Mechanical Engineering is the mother of all branches of engineering. Contributions by this branch are enormous in the growth of technology over the centuries. Scope of the course varies from material research to product development. Skills needed for this course are strong computational mathematics, creativity and analytical abilities. Areas of study includes Manufacturing Processes, Mechanical Vibrations, Mechatronics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Tool Engineering and Design, Design of Machine Elements, Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Robotics. Excellent laboratory facilities, modern computer clusters, systematically designed curriculum and dedicated faculty members make this department a dynamic place to study. Graduates from the Department of Mechanical Engineering are highly-employable and sought after by many prestigious companies.
The course has a widely practical element based on lecture modules, including laboratory work, team projects and industrial tours and seminars. In addition, all students complete a technical project in their final year. The technical project gives an opportunity to apply engineering skills to real-world problems. The curriculum is designed so that high-caliber Mechanical Engineering candidates graduate with superior technical skills required in both industry and research. Some Department areas specialize in Modeling and Analysis, Robotics & CAD/CAM, Design and Manufacturing, Thermal and Power Engineering, Engineering Management, Shock Waves & Applications and Supply Chain Management.
The Department has offered a four-year degree program in Mechanical Engineering since the academic year of 2007 - 2008 which had a student enrollment of 60. After its inception in 2002, it functioned as a supporting department to meet the needs of students of other disciplines and offered courses such as Mechanical Engineering Sciences as well as Engineering Drawing and Workshop Practice for all branches of the B.Tech degree program.
The Department offers B.Tech program in Mechanical Engineering as well as a M.Tech degree program in Thermal Sciences and Energy Systems.
A Mechanical Engineering Forum exits to promote the total development of the student. The forum organizes talks given by expert lecturers, industrial visits, career guidance programs, student talent search programs, technical film screenings, quiz programs, project exhibitions and more. All M.E students are members of the forum and benefit from the activities.
State-of-the-art laboratories include CAD/CAM lab, Material Testing & Metallurgy lab, Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machinery lab, Thermal Engineering Lab, Foundry lab, Machine Dynamics Lab and Metrology Lab.
Mechanical Department offers the following programs :
The Department offers a undergraduate course in mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineering is an engineering discipline that was developed from the application of principles from physics and materials science.
Mechanical engineering involves the analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of various systems. It is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines.
The field requires a solid understanding of core concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, materials science, and energy. Mechanical engineers use the core principles as well as other knowledge in the field to design and analyze manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, motor vehicles, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices and more.
The M.Tech. programme in Thermal Sciences and Energy Systems is designed to develop Mechanical/Automobile engineers with a high standard of expertise in Thermal Science, Energy Production and Energy Management. This programme also includes courses on Micro Flows and Micro/Nano Heat Transfer which are of great importance in electronic equipment design industry where as Solar energy, Renewable Energy resources and Energy policies for Sustainable development are helpful in the development of eco-friendly environment.
This programme is designed to enable the students to develop expertise in both theory and design of Thermal Systems, Energy Systems and Energy Management. The students also learn to simulate various fluid, thermal and energy systems using different computational tools.
This programme offers many career options for the youngsters in both public and private sector involved in production of energy, design and production of thermal systems and energy systems. They will also get opportunities to join various Research and Development organizations.
R Pramod, Assistant Professor has secured Project under Live-in-Labs initiative of Amrita Centre of International Programs [ACIP} titled “Design and Development of Solar/LPG powered Arecanut leaf Plate Press Machine and Areca Leaf Sheath-Solar dryer". Rs. 78000 has been allocated as the project expenses.
The following 3 B-Tech projects from Department of Mechanical Engineering, ASE-Bengaluru have been approved by the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST), Bangalore, for the current academic year:
|Sl. No.||Project||Name of the Student(s)||Name of the Guide||Amount Sanctioned - Rs.|
|1||Design and Development of Drainage Inspection and Anti-Clogging Robot||Mr. Nakka Suryasatya, Sanjeevi & others||Mr. B. N. Prashanth||6, 500. 00|
|2||Development of an Eco-friendly Pneumatic Engine for Reduced Fuel Consumption||Mr. M. I. Nadeem & others||Mr. M. E. Shashi Kumar||6, 500. 00|
|3||Design and Development of Automobile Driving Mechanism for Disabled Arm People||Mr. B. Arjun Nataraj & others||Mr. R. Pramod||6, 500. 00|
The Department of Mechanical Engineering houses various laboratories and consists of State of the Art Equipments to equip students with a practical exposure to the concepts and orient them towards its applications in various sectors. The Department comprises various laboratories.
The Material Testing Lab is concerned with the determination of the mechanical properties of the materials, such as Tensile Strength, Compressive Strength, Toughness, Torque, Hardness etc.
The Metallurgy Lab enables the study of the microstructure of the materials and characterization of the specimen using a metallurgical microscope coupled with a software, 'Metallurgical +'. The microscope can also be deployed for high end research activities.
The Foundry Lab deals with the study and testing of sand properties used in molding applications and also involves making simple moulds of different shapes.
The Metrology Lab familiarizes the students with the system and procedure of conducting measurements including linear measurements, measurement of angles, heath, diameter, thread profile, gear profile, effective diameter, surface roughness, flatness, etc.
The Fluid Mechanics lab covers experiments on fluid flow and verification of loss.
The Fluid Machinery Lab is concerned with the study of the various turbines and their applications.
The Heat & Mass Transfer Lab consists of experiments to study the thermal conductivity of materials, conduction through rods, convective heat transfer coefficient, emmissivity and analysis of heat exchanger.
The IC Engines Lab deals with the performance testing on petrol and diesel engines. The Lab also possesses a dedicated Variable Compression Ratio Engine which is ideal for research on alternate fuels.
The Lathe and Special Machines Lab provides hands on training in the operation of machine tools such as Lathe, Milling Machine and Shaping Machine through simple exercises like thread cutting, taper turning, making of gears and grooves on workpieces.
The Workshop Lab familiarizes the students on basic Mechanical engineering Concepts such as Welding, Soldering, and covers experiments on Product Detailing, Sheet Metal models and Pneumatics Lab.
The Machine Dynamics Lab is dedicated to the study of principles and mechanics in the area of Automobile Engineering and covers experiments on Cam Analysis, Governors, Gyroscopes, Wheel Balancing, Vibration Effects, etc.
The Instrumentation & Control Engineering Lab consists of experiments based on Control Theory and Instrumentation Systems comprising of measurement of various parameters like temperature, pressure, vibration, acceleration, velocity, etc. The flow and level controllers are interfaced with the system through DAC for further analysis of data.
The CAD/CAM lab enables the 3 Dimensional modeling of the objects in a CAD /CAM using a software for creation, editing and visualization of the models.
Mr. Vinod Kotebavi(Assistant Professor – Sr Gr) attended workshop on “how to handle your car when it breaks down” exclusively for SAEINDIA Bangalore section's members on June 11th, 2016. It was organized by SAEINDIA, Bangalore section at Navnit Motors, near Electronic city. Mr.MunirathnamDhananjayan, MD,Focus Engineering & BMW certified after sales consultant, also member of the management committee of SAEINDIA,Bangalore section, handled the workshop.
