The Department of Mechanical Engineering was started in the year 1994. The department offers B. Tech. program in Mechanical Engineering, M. Tech. programs in Engineering Design, Manufacturing Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Automotive Systems with Ph. D. program in all the specializations.
At present, the department intake capacity is 180 students per year at the B. Tech. level and 30 students each in the M. Tech. programs. The department has competent and committed faculty members drawn from industry, practicing professionals and academicians to enhance the delivery of academic programs. There are about 52 teaching faculty members in the department. Most of them have at least 15 years of experience.
The department has evolved a comprehensive student-centric learning approach, designed to add significant value to the learner's understanding in an integrated manner through workshops, lab sessions, assignments, training, seminars, projects and independent study.
The hands-on training offered by our CAD/CAM laboratory in latest design and analysis softwares bring in a formal method of familiarizing with the industrial practices helps the students to apply their class room knowledge to live industrial problems. The department is equipped with ten laboratories, nine workshops and seven research laboratories. The laboratories and computing facilities are made available to the students and staff until late night and on all working days.
To transform our students into outstanding mechanical engineers with strong domain knowledge and skills, society-centric research intent, and exemplary ethical values, making them the most desired professionals by research institutions, industry, and society.
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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore - 641 112
Tamil Nadu, India
+91 422 2659 6139
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The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers the following programs:
|Course||No. of Industries Visited||No. of Students Participated||No. of Students Placed|
People: Dr. N. Radhika
|S.No.||Details of Equipment/Facility||Make and Model||Cost in INR|
|1.||Centrifugal Casting Machine||NVS heaters and panels, Coimbatore||Rs. 46, 830|
|2||Electric Resistance Furnace||NVS heaters and panels, Coimbatore||Rs. 1,23,202|
|3||Dry Abrasion Tester||Ducom Instruments, Bangalore||Rs. 5.05,000|
|4||Copper Melting Furnace||NVS heaters and panels, Coimbatore||Rs. 2.80,000|
|5||Heat treatment furnace||Sri bharathi and co,Coimbatore||Rs. 1,02,900|
|6||Linear Reciprocating tribometer||Ducom Instruments, Bangalore||Rs. 7,50,000|
Publications: 20 International Journal Papers
Health monitoring of machines –Predictive Analytics approach
Five funded projects have been completed for the worth of Rs 75 lakhs
Course offered in BTech Mechanical Engineering
Course offered in MTech Engineering Design
About 50 research papers have been published in scopus indexed journal
Developed low cost real time monitoring system for early fault detection using Predictive Analytics
The Amrita- Robert Bosch Automotive Electronics Laboratory Lab was inaugurated and established at the Coimbatore campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham on November 20, 2014. The lab supports the work of about 200 students pursuing their degree in engineering disciplines, viz., Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Automotive Electronics and Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering.
The state-of-the-art laboratory facility is part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the campus. The laboratory functions under the supervision by Dr. Thirumalini S., Professor and Chairperson at the department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering.
From its inception, this laboratory fosters inter-disciplinary research, thereby helping the students and researchers to understand and bridge the gap between academia and industry.
Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI) experts provide help to fine tune the research work so that they match with the real time problems faced by the automotive industry. Embedded System Development Kit powered with Freescale processor with sensors and actuators provides an actual ECU environment for the experiments conducted here in the laboratory.
This free scale kit customized with all the advanced features that are necessary for any Automotive Embedded Software Development. The kit has LIN, CAN, SPI, GPIO Interfaces and is built on TWR-K40D100M Free scale Tower Board.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is run by a mission with a clear vision to provide quality education, train professionals of the highest calibre and work in close coordination with the industries in terms of research and development activities. As part of its commitment to active research and development, Amrita Automotive Research & Technology Centre (AARTC) is set up at its headquarters at Coimbatore for research in the Mobility domain. The centre is set up in collaboration with Automotive Test Systems (ATS), India.
The combustion research lab focuses on providing solutions to global challenges arising due to the combustion of fuels. The research work carried out in the lab includes fundamental research in laminar premixed flames like LBV measurement of hydrocarbon hydrogen fuels using heat flux method and diverging channel method. The lab also focuses on the combustion modelling in different applications.
