Mechanical Engineering

About the Department

  • This department was established in the Year 1995. It has 9 Laboratories for imparting practical training to the students. These Laboratories will help the students to undertake project works, fabrication works, maintenance works, etc. The Department got accreditation from National Board of Accreditation in the year 2006.
  • Alumni strength of more than 1500 and they are working various industries.
  • Recognized as Research Centre by Anna University, Chennai, Tamilnadu.
  • Government and industry sponsored projects
  • Industry sponsored laboratories
  • Specially designed skill development programs in support of industry experts
  • National and international conferences and courses

Programmes offered

  • B.E. - Mechanical Engineering - 4 years
  • M.E. - Computer Aided Design - 2 years
  • M.E. - Manufacturing Engineering - 2 years
  • Ph.D. - (Research Programme)

Vision & Mission

Vision

  • Strive to make excellence in Mechanical Engineering education, research and innovation

Mission

  • To impart quality education to the students and enhancing their skills to make them internationally competent Engineers.
  • To provide State of the Art technologies to the students
  • To prepare graduates to pursue lifelong learning and meet intellectual, ethical and career challenges.
  • To expand the frontier of human knowledge in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering through fundamental and applied research.

PSOs, PEOs & POs

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

The students will demonstrate the abilities

  • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems in three core streams of Mechanical Engineering, i.e., design engineering, thermal & fluids engineering and manufacturing engineering
  • Design, develop and test an energy efficient system for required engineering applications.
  • Use CAD/CAM/CAE/ Computational tools to solve engineering problems.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The graduates of will be able to

  • PEO1: To prepare the graduate for successful careers in Indian and International Industries
  • PEO2: To develop the skills of the graduate to synthesize data and technical concepts for product design and development.
  • PEO3: To provide opportunity for students to work as part of teams on multidisciplinary projects and inculcate entrepreneurial attitude.
  • PEO4: To enhance the mathematical and scientific concepts necessary to formulate, solve and analyze engineering problems.

Program Outcomes (POs)

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  • Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct investigations of complex problems:Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Advisory Committee

Department Program Advisory Committee (DPAC)

S.No Member Designation
1 Dr.R.Thanigaivelan Professor &a Head
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mahendra Engineering College
2 Dr. S. Rajendra Boopathy Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Central Workshop Division
Anna University, Chennai - 600 025
3 Dr. S. Venkatachalapathy Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
National Institute of Technology,
Tiruchirappalli - 620015
4 Mr.S.Anto Jauspher Manager- Business Development and Application Engineering,
Titan Industries Ltd., Hosur
5 Dr.V.Shanmugam Senior Faculty Member,
Mahendra  Engineering College
6 Dr.S.Umamaheswari HoD/ EEE,
Mahendra Engineering College
7 Ms.G.Suganya Priyadharshni Assistant Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Coimbatore Institute of Technology,Coimbatore
8 Mr.R.Prabu Senior Faculty Member,
Mahendra Engineering College
9 Mr.R.Haribaskar UG Student,
Mahendra Engineering College

Board of Studies

Members of the Board of Studies

S.No. Name of the Member Communication Address of the members BoS Designation
1 Dr.R.Thanigaivelan Professor & Head
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mahendra Engineering College
BoS Chairman
2 Dr. S. Rajendra Boopathy Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Central Workshop Division
Anna University, Chennai - 600 025
University Nominee
3 Dr. S. Venkatachalapathy Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
National Institute of Technology,
Tiruchirappalli - 620015
Academic Expert
4 Mr.S.Anto Jauspher Manager- Business Development and Application Engineering,
Titan Industries Ltd., Hosur
Industrial Expert
5 Dr.V.Shanmugam Senior Faculty Member,
Mahendra  Engineering College
Academic Expert
6 Dr.S.Umamaheswari HoD/ EEE,
Mahendra Engineering College
Academic Expert
7 Ms.G.Suganya Priyadharshni Assistant Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Coimbatore Institute of Technology,
Coimbatore
Academic Expert
(Alumni)
8 Mr.R.Prabu Senior Faculty Member,
Mahendra Engineering College
Academic Expert
9 Mr.R.Haribaskar UG Student,
Mahendra Engineering College
Member