Mr. Rajeevlochana G. Chittawadigi conducted a set of tutorials/sessions on Visual C# programming for the B.Tech Mechanical S4 students. These tutorials were aimed at helping them develop software for simulation of mechanisms. A total of 46 students attended these sessions which was also a shortlisting criteria for selection for various summer internships. Based on the performance in the programming assignments and their skills in CAD modeling and analysis in Autodesk Inventor and ADAMS, the following students were shortlisted for internships and the hosts have confirmed the same. These students will be underdoing summer internship for the duration May first/second week to June end, 2018.
|Sl. No.||Student Name||Host and Institute|
|1||Jai Singh Kushwah (S4 ME C)||Prof. Subir K. Saha, IIT Delhi|
|2||Devarshi Pandey (S4 ME C)||Prof. Subir K. Saha, IIT Delhi|
|3||ASD Ganesh (S4 ME A)||Dr. Sandipan Bandyopadhyay, IIT Madras|
|4||J Raghu Ram (S4 ME A)||Dr. Sandipan Bandyopadhyay, IIT Madras|
|5||Sai Vikas Maram (S4 ME B)||Dr. Suril V. Shah, IIT Jodhpur|
|6||K. S. Yashaswi (S4 ME B)||Dr. Suril V. Shah, IIT Jodhpur|
|7||Avanthika D (S4 ME A)||Dr. Abhishek Sarkar, IIIT Hyderabad|
|8||Gokul P (S4 ME A)||Dr. Abhishek Sarkar, IIIT Hyderabad|
|9||Prasanna Venkatesh (S4 ME C)||Dr. Nayan M. Kakoty, Tezpur Univ., Assam|
|10||S Sugandhana (S4 ME C)||Dr. Nayan M. Kakoty, Tezpur Univ., Assam|
|11||S S Thejas (S4 ME B)||MTAB Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Chennai|
International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications – 2016 (IConAMMA - 2016)
The Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bengaluru campus organized “International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications – 2016 (IConAMMA - 2016) in association withIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering during 14th July to 16th July, 2016. All accepted papers of IConAMMA 2016 will be published by IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, which is indexed through Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science (CPCI-S), Thomson Reuters, Web of Science, Scopus, Compendex, Inspec, INIS (International Nuclear Information System), Chemical Abstracts, NASA Astrophysics Data System Polymer Library. All presented papers will have an open access and will be available at this link
The inaugural function was conducted on 14th July 2016. Dr. Rakesh S. G., Associate Dean, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru briefed the gathering about Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Br. Dhanraj Swamiji – Director Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bengaluru Campusblessed the gathering. Dr. Veeresh Kumar. G. B, Chair IConAMMA – 2016 talked about the conference theme and objectives. Dr. Nagaraja S. R. introduced the chief guest and guest editors. Prof. C S P Rao and Prof. S Basavarajappa, the Guest Editors for the conference proceedings, shared their valuable experience with the participants. The Chief Guest of IConAMMA, Sri Sudhir Kumar Mishra, C.E.O. & M.D., BrahMoS Aerospace, New Delhi, delivered the key note address on “Development of the BrahMoS Missiles”.Mr. Pramod R, proposed the vote of thanks.
A total of 506 papers from INDIA, U.S.A, Israel, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Australia, Singapore and Germany were received. After a double peer review process by review and advisory by subject experts across the globe, 246 papers were accepted, 226 registered and 202 presented in the proceedings of IConAMMA 2016 by means of oral presentations in 6 parallel and a total of 47 technical sessions. During the conference M/s DUCOM Instruments Pvt. Ltd., Bengalurugave a demo session of their equipments.
Dr. Rakesh S. G., Dr. Nagaraja S. R., Dr. T. Srinivas Rao, Dr. Debjyoti Sahu, Mr. Phanibhushana. M. V. and Mr.Ravi Kumar. V chaired technical sessions in the conference.
All the faculty and staff members actively participated in the event to make it a grand success.
Workshop on “Micro & Smart Systems Technology”
A two days’ workshop on “Micro & Smart systems Technology” was organized by Mr.BasavrajuNoolvi, Mr. RaviKumar.Von 10/09/15 to 11/09/2015 Mr.M.V. Phanibhushana, Mrs.MrudulaPrashanth, Mr.Pramod.R,Mr.MohanKumar.S co-ordianted the event.
The session ended with an introduction to the simulation process on Autodesk Fusion 360.
Post talk, Mr. Prashanth B. N., Mentor - JIDO, Dept. of ME, presented a memento to the representative of Monotech Systems. Mr. Sachin concluded the session by delivering a vote of thanks to the delegates from Monotech Systems as well as to everyone who helped in making the event successful.
The workshop commenced with the introduction to the basics of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s); a medium between servers and industrial instruments by Mr. Syed Md Asdaur Rahman, Trainer, Innovians Technologies, New Delhi, who was the instructor for both days of the workshop. The participants spent the first day mastering PLC and its features, namely, logic gates, timers, counters and reset function.
Invited Talk on “Overview of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles and its Feasibility in India” was organised by JIDO in collaboration with SAE on 28th March 2018 at E-learning hall, Amrita School of Engineering. A total of 130 8S ME students attended the event.
The speakers were Mr. Abhay and Mr. Karthik who are the alumni of ASE-B. They are presently working as engineers in Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts in Production Control and Production Engineering Department respectively.
They started off by briefing on automobiles, which gave a deeper insight in to the industrial work culture. They spoke alternatively, giving real life examples, which helped them understand the course very well
They emphasized on hybrid and electric vehicles and how India has to work on to be a better country than it is today. They mentioned the benefits about electric, Hybrid and their drawbacks. India, being a developing nation should consider shifting from fuel to hybrid vehicles was an informative message conveyed than shifting from fuel to electric as per the Governments Notice.
It was very interactive session that helped the student community clear their doubts. The session ended with a question and answer interactive session between the speakers and students. The students were happy with the session filled with fun learning and interaction.
JIDO, the Industrial Automation Club, hosted a two-day workshop on BIPED ROBOT on the 03rd and 04th of March 2018 at Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru. 95 students from all the branches participated in the event at sudhamani hall.
Contestants were allowed to participate in teams of utmost 4. The main objective of the session was to familiarize the students with the working of servo motors and their applications in a BIPED ROBOT.
Mr. Nishanth Singh, a trainer at Protex Electrical Supplies Limited instructed the students during the workshop. He proposed several challenges and motivated them by announcing a merit certificate for winners from IIT Kharagpur
The students were introduced to the basics of Arduino and Servo Programming which were medium for regulating the input and the motion of the robot respectively. Mr. Nishanth enlightened the participants on the various applications of Arduino and Servo motors in today’s technological era. Further he familiarized the participants with the components required for the construction of the robot. The participants spent the day implementing distinct codes, verifying the output through a rheostat and mastering the servo programming. Merit certificates were given to the teams with the best code for controlling a servo motor with the application of a rheostat.
Second day witnessed a practical hands-on session of the assembling of the robot. Further the participants were tutored with one soldering of a PCB. The teams soldered their respective PCB’s, constructed their own robots. Mr. Nishanth then expounded the code for the smile, the movement of the robot and the Bluetooth control of the robot. The participants uploaded the code on their respective Arduino boards and verified the movement and the smile using a 3*3 LCD matrix. They examined the Bluetooth control of the robot. Merit certificates were given to the teams with the best swift movement of the BIPED ROBOT.
The workshop ended on a high note with Mr. M.V. Rayudu, Joint Secretary (6S, ME) presenting the vote of thanks and the students look forward for many such workshops.
