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Mechanical Engineering

About the Department

Mechanical engineering emerged as a field during the industrial revolution in Europe in the 18th century; however, its development can be traced back several thousand years around the world. Mechanical engineering science emerged in the 19th century as a result of developments in the field of physics. The field has continually evolved to incorporate advancements in technology, and mechanical engineers today are pursuing developments in such fields as composites, mechatronics, and nanotechnology. Today we found on the globe the majority of technical works are carried by Mechanical Engineering irrespective of the type of work. Mechanical engineering overlaps with aerospace engineering, metallurgical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, petroleum engineering, manufacturing engineering, chemical engineering, and other engineering disciplines to varying amounts. Mechanical engineers may also work in the field of Biomedical engineering, specifically with biomechanics, transport phenomena, biomechatronics, bionanotechnology and modeling of biological systems, like soft tissue mechanics. Since most of the works carried out by Mechanical graduates the demand for this branch has increased in the market since its inception.

The Mechanical engineering department was established in 2004 with intake of 120 undergraduate engineering students and 18 post graduate students specialization with machine design. The department is equipped with excellent infrastructure and dedicated team of highly qualified and experienced faculty members and with a mission to develop qualified and competent citizens through teaching and training. The Department of Mechanical Engineering expand the horizons of knowledge through research, to lead knowledge and support to various organizations for their effective functioning, to contribute for creation of a happy and healthy society through fruitful interaction with it, and to participate in the development of society.

VISION

To provide world class facilities for education and research in Mechanical Engineering to meet the changing needs of the society.


MISSION

  • To prepare effective and responsible graduate and post graduate engineers for global requirements by providing quality education
  • Respond effectively  to the needs of the industry and changing world.
  • Conduct basic and applied research and to generate intellectual property
  • Provide consultancy to the neighborhood and cultivate the spirit of entrepreneurship 

QUALITY POLICY

To produce the quality engineers to meet the industrial challenges globally

HOD's Message

I take the privilege to welcome you all to the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Mechanical Department of M S Engineering college that has been transforming generation of budding aspirants into accomplished engineers creating a generation of transformational engineers, technocrats, leaders for business and society in a unique academic setting, which fosters professional excellence and nurtures core values for fulfilling life. We have pooled together some of the most well known academicians, executives, innovators, philanthropists, researchers, and scientists to guide us in this noble endeavor.

Who has an iron will to conquer and whose aspiration is accompanied by determination, commitment and sincerity to the three "mantras" of success.

As H.O.D. I wish to take the opportunity to assure you that I will try my best to maximize students participation in the department.

Why Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is …

…design, machines, materials, energy, engines, research,motor vehicles, aircraft, power plants, building energy systems, manufacturing systems, robots, machine tools, the Canadarm, instrumentation, invention, environmental protection, computer disk drives, combustion, boilers, reactor vessels, control systems, medical equipment, consulting, Mars rovers, consumer products, metals, plastics, management, artificial hearts, wind and tidal power, composite materials, locomotives, jet engines, manufactured goods, ships, creativity, electronic chips, satellites, computer components, carbon-fibre tennis rackets, solar panels, industrial supplies, smart structures…

This field encompasses a very broad range of subject areas, as mentioned above.They are involved in the production of metals and advanced materials, manufactured goods, electronic chips and computer components, machine tools and industrial supplies. Above all, Mechanical Engineering is a creative profession, with an emphasis on designing, simulating and improving the world we live in. Mechanical engineers are also concerned with energy resource production and utilization, environmental protection measures, and alternative energy systems such as solar, wind and tidal power. Mechanical engineers are versatile, and frequently take on inter-disciplinary projects which overlap with electrical, chemical and civil engineering.Mechanical engineers find employment in every branch of  industry, including the aerospace, manufacturing, automotive, building systems, energy, chemical and high-technology, sectors, and they undertake work ranging from design and manufacturing to research, consulting and management. Because of the breadth of the field there is always a steady demand for mechanical engineers. Some of the graduates have also used their mechanical engineering education as a springboard to medicine, management, or other careers. The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program is broadly based and covers all of the important areas of mechanical engineering: mechanics, materials, energy, machines, fluid dynamics, controls, and manufacturing. A strong curriculum with lots of design and hands-on laboratory work.

