Mechanical Engineering

Vision
To produce Mechanical engineers of the highest quality who are professionally competent and highly qualified to suit the needs of industries and organizations by promoting excellence in teaching, learning and research.

Mission
• Provide high quality education to the students, to fulfill the requirements of a ‘Global Engineer’. • Constantly strive to improve the teaching-learning methods, in order to deliver good academic programs. • To respond to the fast evolving scientific and technological challenges in a highly competitive world. • To inculcate, ethics, integrity, honesty, credibility, social and environmental consciousness.

About the Department
The Department of Mechanical Engg., started in 1986 with an intake of 60. Today the department has an intake of 180 with faculty strength of 45. The Department offers a UG programme in B.E in Mech Engg. and 2 PG programmes – M.Tech in Energy Systems Engg. and Machine Design with an intake of 18 students. The Department is also a recognized research centre under VTU, with 8 guides and more than 15 PhD students both internal and external. The department has excellent infrastructural facilities in terms of class rooms and laboratories. The faculty members are engaged in research activities with sponsored research projects worth more than Rs.50 lakhs being executed. The department has excellent research output in terms of publications in refereed International Journals and prestigious national and international conferences, with a total number of 75 publications in the last 3 years. The students of the department have been placed in leading companies like Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Oracle, Tega Industries, Kirloskar Toyota Textile machines, Polycab, Bosch etc. The faculty in the department has been providing their technical expertise by organizing seminars, conferences and workshops. Many faculty have won several awards and sponsorships for attending and conducting seminars and conferences.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs – UG)
To satisfy the mission of the mechanical engineering program, the graduates will :
1. Be able to research, design, develop, test, evaluate, and implement engineering solutions to problems that are of a complexity encountered in professional practice.
2. Be able to communicate and perform as an effective engineering professional in both individual and team-based project environments.
3. Consider the ethical implications and societal impacts of engineering solutions.
4. Continuously improve through lifelong learning.

Programme Outcomes (POs – UG)
1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences.
2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
3. An ability to formulate or design a system, process or program to meet desired needs.
4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7. An ability to communicate effectively.
8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global, and social context.
9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
10.A knowledge of contemporary issues.
11.An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.
12.An ability to apply the concepts of mechanical engineering to solve real world problems, as required by industries and organizations and provide reasonable solutions which are socially and ethically acceptable.

MTech in Energy Systems Engineering

Programme Educational Objectives(PEOs – PG)

PEO1: The Programme is designed to produce teachers and researchers to work in the area of new and renewable energy which is a field having great impact on society. PEO2: The programme is expected to produce man power who can become entrepreneurs in the area of energy system and renewable energy. PEO3: The programme is designed to train students to take up employment in the area of solar energy, wind energy and conventional energy sectors.

Programme Outcomes (POs – PG)
1. Modeling and analysis of energy systems
2. To Design solar thermal systems
3. To be able to carry out Auditing of energy equipments
4. Carry out numerical methods for designing & analysis of an system
5. Determine performance of energy systems experimentally
6. Communicate energy topics and prepare reports effectively
7. Able to design Biomass systems
8. Possess basic knowledge of combustion aspects
9. Have knowledge of wind solar and other alternative energies.


LABORATORIES

1. Metrology Laboratory
The Metrology laboratory is equipped with some of the widely used measuring instruments such as Tool Makers Microscope, Optical Profile Projector and a wide variety of accurate micrometers, vernier calipers and standard gauges.

2. Central Workshop
Students are trained to develop their skills in different fabrication techniques such as Fitting, Forging, Welding, Moulding and Machining. There are two industrial version CNC machines – CNC Turning Centre HMT Stallion 100 SU and BMW Milling Centre, BMW 25. In addition to training our own students, the department also conducts skill development training for rural youth of the area under the community development scheme through EDC Cell.