Two wrongs can never be right. But a team of Wright can make one heck of a plane.
Inspiring the impending engineers to ideate and innovate for an enhanced future, INGENIUM, the departmental forum of mechanical engineering, in collaboration with AerotriX conducted a workshop on RC AIRCRAFT, on 17th and 18th February 2018. The two-day workshop where tech congregates fun turned out to be a mind-boggling and stupefying event of the year. Mr. Lalithkumar D., secretary of Ingenium hosted the event. A total of 10 teams (50 students) participated in the workshop.
The chief trainers of SKYFILABS Mr.Dhilan Mandaliya and Mr. Bhaskaran took over the session for the day. Mr.Dhilan explained the students about the theories and principles behind the hasty speed of aircraft in a succinct style and provided valuable insights on fundamental forces acting on aircraft followed by a session on design algorithm which involved various calculations related to wing and fuselage design. An awe-inspiring afternoon session started with giving kits to all the teams to fabricate fuselage and the wing of the aircraft. At the end of the first day teams were ready with their models.
Second day started with installation of various electronic components on the fabricated models. Testing was the biggest task for all the aficionados who were on tenterhooks and yearning for their aircraft to fly. The airborne aircraft hauled the students to cloud nine. The soothing sight of aircraft dancing in the firmament gave glee to the spectators present.
The final round consisted of a written test round, where students had to answer few logical questions and model a paper plane. Mr. Ebin Jose, Co secretary of Ingenium announced the winners list and certificates to the participants and merit students were distributed. At the end, session was concluded by D. Lalith Kumar with a formal vote of thanks. The two-day session of exuberance saw an end with a lot of expertise and exhilaration to take along. All the students who participated in the workshop were very happy for being a part of it.
On 2nd February 2018, 50 students of 6S ME, A and B sections, accompanied by Mr. Shashi Kumar M.E (Mentor- Ingenium) and Mr. Prashanth B.N went for an industrial visit to, “The Varahi Hydroelectric power station and Kaiga Nuclear power” plant located along the Varahi river and along Kali river respectively. This visit was organized by Ingenium with the sole purpose of an industrial exposure to the students.
Initially they visited Varahi Underground Hydroelectric power plant, where students got an insight about Turbo machinery, Pelton wheel and other design aspects. Also learnt about transmission of power and it’s how about. Then they visited Kaiga Nuclear power plant located in northern Karnataka, where they were familiarized with production of electricity from nuclear fission reaction and stages of nuclear power generation in India. They had an interactive session with the experts.
On a holistic note, this industrial visit indeed fulfilled its purpose with the students gaining valuable experience and knowledge, motivating and aspiring the young minds towards the industrial and its achievements.
“Great innovations, without great marketing is like driving with your eyes closed”.
MECHADOTECNIA, tech marketing that matters, was conducted by Ingenium in collaboration with Maardhani, the literary club, on 4th Jan 2018.Very rudimentary components were given to the participants and they had to market their innovative products among the audience, within the drop of hat.
From basic pollution control mask to mind-boggling electric car, participants added their creativity to their products and tried convincing the judges to buy the products. If products were fire, their marketing skills were gasoline. Judges for the day, Lalith kumar, secretary (Ingenium, the mechanical forum), Harini S., secretary (Maardhani, the literary club), Rachana D., executive member (Ingenium), knocked for six with the ingenuity of the participants.
Energy producing kettle, pocket friendly helmet and lecture filtering student friendly radio took the audience to the laughter world.
"Time is a weapon. Hold it strong. A slight slip will cut your skin." Said someone, but “How about playing a controlled game?” thought the curious engineers and Scientists on 18th Jan 2018. CuriousUS, weekly dosage of proficiency by Ingenium, was held on two most Precarious but out of the ordinary topics, time travel and advance weaponaries. Large number of students attended the event with great fervour. Mr. Gokul P (4S) commenced the session with his enthralling talk on time travel. He spoke about the possibilities of time travel, past paradox, effect of gravity and black holes. He elaborated about the universe and it's consequences. Mr Saivikas (4S) took over and briefed the attendees on advanced weaponaries. He highlighted on U S arms and their high-power laser vehicle. He also threw some light On INS Vikrant. Having gained insights on discussed topics, the audience are eagerly waiting for next Session.
An event for all the inner geeks to be creative and spin a story, Mech-charades and Creative description, was held in collaboration with Lekhani ,the press club of our college, on 27th December 2017. The secretary of INGENIUM Lalithkumar.D (5S ME) hosted the event.
Mech-charades, be the master of rapid answers, was a team event, where participants had to enigmatically describe the mechanical components to their partner within the time limits. The onerous description of components made getting right answers out of their partner like getting blood out of a stone.
Creative description, another event for the participants, got the lyricist and fantasist out of everyone. Day to day used mechanical components became the muse for the hidden Marrett and Marcus in each participant. Students took part in the events with great fervour.
The third session of "CuriousUS" was held on 2nd November 2017. The session was hosted by Rachana, executive member 5S ME followed by "The crazy and impractical thinkers" by Ashika, executive member 3S. This session consisted of two electrifying topics. All those bored by living on Earth and planning to move to another planet and start a new life attended the session on "colonising mars" and "mining in asteroids", which are the most wondered, interesting topics that make you dive into the deepest part of your curiosity. Already amazed, our young thinkers were in for a surprise when this was followed by myth busters from Sukruthi, executive member 3S ME who cleverly discussed about myths such as hands immersed in molten lead would get burnt and watering plants with microwaved water would kill them. The outcome was, the myths got busted and their opposites were proved. As the event came to an end a question and answer session was conducted which thoroughly enlightened everyone on the most happening topics of the 21st century.
A session on ‘Crazy and Impractical Thinkers”, ’Myth-busters’ was conducted by Ingenium, the forum of Dept. of ME on 11th Sept, 2017 at Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru. The session marked the first event under the banner of CuriousUs, the forum’s weekly dosage of proficiency.
Mr. D. Lalith Kumar, Secretary, INGENIUM (Year III, ME) started the session giving an introduction to the importance of machines which are handy, in a student’s journey. He went on with the list of events which includes workshops, design competitions, industrial visits, and seminars by experts and more which are to be hosted by them this academic year. Ms. Rachana (Year III, ME) then took over and gave a brief description about JETPACKS design, working and limitations. She even described the usage of DAVINCI’s inventions in modern equipment, which left the crowd in wonder.Mr. Ebin Jose, joint secretary, INGENIUM (Year III, ME), then took over the proceedings by some eye-opening facts which included ‘power production from lightning ‘etc. At last they have announced the new interest of the forum ‘MECHWHIZ OF THE YEAR’, which will be given to the most active participant from all the events.
The session then came to a denouement with the audience feedback on their ideas and the events they plan to hold in the future.
60 students of S6 ME escorted by Mr. Shashi Kumar M E and Mr. Basavaraj Noolvi visited Udupi Power Corporation Ltd and Varahi Hydro Electric Power Project as a part of Industrial Visit from April 7 to April 9, 2017.
Udupi Power Corporation Limited Located at Padubidri of Udupi district. The company supplies fly ash to cement manufacturing plants. It has a highly sophisticated facility producing significant power at all times generating a major fraction of the power requirement in the state. The plants’ system for waste management and disposal is of very high standard and work towards generation of power while causing as minimal damage to the environment as possible.
60 students of S6 ME visited the Varahi Hydoelectric power project plant at Hosangadi , Udupi district. The project is a first of its kind with the bulk of power generation happening underground without causing global warming. Underground power generation is more eco-friendly since it increases the head of water and also reduces submerged area at the reservoir. Students could see the turbines, protected flanged couplings, valve mechanisms used to control nozzles using servomotors aided by pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
Further the students were taken to the nearby tourist places viz. St. Mary Island, Murudeshwara and Gokarna as a part of excursion. Students expressed that they had a good real time experience in learning the facts.
Bridge the Gap, a design competition was conducted by Ingenium on 23rd Mar 2017. The event tested the creativity and resourcefulness of the 80+ participants.
Each team was given a single cardboard sheet, one chart and a handful of ice cream sticks. Participants had to build an aesthetic bridge between two tables, which would later be subjected to a simple load test. The event saw a variety of trusses, tensile structures and layered bridges.
Bridge the Gap brought out the versatility and quick thinking of students.
A seminar by Dassault Systèmes was arranged in the campus for the students of S6 on 1st March, 2017 by INGENIUM. Dassault is a French multinational software company that develops 3D design, 3D digital mock-up, and product lifecycle management (PLM) software. Dassault Systèmes is a subsidiary of the Dassault Group created in 1981 by Avions Marcel Dassault to develop a new generation of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software called CATIA.
Mr. Xavior, Senior Director, Dassault Systèmes explained the audience about the different domains covered by, Dassault Systèmes, such as aiding the development of aircrafts in the infamous Boeing Company and also spoke about the use of ICEM to design from different places at a time.
The seminar ended with a briefing on CATIA and Delmia.
INGENIUM: The Mechanical Engineering Forum, in association with Aavishkara, arranged a visit to the IISc Open Day for the students of Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore on 4th Mar 2017.
The Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru conducted a world class open day that appealed to a wide audience. The display included demonstrations of bottle rockets, gas propulsion, UAVs, glass blowing, chemiluminescence, reverse brain cycle and nanotechnology. There was also an intelligent water management system and an air show involving quad copters.
The Open Day inspired students to venture into the project making trend and innovate.
A session on Indian military vehicles was conducted by Ingenium on 1st February, 2017. The session marked the third event of Curiousus, a periodical dose of facts and questions for the audience.
The event was hosted by Harish Krishnan (4S, ME) and Lalith Kumar (4S, ME). Vehicles such as Kartik (the bridge laying model), Sukhoi, Arihant Class Submarine, Pinaka, and INS Kolkata were discussed. The history, speed and capabilities of these vehicles were the focus in the event.
The session was a fitting tribute to Republic Day and made the audience aware about the potential in the Indian Defence technology.
Design Now, an Autodesk Fusion 360 based design competition, was conducted by INGENIUM under the mentorship of Mr. Shashi Kumar.M.E., on 21st January, 2017. The competition required participants to send an accessory or component of their own original design using the Autodesk Fusion 360 software.
The competition involved over 50 participants, who were given a week to prepare their models. Many innovative designs were brought forth. The contributions were judged by Mr. Rajeevlochana G. C. and Mr. Prakash Marimuthhu, faculty of the mechanical engineering department. Ganesh Nair (Year III, ME), Satish Ch (Year III, ME), Abhimanyu (Year III, ME), Aravindvas Choudhary (Year II, ME) and N. Vikas (Year II, ME) were declared the winners, and were each given gift vouchers worth 3000 rupees.
Design Now tested innovation, feasibility and enthusiasm, and furthur kindled the interest of the mechanical engineering students in the design field.
A session on Autodesk Fusion 360 was conducted by Mr. Suraj, an intern at Autodesk, on 20th November, 2016.
Autodesk Fusion 360 is a software for mechanical engineers that allows them to efficiently design, assemble and simulate components. Mr. Suraj began with an introduction of the various options in the toolbar of Fusion 360. He also explained the cloud rendering option, which made the rendering process smoother.
JIDO, the Industrial Automation club, hosted a talk on 3D Printing on 15th November, 2016 at Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru. The talk was delivered by Mr. S. Sanjeevkumar, Assistant Manager, Monotech Systems Limited, Bangalore and was followed by a live demonstration of the working of a 3D Printer.
Mr. Sachin Pullil(Year III, ME), Secretary, JIDO, welcomed the gathering to the event. He spoke of the importance of 3D Printing as a contemporary manufacturing process that is used to increase the efficiency of the product design and manufacturing process. Mr. Sandeep Koundinya, Asst. Professor, Dept. of ME, felicitated the guests which was followed by an address from Mr. Sanjeev Kumar.
First part of the session was a lecture on 3D Printing, its applications and technology. Mr. Sanjeev Kumar briefed the audience about Rapid Prototyping in which a group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a prototype of a product, and its role in the manufacturing of the product. He then explained about 3D Printing which is one of the most popular techniques of Rapid Prototyping. Mr. Sanjeev Kumar showcased many videos which showed different types of 3D Printers available in the market, its working and applications. Also, he explained the 3D printing services that MonotechSystems offers. He spoke about how 3D printing can be used to create prototypes of machine parts and how final year engineering students can make use of this technology in their B. Tech. project.
The second part of the session was a live demonstration about the functioning of a 3D Printer. Mr. Sanjeev Kumar had brought with him a 3D Printer on which he printed a circular object so that students could visualize how a 3D Printer works. He also showcased several small objects that he had printed prior to the session, such as various gears, a toy fan, a kidney and a scale model of a villa. Mr. Sanjeev Kumar explained to the students that the products of 3D Printing are of two types: ones that only have sufficient strength to be used as physical models, and ones that have adequate strength to be directly implemented as a machine element.
Wholistically, the talk proved to be very inspiring and informative for the students. The underlying technology like 3D printing of object was demonstrated in live with a 3D printer. Further, the lecture provided an interactive atmosphere between the resource person and the students which benefited the students at large.
JIDO – The Automation Club in association with Ingenium – The Mechanical Forum organized an industrial visit to CMTI, Tumkur Road, Bangalore on 6th October 2016 for the ASEB mechanical students. Thirty S8 ME students accompanied by Mr. Prashanth B N and Mr. Pramod R, faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering visited the plant. CMTI is an R & D organization focusing its efforts mainly on harnessing know-how in the manufacturing technology sector to practical purposes and assisting technological growth in the country. CMTI has the role of being a Catalyst and a Key Player in manufacturing technology growth in the country. Students were first briefed about the company, its technology and how the entire infrastructure of the plant is spread-out. A guide was allotted throughout the plant visit, who explained about the current thrust areas of manufacturing technology. All the students were guided to various departments such as Precision Engineering, Product Development etc. and explained about the activities and services such as Prototype Development and Engineering, CAD, CAM and CIM, Metrology and Calibration, Rapid prototyping, Nanotechnology and Academy & Training the CMTI provides. Also the students were given a brief about the new initiatives of CMTI such as Nano Manufacturing Technology Centre (NMTC), Academy of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AEAMT), Digital Design Centre (DDC), Sensors & Vision Technology (SVT) and Advanced Machine Tool Testing Facility (AMTTF).
The trip bolstered the understanding of the students with the fast changing technology in thrust areas of manufacturing to support and serve in the manufacturing sector. Also it gave an insight on how shop floors are designed to give maximum production in least time.