SWOT

Strengths

  • Wide-ranging and multidisciplinary research
  • Teams able to implement test environments
  • Strong process expertise and systemic thinking
  • Good industry cooperation and networks, good ability to react to new research needs
  • One Centre of Excellence, one Strategic Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation and several doctoral programmes in the field

Weakness

  • Inadequate culture of publishing research results
  • Weak researcher mobility and other exposure
  • Early stages of research career hampered by insufficient supply of dissertation opportunities
  • Undersized volume of doctoral programmes
  • Underutilisation of funding opportunities offered by EU and other international mobility programmes

Opportunities

  • Creating critical mass and increasing exposure through concurrent effects of Academy of Finland, Tekes and EU funding
  • Utilising the ability to react swiftly in research into emerging topics and needs
  • Increasing international research collaboration
  • Stepping up cooperation with the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China)
  • More university agreements on collaboration

Threats

  • Loss of production chains decreasing the number of research topics
  • Culture trumps technology among young people, makes student recruitment more difficult
  • Ever tighter budgets due to economic uncertainty
  • Funding directed at standing themes
  • Research fields trimmed based on performance indicators

Faculty

Sl No Name Qualification Specialization Designation Profile
1 Dr. K. S. Badari Narayan M. Tech, PhD Industrial Engg Management Principal View
2 Dr. V. Vijendra Kumar ME, PhD Machine Design
Professor., HOD View
3 Mr. H. R. Bhaktavatsala M.E. Manufacturing Science Engg Asso. Professor View
4 Mr. Ranjeet Kumar M.Tech CAD/CAM Asst. Professor View
5 Mr. Shivakumar P. ME Thermal Science Engg Asst. Professor View
7 Mr. Anil Kumar K. M.Tech CAD/CAM Asst. Professor View
8 Mrs. Anusha Inamdar M.Tech Production Management Asst. Professor View
9 Mrs. Sumangala G. Patil M.Tech Computer Integrated Manufacturing Asst. Professor View
10 Mr. Adil Ahmed S. M.Tech Manufacturing Science Engg Asst. Professor View
11 Mr. Prakasha A. M. M.Tech Machine Design Asst. Professor View
12 Mr. Vinod Kumar G. R. M.Tech Thermal Power Engg Asst. Professor View
13 Mr. Naveen Kumar D. M.Tech Thermal Power Engg Asst. Professor View
14 Mr. Praveen A. V. M.Tech Thermal Power Engg Asst. Professor View
15 Mr. Puneeth K. R. M.Tech Thermal Power Engg Asst. Professor View
17 Mr. Pradeep R. M.Tech Production Engg Asst. Professor View
18 Mr. Prashanth B. M.Tech Production Engg Asst. Professor View
19 Mr. Mahesh Mokshith. M.Tech Machine Design Asst. Professor View
20 Mr. Adarsh C S M.Tech CAAD Asst. Professor View
21 Mr. Kushal Kumar G M.Tech Machine Design Asst. Professor View
22 Mr.Prathipa B M.Tech CIM Asst. Professor View
23 Mr.Sameera G M.Tech Machine Design Asst. Professor View

Labs

Basic Workshop

The main objective of this to provide the students with an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills to perform different metal fitting works. To learn basic welding & sheet metal works. The objective is also to use and take care of fitting, welding & sheet metal tools & models like T Joint, L Joint, V Joint and Butt Joint in Welding. In Fitting, students prepare assembled models of triangular, dovetail, semicircular and rectangular joint, etc. And also to develop in sheet metal different models and solder it.

Foundry & Forging Lab

To demonstrate the importance of sand properties in preparing moulds & give hands on practice in preparing the moulds.To give practical knowledge in preparing forging models using open hearth furnace. Students perform experiments like-Determination of the Clay content – Sand Permeability – Shear test – Compression test – Moisture content test – Foundry models like Split patterns – Single mould - double mould patterns. Demonstration of Casting Patterns – Forging models like Square nail – Square bolt – Hexagonal; bolt – Material Calculations.

Material Testing & Metallography Lab

The objectives of the materials testing laboratory is to impart practical knowledge about the basic principles in the area of strength and mechanics of materials to students through a series of experiments. It provides experience in measuring loads, deflections and strains. Students Conduct experiments like Microscope. Preparation of Specimen – Studying the Microstructure for materials like High Carbon Steel, HSS, Mild Steel, Cast Iron, Brass, Copper, Aluminum, etc, - Studying the Mechanical Properties using destructive testing like Impact, Tensile, Compression, Wear, Fatigue tests – nondestructive tests like dye penetrating, magnetic detector, ultrasonic sound.

Machine Shop

Students from mechanical engineering department will be given training to operate and maintain different machines like Lathe, Drilling, Milling & Shaping. During training, students will perform different operations on all the above mentioned machines & perform respective operations. . Lathe Operations – Turning, Parting, Knurling, Thread Cutting, Drilling –Shaping – Milling – Gear Cutting etc.

Mechanical Metrology & Measurements Lab

To familiarize the calibration and measurement process & study the characteristics of instruments. Carry out the measurement of the length, angle, physica parameters of the given object. Understand relative precision of measurements and sources of measurement errors.In the lab students perform experiments like Calibration of Pressure Gauge, Thermocouple, LVDT, Load cell-Determination of modulus of elasticity of a mild steel specimen using strain gauges- Measurements using Optical Projector / Toolmaker Microscope- Measurement of angle using Sine Center / Sine bar / bevel protractor, alignment using Autocollimator / Roller set-Measurement of cutting tool forces using a) Lathe tool Dynamometer b) Drill tool Dynamometer. Measurement of Screw thread Parameters using Two wire or Three-wire Method- Measurements of Surface roughness, Using Tally Surf/Mechanical Comparator-Measurement of gear tooth profile using gear tooth vernier /Gear tooth Micrometer- Calibration of Micrometer using slip gauges-Measurement using Optical Flats.

Energy Conversion Lab

This lab should help you to see how energy can be converted from one form to another. You will observe the loss in useful energy as a result of such a conversion and measure the efficiency for such conversions. Students undergo training in experiments like Flash and Fire Point – Junkers Calorimeter – Planimeter – Performance testing of Two Stroke Petrol, Four Stroke Petrol, Four Stroke diesel and Twin Cylinder engines – Electrical, Single cylinder mechanical and Hydraulic dynamometers – Variable Compression Ratio.

Fluid Mechanics & Machinery Lab

The objective of this laboratory is to study the operating characteristics of hydraulic machines and flow devices. This lab helps in measuring fluid properties, hydrostatic forces on a submerged Body, Use flow meters to measure flow rate in a Pipe. Measure pressure loss due to friction for pipe flow, measure drag/lift forces on objects in a flow, or measure flow rate over a weir.Students get hands on experience on 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.

Heat Mass Transfer Lab

These experiments help the students to understand all the 3 modes of heat transfer, namely conduction, convection and radiation & mass momentum practically. These experiments also pave way for inculcating certain innovative skills in the students making them to use the above experimental setups as starting point to take up higher level experimental studies in Heat Transfer.. Boiling and Condensation - Determination of Thermal Conductivity – Composite wall – Pinfin experiment – Free and Forced Convection – Radiation – Parallel and Counter Flow Heat Exchanges – Convection – Conduction – Parallel Flow – Emissivity – Stephen Boltzmann Constant – Vapour Compression – Refrigeration.

CAMA Lab

Main objective of this lab is to carry out engineering analysis, it is required to develop mathematical model of physical phenomenon. Among the numerical methods, the Finite Element Method and its generalizations are the most powerful computer methods devised to analyze practical engineering problems. In CAMA lab students learn about the Finite Element Analysis package & stress analysis of the bars, trusses, beams & also about the thermal analysis & dynamic analysis of the beams using ANSYS Mechanical software.

CIM Lab

The course includes a laboratory for CIM and robotics. Experiments and assignments in the laboratory include NC programming, fundamentals of computer vision, and integration of these elements by means of computers and programmable controllers into miniature flexible manufacturing calls.Introduction to the principles, technology, design, implementation and control of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) systems. This objective is achieved by study of the enabling technologies of CIIM: Numerical Control systems. Students get practical knowledge about Computer Assisted Part Programming using CAPS turn, CAPS mill, See turn, See mill – using this applications simulation of lathe, milling, drilling operations.