3. CAD / CAM Laboratory
The department has a well established CAD/CAM laboratory with the latest software and CNC Lathe (Trainer), CNC Milling machine (Trainer), Robot with FMS application software and 3D Printer. The facilities at the CAD lab include 60 latest workstations with configurations adequate to meet the academic curriculum and latest network versions with licensed software like Auto CAD, SolidEdge, Mat Lab, CREO, ANSYS, CATIA and statistical software like Minitab. LABVIEW is also used by students and faculty for research and project work.

RESEARCH LABS
1. Alternative Fuels Research Laboratory
The Alternative Fuels Research Lab to conduct research on alternative fuels for both SI and CI engines. The lab is used by post graduate students for their projects and staff members for their research activities. The laboratory has facilities such as the Computerised IC Engine Test Rig with online data acquisition and analysis, Smoke Metre for Particulate Measurement, Sound Level Metre, Esterification Equipment and Equipment for measurement of gaseous pollutants.

2. Micromachining Research Lab
This is an advanced research lab, concerned with applications in bio-medical electronics, optics, micro mechanics, micro fluidics, dies, moulds etc. Component parts used in these systems have feature dimensions in micrometers and part volume less than 1mm3. Manufacture of these components with high accuracy is a challenge. Some of the facilities available in this lab include – Micro-EDM and Tool based EDM. A number of PG and PhD students work in this lab.

3. Advanced Machining Research Lab
This is an advanced research lab concerned with high speed machining applications and includes facilities like - Taylor & Hobson Form Taly Surf 50 - for surface roughness measurement, Mitutoyo TM 505 / 510 – Tool makers microscope, Triaxial Isotron Accelerometer and DNA Cube (for data acquisition) – for vibration measurement and High end SONY Camera for computer vision applications. Two PhD scholars are currently working in this lab.

4. Condition Monitoring Research lab
This lab is related to research activities on condition monitoring and has facilities like – Customized bearing Test rig, Gear test rig and VIBSCANNER along with standard accessories including Firmware module FFT vibscanner for analysis (VIB 5.485 FM). Currently two PhD scholars are working in this lab.

ACTIVITIES
1. Association for Interaction of Mechanical Engineering Students
The Association for Interaction of Mechanical Engineering Students (AIMS) fosters leadership qualities and channelizes the aptitude of the students. AIMS organizes lot of programs and activities for the benefit of students which include quizzes, aptitude tests, technical seminars, invited talks and a student fest called OVERHAULIN. It actively participates in all the extracurricular activities of the Institution and outside.

2. Projects
Many of the student projects have won sponsorships from the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST), Bengaluru.

3. SAE Baja
The students of the department are participating in this national level event since last two years. A team of 25 students participated this year during 19th to 22nd February at Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh led by team captian Mr. Sachin A. C., final Year Mech and headed by Dr. M. K. Parashuram, Director, department of Electronics and Communication and Mr. Grynal D’Mello, Asst. Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering. The team secured an overall ranking of 41 out of 109 colleges and 31 rank in endurance race at the National level. It stood 3rd in Karnataka state.

4. AEROCLUB
This is a unique club, which is interdepartmental, with students of different department and year participating through registration. It organizes a number of interesting events for the students of the college which include – Aero Modelling, Astronomy night and Star gazing camp, RC Plane Workshop etc. The members of the club participate in a number of events outside the college, which include Zepher-14, which is a Boeing National RC plane competition, conducted by IIT Bombay, Mumbai. It is an only such club in the state.

5. GO KART
Students of the department have competed in the “International Go-Kart Championship” held in Lovely Professional University Punjab by LPU SAEINDIA Collegiate Club during 27 to 30 March 2015. The Team got 7th place in the competition.

