Mechanical Engineering Department Facilities
Heat Engines Laboratory
In Heat Engines lab, the students are provided facilities to understand the assembly and working of various types of Internal Combustion(IC) engines such as four stroke and two stroke petrol and diesel engines. Cut models showing the inside details of different types of engines are arranged in the lab.
Facilities are provided to conduct experiments on various types of IC engines, Centrifugal blower and multistage Air-compressor to assess their performance under various load conditions, computerized testing facilities for IC engines are also installed.
Machine Dynamics Section
Principles of working of Gyroscope, Centrifugal Governor, vibration and damping devises can also be studied through conducting experiments on the test rigs provided in this section.
Heat Transfer Section
The Heat Transfer Section is equipped to enhance working knowledge of various heat transfer equipments that uses conduction, convection and radiation principles. Testing facilities on refrigeration and Air-conditioning plants are also provided. Models of solar water heater, parallel and counter flow heat exchangers, cooling tower, steam boiler and steam engine are also installed in the lab.
Students from other engineering colleges also uses the facilities provided in the Heat Engines Laboratory which regarded as one of the best in the state of Kerala
Floor area –1020 m2
Fluid Mechanics section
Experiments like calibration of various flow measuring devices, measurements of characteristics of flow through pipes, orifices and various notches fixed in channels, Raynolds experiments etc, are conducted in this section.
Fluid Machines section
Students are exposed to technical aspects of Hydraulic turbines such as Kaplan turbine, Francis turbine and Pelton Wheel and pumps such as Centrifugal pump, Self priming pump, Reciprocating pump, Gear pump, Hydraulic ram etc besides doing experiments to analyse the performance characteristics in this section.
This is one of the best Hydraulics lab facility in the state of Kerala.
Floor area – 680 m2
Workshops and Machine shops
Fitting and Carpentry
The Workshops includes elementary and basic concepts of practical side of Mechanical Engineering. In the carpentry section students undergo training in making wooden joints and shapes. In the fitting section students practice making metallic joints and shapes by filing and cutting small metal specimen. Floor area – 300 m2
Foundry and Smithy
In the smithy section students are trained to make different metal shapes like bolt head etc by heating the specimen in the furnace and forging it on the anvil.
In the foundry section students practice making sand moulds which enables casting of metal. Students practice welding in the welding section.The basic workshop practice is done in the first year of the B -Tech course which is common to all branches. Floor area – 420 m2
Machine Shop - I
In Machine shop-I students modify their working skills and study metal cutting principles in machine tools like Lathe, Drilling machine etc. Students also acquaint with various measurement devices and study standards of measurements and metrology.
Machine shop – I also includes CNC laboratory. It is designed according to the state of the art technology and offers training on CNC Trainer lathe and 3 axis Milling Machine.
Floor area – 470 m2
Machine Shop II
In Machine shop-II students 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.
Floor area –250 m2
Mechanical Measurements Laboratory
Few important equipments available in this laboratory are:-
- Toolmakers microscope
- Pneumatic Comparator
- Digital Calipers
- Water meter test apparatus
- Dead weight pressure gauge tester
Computer aided design and drafting is an essential industrial requirement as a part of technological development. The department has a well-equipped computer laboratory with advanced CAD softwares such as ProE, ANSYS,
AutoCAD, STAAD Pro etc.
Post Graduate and Research Centre
Area - 60 m2
|Number of Terminals
||ProE, ANSYS, AutoCAD, STAAD Pro
|| LAN, WAN,Internet-1 Mbps Broadband
|| 2 printers, 1scanner, 5KVA UPS
Mechanical Engineering Department is proud to posses an excellent and well furnished Department library with enormous collection of text books, reference books, project reports,seminar reports etc.
The library is fully automated and has computerized search facility. The library is equipped with materials in digital form and has collections of CD’s of texts, journals, students project and seminar reports.
The library subscribes journals and technical magazines for the use of Mechanical Engineering students and staff. It has a collection of University Question papers of at least previous five years of all Mechanical Engineering Subjects.
The library keeps a separate rack for newly arrived books, in which the books are kept on display for two weeks before it is issued.
The library is connected by intranet of the campus and internet of World Wide Web. The on-line international technical journals subscribed by Central Library can be accessed in Mechanical Engineering Department Library. This Library has also a photocopying facility.
Statistics of Mechanical Engineering Department Library
(as on 1st Jan 2007)
|Total Volume of Text books
|Total Number of Titles
|Number of Subscriptions
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|Projects Reports in Digital form
||Last 3 years
||Last 12 years
|Seminar Reports in Digital form