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DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
About the Department
College of Engineering, Adoor has the unique feature of offering undergraduate programme in Mechanical Engineering among IHRD Engineering Colleges. The college follows a curriculum which gives the students a firm basic in the conventional aspects of Mechanical engineering. Apart from this it also concentrates on familiarizing them with emerging technology such as CAD/CAM and advanced design softwares like Ansys, CATIA, Primavera etc.The laboratories of Mechanical engineering department in CEA is one of the best in South India.
Vision
" To create globally competent well qualified mechanical engineers having social responsibilities, successful in advanced fields of engineering and research, capable of working in multidisciplinary environment, satisfying diverse needs of the changing society through innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership "
Mission
"To provide undergraduate and graduate students with learning opportunities for acquiring broad mechanical engineering knowledge through theory and laboratory practice and skoll to the design, analysis, experiment, research, life-long learning and professional development necessary for their ethical professional service in industry and society at large".
Programme Educational Objectives of the Department (PEO)
PEO 1: Graduates will pursue successful careers in mechanical engineering (core areas like design, thermal, manufacturing) related fields and other profession.

PEO 2: Graduate will pursue advanced education and research in engineering or management.

PEO 3: Graduate will use their analytical, team work, leadership and communication skills effectively to participate in the development of products and service, and thereby finding solutions to technical challenges and problems in various areas of mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Workshop

The Workshops includes elementary and basic concepts of practical side of Mechanical Engineering. Different sections of mechanical workshop are

1. Fitting section

2. Sheet metal section

3. Carpentry Section

4. Welding Section

5. Foundry Section

In this basic engineering work shop lab the students acquires the knowledge of various trades and the usage of different tools and types like files , hammers, chisels , snipers , anvils , cutting pliers , welding rods and different kinds of materials.

Machine Shop

In Machine shop students modify their working skills and study metal cutting principles in machine tools like Lathe, Drilling machine etc. and develop their skills on work models to learn operations like milling, slotting, shaping grinding and planning in machine tools like, Milling machines, Slotting machines, Shaping machines, Surface grinding machines and Planning machines. The list of machines in the machine shop is as given below.

1. Lathe

2. Slotting Machine

3. Planing Machine

4. Surface Grinding Machine

5. Shaper

6. Universal Milling Machine

7. Vertical Turret Milling Machine

8. Horizontal Milling Machine

9. Cylindrical Grinding Machine

10. Radial Drilling Machine

11. Pedestral Drilling Machine

12. Hydraulic Hacksaw

13. Power Hacksaw

Fluid Mechanics Lab

This lab has ample facilities for conducting fluid flow experiments. The lab is equipped with different flow measuring set ups such as venturimeter, orifice-plate, Pitot tube etc., where students can visualize the basic theory of working of the flow meter. The lab also has Reynolds’s apparatus, flow in open channels and set up to measure the impact of jet on stationary vanes. The lab helps the students to consolidate the concepts learned in the theory course in Fluid Mechanics.

We have the setup for performing the following experiments:

1. Impact of Jet

2. Bernoulli’s Theorem Verification

3. Reynold’s Experiment of Flow Determination

4. Major (Friction) Losses in Pipe Flow

5. Minor Losses in Pipe Flow

6. Velocity Measurement Using Pitot - static tube

7. Measurements of Flow Through Pipe Using Venturimeter

8. Measurements of Flow through Pipe Using Nozzle meter

9. Measurements of Flow Through Pipe Using Orifice meter

10. Open Channel Flow Measurements Using Notches

11. Hydraulic Coefficients of Orifice

12. Flow through Mouthpiece

13. Metacentric Height of Floating Bodies

Material Testing Lab

This Laboratory offers facilities for testing building materials for their strength, behavior and suitability for various applications. Experiments include tension tests, compression tests, torsion tests, shear tests, beam bending, and column buckling. Following are the machines/equipments in this lab:

1. Universal Testing Machine

2. Torsion Testing Machine

3. Brinell & Rockwell Hardness Tester

4. Impact Testing Machine

5. Spring Testing Machine

Understanding of various materials and its Mechanical Properties can be tested by the students and with the equipment placed in pleasant atmosphere of the laboratory. The strength of a given specimen is analyzed and its relative stress and strain diagram is studied. This lab will be help full for studying various materials using under construction and machine components and etc.