Design Lab

The main objective of design lab is to get an idea about Strength, life, durability are the prominent words in the design field. And aknowledge of design of machine components will be provided through experiments like vibration equipments. Here students will implement previously assimilated concepts in understanding the practical aspects of design related experiments. The facilities of the lab gives them the opportunity to fortify their knowledge on stresses & strains, kinematics, dynamics, fluids, vibrations, etc. in a practical manner.Students perform experiments like Pressure variation measurement equipment, Torque measurement equipment, Equipment for study of kinematics of gear teeth, Inversion and friction of 4 bar mechanism, strain rosettes. Strain gauge – polarimeter – governors – dampers – journal bearing – whirling of shafts – balancing – gyroscope.

Research

SHIVAKUMAR P  

The Effect of Heat and Cryogenic Treatment on Some Mechanical and Wear Properties of 6061 Al alloy. 
1. INTRODUCTION
Aluminium alloy 6061 is one of the most extensively used of the 6000 series aluminium alloys. It is a versatile heat treatable extruded alloy with medium to high strength capabilities. Aluminium alloys are divided into casting alloys and wrought alloys, and are best suited for different applications. Wrought aluminium alloys, such as the 6061 alloy, are worked by extruding, rolling or forging them into specified shapes. Some alloys can be heat-treated or cold-worked by different methods to increase their strength and hardness, corrosion resistance, ease of fabrication and other advantages. The common grades of commercial 6061 aluminium are 6061-0, 6061-T4, and 6061-T6; however, tempers up to -T9 are produced conditions and good corrosion resistance to sea water. This alloy also offers good finishing characteristics and responds well to anodizing; however, where cosmetic appearance is critical, consider the use of alloy 6063. The most common anodizing methods include clear, clear and color dye, and hard coat.  Alloy 6061can be easily welded and joined by various commercial methods. (Caution: direct contact by dissimilar metals can cause galvanic corrosion.) Since 6061 is a heat-treatable alloy, strength in its -T6 condition can be reduced in the weld region. Selection of an appropriate filler alloy will depend on the desired weld characteristics. Consult the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for proper safety and handling precautions when using alloy 6061. 




ADIL AHMED S



Studies On Corrosion Behaviour Of Sic Reinforced 
AA 7075 Nano Composites

Aluminium is a soft silver colour, ductile and malleable metal that is abundant in the earth’s crust. It is impossible to keep it in its pure form without chemical reactions, when exposed to air it directly forms an oxide layer on the surface which will act as a protective shield from further oxidation. It has a relatively low density compared to other metals which makes it one of the best choices for manufacturing components used in light weight applications. Al in its pure form is not applicable due to many factors of which the most important is the relatively low strength. That’s why different Al based alloys and composites have been developed to enhance these factors while keeping most of the desired properties of the base metal (Al) present in the formed alloy or composite. Demand for developing metal matrix composites for use in high performance applications have been significantly increased in these days.  Among these composites, aluminium alloy matrix composites attract much attention due to their lightness, high strength to weight ratio, good thermal conductivity, excellent casting characteristics, etc.  Superior properties of various ceramic materials (SiC, Al2O3, MgO, B4C etc) such as refractoriness, high hardness, high compressive strength, wear resistance, etc. makes them suitable for use as reinforcement in matrix of composites. They find applications in automobile, electronic and computer industries to replace the existing materials including plastics. The early 1990s are considered to be the renaissance for Al as structural material due to environmental concerns, increasing safety and comfort levels. A significant improvement in the properties of Al alloys, reduced fuel consumption because of Lightweight has made huge demand from automobile industry.  These growing requirements of materials with high specific mechanical properties with weight savings has fuelled significant research activities in recent times targeted primarily for further development of Al based composites. 
 Nano-composite materials are multiphase materials obtained through the artificial combination of different materials in order to attain properties that the individual components by themselves cannot attain. If a relatively graphitic kind of carbon fiber is used, the thermal conductivity can also be enhanced significantly. 

ANIL KUMAR K                                                                                 

 

Title : “Tool management system in Flexible Manufacturing Environment” 

Introduction:

High machine utilization, high manufacturing flexibility and reliable adaptive control are key factors in a flexible manufacturing system (FUMS). With the increase in automation and use of computer control in machine tools, the number of cutting tools per machining setup is on the increase. On one hand, such multi-tool setups offer the advantages of reduced down-time and cost of production and require less space and in-process inventory, and on the other hand, require proper tool management for economic operations. A number of strategies have been devised to solve the tool selection problems and a number of tool replacement policies have been proposed in the past. These strategies have been solved in isolation, whereas, a comprehensive algorithm for proper selection of tools out of those available in the tool magazine for performing operation and for replacement of tools on failure/wear is necessary.

Tool management is a key issue in this type of manufacturing cells. In fact, a machine is in a waiting state, after the execution of the first operation of a part program, whenever the tool required in order to begin one of the following operations is engaged, because it is in use on the other machine or it is on the way in the tool handling system.

Some Research studies and industrial cases have demonstrated that using tool management concepts could maximize machine utilization, shorten make span, minimize tool inventory and save tooling cost; however, no simple tool management rules can be directly used in real-life cases of a FMS.

Research objectives:

·        The main objective is to provide basis for the development of general Tool Management System (TMS) for Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS).

·        To maximize the tool performance and utilization.

·        To reduce the tool change over time and tool cost.

·        To reduce tool inventory in FMS.




Workshops & Seminars

Sl NoNameFunding AgencyDate
1NITA’13DSTFeb 2013
2Workshop on “Recent Trends on Nanotechnology”MSECSep 2014
3One day Workshop on “Renewable Energy resources”MSECNov 2012

Placements

Sl NoYearNameCompany
1 2011Vishawanatha NEco Lab
2 2011Ajay Kumar GNandi Toyota
3 2011Syed afaq SharjeelUnisys Global Services ltd
4 2011Gunashekhar MNandi Toyota
5 2012Girish V PatilNandi Toyota
6 2012Deepak BNandi Toyota
7 2012Harish D VNandi Toyota
8 2012Dinesh AthreyaNandi Toyota
9 2012Raghu Reddy RNandi Toyota
10 2012Rakshith B SNandi Toyota
11 2012Pravruth B HRinac Ltd
12 2014Rajeev SRack n Rollers
13 2014Faiz Ahmed KhanMcd Berl
14 2015D M Vijaya RaghavanGood Through
15 2015V ArjunGood Through

Testimonials

  • I thank MSEC for providing me an opportunity to excel in my career,and get VTU Fourth Rank, I was selected as the "Post Graduate Representative" to the Institute Senate, IIT Kharagpur,and at Present working as Design Engineer in General Electric's Power Generation Gas turbine division, I am happy that MSEC has shown significant improvement in the Infrastructure and R&D activities. The projects and placements have been excellent , I congratulate the management for its commitment towards imparting best technical education and the overall development of the students.

    Anshu Bansal

  • My college offers internship opportunities which are outstanding and help us in solving practical problems and apply what is learned in the classroom to real-world problems. Also various industrial visits provide us the actual working knowledge about the industries.

    Anoop S.

  • Our faculties take a genuine interest in the students and are willing to offer more than their time and assistance. Regular meetings with the faculty advisors help us to short out our problems regarding personal, subjective and etc. An assortment of technical workshops & seminars are organized by the institute to provide us the knowledge of current trends of engineering industries, job search skills, and interviewing tips.

    Harsha H. P.

  • Beyond the transfer of knowledge, my memories of the course will remind me of the relationships formed with both faculty and students who were so supportive. The course especially the workshop enhanced my communication and leadership skills to prepare me for my career. Frequent seminars, discussions and debates on current events will help students keep themselves updated with the IT industry trends. I appreciate the opportunities provided by the college and as an alumnus I would like to guide others who may need help just like I did.

    Divin P. V.

  • Modules I studied during my time at the VTU such as "FEA" and "Design" are fundamental to my job role. Other modules like "Materials" and "Introduction to Manufacturing" have all been crucial in forming a good base of knowledge for my work.

    Chinmay Kulkarni

  • I was interested in engineering education, and meeting professors in this department made me feel like I was home. It's great to have good, caring and supportive mentors.

    Akshay R.

Alumni

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Distinguished Alumni

  • Anshu Bansal

    B.E, (Batch of 2006-2010)

    M.Tech, Manufacturing Science, (Batch of 2011-13)
    Department of Mechanical Engineering,
    IIT Kharagpur.

    Design Engineer in General Electric's Power Generation Gas turbine division, working in Systems Design.

Contact Us

Dr. V. Vijendra Kumar

Professor, Head of Department

Mechanical Engineering Department

Phone:+91-8904546342

Email Address: hod.me@msec.ac.in

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