Faculty: Dr. V. Ratna Kishore
|E. V. Jithin|
|Vinay Sankar||Guru Prasad|
|Sudhi S.||Dinesh Kadali|
|Robin Varghese||Aravind B.|
|Raghuram||Dinesh kumar L.|
|R. Sherin Godson||Vishnu Hariharan|
The combustion research lab focuses on fundamentals research in laminar premixed flames and combustion modelling. The major experimental setups developed in this lab are listed below.
1. Diverging Channel Experimental Setup
The diverging channel experimental method is developed for the measurement of burning velocity of various gaseous fuels at elevated temperatures. The schematic diagram of the setup is shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 2 show the actual experimental setup.
2. Heat Flux Method Setup
Heat flux method is a direct method for determining laminar burning velocity. This measurement technique uses a nearly flat flame anchored over the burner top. The schematic diagram of the setup is shown in Fig. 3 (a). In Fig. 3 (b), the actual experimental setup is shown.
3. Experimental Setup for Household Burners
Experimental setup was developed to understand the flame stability of household burners operated with LPG/H2/air mixtures. In Fig. 4, the experimental setup for household burner is shown.
4. Combustion Modeling
Numerical modeling group in the lab undertakes research projects relating to clean energy, micro combustors and flame zone modelling. Some of our current research projects include:
Project Title: Measurement of burning velocities of hydrocarbon hydrogen mixtures and application to premixed laminar burner design.
Funding Agency: DST
PI: Ratna Kishore Velamati, Department of Mechanical Engieering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita Nagar, Coimbatore – 641112
|S. No||Sanctioned List||Model & Make|
|1||10 ltr gas cylinder with double stage regulators||Rana Industrial Gases and Products|
|2||Temperature regulated water baths||I-Tech systems|
|4||47 ltr gas cylinders with two stage pressure regulators||Rana Industrial Gases and Products|
|6||Fine wire thermocouples with sheath||OMEGA|
|7||High precision gas mass flow controllers||Alicat Scientific INC.|
The simulation lab is located inside and a part of the CAD/CAM lab in the main building. The lab has 15 high end computers (HP-64 bit systems, 8 GB RAM, i5 2500@ 3.3 GHz) with LAN connection. The software available are ANSYS, FLUENT, ABAQUS, COMSOL Multiphysics, ARENA, MATLAB and ADAMS. The lab is used by students to perform numerical simulations of structures subjected to mechanical, thermal, fluid, electrical, electromagnetic loads/fields. The lab serves the computational and simulation needs of the UG, PG and PhD students working in various fields of engineering. Submissions to the central computing facility (HPC) can be made from the simulation lab.
Research: Alloy development and Surface modification
Casting and welding related research works were performed. Using this lab, six Ph.D were awarded in the area of alloy development and surface modification techniques.
Publications: 39 Papers
Design thinking is a project based course scheduled for 30 lecture and 30 practical sessions with students’ engaged in continuous learning with day to day activities thus making it different from the traditional course. Design thinking lab has been developed with a dedicated working space of 100 sq.m to accommodate 30 students working in six different teams. Each team will be given with unique need statement at the beginning of the course and the design thinking process will be systematically undergone.
The laboratory encompasses the following facilities to work as team:
Common facilities like fabrication shop, machining workshop, 3D printers, computing facility and material for prototyping were made available for the students at any time of the course.
It is for research and development on processing of advanced materials, with facility for melting and solidification, thermo-mechanical processing, ceramic to metal seals, active brazing, vacuum brazing of aerospace materials, automotive brazing, powder metallurgy processes, vacuum heat treatment, diffusion bonding, hot pressing etc. It serves as a critical gap filling laboratory in material science and manufacturing engineering. This serves as facility to carry our research in latest and emerging area (in terms of processes custom made and materials).