Laboratory

Engineering Practices Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Arc welding transformer with cables and holders
  • Welding accessories like welding shield, chipping hammer, wire brush.
  • Oxygen and acetylene gas cylinders, blow pipe and other welding outfit.
  • Hearth furnace, anvil and smithy tools

Capabilities

  • Welding:
    (a) Preparation of butt joints, lap joints and T- joints by Shielded metal arc welding.
    (b) Gas welding practice
  • Basic Machining:
    (a)Simple Turning and Taper turning
    (b) Drilling Practice
  • Sheet Metal Work:
    (a) Forming & Bending:
    (b)Model making - Trays and funnels.
    (c)Different type of joints.
  • Machine assembly practice:
    (a) Study of centrifugal pump
    (b) Gas welding practice
  • Demonstration on:
    (a) Smithy operations, upsetting, swaging, setting down and bending.
    (b) Foundry operations like mould preparation for gear and step cone
    (c)Fitting - Exercises - Preparation of square fitting and V - fitting models.

Utilization

  • Engineering Practices laboratory for all branch of engineering Students
  • Engineering Practices Laboratory for second year mechanical students

Laboratory In-charges

  • Dr.R.Boopathi
  • Mr.Muthukrishnan

Manufacturing Technology Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Centre Lathe with accessories
  • Moulding boxes, tools and patterns
  • Turret Lathe
  • Capstan Lathe
  • Horizontal Milling Machine
  • Vertical Milling Machine
  • Surface Grinding Machine
  • Cylindrical Grinding Machine\
  • Centreless Grinding Machine
  • Gear Hobbing Machine
  • Shaper
  • Slotter
  • Radial Drilling Machine
  • Lathe Tool Dynamometer
  • Drilling Tool Dynamometer
  • Tool Makers Microscope
  • Tool and Cutter grinder
  • Upright Drilling Machine

Capabilities

  • To measure the cutting force, tool temperature and shear angle during orthogonal cutting (on Lathe).
  • To study the effects of grinding variables on grinding forces, specific energy and surface finish.
  • To study the EDM machine and determine material removal rate and tool wear rate during machining of EN8 steel.
  • To study the various features of surface roughness measuring instrument also measure the parameters of the specimen.
  • To study the integrated multi process (µ-milling, µ-turning, µ -drilling, µ-EDM, µ-ECM, µ-wire cut, µ-EDG) on micromachining machine DT-110.
  • Investigation of wear and cutting processes (Fx, Fy, Fz and Mz) near the tool age during milling and drilling by Rotating 4-Component Dynamometer (RCD) on EMCO Mill concept 250.
  • To obtain the measurement of a given component using coordinate measuring machine (CMM).
  • To fabricate micro channel through epilog laser fiber mark fusion engraving machine.
  • To measure the axial force, with tool speed for different diameters, if the feed is constant on HMT Radial Drill Machine.

Utilization

  • Workshop Laboratory for second year Mechanical Students.

Laboratory In-charges

  • Dr.R.Boopathi
  • Mr.G.Muruganantham

Thermal Engineering Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Steam Boiler with turbine setup
  • I.C Engine – 2 stroke model
  • I.C Engine – 4 stroke model
  • Red Wood Viscometer
  • Apparatus for Flash and Fire Point
  • 4-stroke Diesel Engine with mechanical loading
  • 4-stroke Diesel Engine with electrical loading
  • Multi-cylinder Petrol Engine
  • Single cylinder Petrol Engine

Capabilities

  • Be able to conduct experiment on IC engine to study the characteristic and performance of IC engines
  • Estimate energy distribution by conducting heat balance test on IC engines
  • Evaluate methods for improving the IC engine performance.
  • Conduct constant speed and variable speed tests on IC engines and interpret their performance.

Utilization

  • Thermal Engineering Laboratory for second year Mechanical Students

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.L.Periyannan
  • Mr.C.Samiappan

Heat & Mass Transfer Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Guarded plate apparatus
  • Natural convection-vertical cylinder apparatus
  • Forced convection inside tube apparatus
  • Thermal Conductivity of Insulating Powder
  • Pin-fin apparatus
  • Composite Wall Apparatus
  • Stefan-Boltzmann apparatus
  • Emissivity measurement apparatus
  • Parallel/counter flow heat exchanger apparatus
  • Two stage reciprocating air compressor.
  • Refrigeration test rig
  • Air-conditioning test rig
  • Shell and Tube Exchanger
  • Bomb Calorimeter
  • Orsat Apparatus

Capabilities

  • Determine the valve timing diagram of SI engine & CI engine.
  • Analyze the influence of variations in TDC and BDC operations
  • Calculate the IP, BP, brake thermal efficiency.
  • Calculate & Compare the performance characteristics.
  • Experiment on IC engine load variations with Air fuel ratio.
  • Apply the concept of Morse test on SI engine.(multi cylinder).
  • Analyse the efficiency of reciprocating air compressor
  • Determine the principle of various parameters in boilers.

Utilization

  • Heat & mass transfer Laboratory for third year MECH Students

Laboratory In-charges

  • Dr.R.Boopathi
  • Mr.C.Samiappan

Dynamics Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Cam analyzer.
  • Motorised gyroscope.
  • Governor apparatus - Proell governor.
  • Whirling of shaft apparatus.
  • Dynamic balancing machine.
  • Static and dynamic balancing machine
  • Vibrating table
  • Vibration test facilities apparatus
  • Gear Model
  • Kinematic Models to study various mechanisms
  • Multi Degree System
  • Spring Mass System
  • Gear Reducers

Capabilities

  • Kinematics of 4 bar mechanisms – Slider crank and Crank Rocker Mechanism - Determination of velocity and acceleration.
  • Kinematics of Universal Joints – Determination of velocity and acceleration
  • Kinematics of Gear Trains – Simple, Compound, Epi-cyclic and Differential :Determination of velocity ratio and Torque
  • Governors - Determination of sensitivity, effort, etc. for any one of Governors -Watt, Porter, Proell
  • Motorized Gyroscope-Verification of laws -Determination of gyroscopic couple.
  • Whirling of shaft-Determination of critical speed of shaft with concentrated loads.
  • Determination of moment of inertia by oscillation method for connecting rod.
  • Vibrating system - Spring mass system - Determination of damping co-efficient of single degree of freedom system
  • Determination of natural frequencies of compound pendulum.

Utilization

  • Dynamics Laboratory for third year MECH Students & Second Year Medtronic Students.

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.P.Senthikumaran
  • Mr.N.Thangaraj

Metrology and Measurements Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Micrometer
  • Vernier Caliper
  • Vernier Height Gauge
  • Vernier depth Gauge
  • Slip Gauge Set
  • Gear Tooth Vernier
  • Sine Bar
  • Floating Carriage Micrometer
  • Profile Projector  
  • Mechanical Comparator
  • Electrical Comparator
  • Autocollimator
  • Temperature Measuring Setup
  • Displacement Measuring Setup
  • Force Measuring Setup
  • Torque Measuring Setup
  • Vibration / Shock Measuring Setup, Optical Comparator
  • Gear Tester, Flange Micrometer
  • Depth Micrometer, Limit Gauge Center

Capabilities

  • Calibration of Vernier / Micrometer/Dial gauge.
  • Checking Dimensions of part using slip gauges.
  • Measurements of Gear Tooth Dimensions using Gear Tooth Vernier.
  • Measurement of Angle using sine bar / sine center / tool makers microscope.
  • Measurement of straightness and flatness using Autocollimator
  • Measurement of thread parameters using Tool makers Microscope/Floating carriage Micrometer.
  • Checking the limits of dimensional tolerances using comparators (Mechanical / Pneumatic).
  • Measurement of Temperature using Thermocouple.
  • Measurement of Displacement using LVDT.
  • Measurement of Force using Load Cell.
  • Measurement of taper angle using profile projector

Utilization

  • Metrology and Measurements Laboratory for Final year MECH Students Laboratory In-charges

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.J.R.Vinodkumar
  • Mr.P.Muthukrishnan

CAD/CAM Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • A3 size plotter
  • Trainer CNC Lathe
  • Trainer CNC Millis

Capabilities

Creation of 3D assembly model of following machine elements using 3D Modeling software

Introduction of 3D Modeling software

  • Plummer Block
  •  Screw Jack
  •  Lathe Tailstock
  •  Universal Joint
  •  Machine Vice
  •  Connecting rod

Manual part programming using G and M codes for Facing, Turning, Step turning, Taper turning, multiple turning, multiple facing, and thread cutting operations.

CNC Milling program involving linear motion and circular interpolation method.

CNC Milling program involving contour motion and canned cycles.

Utilization

  • CAM Laboratory for third & final year Mechanical Students.

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.V.Sugan
  • Mr.T.Balasubramianiam

Mechatronics Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Basic Pneumatic Trainer Kit with manual and electrical controls
  • PID Controller
  • Basic Hydraulic Trainer Kit

Capabilities

  • Design and testing of direction control circuit using single acting cylinder and to demonstrate the working of the circuit.
  • Design and testing of direction control circuit using double acting cylinder and to demonstrate the working of the circuit.
  • Design and testing of pneumatic circuit with double acting cylinder using multiple sequences and to demonstrate the working of the circuit.
  • Design and testing of pneumatic circuit with double acting cylinder using push button in electro pneumatic trainer kit and to demonstrate the working of the circuit
  • Design a circuit using timer for controlled retracted motion of a double acting cylinder and to demonstrate the working of the circuit.
  • Design and testing of hydraulic circuit with double acting cylinder by using Hydraulic trainer kit to demonstrate the working of the circuit.
  • Design and demonstrate a Pneumatic / Hydraulic circuit using Fluid SIM software.
  • Control a steeper motor speed control of full step resolution by interfacing with 8051 micro controller.
  • Design and demonstrate the sequential circuit using PLC.
  • Control the speed of PMDC motor using PID controller interfacing

Utilization

  • Mechatronics Laboratory for Final year MECH Students

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.A.Krishnaraju
  • Mr.N.Thangaraj

Faculty & Staff

S.No Name of the Faculty Designation
1 Dr.V.Shanmugam Dean/Professor
2 Dr. R.Thanigaivelan HOD/Professor
3 Dr.K.Rajkumar Professor
4 Dr.R.Boopathi Associate Professor
5 Mr.R.Prabu Asst.  Professor
6 Mr.C.K.Murugesan Asst.  Professor
7 Mr.P. Annamalai Asst.  Professor
8 Mr.K.Dhanesh Prabu Asst.  Professor
9 Mr.A.Krishnaraju Asst.  Professor
10 Mr.L.Periyannan Asst.  Professor
11 Mr.B.M.Balakrishnan Asst.  Professor
12 Mr.R.Ram Kumar Asst.  Professor
13 Mr.V.Sugan Asst.  Professor
14 Mr.K.P.Srinivasaperumal Asst.  Professor
15 Mr.R.Arulraj Asst.  Professor
16 Mr.P.Senthilkumaran Asst.  Professor
17 Mr.R.Tamil Selvan Asst.  Professor
18 Mr.R.Sathish Asst.  Professor
19 Mr.J.R.Vinodkumar Asst.  Professor
20 Mr.P.Dineshkumar Asst.  Professor
21 Mr.M.Venkateshwaran Asst.  Professor
22 Mr.R.Soudararajan Asst.  Professor
23 Mr.P.Senthil Asst.  Professor
24 Mr.T.Arulkumar Asst.  Professor
25 Mr.G.Boopathy Asst.  Professor
26 Mr.J.Venkatraman Asst.  Professor
27 Mr.A.Venkat Ramanan Asst.  Professor
28 Mr.T.Vivek Asst.  Professor
29 Mr.V.Praveenkumar Asst.  Professor
30 Mr.S.Vijayakumar Asst.  Professor
31 Mr.R.Sasikumar Asst.  Professor
32 Mr.I.Jeyakumar Asst.  Professor
33 Mr.C.Vasanthakumar Asst.  Professor
34 Mr.P.Raja Asst.  Professor
35 Mr.V.D.Janarthanan Asst.  Professor
S.No Name of the faculty No. of Publication
1 Dr.V.Shanmugam 17
2 Dr. R.Thanigaivelan 06
3 Dr.K.Rajkumar 07
4 Mr.R.Boopathi 16
5 Mr.R.Prabu 02
6 Mr.C.K.Murugesan 06
7 Mr.P. Annamalai Nil
8 Mr.K.Dhanesh Prabu Nil
9 Mr.A.Krishnaraju 13
10 Mr.L.Periyannan 07
11 Mr.B.M.Balakrishnan 07
12 Mr.R.Ram Kumar 14
13 Mr.V.Sugan 01
14 Mr.K.P.Srinivasaperumal 02
15 Mr.R.Arulraj Nil
16 Mr.P.Senthilkumaran 01
17 Mr.R.Tamil Selvan 01
18 Mr.R.Sathish 01
19 Mr.J.R.Vinodkumar 04
20 Mr.P.Dineshkumar 02
21 Mr.M.Venkateshwaran 01
22 Mr.R.Soudararajan 02
23 Mr.P.Senthil 01
24 Mr.T.Arulkumar 01
25 Mr.G.Boopathy Nil
26 Mr.J.Venkatraman 01
27 Mr.A.Venkat Ramanan 02
28 Mr.T.Vivek 02
29 Mr.V.Praveenkumar 04
30 Mr.S.Vijayakumar 08
31 Mr.R.Sasikumar 10
32 Mr.I.Jeyakumar 04
33 Mr.C.Vasanthakumar 01
34 Mr.P.Raja 02
35 Mr.V.D.Janarthanan 02
S.No Name of the Supporting Staff Qualification
1 Mr.G.Muruganantham ITI
2 Mr.C.Samiappan ITI
3 Mr.P.Muthukrishnan TIT
4 Mr.P.Manickam -
5 Mr.N.Thangaraj DME
6 Mr.T.Balasubramaniam DME

Credentials

Credentials of the Department

  • Autodesk Certification program on AUTOCAD enabled 70 Nos. of students to earn the International Certification.
  • 1500 students obtained certification through Danfoss online exam.
  • 3 faculty members have been approved as research supervisor for guiding Ph.D /M.S candidates. In the last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
  • 4 faculty members have completed Ph.D degree and 7 more faculty are pursuing in the last three  academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
  • NPTEL Local Chapter is established for students and faculty members appearing for NPTEL courses online examinations 
  • Each faculty is assigned a group of 15 to 20 Students, who acts as Faculty Advisor in mentoring them during their period of study in this institution.
  • Counseling of Students is done periodically by the Faculty Advisor.
  • Guest Lectures by experts from both academic and industrial areas are arranged regularly.
  • National / State level Symposiums / Conferences are organized
  • The Faculty Advisor interacts with the students about their activities, personality development, results, performance in unit tests, module test and model examination, etc for necessary action
  • Our Students have undergone Internship in various Government / reputed Private Industries / Organizations.
  • Our student’s project design contests have been intra/inter college active participating and bagging cash prizes. 
  • All the students are undergoing skill development programmes like soft skills, communication skills, aptitude and logical reasoning , group discussions and technical interview skills
  • Professors delivered guest lectures in various institutes such as SRM University, Sona College of Technology and other institutions.
  • Anna University Sponsored FDTP in Manufacturing Technology was conducted in the department.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

  • DANFOSS: More than 1500 students appeared online certification courses our students and upon successful completion of training, certificates will be issued by Danfoss. Faculty members and students take up various courses offered and certified on successful completion of the courses.
  • CATIA: In this training will depute the trainer for special training for our CATIA students for special training regularly. Training programs are conducted continuously to our students and upon successful completion of training. Carrier openings on CATIA designing system industry are created and many students are placed in designing system related industries by utilizing the resources available at the centre of excellence.
  • AUTODESK: More than 75 students obtained international certification in AUTOCAD

Short-Term Courses

Short-Term & Value-Added Courses organized in the last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17

S.No Name of the Short-Term Courses /Value-Added Courses Number of students benefited
1 Danfoss 50
2 MATLAB - Mechanical Sciences Perspectives 40
3 Industrial Readiness Program on Logistics Management 25
4 Insight of Mechanical Engineering. 80
5 AUTO CAD 03
6 CATIA 120
7 AUTO DESK - ICTACT 100

Events

Seminars, Conferences & Workshops conducted through Professional Societies

S.No Type of Events Professional Society Date Name of the Events Resource Person
1 Workshop IE(I) 28-07-2016 Autodesk Fusion 360 / Future of Making things Mr.Anand Pillai, Education Lead, INDIA & SAARC. Mr.Anand GeethaGovindan,Account Manger - AEC, RCE,World wide Eduction, AutodeskIndia Pvt.Ltd,
2 Seminar SAE (I) 04-08-2016 SAE sponsored Intelligent vehicles Dr.E.Rajasekar, Secretary - SAEINDIA, Block-1, Modules 29 & 30, SIDCO Electronic Complex, Thiru- Vi- Ka Industrial Estate Guindy, Chennai. 9443894701.
3 Workshop IE(I) 03.08.2016-
05.08.2016
Fundamentals & Applications of Engineering Thermodynamics Dr.E.Natarajan,Professor,Institute for Energy Studies,CEG,Anna University.
4 Guest Lecture IE(I) 14-07-2016 Etiquettes of Mechanical Engineers Mr.M.S.Manivannan,Senior Exceutive - HR,Jayem Automotives Pvt.Ltd., Singanallur,Coimbatore-641005.
5 Guest Lecture IE(I) 22-07-2016 Productivity techniques in manufacturing industries Shri.T.Alagar,Senior Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Dept Assembly (Engine and Vehicle).Royal Enfield (unit of either group limited),Thiruvottiyur high road,Chennai.
6 Workshop IE(I) 10-08-2016 –
11-08-2016
IC Engines Mr.P.Xavier Jaganathan,Chief Excutive Officer, Goodwin Motors, Varadharajapuram, Tambaram Chennai.
7 Guest Lecture IE(I) 14-09-2016 Recent trends in Automobile industries Shri.BABU RAMACHANDRAN, Group Head, Power Train. Hyundai Motor India Ltd., Chennai.
8 Guest Lecture IE(I) 10.01.2017 Micro and Nano- machining Dr.J.Jerald, Assistant Professor,Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Thiruchirappalli,Tamilnadu,India
9 Guest Lecture ISTE 02.02.2017 Change management Mr.K.Murugan, Inventor,Tuticorin.6G Bryant Nagar, 8th Middle Strret, Tuticorin-628008
10 Seminar IE(I) 17.02.2017 Product Development Methodology of Engine Piston Rings Mr. S. Ramprakash, (Sr. Engr
Product Development & Application Engineering IP Rings Ltd,Maraimalai Nagar,Chennai
11 Conference ISTE 07.04.2017 Emerging trends in Mechanical Engineering NCETME 2017 Shri S.Anto jausper, Manager,Titan,Hosur
12 Seminar IE(I) 14.06.2017 Enchanting Experience of a Scientist in ISRO ShriV.Ranganathan,ISRO,Programme Director, Sriharikota.
13 Seminar SAE (I) 24.06.2017 Diesel Engine Emissions Scenarios and its Control Measure Shri.Sivashankaran, LeadEngineer,Axiscades Engineering Tech., Ltd., Bengaluru
14 Seminar SAE (I) 07.09.2017 Recent Expectation and Practices in Mechanical Industry Shri.P.Parthasarathi,
General Manager,CLF Structures Pvt Ltd,Chennai
15 National Level Symposium SAE (I) 15.09.2017 IYANTRA 2017 Dr N. Siva Shanmugam
Department of Mechanical Engg,NIT,Trichirapalli
16 Guest Lecture ISTE 21.11.2017 Importance of PLC Robotics and Networking in Manufacturing Industries Dr.S.Chandika, Controls Engineering,
Magna Power Train, Toronto, Canada.