The club "JIDO - Simplified Automation" is an Automation Club of ASE-B under the Department of Mechanical Engineering organized a two days’ workshop cum national level competition on Industrial Automation PLC & SCADA in association with Innovians Technologies, New Delhi and Technez '17, IIT, Varanasi on 1st & 2nd October 2016, held at ASE-B. 186 students from first years to final years of various branches of ASE-B attended the workshop and participated in the event effectively. The first day of the workshop effectively utilized for the inauguration of Jido club. The event began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. Dr. Veeresh Kumar G.B., Associate Professor, Dept. of ME, delivered the inaugural speech. Dr. Nagaraja S. R., Head of Department, Dept. of ME, shed light on the importance of industrial automation. Mr. Prashanth B. N., Mentor - JIDO, Dept. of ME, introduced the club and spoke about its functionalities and responsibilities. Finally, Mr. R. Pramod, Assistant Professor, Dept. of ME, delivered the vote of thanks to the gathering. Mr. Sachin Pullil (5S, ME), Secretary, Jido, introduced the members of the club for the academic year 2016-17 and presented a video which expounded on the objectives of the club. The inauguration was followed by the workshop.
The second day witnessed the introduction to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA); a system for remote control of industrial operations. The participants poured over the techniques behind animating an industrial system that consisted of pumps, pipes, tanks and valves, and carrying out various processes, such as filling and draining, in these systems. The participants were then taught how to configure PLCs to their SCADA systems, which is an important part of real life industrial operations.
The workshop culminated in a competition that was held for the topics of both PLC and SCADA. A question was posed in each of the two categories and one team from each category would qualify for the national level competition at IIT, Varanasi. Mr. Manoj A., Mr. Sumedh N. and Mr Vivek K.R. (3S, ECE) qualified for the PLC category. Mr. Sai Sathish M.R. (5S ECE), Mr. A. Kamal Mohan (1S, CSE), Mr. Abhiram B. (5S, EIE) and Mr. K.V. Pawan Kumar (IS, CSE) were selected for the SCADA category. The winners won the opportunity to represent ASE-B who will be competing directly in the final round competition to be held in IIT, Varanasi in Feb 2017.
At the end of the workshop, Dr. Veeresh Kumar G. B felicitated the trainers and presented them the mementos. Following this, Mr. Syed Md Asdaur Rahman, Dr. Veeresh Kumar G. B. and Mr. Prashanth B. N., presented the participants with their Certificate of Merit for attending the workshop.
Altogether, the event was a grand success serving as a complete package of plentiful entertainment, technical grooming and developing competitive spirit. At the end of the day, it helped in instilling a sense of confidence and immense pleasure among participants and boosted their interest to go ahead in this fascinating field and achieve bigger milestones of success.
The event was conducted on September 24, 2016.Mr. Vivek Raju, Application Engineer, MathWorks India Private Limited, Bengaluru introduced the Mechanical Engineering students of S3 & S5 and faculty to MATLAB, Simulink and Simscape which included analyzing and plotting data using MATLAB; modelling, simulation and vibrational analysis of a simple spring mass, damper system and using Simulink and one-dimensional simulation using Simscape.
Mr. MadhuKiran, Senior Application Engineer, MathWorks India Private Limited, Bengaluru took charge to introduce the audience to the interface of MATLAB and Simulink through a hands-on session, post the introductory talk by Mr. Vivek Raju. The session was concluded with the discussion on how the workshop can be extended to an advanced level in the near future.
Dr. Mohammed Khasawneh, Professor, Binghamton University, State University of New York delivered an invited talk on Lean Six Sigma Principles and their importance in quality control in industries at Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru on September 23,2016.
A session was held on 11th of August, 2016 by Mr. Bhanu Prakash, Manager – Learning Solutions and Mr. Kiran M S, Application Engineer – PLM Support, EDS Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru. The session was organized for S5 Mechanical Engineering students to educate them about the CAD software - Catia V5. An overview of various advantages through the knowledge of Catia and a wide range of developments in the PLM environment at the industry level was given by the delegate. The session provided an insight into the industrial working methods and the fundamental readiness required for competing with other job aspirants.
An Invited Talk on Catia V5 and CREO Parametric by Cyber Metric Services India Pvt. Ltd. Bengaluru was organized by the forum on 5th August 2016.Mr. A U Monnappa, Technical Head, Cyber Metric Services India Pvt. Ltd. Bengaluru, conducted a short session for the students of S2 and S5 ME, ASE, Bengaluru. A glimpse of CAD softwares namely, Catia V5 and CREO Parametric was given to create the awareness of career opportunities that can open up due to knowledge of the same and also to promote active learning beyond the college curriculum so as to gain an extra edge over the competitors vying for the same opportunities as others.
A Demonstration of 3D Printing Technology by CADD Centre, Bengaluru was organized on 4th August 2016 by the forum. Mr. Vidya Shankar M N, Business head – GSC and Mr. Yuvaraj, Zonal Head, CADD Centre, Bengaluru delivered an invited talk on 3D Printing Technology .The session began with an introduction on the major advantages and unfolding opportunities of 3D Printing, followed by an analysis of the day to day uses of 3D printing, viz., manufacturing of artificial body parts in the industry of medicine, the general cut down in production costs, as both plastic and metals can now be base materials in 3D printing. The session concluded with a demonstration of the 3D Printing of a plastic gear model. Students of 3S and 5S ME attended the event.
SAEINDIA Collegiate Club, ASE Bangalore has qualified for the Main BAJA SAEINDIA. BAJA is an event for the undergraduate engineering students, organized globally by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The Virtual Baja is the first round in this competition, and it was held on 24th June at Christ University, Bangalore. Five students from a team of 25, represented the Collegiate Club. They gave a presentation on the virtual design of their All-terrain vehicle and online exam.
Industrial Visit to ‘Ashok-Leyland’ - SAEINDIA Collegiate club ASE Bangalore, organized an industrial visit to Ashok-Leyland plant on 15th April 2016 for SAEINDIA student members. The plant is located in Hosur -Tamil Nadu. 39 students of 6S Mechanical Engineering along with two faculty members Mr. Vinod Kotebavi and V Ravikumar visited the plant. The manufacturing plant is completely dedicated for engine manufacturing. From the manufacturing of ‘engine head’ to the final assembly, all the processes were completely shown and explained to students by the engineers present in the plant. This industrial visit to Ashok-Leyland has given students a practical experience of what they have learned about IC-Engines in the theory course.
Auto Mechanika is an event conducted by Ingenium in collaboration with SAEINDIA from 8th March 2016 to 12th March 2016. The event consisted of a 5 days’ seminar aimed at giving an insight into the modern day engines, transmission systems, exhaust norms and other improvements in automotive technology.
The event was executed in a way that the students had to take up a specific component or topic and with the help of videos and Power Point Presentations, had to explain the working and advancements in technology when compared to the conventional engines. The audience were passionate about the automobiles and highly appreciated the event. This was followed by a competition where 5 finalists were asked to design, an engine based on the given requirements. The best team was awarded. The 3rd year ME students mainly participated in the event.
Industrial visit to Varahi and Kaiga Power Plants - An Industrial visit to Varahi and Kaiga Power Plant was organized for 6S ME students by the forum on 25/02/2016. Mr. Ravi Kumar, the mentor of the forum and Mr. BasavarajNoolvi, &Mr. Dileep B. P, Assistant professors, Mechanical Department accompanied the students.T. Viswajit V. Sai Teja, Padma Ooha& P.L.NSriHarsha of 6S ME co-ordinated the event.