Hydraulic Machines Lab

This lab is particularly established to study the performance of hydraulic machines like pumps and turbines. The students can observe the change of hydraulic power into mechanical or electrical energy in case of turbines and the conversion of electrical energy in to hydraulic power in centrifugal pumps.

LIST OF EQUIPMENTS/MACHINES

1. Pelton Wheel Turbine

2. Francis Turbine Test Rig

3. Kaplan Turbine Test Rig

4. Variable Speed Centrifugal Pump Test Rig

5. Rated Speed Centrifugal Pump Test Rig

6. Multi Stage Centrifugal Pump Test Rig

7. Reciprocating Pump Test Rig

8. Gear Pump Test Rig

9. Jet Pump Test Rig

10. Submersible Pump Test Rig

11. Hydraulic Ram Test Rig

Metrology & Measurements Lab

The accuracy and correct measurement improves the quality of the product. To maintain the deserved quality the engineers must have the skills and technology regarding measurement, measuring tools and measuring procedures. For this lab provides large number of measuring tools of great accuracy. This lab provides the ideas and techniques about the correct measurement of linear, angular measurement. The student can learn the suitable techniques to find out the errors in measured quantities by using the modern measuring instruments.

The instruments and equipments in this lab are

1. Tool Maker’s Microscope

2. Ultrasonic Flaw Detector

3. Thermocouple Calibration Test Rig

4. Profile Projector

5. Milling Tool Dynamometer

6. Lathe Tool Dynamometer

7. Outside & Inside Micrometers

8. Vernier Calipers (Manual, Dial & Digital types)

9. Vernier Depth Gauges

10. Vernier Height Gauges

11. Surface Plates

12. Wire Gauges

13. Feeler Gauges

14. Radius Gauges

15. Thickness gauges

16. Surface Gauges

17. Straight Edge

18. Spirit Level

19. Screw Pitch Gauge

20. Slip Gauge Set

21. Dial Gauge

22. Combination Square Set

23. Sine Bar

Thermal Engineering Lab

The objective of the thermal engineering laboratory is to introduce the student the fundamental theories and the industrial applications of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. The Thermal Engineering Laboratory is equipped with several rigs and test facilities for doing research within thermal processes for energy conversion. Equipments available in this laboratory are

1. Rotary Air Compressor

2. Two Stage 3 HP Reciprocating Air Compressor

3. Four Stroke Diesel Engine with Electrical resistance Loading system

4. Four Stroke Diesel Engine with Brake Drum Loading system

5. 4 Stroke 4 Cylinder Petrol Engine with Brake Drum Loading system

6. Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Tutor

7. Valve Timing Model of Four Stroke Diesel Engine

8. Valve Timing Model of Two Stroke Petrol Engine

9. Flash and Fire point Apparatus

10. Redwood Viscometer

11. Junkers Gas Calorimeter

Heat and Mass Transfer Lab

Heat and mass transfer are the areas of engineering that address how quickly energy or material substances move from one place to another. Understanding these phenomena is essential to designing and analyzing heating and cooling operations, and most separation processes. The equipments in this laboratory are

1. Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger

2. Parallel flow/Counter flow Heat Exchanger

3. Emissivity Measurement Apparatus

4. Thermal Conductivity of a Metal Rod Apparatus

5. Unsteady State Heat Transfer Apparatus

6. Dropwise and Filmwise Condensation Apparatus

7. Boiling Heat Transfer Apparatus

8. Critical Heat Flux Apparatus

9. Forced Convection Heat Transfer Apparatus

CAD/CAM LAB

The CAD/CAM lab aims to support teaching and research in the areas of innovative design and intelligent manufacturing. The lab provides advanced design and manufacturing theory and practice environment which fit modern industry requirements. The department has a well-equipped computer laboratory with advanced softwares such as AUTOCAD, CATIA, PRO E, ANSYS, NISA, PRIMAVERA etc. Students are also made familiar with modern equipments like CNC trainer lathe, Robotic arm trainer etc. The students could be impressed with the amazing integration of computer with design and manufacturing.

Department Library

In addition to the Central Library, a well-equipped department library is functioning in the department catering to the needs of the faculty and students. The materials available in department library are

1. No of Books 1000

2. Project Work 700

3.Seminar Reports 700

4. Previous year question Papers

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