The equipment are:
|Name of the Facility||Faculty Involved||List of Major Equipment||Outcome||Remarks|
|Material Processing||Govindaraju M. Padmanaban R.||1. Induction Furnace
Cost: Rs 405000.00 Specs:
Capacity: 2 kg steel, Power: 10 kW Frequency : medium frequency auto filter
|MTech and BTech dissertation works in the area of metallurgy and material science||Research only (not for regular BTech curriculum)|
|2. High Vacuum Furnace
Cost: Rs 288000.00 Specs: Max. Temperature: 1150 Deg C
Hot zone size: 100 mm diameter X 150 mm long
Vacuum: 5X10-5 m.bar
Power: 10 kW
|3. Multipurpose Heat Treatment Furnace
Cost Rs 298000.00 Specs:
Max. Temp: 1600 Deg C
Hot zone size: 100 mm X 150 mm X 200 mm
Power: 8 kW
|Utilization Status ( 2016-17 to 2018-2019)|
|S.No||Name of the Laboratory||No. of Students did Project Work||Name of the Equipment Used for Project||Hours Used for Project Work|
|1||Material Processing Lab||BTech: 3 batches X 4 students= 12||1. Vacuum Brazing Furnace 2. Hydraulic Power Pack||Approximately 27 hours per project|
|2||MTech: 12 students (4 Minor + 8 Major)||1. High Vacuum Furnace 2. High Temperature Furnace||Approximately 45 hours per project|
Faculty in Charge: Prof. M. Elangovan
Tech Staff: Mr. R. Rajasekar, Mr. M. Ravikumar
The CAD-CAM Laboratory has the following Softwares & Hardware.
I-DEAS 10NX, CATIA V5R14, Pro/ENGINEER Creo 5.0, Unigraphics NX, Autodesk Inventor SERIES Auto CAD R14, VERICUT 4.1, ANSYS 13.0, Fluent 6.3, GAMBIT, MoldFlow 3.0, ARENA 11.0, Poly Flow 11.0, Paulsons CBT, Edge cam R2012, ABAQUS, LS-DYNA, Hyper Works 7.0, Solid Edge V19, Mechanical Desktop 6.0.
HP Intel CORE i5, 3.1 GHz, 4GB RAM.
Faculty in Charge: Mr. M. Saimurugan
Tech Staff: Mr. P. Radhakrishnan
Ext. No. 5541
Metrology Laboratory is well equipped with latest equipment like Surftest & Accessories, Digimatic Mini processor, Micro Hardness tester, Auto Collimator, Electronic & Pneumatic Comparators, Profile Projector, Digital Height Master, Floating Carriage Micrometer, Tool Makers Microscope, Gear Rolling Tester, Vision System, Slip Gauge set (Mitutoyo Grade O)
Faculty in Charge: Mr. R. Padmanabhan
Tech Staff: Mr. P. Masilamani
Ext. No. 5530
The Laboratory is equipped with Tinius Olson UK make UTM, friction and wear monitor, Zeiss inverted metallurgical research microscope, Optical metallurgical microscopes, Heat treatment and Jomini Hardenability test set up, foundry sand testing facilities etc.
Special Machines Laboratory is well equipped with CNC Vertical machining center, CNC Trainer (Star Mill, Turn Mill), gear hobbing machine, universal milling machine, vertical milling machine, pantograph engraving machine, tool and cutter grinder, cylindrical grinding machine, surface grinding machine centreless grinding machine, shaper, slotting machine, planning machine and radial drilling machine.
Lathe workshop equipped with centre lathes, capstan lathes, power hacksaw, tool grinders, lathe accessories and attachments
Faculty in Charge: Mr. Sanjivi Arul
Tech Staff: Mr. R. Balaji Ext. No. 5532
Fluid Power Laboratory has basic pneumatic trainer kits, Electro-pneumatic trainer kits (from SMC, Japan) Hydraulic trainer kit, PLC, Automation Studio (circuit design software from Famic Technologies) and 5 axis Robot (IR52C).
Faculty in Charge: Mr. K. Balaji
Tech Staff: Mr. M. Girish Kaimal
Ext. No. 5533
The Fluid Mechanics Laboratory has complete experimental setups to demonstrate the basic laws of hydraulics and flow measuring devices. Similarly, the Fluid Power Laboratory has impulse and reaction turbines, reciprocating, gear and centrifugal pumps with required test rigs to study the performance characteristics.
