DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

VISION

To provide broad-based education and training in Mechanical Engineering and its applications to enable the graduates meet the demands in a rapidly changing needs in industry, academia and society.

MISSION

  • To Impart high quality technical education and training that encompasses both theory and practice with an emphasis on human and social values.
  • To equip the students to face future technology and global changes.
  • To create, explore, and develop innovations in mechanical engineering research.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Mechanical Engineering is an evergreen branch. The department was established in the academic year 2010. The department offers a four-year degree program in Mechanical Engineering. It has an average annual intake of 120 students. The department extends its services to all the branches.

The sprawling Mechanical Engineering wing accommodates various Laboratories, Lecture Halls, Drawing Halls,Seminar Hall and Department Library. All the laboratories are well equipped with the latest machineries and relevant software.

A team of dedicated, qualified, young and energetic faculty members engage the students with up-to-date teaching-learning processes. All the faculty members are post graduates and they are actively involved in various research-oriented projects and have published technical papers in National / International Conferences / Journals

The goal of the Mechanical Engineering curriculum is to create a flexible undergraduate educational experience in design, modeling, management, engineering science, humanities and fine arts. The principal study topics include fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, solid mechanics, materials engineering, manufacturing, energy systems, dynamics and control, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and others. This broad and flexible program allows students to customize their programs to meet their objectives and particular career goals. A proposal to start the Centre of Research recognized by Anna University is also on the cards.

FEATURES

  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering has over 10 laboratories.
  • Lab sessions on thermal engineering, heat transfer, dynamics, metrology, etc.
  • Modern computing facilities are available for students at the Computer Aided Design Laboratory
  • The CNC turning centre with programmable turret offered with FANUC emulated control system facilitates for students to learn industrial needs. XLTURN can be integrated and interfaced with robot automatic storage and retrieval system (ASRS), linear conveyor, etc to form FMS and CIM systems.
  • The department boasts of models and machinery that have been designed and fabricated by the students using the lab resources.
  • The CNC lab offers training to students, job seekers and candidates enrolled under the PMKVY scheme providing a sea of opportunities in India and abroad.

COURSES OFFERED

The Department offers B.E.Mechanical Engineering affiliated to Anna University and approved by AICTE.

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

The following Program Educational Objectives are established for the Mechanical Engineering:

  • Pre-preparation: To prepare students with strong foundation in mathematical, scientific and engineering fundamentals that will enable them to have successful career in Core Mechanical and Interdisciplinary Industries.
  • Core Competence: To prepare students for rapid technological change with core Mechanical Engineering domain knowledge.
  • Breadth:To enable students to develop their knowledge and skills across the range of disciplines.
  • Professionalism: To prepare students for soft skills with good communication, ethical values and ability to work in a team
  • Learning Environment: To prepare students to strengthen their knowledge and skills through self-learning abilities throughout their professional career as well as to pursue higher education.

COURSE OUTCOME:

The Mechanical 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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. 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 & 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.
  9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. 1Communication: 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
  13. PSO I: Apply principles of machine design, manufacturing, thermal engineering and management to identify, formulate and solve real life problems in various fields of engineering.
  14. PSO II: Use modern modeling, simulation techniques and computationaltools.
  15. PSO III: Develop practical solutions for mechanical engineering problems/processes under professional and ethical constraints.

FACILITIES (LAB DETAILS)

  1. BASIC WORKSHOP LABORATORY: The Basic workshop laboratory is a centralized facility available in department of mechanical engineering to familiarize with the basic manufacturing processes and to study the various tools and equipment used, hands-on training is given in welding, Sheet metal, Foundry, Carpentry, Plumbing, Fitting.
  2. MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY: The lab is provided with various machineries that help students to study and acquire knowledge related to recent manufacturing process. Students gain practical knowledge about the machineries and the manufacturing process whenever they are provided with hands on experience. This helps them in the industrial manufacturing process.
  3. THERMAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY: This laboratory consists of various components, cut section model and experimental facility of IC engines by varying the fuel, no. of cylinder and types of loading. The laboratory is constructed to provide the experimental knowledge on combustion theory and analyzing the performance of IC engine.
  4. HEAT TRANSFER LABORATORY: This lab has a potential for understanding the concepts of three modes of heart transfer viz., conduction, convection and radiation. The lab is updated with plate type heat exchanger, double pipe heat exchanger and condensation apparatus.
  5. CAD/CAM LABORATORY: The CAD laboratory is a central facility available in department of mechanical engineering and consists of high end software and hardware for drafting, modeling and analysis. The lab provides digitally integrated environment where all the students and faculty can work with 2-D and 3-D drafting, modeling and analysis packages to design, analyze, simulate and build components. The students are encouraged to learn, practice and apply the knowledge gained from these packages into their projects and research areas.
  6. METEROLOGY LABORATORY: The metrology laboratory is mainly focused to provide fundamental knowledge on units and standards, measurement methods and selection of appropriate measuring instrument. To achieve closure tolerance, this lab is equipped with digital measuring instruments like Vernier caliper, Dial gauge, Micrometer, Thickness gauge, Sprit level, Profile projector and Tool makers microscope. The students are exposed to learn linear, angular and form measurement with real time machine components.
  7. KINEMATICS AND DYNAMICS LABORATORY: The Kinematics &Dynamics Laboratory is primarily focused on mechanism and dynamic analysis of mechanical system. It is equipped with governor, gyroscope, digital dynamic balancing machine, cam analyzer and torque indicator.
  8. CNC LABORATORY: The CNC lab is mainly focused to provide students with recent manufacturing technologies. XLTURN and XLMILL Machines with FANUC integrated turning and milling software are used to train students in programming and manufacturing process CEP programs in CNC are regularly conducted for students.
  9. MECHATRONICS LABORATORY: The Mechatronics lab is a centralized facility that provides students about electronics control hydraulic and pneumatic components integrated with PLC provide enough knowledge about programming for industrial automation
  10. MACHINE DRAWING LABORATORY: The lab provides digitally integrated environment where all the students and faculty can work with 2-D and 3-D drafting and modelling packages to design, analyze and draft components. The students are encouraged to learn, practice and apply the knowledge gained from these packages into their projects and research areas.