“The Varahi Hydroelectric power station and Kaiga Nuclear power” plant is located along the Varahi River and along Kali River respectively. This visit was organized to give an industrial exposure, also to make them learn and appreciate the practical use of machines and equipment in large scale industries.
Screw up your brain with Ingenium V - The event was held on 25/02/16. The topic of discussion was, the working of a cross bow, the way they were made and used in the past which was followed by the Mythbuster section with the topic “Dental floss ,the latest Hacksaw…” with a real life example of an escapade of a prisoner using dental floss to break bars to evade to the outside world. A total of 43 students attended this event.
Polymer Casting - The event was held on 19/02/2016. 69 Students of 1st, 2nd and 3rd year attended the event in 23 groups of 3 per group. Participants were asked to use patterns and cast it by making a mold. An ISO Polymer was used for preparing the cast.
At first a demonstration was given on how to prepare a mould and cast the material.The students were provided with the facilities and were asked to prepare the cast. Students prepared the moulds and poured the liquid polymer with accelerator and hardener into the molds and allowed it to solidify for a day. Next day participants removed their cast from the moulds and cleaned the cast using sand paper. The event was judged by Mr. Dileep, Assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
G. Pradeep kumar, J. Pridhvi Raj, R. Mageshwar of 4S won the first place and Ch. GunaSekhar 4S, A. Hemateja, & C. Vineeth won the second place in senior category.
Abhitej, K.Jayarami Reddy &K.N.V.Shankar of 2S won the first place, Charan&Anudeep of 2S won the second place in junior category.
The event had a healthy participation from students of 2S, 4S &6S and it helped them gain an experience of simple casting technique.
Bridge the Gap- On Friday, 16th February 2016 Ingenium conducted an event called “Bridge the gap”. The objective of the event was to construct a bridge with the given materials. The students from all branches of Amrita School of Engineering attended this event.
The participants were asked to build a bridge between two desks separated by a certain distance. They were provided with cardboard, black chart paper, glue, ice cream sticks, thread and a cutter. The time allotted to them to accomplish the task was one hour. Around 70 participants took part in nineteen groups of four per group. The bridges were judged on four categories namely design, creativity, strength and use of materials. Scores were provided for each of these categories individually and summed up to judge the winner. The Judges of the event were Mr. BasavarajNoolvi, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, ASE, Bengaluru.
Rohit, Varun&Vishal of 6S ME won the I place and the Runners-up were Ebin Jose Akash P.M &Anand of 2S ME.
Screw up your brain with Ingenium-IV- The event was conducted on 11th feb 2016, this is in continuation with the previous event Screw up your brain III. Around 76 students from Second and Fourth semester participated in the event. It had two phases.<br /> Phase I- Discussion about mechanism: A brief discussion on aircraft carrier’s landing and take-off mechanism were explained in detail by the club secretary Viswajit. A lot of questions were raised on the topic which were adequately answered.<br /> Phase II-Myth Buster: The popular myth, “Can a penny dropped from the Empire State Building kill a person?” was discussed. The students thoroughly enjoyed the event .They left the classroom, learning new mechanisms and also were happy about the event.
As a part of SAEINDIA, SAE OFF- HIGHWAY BOARD organized SINE (Student INdustry Education) - 2105 a workshop to aspire women engineers in the field of Off- Highway industry. This two weeks induction program 13-12-2015 to 24-12-2015 on Off- Highway companies was held in Pune, Maharashtra with the support of 9 organizations (John Deere, Ansys, Eaton, Caterpillar, Varroc, Cummins, PTC, ARAI, COEP) along with 25 women engineers, selected across India from 22 different universities.
D. Manaswini (BL.EN.U4MEE13029) of 5S from Amrita School of Engineering – Bengaluruwas selected for this workshop. The overall agenda of this workshop was to create awareness about Off- Highway industry among women engineers. In the span of 2 weeks there were interactive sessions with CEO’s, Marketing Heads, and senior most employees and provided an opportunity to learn about their experiences, challenges they faced in this industry and the way they resolved with a great team spirit.
The student visited manufacturing plants, assembly lines, IOC centers, testing centers where she acquired a practical knowledge on product life cycle and the challenges they faced during the course of different processes. This workshop gave her a broader perspectiveabout industrial environment and co-ordination of different departments to achieve an effective output for betterment of company, without compromising on core values of the organization. In brief this workshop taught her about Off- Highway industry, its scope for new innovations in the area, production management and acted as a bridge between theoretical knowledge and Industrial requirement.
SAEINDIA Collegiate club organized a workshop on “Introduction to I.C Engines” on 7th & 8th October. The event was basically meant to introduce the students to the world of internal combustion engine. SAE club student members organized this event. On the first day they covered theoretical explanation of the engines and on the second day they did practical demonstration of the engines. The first day garnered the participation of around eighty students from various disciplines. The second day of practical demonstration received enthralling response of one hundred fifty students who actively participated in the event.
An Industrial Visitto Chennai for 55 students of S5 Mechanical was organized by INGENIUM on 26th and 27th of February 2015. The students visited the premises of Ltd on the 26 February. Danfossis a Fortune 500 company involved in the production of refrigerants and valves. The students visited the assembly line of the pressure process controller and air moisture filter. On the 27 February a visit was made to manufacturing unit – II of On Load Gear Pvt Ltd. On Load Gear (OLG) are major manufacturers of vacuum circuit breakers, Switch Panels, Gear boxes and gears. The entire trip was organized to serve as a bridge between the students learning and understanding. The students were exposed to the routines and practices followed in factories.Mr. Ravi Kumar.VandMr. Divakar Shetty A.S.Assistant Professors, Department of Mechanical Engineering accompanied the students .A seminar was organized by INGENIUM, for the 115 students of S4 Mechanical on 13th February 2015 related to the topic trends.
A trip was organized by Ingenium for students of S4 Mechanical Engineering to IMTEX 2015, on 24 January 2015, at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre on Tumkur Road. 52 students made use of the opportunity. The students were showcased the very latest trends as well as technology refinement from India and other global players like South Korea, Germany, China etc in the field of Machine tools.
A total of 15 students (grouped into 6 teams) participated in this National Level competition. Around 260 teams from all over India participated in this event.The top 5 finalists are D R Adinath, K VikasBhat, Vivek G, RonyRobbson and Vaishakh Chandrashekaran of S4.
The following students of Department of Mechanical Engineering, ASE Bangalore who qualified the zonal rounds (held at ASE Bangalore), attended the Automobile Championship held at IIT Delhi. The event was organized by Robosapiens Technologies in collaboration with Tryst 2015(IIT Techinical fest) It was held from 27th Feb to 2nd March 2015. The event comprised of two quiz competitions and a final round, which was a hands on assembly of an engine.
The SAEINDIA collegiate club, ASE Bangalore, in association with Robosapiens Technologies Pvt Ltd, Delhi, conducted Two days workshop on ‘Automobile Engine Mechanics’ in our campus on 15th and 16th of November 2014 under the able guidance of Mr. VinodKotebavi, Asst Prof (Sr –Gr) Department of Mechanical Engineering and co-ordinated by Mr. Atulyaudaykumar and Mr. R Praveen of S5 Mech. It is an International level Automobile Championship and workshop series hosted by Robosapiens Technologies Pvt Ltd and IIT Delhi. A total of 58 Students (55 from ASE Bangalore and 3 from other colleges) registered for this event. The following three groups have qualified for the final round which will be held in IIT Delhi in March 2015.
