DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

 

Department has well equipped laboratories, workshops and other infrastructural facilities. The students undertake experimental work in the following Labs.

1. Mechanical Workshop
2. Machine Shop
3. Material Testing Lab
4. Fluid Mechanics Lab
5. Hydraulic Machines Lab
6. Metrology & Measurements Lab
7. Thermal Engineering Lab
8. Heat and Mass Transfer Lab
9. Cad/Cam Lab

 

Mechanical Workshop

(Faculty in Charge: Binulal B R, Associate Professor)


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
(Faculty in Charge: Sajith C Subramanian, Assistant Professor)


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
(Faculty in Charge: Madhu A K, Assistant Professor)

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 learnt 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
(Faculty in Charge: Sanchu S, Assistant Professor)


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
(Faculty in Charge: Madhu A K, Assistant Professor)


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
(Faculty in Charge: Jayan M C, Assistant Professor)


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
(Faculty in Charge: Lasithan L G, Assistant Professor)


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
(Faculty in Charge: Manu M John, Assistant Professor)


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
(Faculty in Charge: Anver Sadath A, Assistant Professor)


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

Faculty in Charge: Jayan M C, Assistant Professor

 

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


FORUM

Faculty in Charge: Sajith C Subramanian, Assistant Professor

The Mechanical Engineering Association, FORUM (Fraternity Of Royal United Mechanicals) is active in the College. Association meetings are held where in the students are encouraged to participate in seminars, group discussion, quizzes, extempore speeches etc. Industrial visits are organized by the association to give the students maximum industrial exposure. The association also invites guest lecturers on various subjects.

SAE Collegiate Club
Faculty in Charge: Venkitaraj K P, Assistant Professor

A Student Chapter of SAE International is also functioning in the department. There are about 30 student members