IEEE Conference

  • Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering-NCTEME will be held on during 07 April 2017

RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY WORK

Academic research activities

Department of Mechanical Engineering is approved as Research Centre by Anna University, Chennai (Code: 4260917) for carryout research activities in various domains

Number of research publications of the faculty members

  • Academic Year  2014-2015 : 12
  • Academic Year  2015-2016 : 16
  • Academic Year  2016-2017 : 02

Faculty members guiding Ph.D. research scholars

S.No Name Area of Specialization Number of Research scholars 
Progress Awarded
1 Dr.V.Shanmugam Solar energy 7 5
2 Dr.R.Thanigaivelan Manufacturing 9 -
3 Dr.K.Rajkumar Thermal - -

List of Faculty Members Pursuing Ph.D

S. No. Name of the faculty Specialization University
1 Mr.R.Prabu Nano Technology Anna University
2 Mr.A.Krishnaraju Robotics Anna University
3 Mr.P.Senthilkumaran Composite Material Anna University
4 Mr.R.Arulraj Solar Energy Anna University
5 Mr.K.P.Srinivasaperumal Composite Material Anna University
6 Mr.R.Ramkumar Composite Material Anna University
7 Mr.Sasikumar Ergonomics design Anna University
8 Mr.L.Periyannan Phase Change  Material Anna University
9 Mr.J.R.Vinothkumar Micro Machining Anna University

Faculty members to whom Ph.D.  Degree awarded

  • Dr.R.Boopathi - Academic year 2016-17

Sponsored Research

S.No. Project Title Funding Agency Amount in Rupees (INR)
1 Fund for Improvement in S &T Infrastructure
(FIST)
Department of Science and Technology (DST) 19,21,000/-

Product Developed

S. No. Project Title Status Number of faculty involved
1 Fabrication of Dual Axis Solar Tracking System Completed 1
2 Fabrication of Onion Plantation Machine Completed 1
3 Design and Fabrication of Real Time Millage Indicator for Motorbikes. Completed 1
4 Design and Fabrication of Effectual Car Parking System Completed 1
2015-16
5 Design and Fabrication of Cone Type Continuously Variable Transmission for Automobiles Completed 1
6 Feasibility study and simulation of Low and Torque  Improvement in Heavy Duty Diesel Engine with Combined Turbocharger and Supercharger Completed 1
7 Modification of hydraulic circuit in Z-mill. Completed 1
8 Design of Submersible Stator Winding Insertion Process Completed 1
2014-15
9 Axle Assembly Layout Modification And Quality Enhancement Completed 1
10 Semi Automation Of Casing Head Assembly Completed 1
11 Design And Fabrication Of Reverse Gear In Handicapped Two Wheeler Completed 1

Consultancy work completed

S. No. Project Title Funding Agency / Industries Amount received (INR)
1 Industrial waste separation through pulsed power supply Zero discharge Pvt Ltd,Coimbatore 30,000
2 Gap control system in Electro machining Sivasakthi Industries,Salem 20,000

Mous

Memorandum of Understanding signed during last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-2017

S.No. Name of organization Domain / Area of Activities Contribution Activities & Outcome
1 MSME Support for Entrepreneurs Incubation center Development of SMEs through incubators
2 Danfoss Mechanical Subjects online course Technical Training and certification Learning and certification
3 Maaruti Coach Builder. Coach Builders Technical Training Will provide placement assistance to the deserving students of MEI
4 Haritha Tech serv(P)Ltd., Chennai Design Engineering Technical Training The training program in full
For the five (5) months period. Upon completion of the training, Harita may offer the selected students a placement opportunity.
5 Yuvabhumi’s YBG Kubota, Chennai Design and Development Program Technical Training Career planning Discussions throughout the development program.
6 CADD center, Salem Design Engineering Technical Training Training, Mentoring, FDP and placement Assistance.

Contact

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mahendra Engineering College (Autonomous),

Salem- Thiruchengode Highway, Mahendhirapuri,

Mallasamudram,

Namakkal-637503,

E-Mail id: hodmech@mahendra.info

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