AWARDS AND ACHEIVEMENTS OF THE TEACHING STAFF

  1. Prof. R. Ramasamy, HOD, Department of Mechanical Engineering has received INSPIRE AWARDS- MANAKfrom National Innovation India , an Autonomous Body of the Department Of Science and Technology, Government of India for reviewed school students' projects from all over India.
  2. Prof. R. Ramasamy, HOD, Department of Mechanical Engineering has attended 3 days National level Workshop “ SURFACE PROTECTION OF METALS” conducted by Alagappa Chettair Government College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi.
  3. Prof. R. Ramasamy, HOD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, received "Best Meritous award" from the management of "SRI RAAJA RAAJAN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, KARAIKUDI" for producing good academic results.
  4. Mr. P. Pradeep Castro, Mr.C. SUTHAN, Mr.P. KARTHICK SELVAM as published l “ REVIEW ARTICLE ON DESIGN OF PCM BASED THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM” in Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR) Vol.2, Issue-2 , 2016 ISSN : 2454-1362 ,http://www.onlinejournal.in
  5. Mr. P. Pradeep Castro has attended the FDP program on DESIGN OF TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS organized by Vellamal Engineering College, Madurai.
  6. Mr. P. SARAN KUMAR has attended the FDP program on ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PROCESSES organized by Alagappa Chettiar Government College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi.
  7. Mr. P. Saran Kumar has presented a paper entitled EVALUATION OF OPTIMUM TURNING PROCESS PARAMETERS OF AA6061-T651 USING TAGUCHI METHOD at International Conference organized by St.Michael College of engineering and technology, Kalaiyarkovil.
  8. Mr. P. Saran Kumar has presented a paper entitled EVALUATED THE ACURACY OF EDM MACHINIG IN SS-316 MATERIAL BY VARYING THE STANDARD PARAMETERS at National Conference organized by Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil.
  9. Mr. S. Sundaravignesh has published a paper entitled “HIGHTEMPERATURE OXIDATION AND HOT CORROSION BEHAVIOR OF ER2SN2O7 + INCONEL 625 COMPOSITE” in Ceramics International, Vol.45,Issue 14, Page: 17620- 17629, 2019
  10. Mr. S. Sundaravignesh has presented a paper entitled “STUDIES ON MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF YSZ+SRY2O4 BLENDED THERMAL BARRIER COATING” in the International Conference on Recent Trends in Engineering and Technology (ICRTET-2019)
  11. Mr. S. Sundaravignesh has participated in the DST-PURSE-Phase II sponsored National Workshop on “Advances in Digital Additives Manufacturing: 3D Printing (ADAM-2019)” organized by Center for Materials Joining & Research (CEMAJOR), Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
  12. Mr. S. Sundaravignesh has participated in the webinar on “GUIDELINES FOR WRITING A RESEARCH PAPER” organized by Research Committee, Arasu Engineering College, Kumbakonam through online pedagogy.
  13. Mr. S. Sundaravignesh has participated in the webinar on “INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS” organized by Research Committee, Arasu Engineering College, Kumbakonam through online pedagogy.
  14. Mr. S. Sundaravignesh has participated in One Week Faculty Development Program on ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: THE RESEARCH SCOPES & FUTURE TRENDS organized by Santhiram Engineering College, Nadyal, Andhra Pradesh (22.05.2020 to 28.05.2020) through online pedagogy.

PROGRAMMES ORGANIZED

SYMPOSIUM:

On behalf of The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical Symposim “BUOYANCY” is conducted for every year. The symposium is organized by the Staff & Students of Mechanical Engineering. Great achievers in the mechanical field are invited as chief guests and judges. Students from various colleges participate in the various events and win cash prizes and awards.

CEP:

As part of the Continuous Education Programme (CEP), various mechanical courses for industrial applications are conducted by the department every year for the students of II year, III year and IV year. On completion of the courses, students are provided with certificates which will be an added qualification during their employment process.