A wax casting event was held at the Foundry lab by Ingenium and Kala (the art club) on 18th October 2014 from 3:30-4:30 pm. 20 teams with 2 members a team participated. The participants were to make a mould and pour molten wax into the moulds to obtain castings of the mould. Cash prizes of Rs.350 and Rs.200 were given to the first place winning team and second place winning team respectively.
Student of 5S and 7S Mechanical Engineering visited Aircraft Systems and Testing Establishment, HAL, Yemalur ,Bengaluru, on 8th october 2014 as a part of industrial visit organized by Ingenium forum,Mechanical Department under the mentorship of Mr.RaviKumar.V. Mr.Raghavendra Ravikiran, Mr.Dileep.B.P and Mr.Akhil.J, faculty of the department of Mechanical Engineering accompanied the students. Students had a close interaction with engineers of ASTE and could learn about their valuable experiences. They got the chance to see various aircraft designs and models.
A talk by a delegation from Pro/E Creo CAD Training Center was organized for the students of 140 S3 Mechanical on the topic "Designing on PTC Creo" by CMS Technologies Pvt. Ltd at E-Learning Hall. The students were given an insight on the advantages of CMS-Pro\E course and how it has been developed to cater to Engineering students seeking to improve their employment prospects by improving their skills and build their career through higher productivity and technical expertise. The talk was organized on 20th August 2014 at E-Learning hall.
A talk on “Digital Solutions in PLM” was organized by Ingenium club under the able mentorship of Mr. Ravi Kumar.V on 19/8/2014. The programme was organized at Krishna Hall. 50 students of 5S, Mechanical Engineering attended the same The resource person was Mr. G. V Ravi Kumar, Head-Training and EDS Technologies Private Limited, who gave an excellent insight into the topic and shared his experience at Ashok Leyland Pvt Ltd. and at EDS Technologies. He explained how PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) is being revolutionized by using digital solutions like CATIA by saving time, money and effort and why it is important in today’s industries. The session was highly interactive with students involving in the discussion.
A technical talk on “Basics of Machining” was organized by Ingenium club under the able mentorship of Mr.Ravi Kumar.V on 6/8/2014. Mr. Prasanna, Head Training, Guhring Private limited was the resource person. He delivered a talk on the machining processes and its application in tool cutting industries. It was an interactive session with loads of videos to aid visualisation on the topic. The students had an excellent insight to what the cutting tool industries do, challenges faced by them and how they overcome it. The Seminar was attended by 120 S5 & S7 Mechanical students at E- Learning Hall.
The following students of SAEINDIA collegiate club attended the 'Virtual Baja 2014' ,representing 'Amrita School Of Engineering' ,which was organized by SAE India on the 1st and 2nd August at the Gujarat Technical University, Ahmedabad. Mr. Vinod Kotebavi guided the team as a faculty advisor. The Team consisted of 25 students.
Sugosh G, (VII Semester Mech)
Arjun Kanoor (VII Semester Mech)
Satya Praveen (V Semester Mech)
Atulya Uday Kumar (V Semester Mech)
The Department of Mechanical Engineering inaugurated, “The shock wave and hypersonic Research laboratory” on 7th January 2016 at 12 noon in the esteemed presence of BrahmachariDhanraj Swami (Director, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bangalore Campus), Dr.JagadeeshGopalan (Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, I.I.Sc. Bangalore), and Dr.K.P.J.Reddy (Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, I.I.Sc. Bangalore).
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is the first private institution to have hypersonic testing facility in India.
Dr. T Srinivas Rao reviewed a paper forSage Journal on Advances of Mechanical Engineering. He also reviewed 5 Papers for ICPEICES 2016 (International Conference on Power Electronics, Intelligent Control and Energy Systems)organized by Delhi Technological University
Dr. Debjyoti Sahu, reviewed 15 technical papers for "International Conference on Mechanical, Civil, Electronics and Communication and Computer Science Engineering" held on 23rd April 2016 organized by Bangalore Technological Institute, Kodathi, Off Bangalore-Sarjapur Road, Bangalore East Taluk, and Karnataka, India. He chaired two technical sessions in the conference.
Dr. Veeresh Kumar G B, reviewed 15 technical papers for "International Conference on Mechanical, Civil, Electronics and Communication and Computer Science Engineering" held on 23rd April 2016 organized by Bangalore Technological Institute, Kodathi, Off Bangalore-Sarjapur Road, Bangalore East Taluk, and Karnataka, India. He chairedtwo technical sessions in the conference. He also delivered a Key notelecture on “Research Methodology for Beginners”. He was invited for the same.
Dr. Rakesh S.G. and Dr. Nagaraja S. R., chaired a session each at ‘4th National Symposium on Shock Waves' (NSSW-4), held from 25th - 26th Feb 2016 at Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore.
Dr. Veeresh Kumar. G.B., reviewed a paper for the International Journal, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids( Elsevier Journal- Science Direct ) It is a Scopus Indexed Journal with Impact factor 1.853
Mr. Rajeevlochana G. Chittawadigi was awarded IFToMM Young Delegate Program (YDP) grant of US$ 400 by the IFToMM committee to attend the conference and present the paper titled, “MechAnalyzer: 3D Model Based Mechanism Learning Software” at the 14th World Congress in Mechanisms and Machine Sciences (IFToMM World Congress 2015) at Taipei, Taiwan, during October 25-30, 2015.
Mr. Phanibhushana. M.V., successfully completed his comprehensive viva for his PhD work titled, “Evaluation and characterization of severe plastic deformed Al6061 and Heamatite reinforced composites” under Visvesvaraya Technological University on 18/09/2015.
Mr. Rajeevlochana G. Chittawadigi was invited to conduct a two day workshop to the Design Team of MTAB Engineers Private Limited at Chennai. The topic of the workshop was "Robot Kinematics and Development of Robot Simulation Software" during August 7-8, 2015.
Dr. S.r.Nagaraja, reviewed 5 papers for the conference " Advances in Robotics - 2nd International Conference of Robotics Society of India" held at BITS, Goa.
Rajeevlochana G. Chittawadigi guided two summer interns of NITK Surathkal between May 25 and June 30, 2015. The topic of the two internship projects were:
·Mr. Rajeevlochana Chittawadigi's video presentation on the topic "Virtual Robot Module: An Effective Visualization Tool for Robotics Toolbox" was showcased in a Workshop entitled "Robotics Research and Education for Undergraduates: Resources and Practices that Maximize Both" in the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2015) at Seattle, USA, held during May 26th - 30th, 2015.
The Institution of Engineers (india) has elected Dr. DebjyotiSahu as member on 13th May 2015.
Mr. Dileep BP, judged a national level paper presentation “Mechmanthana” Organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, East Point College of Engineering and Technology on 7th May 2015.
Pramod R, Basavarajappa S, Davim J. "A Review On Investigations In Drilling Of Fiber Reinforced Plastics." Machinability of Fibre-Reinforced Plastics (2015): 179-194. De Gruyter Publications, Berlin. ISBN (Online): 9783110292251.
