Mechanical Research Centre

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in the year 1993 and offers B.E Mechanical Engineering, M.E CAD/CAM and M.E Industrial Safety Engineering. The Department has been recognized as a Research Center to have interaction with Anna University Chennai for collaborative research programme which leads to Ph.D, M.S Degree by research. The Department is well equipped with state-of-the art laboratories and infrastructural facilities in all the thrust areas.

 

  • 12 Ph.D Holders & 11 Faculty pursuing
  • University Ranks:
    • UG-99 Ranks including 7 First Ranks
    • PG-46 Ranks including 21 First Ranks
  • 27 Laboratories with equipment worth 7 Crores
  • TIFAC-CORE in Industrial Safety Engineering established with Rs.3.45 Crores
  • MSME recognized Technology Business Incubator (TBI) Cell
  • R & D Centre on Nano Science and Technology with Equipment worth Rs.2.3 Crores
  • Thirty two Research Projects for a worth of around 3 Crore

Our department has ongoing academic and research collaborations with governments and industries to keep pace with expanding frontiers of knowledge and global developments.

Experts available in the following potential research areas:

Centre For CAD
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Soft-Computing Techniques
  • Coding using C/C++/Matlab
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Finite Element Modelling and Simulation
  • Aircraft Structures
  • Structural Analysis
  • Multi-physics modelling
  • Impact Analysis
  • Synthesis of MR Fluids
  • Functional Graded Materials
  • Coupled field analysis
  • Analytical modelling
Centre for Manufacturing
  • Solar energy systems
  • Friction welding process
  • Friction Stud Welding
  • 3D Printing
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Fibre Reinforced Plastics (FRP)
  • Polymer Matrix Composites (PMC)
Centre for Safety (TIFAC-CORE)
  • Industrial Safety
  • Crash Analysis
  • Noise Mapping in Industries
  • Noise Measurement of Machineris
  • Noise Measurement of Crackers
  • Safety Audit
  • Hazard Evaluation Studies
  • Risk Assessment
  • Impact Sensitivity Pyrotechnic composistion
  • Friction Sensitivity Pyrotechnic composistion
Centre for Nano Science
  • Powder Metallurgy
  • Nano-composites
  • Metal matrix composites
  • Nano coatings
  • Nano-Material synthesis and Characterization
  • Imaging Techniques
  • Digital Image enhancements
  • Safe fireworks
  • Safety Audit & Hazardous Assessment
  • Nano scale pyrotechnics
  • Materials modelling and Simulation

Centre for CAD

About
Centre for CAD is well equipped with state of the art facilities that includes CAE Software facilities like ANSYS, SOLIDWORKS, PROE,LSDYNA, MATLAB etc., Besides materials modelling and Simulation software like MATERIALSTUDIO is available for materials modelling and Simulation.
Objectives
  1. To promote emerging technological and knowledge base innovative ventures that seek the nurturing of ideas from professional beyond the traditional activities of Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.
  2. To aim at Identification and Commercialization of Innovative Business Ideas.
  3. To promote generation of new ideas in the field of mechanical engineering, food processing, chemical, and electronic and software and engineering in genera at a nascent stage
  4. To assist design of novel materials through digital image enhancement softwares.
  5. To provide an environment for the Modeling and Simulation of nano materials using molecular simulation softwares.
  6. To execute mathematical modeling and Simulation for complex engineering problems.
  7. To give necessary inputs to the Design of complex machine components through Finite Element Analysis softwares.

Centre for Manufacturing

About
Centre for Manufacturing Excellence is well equipped with state of the art facilities that includes CNC Production Lathe, CNC Milling Machine with ATC, CMM, Vision Measuring System, Friction Stud Welding Machine & Surface Roughness Tester. Besides softwares such as Capsmill, Capsturn, SeeNCmill, SeeNCturn are available for generation of NC codes.
Objectives
  1. To emerge as a realm of pre-eminence in the field of manufacturing by offering conductive research atmosphere.
  2. To provide consultancy and innovative solutions to industries and to national and international enterprises.
  3. To provide balanced quality technical education with state-of-the art facilities in manufacturing for the students to reach the zenith in their career.
Equipments Available
Equipments
CNC Production Lathe CNC 250
CNC Milling Machine with ATC
CNC Trainer Lathe
Ultrasonic Flaw Detector
Friction Stud Welding Machine
Surface Roughness Tester- SJ210
Crysta Plus-M443 CMM
Vision Measuring Machine QS-L2010ZB
CADEM Software

 

Centre for Nano Science

About
Based on the importance and needs of Nano Science and Technology, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College has established Nano Science and Technology building with well-equipped laboratory from the academic year 2007. This unique P.G. Degree course comes under the affiliation of Anna University, Chennai and it is introduced for the first time under AICTE, New Delhi.
Objectives
  • To develop nano technology based research for diversified applications.
  • Motivate the nanotechnology students for their higher studies.
  • To accomplish sponsored research projects with various government funding agencies.
Equipments Available
Equipments
Ultrasonic processor
Wire chamber furnace
Spin coater
Hi-Speed Centrifuge
Inert Vacuum Furnace
Vacuum Spin Coater
Ultra-pure water System
Electro chemical workstation
Planetary mono mill
Glove box workstation
RF/DC Sputtering unit
Optical Microscope
Hall effect
UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
Zeta Sizer
FT-IR
Scanning Probe Microscope
Scanning Electron Microscope
Spectro fluro meter
Four probe instrument
Source meter
Pin on Disc wear testing machine
Nano fibre Electro spinning machine
Compression testing machine (CTM)

Centre for Safety (TIFAC-CORE)

About

Mechanical Department has been recognized as Centre of Relevance and Excellence in Industrial Safety by Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. The TIFAC-CORE in Industrial Safety was inaugurated by Bharath Ratna Dr. APJ. Abdul Kalam, the then Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India was the outcome of Government, Industry and Institute.

Apart from offering M.E. in Industrial Safety Engineering which has been recognized by the Labour and Employment (M2) Department, Government of Tamilnadu as a qualification for the post of Safety Officer, this centre dedicates itself in the development of Human Resource in safety engineering. The centre collaborates with BHEL, Trichy, CLRI/CISRA, DST and DRDL. The TIFAC-CORE is mandated to engage itself in the safety promotional activities by conducting In-plant safety training programmes and safety audits. The centre is capable to do consultancy services in Risk Analysis, HAZOP study and Consequences Analysis. The services are not only for the industries but for public and student community also.

Objectives
    1. Human Resource Development in Industrial Safety
  1. Development of Industrial Safety Engineering field to the International Standards
Equipments Available
Equipments
Friction Sensitivity equipment
Sound level meter
Impact sensitivity equipment
(Drop hammer test)
Turbine Blower / Exhauster
High volume sampler
Vacuum Pump
Smoke Detector
Anemo Meter (Digital)
Lux Meter  
Hot Air Oven
Infra Red Thermo Meter
Xfmea: Single user (FMEA Software) - Reliasoft Co.
RAMS, FEMA:RPN, RELTEC, SPC – Safety Software
HAMS-GPS Modules Software
FETI, CISCON Software
HAMSAGARS –Risk Assesment, OHSMS Evaluation  Software
Finch Mono II Oxygen Gas Detector
Exhaust Gas Analyser
Radiation Detector
Multi Gas Detector
Four Gas Monitoring Kit
Flue Gas analyzer
Temperature & humidity data logger

Our Faculty Members are Fellow members of renowned National and International level technical bodies viz. ISTE,SAE,ASME, IE(I),LMC, FISRD(Lon.), IIPE, ISHRAEM, SESI, IndACM, ISTAM and have received Recognition in the form of National awards. Twelve of our Faculty members are nominated as recognized Supervisor in Centre for Research/Anna University Chennai. Our Faculty members also attended Summer Faculty Research Fellow Programme at IITs.

      • Research Projects:
        • 8 On-going worth 108.43 lakhs
        • 24 Completed worth 190.87 lakhs
      • Consultancy: For a worth of 15 lakhs completed
Full Time Completed 1
Full Time Pursuing 9
Part Time Completed 21
Part Time Pursuing 43
      • SCI – 140 papers
      • Scopus – 206 papers
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