Faculty in Charge: Dr. S. Thirumalini
Tech Staff: Mr. Kannapiran
Ext. No. 5534
The Thermal Engineering Laboratory is equipped with test setups for different types of heat engines, air compressors, blowers, and an advanced technology steam boiler, turbine and condenser. Facilities are available for testing fuel and lubricants and also analysis of exhaust gases. Other test facilities cover refrigeration and air conditioning, low-speed wind tunnel etc. The laboratory also houses an online test facilities for IC engines with eddy current dynamometer along with the required instrumentation for in cylinder pressure measurement.
Faculty in Charge: Dr. S. Thirumalini
Tech Staff: Mr. Kannapiran
Ext. No. 5534
A Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory has been established with necessary testing equipment to study Conduction, Convection, Radiation and mixed modes of heat transfer in fins and heat exchangers, drop wise and film wise condensation. Steam generator apparatus and single effect evaporator apparatus are also available in the laboratory.
Faculty in Charge: Mr. S. Ravikumar
Tech Staff: Mr. Velmurugan
Ext. No. 5539
The Instrumentation Laboratory exposes the students to sophisticated instruments, which form part of the modern quality-conscious industry. The Laboratory trains the students in precision measurements and calibration. The Laboratory is equipped with pressure and vacuum gauges, thermocouples, stroboscopes, load cell, proving ring, strain gauges, LVDTs etc. It has latest data acquisition cards from NI for temperature, force, vibration measurements visusal system for visual inspection.It also equipped with Lego Mindstorm Kit for studying various sensors and robot programming. Labview software is used to acquire signals from various DAQ’s and processing. The laboratory has a flow control valve to control the flow rate to a pneumatic cylinder and it is controlled by Labview software.
Faculty in Charge: Mr. S. Saravana Murugan
Tech Staff: Mr.M. Velmurugan
Ext. No. 5539
Machine Dynamics Laboratory is well equipped with dynamic balancing machine for balancing automobile wheels and centrifugal pump impeller etc., FFT analyzer for vibration analysis, composite filament winding machine for fabrication of composite shafts and pipes. It also has experimental setups for cam profile measurement, gyroscope effect, whirling of shaft, natural and forces vibration etc.
Faculty in Charge: Mr. D. Senthil kumar
Tech Staff: Mr. M. Sundara raj
Ext. No. 5531
Foundry lab is equipped with sand testing apparatus and electric furnace. The foundry shop has multiple sets of patterns, different types of core boxes and allied tools to give hands on experience to students individually. The lab is effectively used for various activities includes teaching, training, research and project work.
Faculty in Charge: Mr. N. Tamilarasan
Tech Staff: Mr. C. Rajan
Ext. No. 5537
The carpentry shops are meant for skill development programme. It develops the skill level of the student by going through a set of exercises with wood. They are also equipped to provide individual workbench to students.
Faculty in Charge: Mr. A. S. Prakash
Tech Staff: Mr.I. Rajamanickam
Ext. No. 5531
Sheet metal shops help to develop the skill of the students in fabrication methods by going through a set of exercises on different types of metal and alloys. The labs are well equipped with latest technologies
Faculty in Charge: Mr. S. Ilangovan
Tech Staff: Mr. D. Vijayakumar
Ext. No. 5537
Students are come to know the assembly and disassembly procedures of products. They can identify the various common materials used in engineering products and also its functioning. They are getting practice in free hand sketching and use of instruments for measuring dimensions. Further they are familiar with various tools and fasteners and its specifications.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the vibrant departments at AMRITA in terms of research and teaching. The strength of the staff in terms of quality and quantity proves it. The department has excellent state of the art experimental and computational facilities which facilitate the teacher and the students to practice and learn to compete.
The area of interest of the faculty members’ span over the following areas:
Interdisciplinary research is very common in the department that provides wide opportunity to attract the industries and government organizations to do collaborative projects as well. Publication of the research results as papers in the international journals and conferences by the staff and students of the department substantiate the excellence of their works.
|S.No.||TAG Name/Title||TAG Head||TAG Members|
|1||Integrated Machine Health Monitoring (IMHM)||Dr. K. I. Ramachandran||Dr. Saimurugan, Mr. P. Krishnakumar, Mr. S. Ravikumar, Mr. A. Sumesh|
|2||Dynamical Systems and Vibrations||Dr. Santhosh B.||Mr. Bipin Balaram, Mr. K. Devarajan, Mr. Pushparajan|
|3||Vibration and Condition Monitoring||Dr. M. Elangovan||Dr. N. R. Sakthivel, Mr. S. SaravanaMurugan, Mr. Mahadevan Laxmanan, Mr. Binoy B.Nair (ECE)|
|4||Sustainable Development/Manufacturing Engineering||Dr. V. Satheeshkumar||Mr. Thenarasu|
|5||Exergy Studies||Mr. Balaji. K.||Dr. J. C. Haran, Dr. S. P. Anbuudayashankar, Dr. P. G. Saleeshya, Mr. P. Raguram|
|6||Alternate Energy Conversion Technologies||Dr. V. Ratna Kishore||Mr. Karthick S., Mr. Prakash A. S., Mr.Babu Namboothiri K., Mr. Rajesh V. R.|
|7||Computational Mechanics||Dr. Ajith Ramesh||Mr. Unnikrishnan D., Mr. Sumesh C. S., Mr. Arun A., Ms. Parvathy Unnikrishnan|
|8||Industrial Engineering||Dr. P.G. Saleeshya||Mr. P. Raghuram, Ms. Priya Harikumar (ECE), Mr. Arun. A., Dr. S. P. Anbuudyasankar, Dr. J. Gokulachandran, Mr. V. R. Satheeshkumar, Mr. Thenarasu,,|
|9||Casting and Welding||Dr. R. Sellamuthu||Mr. R. Saravanan, Dr. Sanjivi Arul|
|10||Surface Engineering &Cryogenic Materials Processing||Dr. Sanjivi Arul||Dr. S. Ilangovan, Mr. A. Shanmugasundaram|
|11||Light Weight & Smart Materials||Dr. R. Padmanaban||Dr. N. R. Sakthivel, Dr. N. Radhika, Dr. M. Arivarasu, Mr. N. Tamilarasan|
|12||IC Engines & NVH Studies||Dr. S. Thirumalini||Mr.C. Lakshmikanthan, Mr. S. Srihari, Mr. D. Senthilkumar, Mr. P. Nanthakumar, Mr. A. Srinivas|
Amrita Automotive Research and Technology Center (AARTC), a 15 crore facility, the first of a kind in an institution in India was inaugurated on 28th January, 2015. With an area of 20,000 sq. feet it houses state of art facilities for Engine research which includes transient dynamometer and nano particulate counter, Instrumentation for NVH analysis, Vehicle handling and simulation. Three Technical seminars On road testing of vehicles, Power plants including Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, and Vehicle Simulation including Hardware in Loop were conducted as part of the Inaugural event...
Special Lectures are held aiming at the overall improvement of the students.
Indian Welding Society
The Indian Welding Society (IWS)was started on 14th March 2002 by welding professionals from leading fabrication industries to educational and research institutes around the country, mainly with the idea of providing a forum for propagation and exchange of ideas and developments in the welding industry. In this short span of time, the IWS has spread to four prominent zones of the country namely the Western, Southern, Northern & central zones and has more than 2000 active members.
The IWS AMRITA chapter was formed on Nov 22 2012 in the college. The chapter was formally inaugurated by Dr. Murugan, Head of the Department, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore and Dr. V. Balusamy, Associate Professor, Dept. Of Metallurgical Engineering , PSG College of Technology, coimbatore under the patronage of Dr. K. Ramesh Kumar Chairman, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, coimbatore.
A seminar on Advances in Welding Technology was conducted by Dr. Rajashekar, Senior Manager ,Welding Research Institute(WRI), Trichy on the same day. In the following week the office bearers were selected and this marked the beginning of the activities for the year 2012. At present IWS AMRITA has 45 members from the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering.
Dr. Rajasekhar, Senior Manager, WRI giving a seminar on Advances in Welding Technology
IWS Amrita Activities: