Why Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical engineering is a assorted branch of engineering which draws its wings from the necessitate to conceptualize and design to the manufacture stage. The skill-sets required by a mechanical engineer is not just limited to the above design and manufacturing processes, but also in the analytical skills and quality maintenance. The mechanical engineer needs to acquire particular skills and knowledge with respect to the developments and advancements in the technology prevalent in the engineering sector. As a mechanical engineer, one needs to analyze the working product for its life cycle in various industries such as thermal environment, chemical environment, apart from the intense stresses generated due to the various other working conditions. Apart from these, designing a product for its functionality, aesthetics and cost also carries equal weightage for a mechanical engineer. Since these skills are required for virtually everything that is made, mechanical engineering is perhaps the broadest and most diverse of engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers play a central role in such industries as automotive, aerospace, biotechnology, computers and electronics, microelectromechanical systems or MEMS, energy conversion, environmental control, automation, manufacturing. To put it simply, mechanical engineering deals with anything that moves, including the human body.
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1. Machine shop:
Lathes, Milling Machines, Drilling Machines, Planing Machines, Power Hacksaw, Grinding Machines, CNC Lathe, Cylindrical Grinding Machine, Bench grinder, Shaping Machine, Surface Grinder.
2. Foundry & Forging Lab:
Universal Sand Testing Machine, Sand rammer, Beam balance, Permeability tester, Sieve analyser, Clay content tester, Moisture content testing machine, Ovens, Furnace, Different types of Patterns, Moulding boxes, Power Press.
3. Heat Transfer Lab:
Forced convection apparatus, Pin fin apparatus, Free or Natural convection apparatus, Parallel flow & Counter flow heat exchangers, Thermal conductivity apparatus, Stefan Boltzman apparatus, Emissivity apparatus, Equipment for critical heat flux mesurement, Vapour compression refrigeration apparatus, Air conditioning apparatus.
4. Design Lab:
Gyroscopic set – up, Journal bearing test rig, Polariscope, Projector for 3D photoelastic analysis, Equipment for studying whirling of shaft, Static and Dynamic Balancing Machine, Porter Governor and Hartnell Governor, Pressure variation measurement equipment, Torque measurement equipment, Equipment for study of kinematics of gear teeth, Inversion and friction of 4 bar mechanism, strain rosettes.
5. Metallography & Materials Testing Lab:
Brinell, Vickers, Rockwell hardness testers, Magnetic Particle Tester, Impact tester, Rotary fatigue tester, Torsion tester, Universal testing Machine (manual and computer operated), Wear tester, Micro hardness tester, Microscope, Heating Furnace.
6. Energy conversion Engineering Lab:
Bomb Calorimeter, Junkers Calorimeter, Cleaveland Flash & Fire Point Apparatus, Abel’s flash and fire point apparatus, Pensky Martin flash and fire point apparatus, Redwood viscometer, Say bolt viscometer, Torsion viscometer, Kirloskar water cooled 4-Stroke diesel engine, 2-Stroke Petrol Engine, Variable compression engine, Multi-cylinder Petrol engine (Morse test), Planimeter, Cut-section of 4-Stroke and 2-Stroke engine.
7. Fluid Machinery Lab:
Francis turbine test rig, Kaplan turbine test rig, Pelton wheel test rig, Gear Pump test rig, Impact of jet on vane test rig, Friction in pipes test rig, Single stage centrifugal pump test rig, Multi stage centrifugal pump test rig, V-notch, Venturimeter, Orificemeter,Air Compressor
8. Basic Workshop:
Bench vices, Funnel Stake, Round Stake, Square Stake, Bick Iron Stake, Blow Horn Stake, Electric Soldering Gun, Circular saw machine, Workbenches, Bench drilling machine, Bench grinder, Leg vice, Power hacksaw machine, Arc welding machine.
9. Metrology & Measurements Lab:
Autocollimator, Optical Profile Projector, Calibration of thermo couple, Load Cell, LVDT Amplifier, Gear tooth Vernier Caliper ,Bore dial gauge – 18X35mm, Bore dial gauge – 35X60mm, Tool Makers Microscope, Dead Weight Pressure Gauge, Floating Carriage Micrometer, Comparators, Thread Micrometer, Vernier Caliper, Micrometer, Strain Gauge, Dial Indicator.
10,11. CAD & CAM/Automation Lab:
CNC Lathe, Pick and Place Robot, Computers Softwares (ANSYS, SOLID EDGE, CNC Programming, MATLAB).
Mechanical Engineering is an excellent springboard for entry into a wide range of careers. Mechanical Engineers add value to our society economically and improve our quality of life. Mechanical Engineers are involved in the design and manufacture of new forms of environmentally safe technologies such as solar energy, solar vehicles and wind energy. They design and build machines and process of high efficiency to increase our economic competitiveness and reduce pollution and waste. It is one of the most diverse engineering disciplines and deals with the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of anything that has moving parts. Because of its wide subject area, you will find mechanical engineering opportunities in a range of sectors, including manufacturing, construction, aerospace, automotive, energy, railway, sport and medicine. They are also involved in advanced manufacturing, materials handling, powder technology, automotive technology, and biomechanics.