Rajeevlochana G. Chittawadigi reviewed papers for the "28th International Conference on CADCAM, Robotics and Factories of the Future 2016"
Dr. T. Srinivas Rao, reviewed one paper for 12th IEEE India International Conference, INDICON 2015, on Electronics, Energy, Environment, Communication, Computer, Control, (E3-C3) )IEEE INDICON 2015, held during 17 Dec - 19 Dec 2015at JamiaMilliaIslamia University, Maulana Mohammad Ali JauharMarg,JamiaNagar,NewDelhi,India.
Mr. Prashanth, exhibited an Academia Project on “Design and Development of Anti-Clogging and Drainage Inspection Robot” at Innovation Festival 2015 on 21st & 22nd February 2015, held at Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum (VITM), Bangalore.
Mr. DebjyotiSahu, Assistant Professor, delivered an Invited Talk entitled "Hydrogen Adsorption on MOF Composites: A Review" and he chaired the session for "Energy Technology"at “2nd International Conference on Nanotechnology (ICNT 2015) and Indo-USA joint Symposium on New Approaches to Energy Harvesting: Alternative to fossil fuel” held during February 19-22, 2015 at Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia, PurbaMedinipur, West Bengal, INDIA.[Abstract]
Mr.Prashanth B.N & Mr.Pramod R exhibited an Academia Project on “Design and Fabrication of Magnetic Coolant Filter” at IMTEX 2015 - 17th Indian Metal-cutting Machine Tool Exhibition with International Participation from 22nd to 28th January 2015 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC),Bengaluru, India.
Mr.Ulhas K Annigeri represented Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetam, Bengaluru campus in the exhibition of projects at IMTEX 2015 at BIEC Bengaluru on 24th January 2015
Mr. Balasubramanya & Mr. Dileep B.P. along with student co-ordinators Karthikdeep and Giridharan.P attended IMTEX-2015 at BIEC, Bengaluru on 23rd January 2015
B. Tech project on "Design and Development of Drainage Inspection and Anti-Clogging Robot" under the guidance of Mr. Prashanth B. N. sponsored by KSCST (Rs. 6500/-) during the year 2013-14 under 37th series Student Project Program (SPP) was evaluated successfully at Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore, on 10th May 2014.
B. Tech project on "Development of an Eco-friendly Pneumatic Engine for Reduced Fuel Consumption" under the guidance of Mr. Shashi Kumar M E, sponsored by KSCST (Rs. 6500/-) during the year 2013-14 under 37th series Student Project Program (SPP) was evaluated successfully at Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore, on 10th May 2014.
B. Tech project on "Design and Development of Automobile Driving Mechanism for Disabled Arm People" the guidance of Mr. Pramod R, sponsored by KSCST (Rs. 6500/-) during the year 2013-14 under 37th series Student Project Program (SPP) was evaluated successfully at Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore, on 10th May 2014.
|Name of the student||Paper Title|
|Saneesh Nair -4S MTech (TSES)||Performance investigation of rotary heat exchanger installed with four ducts using CFD|
|Pankaj Ravindra Badgujar||Analytical performance analysis of cross flow louvered fin automobile Radiator|
Three Members Ajith R, Tejesh Pala and Ganesh Nair for SAEINDIA BAJA 2017 from “TEAM AMEYA” representing Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore collegiate club attended the Baja Mega Workshop organized by SAEINDIA for the mBaja and eBaja teams held on 22nd and 23rd of October, 2016, at SRM University, Chennai.
The workshop was organized to help the students to manufacture their Baja Buggy. Major topics like braking, suspension, DFMEA, DVP report and design report making were discussed in the workshop. They also explained about the various phases that is to be cleared before the Final event at PITHAMPORE, INDORE.
A Report on Auto Quiz Final Round - SAEINDIA Collegiate club ASE Bangalore in collaboration with Quiz club has conducted Auto quiz final round on 29th Jan 2016. The first round was held in the month of october-2015. The main motto of the Auto Quiz was to bring all the automobile enthusiasts together and test their skills. 20 teams, with 3 participants each, participated in the first round, out of which 8 teams were selected for the final round. The questions of the final round were 30% technical and 70% general. Students participated in the quiz with great interest and had great fun. Finally team 'Autowala' won the quiz.
The Forum for Mechanical Engineers, “Ingenium” organised a visit to IMTEX ’16 for third year students on 23 January 2016. The exhibitors were from 30 countries and from over 500 brands. A total of 69 studentsof 6thSem Mechanical Engineering registered for the event. The students were accompanied by faculty members Mr.PhanibhushanaM.V, Dr.Veeresh Kumar. G.B,Mr. Ravikumar.V, & Mr. Mohan Kumar. S, also participated in the event.
“Screw Your Brain with Ingenum-III” - The event was organized and conducted by Ingenium forum on 28th Jan 2016. It was a continuation of the event conducted on 21/01/16.52 students from 2S ME attended the event.
The procedure of conducting the event was similar to earlier mentioned events. Working of Air Bagswas explained in a detailed way. In the second part, students were given a brain teaser question. Then a brain teaser question was posed and students were asked to find the answers before next session. Participants showed their enthusiasm by attending the event in large numbers consistently.
“Screw Your Brain with Ingenum-II” - The event was organized and conducted by Ingenium forum on 21stJan 2016. It was a continuation of the event conducted on 18/01/16. 53 students from 2S ME attended the event.
Students came up with the answers posed at previous episode. First part of the event was exploring a basic machine and explain about the mechanism. Working of Hand Grenades were explained in a detailed way. In the second part, students were given a crazy logical question with miscellaneous answers and voting for answers were called. Then a brain teaser question was posed and students were asked to find the answers before next session. Participants enjoyed this technical event too.
“Screw Your Brain with Ingenum-I” - The event was organized and conducted by Ingenium forum members on 18th Jan 2016 under the able guidance of Mr. V. Ravi Kumar, Mentor, Ingenium Forum. The main theme of the event was to instill awareness about the basic mechanisms that were involved in the basic machines which is utilized in day to day life.67 students from 2S ME attended the event.
Students were briefed about the event and the introduction was held in a very interactive manner. First part of the event was exploring a basic machine and explanation about the mechanism. Working of toilet flushers were explained in a detailed way.Another,a myth buster question was about Archer’s Paradox. Then a brain teaser question was posed and students were asked to find the answers before next session.Participants enjoyed the event and were impressed with the technical event on machines.
INDUSTRIAL VISIT TO TOYOTA KIRLOSKAR AUTO PARTS PVT LTD on 12 April 201520 S6 Mechanical Engineering students accompanied by Mr. Balasubramanya, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering visited the premises of Toyota KirloskarAuto Parts Pvt Ltd at Bidadi Industrial Estate, Bangalore. The students were given a guided tour of the Transmission Assembly line. The students were first briefed about the company, its products and how the entire infrastructure of the plant is spread-out. A guide was allotted, who explained the steps involved in the assembly of both R-type transmission of the Toyota Hilux which is of 100% export quality and which consumes less power but provides a higher speed and S-type transmission of the Toyota Etios and EtiosLiva assembled at the Toyota Kirloskar Motors, Bangalore. Also a walkthrough of the basic training activities of the company was given to the students. The trip bolstered the understanding of the students in the field of vehicle design and manufacturing processes involved in the same. Also it gave an insight how shop floors are designed to give Maximum production in least time