The material Testing Lab of the department gives an insight to the behavior of building materials through scientific studies and shapes an engineer's perspective on the functional properties of materials. The available facilities include Universal Testing machines (200, 100 & 60 tones), spring testing machines, machines for testing hardness, flexural strength, impact strength, title abrasion, etc.
This sophisticated lab caters to the syllabi requirement related to the latest trends in manufacturing and automation. The lab is fully equipped with the CNC machines and modem CAD / CAM software covering computer aided design, analysis and manufacturing fields.The department conducts regular training programmes in "CAD / CAM / CAE software" and "CNC Programming and Operators" under the continuing Education scheme.
The Fluid Mechanics and Machines Lab house various teat rigs on hydraulic machines like Pelton, kaplan and Francis turbines. Experiments are conducted on the different types of pumps ranging from centrifugal to gear pumps. A separate section is devoted to display cut modals of different components of pumps and turbines. The Fluid Mechanics section deals with various flow measuring devices like venturimeters, orificerneters and notches. Other experimental set-ups include the Bernaulli apparatus, a hydraulic and a recently introduced cavitation test rig.
It provides an introduction to instrumentation engineering with the focus on areas of industrial calibration, psychrometry etc. It also has various equipments like ultra sonic flaw detector, optical profile projector, which are widely used in industries all over the world. It is also equipped with devices to analyze theexhaust gas ofvehicles. It undertakes the calibration of pressure gauges.
The Machine Shop of the department provides the necessary exposure to the different machining process. The facilities available here include various types of lathes, shaping, grinding, plaining, slotting, and milling machines. Different short-term courses are organized on the various machining processes.
The Thermal Engineering Lab provides a platform for the students to launch into the world ofengines. The available facilities include test rigs for diesel and petrol engines, compressors and blowers. A separate section is devoted to the performance of vapour compression refrigerator system. The lab is well equipped to determine the calorific value and other parameters of any fuel used in engines.
The Heat Transfer Lab deals with different experimental setups on the study, analysis and measurement o f heat transfer. The facilities available include heat exchangers, emissivity measuring apparatus, and different experimental set-ups on conduction, convection and radiation.
The basic workshop of the Mechanical Engineering department is where the students study the fundamentals of workshop practice. The first year students of all the departments are required to attend the workshop classes here. The basic workshop has different sections namely CARPENTRY, SMITHY, FOUNDARY, FITTING, WELDING and SHEET METAL.
The department of Mechanical Engineering has a separate Computer center and is well equipped with a server and about 70 new generation PCs connected in LAN. It is provided with latest accessories like printers, scanners, CD writers etc. In addition to the software available in the CAD / CAM lab of the department, the computer center has other application software, which are used by the students on a regular basis.
The department is proud to have a big and diverse collection of still and working models relating to different streams of Mechanical Engineering. All the models are neatly displayed in a separate room and is open on all working days.