CEP Courses

  1. Certificate Course CNC Operator
  2. Certificate Course in Two wheeler and Four wheeler servicing
  3. Certificate Course in AC Technician
  4. Short term course on "Robotics"
  5. Short term course on "E.Vehicle"

GUEST LECTURES:

To improvise the student knowledge and their interest in academics, Guest Lectures are conducted for II, III and IV years on various topics by various resource persons.

  1. “Thermal Engineering 1” for the II years on 2-04-2019.
  2. “Dynamics of Machines” for the III years on 3-08-2019.
  3. “Power Plant Engineering” for the IV years on 14-08-2019.

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE & ILLICIT TRAFFICKING

International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking is held on 26th of June every year. The programme was organised by Department of Mechanical Engineering on 26/6/2019. Mr. PARTHIBAN, Sub Inspector of Police, Somanathapuram Police Station was the Chief Guest for the function

He helped the students know about the side effects of drugs and the government rules against illicit trafficking.

INDUSTRIAL VISITS:

To provide Industrial exposure to students, Industrial visits are arranged by the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Students are able to learn how the topics they study are applied in industries. The industrial visits also help the students in their placement opportunities.

  1. ISRO, Thiruvanathapuram for the III years on 18-09-2019.
  2. TNSTC-RC, Devakottai for the IV years on 06-02-2019.
  3. Kaderi Ambal Cotton Mills Pvt.Ltd, Aravayal for the IV years.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS

PROJECTS

Mahadir Mohamed, Periya Maruthu Pandian, Lakshmanan and Gopala Krishnan, as their final year project, have innovated a low-cost E-bike Vehicle as low as Rs.35000 with a travelling range of 90 kms @ Rs 7 paise/ km. The E-bike was greatly appreciated and funded by the management. Dr.Manisankar, vice-chanceller, Bharathidasan University appreciated the students for their innovative approach in bringing one the E-bike. Mr. Thambi Ramiah, Actor and Director, Mr. Senthil and Ms. Rajalakshmi, Airtel Super singer title winners, and many other famous personalities enjoyed the bike ride when they visited the college for various occasions.

Other remarkable projects from our students include

  1. Impact of Turbocharger on SI Engines
  2. Easy lift chair for elderly persons
  3. Wave Power generator
  4. Design & Structural Analysis of Go-Kart Vehicle
  5. Design & Implementation of Inbuilt Hydraulic jack for SUV’s
  6. Digital oil level indicator
  7. Natural fiber reinforced composite for the application of writing tables
  8. Impact of Partially stabilized Zirconia coating on Piston crowns
  9. Fire Fighting Robot

SYMPOSIUMS & PAPER PRESENTATIONS

  1. G. Kathirvel IV year and R. Priyadharshini IV year won 2nd and 3rd places in Lathe Express Competition held at Mount Zion College of Engineering and Technology on 18-09-2019.
  2. M.Kaleeswaran IV year won 3rd place in the Quiz Competition held at Mount Zion College of Engineering and Technology on 18-09-2019.
  3. Jegaspathi and R.Priyadharshini won 2nd place in the Quiz Competition held at Shanmuganathan College of Engineering and Technology, Pudukkottai on 07-09-2019.
  4. S.Vinith kumar and Jegan won 1st place for their Paper Presentation at Chenduran College of Engineering and Technology,Pudukottai on 15-02-2019.

OTHER ACTIVITES & ACHIEVEMENTS

  1. Students of Mechanical Engineering initiated planting of trees within the college campus for Teacher’s day celebration
  2. Special classes for students of Mechanical Engineering
  3. Quiz competition for Mechanical Engineering students
  4. Organic farming initiated by Mechanical Engineering students and staff members

An initiative for Organic farming was provided by the students of Mechanical Engineering and was guided by faculty members. Farming without using harmful pesticides and fertilizers was developed. An extensive area within the college campus was provided by the College Management to support this organic farming. Vegetables like raddish, ladies fingers, brinjal,and many more were grown only by using organic fertilizers and pesticides and was supplied to the College canteen.

Anna University Rank Holders


S.NO STUDENTS NAME DEPARTMENT YEAR RANK
1 S.MATHIRAJAN B.E.Mechanical Engineering 2010-2014 4th
2 T.VIJAYA SHARATHI B.E.Mechanical Engineering 2010-2014 34th
3 M.NAGARAJAN B.E.Mechanical Engineering 2013-2015 2nd
4 G.GUBERAN MUTHU B.E.Mechanical Engineering 2013-2015 11th
5 L.SETHU RAMAN B.E.Mechanical Engineering 2016-2018 3rd

FACULTY MEMBERS

S.NO STAFF NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION
1 R. RAMASAMY HOD M.E
2 P. PRADEEP CASTRO ASST. PROF M.E
3 C. SUTHAN ASST. PROF M.E
4 P. SARAN KUMAR ASST. PROF M.E
5 D. SIVARAMAN ASST. PROF M.E
6 S.SUNDARAVIGNESH ASST. PROF M.E

SUPPORT STAFF

S.NO STAFF NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION
1 M. VAIRAVAN LAB ASSISTANT B.E