6. IMTEX
A team of PG students and faculty regularly participate in IMTEX exhibition. Dr. Muralidhara and his research team won the First Place for their research work on “Investigation on mechanical micromachining process with piezoactuated machining depth control and its application in MEMS device fabrication” at the IMTEX Exhibition – 2015 held in Bengaluru for their innovative research project

FACULTY

Names Designation Area of Interest
Dr. Shrinivasa Rao B.R. Prof./Vice Principal / COE IC Engines, Alternative Fuels, Heat Transfer
Dr. Subrahmanya Bhat Professor / Dean (Student welfare) Quality Management
Dr. Sudesh Bekal Professor, Dean(R&D) IC Engines, Alternative Fuels, Solar Energy, Energy Auditing
Dr. Srinivas Pai P Professor / DCOE Tool Condition monitoring, Condition monitoring of rolling element bearing,Artificial Neural Networks
Dr. Muralidhar Professor Micro Machining
Dr. Narasimha Marakala Professor Fluid induced vibration & thermal induced vibration
Dr. Shashikantha Karinka Professor/HOD IC Engines
Dr. Mallikappa Professor Alternative Fuels, Manufacturing Science, Maintenance Engg, Non Distructive Testing
Dr. Narasimha Bailkeri Professor Combustion Engg./Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer
Mr. Vinaya B R Asso. Professor / 1st year co-ordinator Thermal Engg., Fluid Mechanics
Mr. Manjunath Shenoy Asso.Professor Production Engineering
Mr. T.R. Venugopal Asso.Professor Metal Cutting, Micro machining
Mr. Gururaj Upadhyaya Asso. Professor Quality Initiatives & Performance
Mr. Ananthakrishna Somayaji Asso. Professor BPR (Business Process Reengineering)
Mr. Suresh Shetty Asso. Professor Thermal Engineering
Mr. Udaya Asso. Professor Composite Materials
Mr. Ravishankar Bhat Asst.Professor,Gd III Thermodynamics, Turbo Machines, Fluid Mechanics
Mr. Ravindra Asst.Professor,Gd III IC Engines
Mr. P. Venkatesh Murthy Asst.Professor,Gd III Engineering Management & Enterpreneurship
Mr. Austin Dinesh D'Souza Asst.Professor,Gd II Machine Design
Mr. Adarsh Rai Asst.Professor,Gd II Optimization, ANFIS, IS Engines
Mrs. Rashmi P Shetty Asst. Professor,Gd II Wind Energy
Mr. Veeresh R.K Asst. Professor,Gd II Micro Machining
Mr. Ravikiran Kamath B Asst. Professor,Gd II Machine Design
Mr. Kumar H S Asst. Professor,Gd II Condition Monitoring
Mr. Nithin Kumar Asst. Professor,Gd II Composite materials & FEM
Mr. Dilip Kumar K Asst. Professor,Gd II Machine Design, FEA, Mechanism Design
Mr. Srinivas Prabhu Asst. Professor,Gd II Finite element analysis, Tribology
Mr. Aneesh Jose Asst. Professor, Gd I Energy Storage, Metrology Heat Transfer, Refrigeration
Mr. Grynal D'Mello Asst. Professor, Gd I Robotics
Mr. Divijesh Asst. Professor, Gd I Machine Design, Vibrations
Mr. Vishwanath J S Asst. Professor, Gd I Machine Design, wavelet transmission
Mr. Ajith M Hebbale Asst. Professor, Gd I Machine Design, Microwave radiations
Mr. Krishna Prasad Asst. Professor, Gd I Thermodynamics & IC Engines
Mr. Sharathchandra Asst. Professor, Gd I Discrete event simulation & Dynamic job sequencing
Mr. Manjunath Maiya Asst. Professor, Gd I Composite materials
Mr. Rajath N Rao Asst. Professor, Gd I Piping Design, Fracture Mechanics, FEM
Mr. Gautham Hebbar Asst. Professor, Gd I Heat Transfer , Nuclear Engg
Mr. Melwin Rajesh Castalino Asst. Professor, Gd I Machine Design
Mr. Vishwas B Asst. Professor, Gd I Machine Design
Mr. Vincent Linish D'Souza Asst. Professor, Gd I Machine Design
Mr. Bhaskar P Achar Asst. Professor, Gd I Production Technology
Mr. Mohan Poojari Asst. Professor, Gd I Machine Design
Mr. Kshatriya Akshatha Manjunath Asst. Professor, Gd I IC Engines
Mr. Santhosh G Asst. Professor, Gd I Composite Materials
Mr. Suresh Kumar Shetty Asst. Professor Machine Design