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|
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
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|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.
Faculty in Charge: Dr. R. Padmanaban
Tech Staff: 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.
The CAD/CAM Lab caters to drafting, solid modelling and numerical simulation needs of the department. The lab is used by the undergraduate & postgraduate students, research scholars and faculty members for development of complex 2-D & 3-D designs, and analysis requirements.
The following courses are held in the Laboratory, in addition to special courses.
The CAD/CAM Laboratory is equipped with 96 computers with the latest configurations and connected through switched networking. In addition, large and computationally demanding jobs can be submitted to the common High Performance Computing system from the CAD/CAM Lab systems.
|Sl. No||Name of the Software||Company Name||Version|
|1||Abaqus Research Version||EDS||6.14|
|2||Abaqus Student Version||EDS||6.14|
|3||ANSYS, Fluent & Gambit||CoreEL||2020|
|7||CARSIM (ATS)||IPG Carmaker (ATS)||7.2|
|8||COMSOL Multiphysics||Comsol Multiphysics||5.5|
|10||MSC Adams & Nastran||Tech Lead Solutions||2012|
|12||Edge CAM||KRIATEC SERVICE||R2020|
|13||MechAnalyzer||Mechatronics Lab, IIT Delhi||V5|
|14||RoboAnalyzer||Mechatronics Lab, IIT Delhi||V7.5|
|Manufacturer||Processor||RAM Size Installed||System type||Operating System||No. of Systems|
|Dell||core i7, 4790 CPU@3.6 GHz, 8 GB,64 bit||8 GB||64 Bit||Windows 7||71|
|HP||core i7, 4790 CPU@3.2 GHz||8 GB||64 Bit||Windows 7||21|
|HP||core i5, 2400 CPU@3.1 GHz||4 GB||64 Bit||Windows 7||2|
|HP||core2 2 CPU email@example.com GHz||2 GB||32 Bit||Windows 7||2|
Faculty in Charge: Mr. A.Shanmugasundaram
Tech Staff: Mr. K. Balaji
Ext. No. 5541
Faculty in Charge: Dr. T. Satishkumar
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.
Faculty in Charge: Mr.V.R.Sathishkumar
Tech Staff: Mr.K. Balamurugan
Ext. No. 5530
Metal forming lab is equipped with 50 Ton Mechanical Press, 50Ton Hydraulic Press, Press tools and Erichisen cup Tester.
Faculty in Charge: Dr.P.Krishnakumar
Tech Staff: Mr.K.Dhayalan, Mr.V.Sriram, Mr.Meganathan
Special Machines Laboratory is 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.
Faculty in Charge: Dr. Sakthivel N. R.
Tech Staff: Mr.C.Chandramohan / Mr.R.Balathandapani
EXtension Number : 5532
Lathe workshop is equipped with centre lathes, capstan lathes, power hacksaw, tool grinders, lathe accessories and attachments.
Faculty in Charge: Dr. Sanjivi Arul
Tech Staff: Mr. K. Sundararaman
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. V. Vignesh
Ext. No. 5533
The Fluid Mechanics Laboratory has experimental setups to demonstrate the basic laws of hydraulics and flow measuring devices. The Fluid Power Laboratory has impulse and reaction turbines, reciprocating, gear and centrifugal pumps with required test rigs to study performance characteristics.
Faculty in Charge: Mr. D. Senthilkumar
Tech Staff: Mr. S. Kannapiran & K. Mohanasundaram
Ext. No. 5534
Thermal Engineering Laboratory is equipped with test setups for different types of heat engines. The performance test, heat balance test, Morse test, the retardation test and emission test can be carried in variety of IC engines like petrol / diesel / biodiesel fueled with single / double / multi cylinder engines with modern mechanical / electrical loading devices. Five gas analyzer is used to carry out emission testing. Engine In-cylinder Pressure Transducer and crank angle encoder are available to capture the pressure at specific crank angles from which one can calculate heat release rate, maximum pressure rise and identify peak pressure. Cut section models of four stroke and two stroke engines are available to facilitate understanding of valve and port openings. Cut section of multi cylinder engine is also available to identify the main components of IC engines and their working principles.
Different fuel testing equipment are available to measure calorific value, viscosity, flash point, fire point, pour point of any fuel. The lab is equipped with air compressors, blowers, and a steam boiler, turbine and condenser which enable to do performance test of all these devices. Other test facilities cover refrigeration and air conditioning, low-speed wind tunnel etc.
Faculty in Charge: Mr. Karthick S.
Tech Staff: Mr. Karthick S.
Tech Staff: Mr. Mohanasundaram K
Ext. No. 5534
A heat and mass transfer laboratory has been established with necessary testing equipment to understand the modes of heat transfer in fins and heat exchangers, phase change processes -drop wise and film wise condensation, thermal conductivity of insulating materials. Power plant unit comprising of steam generator and turbine is also available.
Faculty in Charge: Mr. K. Devarajan
Tech Staff: Mr. R. Yuvaraj
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 visual 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.
Tech Staff: Mr. Alex Pandian
Ext. No. 5539
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. V. R. Sathishkumar
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: Dr. P. Raghuram
Tech Staff: Mr. D. Vijayakumar
Ext. No. 5537
This workshop has products and subassemblies like Worm gear box, pneumatic double acting cylinder, external gear pump, internal gear pump, centrifugal pump, rotary pump and two-stage pump. These products are dismantled and re-assembled by the students. In this process, they learn the functioning of the product, materials used and tools with their specifications used for dismantling and assembly. The dimensions of the component parts are measured and drawn using orthographic projection thus exposing the students to measuring instruments with their specifications. Students are familiarized with various fasteners and their specifications.
Faculty in Charge: Mr. A. S. Prakash
Tech Staff: Mr. N. Karthikeyan
Ext. No. 5531
Sheet metal workshop has the equipment to carry out fabrication of many engineering components. To facilitate metal fabrication, bending machines, anvils, bench drilling machine, bench grinding machine and hand shear cutters are available. Students utilize their knowledge of development of surfaces to fabricated simple objects like electrical switch box and cone.
Associated Faculty Member: 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
Faculty Incharge: Dr.M.Govindaraju
Materials processing lab is a facility for research and development on processing of advanced materials, with facilities 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 out research in latest and emerging areas, in terms of custom made processes and materials.
List of Major Equipment:
Photograph and Microstructure of Ceramic to Metal Joining
Macro and Microstructure of Diffusion Bonding
Brazed Honeycomb Panel
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: