Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering branch started in the year of 1996, is one of the most popular and biggest branches of engineering of this institution. A versatile and most sought-after branch is manned by highly qualified and experienced (Academic and Industrial) faculty. Infrastructure and lab facilities are available as per the requirements of Anna University.

The Mechanical Engineering Department is one of the largest in terms of faculty, students, and activities, which continues to lead and expand its activities in various directions. The Department is known for research and projects in energy, fluid dynamics, design of composited , fault diagnosis , phase changing materials , I. C. Engines, Combustion, CFD, CAD-CAM and other areas. Experimental and computational facilities are being continuously upgraded. Industry interaction has been increased with several postgraduate courses being offered to industry participants and many students working in industry-sponsored projects. The department has state- of- the- art facilities in CAD/CAM/CAE and students are given extensive job-oriented training on the latest softwares like Solid Works, ANSYS, etc. The Department is recognized research centre of Anna University with ultra-modern facilities for conducting research in diversified fields.

Courses Offered

  • B.E. Mechanical Engineering (Duration: 4 Years / 8 semesters) It was started with 60 seats and the intake increased to 120 in 2011
  • M.E. Computer Aided design (Duration: 2 Years / 4 semesters) Started with 18 seats in 2005
  • M.E. Engineering design (Duration: 2 Years / 4 semesters) Started with 18 seats in 2010
  • M.E Computer Integrated manufacturing (Duration: 2 Years / 4 semesters) Started with 18 seats in 2010
  • M.E. Energy Engineering (Duration: 2 Years / 4 semesters) Started with 18 seats in 2014
  • Approved as Mechanical Research centre by Anna university on july2014

Vision

To provide excellent mechanical engineering education by building strong teaching and research environment.

Mission

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the GKM College of engineering is threefold: To provide high quality graduate and post graduate programs in Mechanical Engineering education and prepare students for professional career and higher studies. To create, explore, and develop innovations in engineering science and technology. To provide beneficial service to the local, state, national, and international society.

Program Educational Objectives

  • I. To prepare students with sound technical knowledge and practice that fulfills all Industrial and Institutional needs.
  • II. To enhance the skill-set of all students by providing strong foundation in Mathematics, Engineering and Technology which enable them to face the competitive examinations.
  • III. To obtain balanced education with a solid understanding of ethical and professional responsibility that enables them to function well in the profession of engineering.
  • IV. To mould the students as good team players and lifelong learners.

Program Outcome

  • I. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • II. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • III. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • IV. Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • V. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • VI. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • VII. Ability to communicate effectively.
  • VIII. Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • IX. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • X. Knowledge of contemporary issues,
  • XI. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • XII. Graduate will be familiar with modern engineering software tools and equipments to analyze mechanical engineering problems.
  • XIII. Graduate will be able to perform and survive in the industrial and scientific firms.
  • Course Objective and Mapping

  • I. Assessment is based on the PEOs defined for a course are set of courses and their mapping with the content delivery and knowledge gain through theory classes , assignments and tests.
  • II. PEOs Mapping with Evaluation (Examinations/Tests/Assignments)
  • III. Assessment is based on the PEOs defined for a course and their mapping with class test and homework (Assignments)
  • IV. To assess the best and average quality examination/question papers , assignment sheets along with model solution.
  • V. Supplementary tests /examination are conducted to cater additional subject topics required to attain the Output.
  • Career Prospectus

    The academic performance of students has considerable improvisation in the past years which is measuring stick for the students knowledge growth. Provides facilities for Project work, Research & Development work for students and faculty members.

    Research and project guidance by the research supervisors who have strong research background and recognized by Anna University Chennai.

    Further the undergraduate, post graduate and research scholars in mechanical and allied branch of study carry out their projects in the experimental and hardware areas so as to create confidence to work in inter disciplinary core engineering industries.

    The UNIVERSITY RANKS achieved by students in the past years are the substantiation of the quality of the Dept

    B.E., Student Mr. V.KUMAR got 47th Rank in the University, during the year 2006.

    B.E. Student Mr.S.K.Ramesh got 45th Rank in the University during the year 2008.

    B.E Student Mr. Ajay Ranganathan got 16th Rank in the University during the year 2012

    Mr. G. Suresh got University First Rank (M.E., CAD) in 2009.

    Mr.Nishant Mayekar got University First Rank (M.E., CAD) in 2014.

    The students are motivated to interact with outside world to acquire necessary information and knowledge through the following professional societies

    ISTE Institution of engineers IE Indian society of Technical Education ISC Indian Science Congress SAE Society of Automotive Engineers ENFUSE Energy and Fuel Users Association RSI Robotics Society of India ASDF Association of Scientist Developers & Faculties

    Placement and Higher Studies have been the strength for Mechanical department which has reached its heights in the recent years.

    Reputed industrial houses across the country visit our department regularly for the campus recruitment programmes. Our pioneering efforts have borne fruits in achieving academic-industrial rapport and we are proud that our students are absorbed by leading giants in the industrial firmament. The Department placement cell coordinates quite well with the corporate sector and provides well-developed infrastructure to facilitate the campus selection programmes.

    Centre for Higher Studies, the integral part of our Placement activities since its inception 2001, created a network among Universities, Colleges, Institutions abroad committed to impart Higher Education.

    Since mechanical engineering is the broadest of all engineering fields, the job prospects on offer for skilled mechanical engineers are aplenty and unending.

    Mechanical engineers are required to Design, test, manufacture, install, operate and maintain a wide array of machines and mechanical systems that are used in countless industries.

    These professionals can find employment both in the government and private sector undertakings.

    Major industries that employ mechanical engineers include automobiles, space research, aeronautical, energy and utilities, air conditioning, bio-mechanical industry. Other major employers include giant manufacturing plants, air conditioning and refrigeration industry, turbine manufacturing plants, oil and gas exploration and refining industries and the agricultural sector.

    In the government sector, mechanical engineers can provide their knowledge to various government run projects in the role of technical experts and consultants. They can also work in private engineering companies that provide technical consultancy to both government and corporate firms.

    These engineers can also hold high managerial positions in government as well as private sector organisations according to their field of expertise and educational qualifications.

    Faculty Research Publications

    The faculty members are actively engaged in research activities in various fields namely Solid/Fluid/Applied mechanics, Dynamics and Vibration, Heat and Mass transfer, CAD/CAM/CIM, Robotics, Mechatronics and Engineering design, Renewable energy The department has has received three funded research projects and more in progress. Generate funds for projects from funding agencies like AICTE, DST, MNRE, DRDO, CSIR, etc

    Research and project guidance by the research supervisors who have strong research background are recognized by Anna University Chennai

    Highly qualified and experienced (Academic and Industrial) faculty. Adequate infrastructure and lab facilities are available.. The faculty members are actively engaged in research activities in the areas like Composites, manufacturing, Bioenergy Renewable Energy System, and Solar Energy etc

    In the recent years our faculty has contributed more than 50 international Journal and 75 national journal publications with maximum impact factor of 3.1

    LAB 1 :BASIC ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS AND INSTRUMENTATUION ENGINEERING LABORATORY
    OBJECTIVE :
    •To train the students in performing various tests on electrical drives, sensors and circuits.
    OUTCOME:
    •Ability to determine the speed characteristic of different electrical machines
    •Ability to design simple circuits involving diodes and transistors
    •Ability to use operational amplifiers
    LAB 2 :ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY
    OBJECTIVE :
    •To validate the principles studied in theory by performing experiments in the laboratory
    OUTCOME:
    •Ability to perform speed characteristic of different electrical machine
    LAB 3 :STRENGTH OF MATERIALS AND FLUID MECHANICS AND MACHINERY LABORATORY
    OBJECTIVE :
    •To study the mechanical properties of materials when subjected to different types of loading.
    •To verify the principles studied in Fluid Mechanics theory by performing experiments in lab
    OUTCOME:
    •Ability to perform Tension, Torsion, Hardness, Compression, and Deformation test on Solid materials.
    LAB 4 :KINEMATICS AND DYNAMICS LABORATORY
    OBJECTIVE :
    •To supplement the principles learnt in kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery.
    •To understand how certain measuring devices are used for dynamic testing
    OUTCOME:
    •Explain gear parameters, kinematics of mechanisms, gyroscopic effect and working of lab equipments.
    •Determine mass moment of inertia of mechanical element, governor effort and range sensitivity, natural frequency and damping coefficient, torsional frequency, critical speeds of shafts, balancing mass of rotating and reciprocating masses, and transmissibility ratio
    LAB 5 :THERMAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY
    OBJECTIVE :
    •To study the value timing-V diagram and performance of IC Engines
    •To Study the characteristics of fuels/Lubricates used in IC Engines
    •To study the Performance of steam generator/ turbine
    •To study the heat transfer phenomena predict the relevant coefficient using implementation
    •To study the performance of refrigeration cycle / components
    OUTCOME:
    •conduct tests on heat conduction apparatus and evaluate thermal conductivity of materials.
    •conduct tests on natural and forced convective heat transfer apparatus and evaluate heat transfer coefficient.
    •conduct tests on radiative heat transfer apparatus and evaluate Stefan Boltzmann constant and emissivity.
    •conduct tests to evaluate the performance of parallel/counter flow heat exchanger apparatus and reciprocating air compressor.
    •conduct tests to evaluate the performance of refrigeration and airconditioning test rigs
    LAB 6 :METROLOGY AND MEASUREMENTS LABORATORY
    OBJECTIVE :
    •To familiar with different measurement equipments and use of this industry for quality inspection
    OUTCOME:
    •Measure the gear tooth dimensions, angle using sine bar, straightness and flatness, thread parameters, temperature using thermocouple, force, displacement, torque and vibration.
    •Calibrate the vernier, micrometer and slip gauges and setting up the comparator for the inspection
    LAB 7 :CAD / CAM LABORATORY
    OBJECTIVE :
    •To gain practical experience in handling 2D drafting and 3D modelling software systems.
    •To study the features of CNC Machine Tool.
    •To expose students to modern control systems (Fanuc, Siemens etc.,)
    •To know the application of various CNC machines like CNC lathe, CNC Vertical Machining centre, CNC EDM and CNC wire-cut and studying of Rapid prototyping
    OUTCOME:
    •Draw 3D and Assembly drawing using CAD software
    •Demonstrate manual part programming with G and M codes using CAM
    LAB 8 :SIMULATION AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY
    OBJECTIVE :
    •To give exposure to software tools needed to analyze engineering problems.
    •To expose the students to different applications of simulation and analysis tools
    OUTCOME:
    •simulate the working principle of air conditioning system, hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder and cam follower mechanisms using MATLAB.
    •analyze the stresses and strains induced in plates, brackets and beams and heat transfer problems.
    •calculate the natural frequency and mode shape analysis of 2D components and beams
    LAB 9 :MECHATRONICS LABORATORY
    OBJECTIVE :
    •To know the method of programming the microprocessor and also the design, modeling & analysis of basic electrical, hydraulic & pneumatic Systems which enable the students to understand the concept of mechatronics
    OUTCOME:
    •Demonstrate the functioning of mechatronics system with various pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems.
    •Demonstrate the functioning of control systems with the help of PLC and microcontrollers

    INNOVATIVE PROJECTS:

    1.Automatic disc retraction system during power failure

    The project is based on the piping industry and the drawbacks are overthrow in this project.usually pipes are made from various processes such as seamless pipe manufacturing, mandrel mill process,mannesmann plug mill process, Extrusion process and various methods,in this project the pipe are made through seamless steel tube plant where numerous stages are present. In this the hot billet are heated to 1200c and then it is processed. One of the stages is the cross piercing and elongation in which the limitation occurs the drawback is that when the hot billet passes through this stage of the machine components due to the hot temperature of the billet.Thus by using the application of the hydraulics engineering and by using accumulator at the perfect stage provides a better performance whenever the power failure occurs

    2.Design and fabrication of tree climbing machine

    Primary goal of the study is to design a coconut tree climbing device for farmers and residents.It is very difficult to climb on coconut tree manually due to the constant cylindrical structure and single stem.In other type of trees there will be branches for holding and to support the climber.A professional climber with proper training only could able to climb coconut tree.Due to the risk involved nowdays very less people are coming forward to climb on cocount trees.As the educational background of indian youth is increasing,most of the people may hesitate to come in climbing profession.considering this scenario, a device which will help the user to climb coconut tree easily will be useful for the people who is having large coconut cultivation as well as residents who is having less coconut trees.This kind of devices will encourage more people to come forward to agricultural sector. For designing of a coconut tree climbing device,it is very important to understand the customers aspirations and market setgment.This is done by analysing the data literature review,study,and customer survey and market study

    Get In Touch

    • Add: GKM College of Engineering & Technology G.K.M. Nagar Perungalathur (Near Tambaram) Chennai - 600 063 Tamilnadu, India
    • Tel: 044 - 2279 2411, 2279 4023, 2279 4073
    • Email: admission@gkmgroup.in
    • Fax:+ 91 - 44 - 2279 0012
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