination of vegetable oil and hydrogen fuel mix. The engine is loaded with eddy current dynamometer. This experimental set up is part of AICTE funded project in the year 2007-2009 under Research Promotion Scheme.
Heat transfer Laboratory consists of all the three modes( Conduction, Convection and Radiation) of Heat transfer equipments , This will help the students to Know the subject Heat and mass Transfer in a practical approach, also how the variations taking place by changing any one property.
The laboratory provides a major source for understanding the working of hydraulic and pneumatic actuators in different applications. Simulation of hydraulic and pneumatic circuits is done using Hydrosim and Pnuemosim softwares. Hydraulic power pack gives the knowledge about the force calculation and velocity calculation.
The laboratory is equipped for dimensional metrology such as gauges and instrumentation used in making precision linear, geometric form and surface finish measurements. It is also equipped with a wide assortment of plug, ring, and snap gauges. These facilities are available for both teaching and research. The Metrology Lab familiarizes the students with the system and procedure of conducting measurements including linear measurements, measurement of angles, diameter, thread profile, gear profile, effective diameter, surface roughness, flatness, and etc.The lab has facilities with precision and accurate measuring instruments like Profile Projector, Tool Makers Microscope, auto collimator etc.
CAD and CAM Laboratories
Computer aided design (CAD) is the use of computer technology for the purpose of design and design documentation. CAD software provides the user with input tools for the purpose of drafting. CAD may be used to design curves, figures in two dimensional space, or curved surfaces and solids in three dimensional space. CAD is an important industrial art used extensively in many applications, including automotive, ship building, aerospace, architectural designs and industrial designs. CAD has been the major driving force for research in computational geometry, computer graphics in discrete differential geometry.
Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) is the use of computer software to control machine tools and related machinery in manufacturing of work pieces. Its primary purpose is to create faster production process and components and tooling with a more precise dimension and material consistency while simultaneously reducing energy consumption. CAM is subsequent computer aided process after computer aided design and computer aided engineering as the model generated in CAD and CAE can be input into CAM software which controls the machine tools.
UNDERGRADUATE & POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Application for admission to a course should be made only in the prescribed form, which will be sent along with the prospectus.
Application form properly filled-in should be sent only to the Admission Office or handed over in person along with
All Students including Foreign Nationals and NRIs seeking admission to any course should attach xerox copies of the mark sheet of qualifying examination and proof of age, which are duly attested along with the application. The candidates should produce authentic certificate indicating the corresponding marks of each grade in the mark sheet.
Applications, which are incomplete or not accompanied by the prescribed documents and registration fee are liable for rejection.
The scrutiny committee will process the applications and provisionally select the students on merit. An interview will be conducted if necessary. The Applicants from distant places may be selected on the basis of merit without interview.
The final selection will be based on their marks in the qualifying examination, performance in the aptitude test and group discussion and interview.
If any candidate is found to have secured admission by fraudulent methods like presentation of forged certificates / dishonoured DD etc., he/ she will be dismissed from the college at any time during the courses and will forfeit the fees paid.
The admission notice will be sent to the selected candidates intimating the dates on which they should report at the admission office with the following original certificates.
After scrutiny of the above documents and payment of the prescribed fees, the student will report to the Principal, with the admission letter to join the course.
The date(s) of joining the course will be intimated in advance.