Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in the year 2008, recognized by AICTE, New Delhi and affiliated to VTU, Belgaum with an intake of 60 and has enhanced to 180 from academic year 2012-13. The Post Graduate course, M.Tech in Thermal Engineering has introduced from academic year 2012-13 with an intake of 18 students. Department recognize has a research centre by VTU and one faculty pursuing Phd program me in this centre .Department is actively involved in co-curricular and extracurricular activities with associations and professional bodies.. The main objective of the department is to provide academic excellence, knowledge and nurture talent in the area of Mechanical Engineering. The department is also looking forward to start Bio Diesel testing centre in the campus to explore and research on Alternative Fuels.
Impart Quality Technical Education to excel in Mechanical Engineering to meet the needs of the community.
Empower Student knowledge in basic and applied areas of Mechanical Engineering.
Strengthening collaboration with industries, research organizations, and institutes for an internship, joint research, and consultancy.
To inculcate entrepreneurial skills and human values in order to cater to the needs of society.
Exposure to industrial practices for managerial skills & professionalism
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Program Educational Objectives(PEOs)
Provide an opportunity for the students to expand knowledge in mechanical engineering.
Be able to provide solutions for technical and social problems through research and innovation.
Educate students to develop continuous learning attitude, ethics and values.
Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
Will be able to analyze, interpret and provide solutions to engineering and social problems.
Adapt to the dynamic challenges and scenario in the industries.
PROGRAMME OUTCOMES (POs)
Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, computer science and engineering to solve complex engineering problems.
Identity, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems in reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
3.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.
4.Conduct investigations of complex problems
Conduct investigations of complex problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
5.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.
6.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.
7.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.
Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
9.Individual and teamwork
Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
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, give and receive clear instructions.
11.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.
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.
Vision of Mechanical Engineering Department is to develop Quality Mechanical Engineers to meet the ever growing the ever changing needs of the economy. To strive hard in inculcating students with best knowledge and latest skills to ensure competitive edge in the current standard.
We are committed to provide high quality technical education at undergraduate level by means of state of art curriculum with best teaching-learning programme.Dedicated to continuously develop the personality of the students through compressive scheme to curricular and extracurricular activities.
The department is having a dedicated and qualified team of faculty, technical and supporting staff. The department has two Professors (Including Principal), two Senior Associate Professors and three Associate Professor, 30 Assistant Professors, The faculty- student ratio in the department is less than 1:18. The department has the advantage of having four faculty members with a teaching experience of more than 22 years. Among the faculty members, two with Doctoral degree; thirty five are with master’s degree. twelve faculty members are pursuing the doctoral degree. The students will be undergoing the practical training with the help of 12 qualified and experienced technical staff members
Area: Mechanical Engineering Affiliation: AIET, Moodbidri- affiliated to VTU, Belgaum.
Qualification: B.E(Mech), M.Tech,Ph.D
Courses Taught: For UG : - For PG : -
Academic Experience: -
Courses Completed : -
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Student Strength Current
Results from all the past years till date
We have well equipped workshops and laboratories in the department. All the necessary equipments have been procured as per A.I.C.T.E. norms. To tune ourselves to the changing technology, the laboratories are regularly being updated by providing state of the art equipments and technologies during the year. There are 12 superb laboratories to give hands-on experience to students for extensive expertise. They are:
Energy Conversion lab is having sophisticated equipments to do research on properties of fuel, working performances of IC engines.
Heat Transfer lab equipped for conducting experiments on thermal properties of different materials, refrigeration cycles and also on heat exchangers.
Fluid Mechanics lab helps in developing knowledge on working of turbines, pumps, compressors, and find out properties of water in flow through different channels.
Metallography and Material testing lab having equipments to test properties like hardness, toughness, wearing rate of different metals by destructively and non destructively
Meteorology and mechanical Measurements lab helps to understand properties of mechanical ,electro mechanical instruments also calibrate them with standards
Design lab is equipped for understanding and testing different properties of material used for different machine components.
Computer Aided modeling and analysis lab installed with advanced modeling and analysis software which helps analyzing the new design before manufacturing thus saving testing costs
Computer integrated Manufacturing lab uses the software to write program for manufacturing components in CNC machines
Smithy and Foundry makes student expert in conventional manufacturing
Fitting and Workshop gives basic knowledge about manufacturing
Machine Shop equipped with conventional and advanced machines to understand different manufacturing processes
MechXtorme – A Technical Fest (2019)
Two days inter college department “Technical Fest-MechXtorme” was organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alva’s Institute of engineering and technology, Moodbidrifrom 9thto 10th April 2019for the benefit of the engineering students to upgrade and share their knowledge.
Inauguration of MechXtorme and speech by Chief Guest
Momento to Chief guest by Dr. Harishanand K.S
Sri. Kishore Alva resident, Adani Group & Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce was Chief Guest of the event. Sri.Vivek Alva, Managing trustee, Alva’s Education Foundation, guest of honour of the function. Dr. Harishanand K.S, HOD, Dept of MEand Tech fest coordinator Dr.Satyanarayanwere presided over the podium.
MechXtormewas started at 10.00 AM in the Auditorium hall, MBA block by Miss. Vijaylaksmi, 6th Semester student(master of ceremony of the function), with the prayer song sung by Mr.Abhishek More6th Semester studentEngg student. Dr. Harishanand K.S, welcomed dignitaries on the dais. Miss. Aishwarya, Final year student introduced the Chief guests. Kishore Alva to the gathering.
In an inaugural address, Sri. Kishore Alva said that mechanical engineering is one of the most exciting and fascinating disciplines. It possesses the evergreen charm of career-making because of its importance in all fields of engineering applications. The discipline explores engineers to the conception, design, implementation and operation of mechanical systems in various aspect of life.
He said that China is a country with the most opportunity currently for mechanical engineers; a lot of manufacturing from around the world is being outsourced to China. They produce more cars than any other country in the world. However, they have a strong preference to hire locals; and their education system is not as strong as most of the Western World.
Mr. Vivek Alva, guest of honour addressed the gathering and said that Mechanical Engineering is considered to be one of the oldest and broadest branches of engineering. This field is also referred to as the Mother branch of engineering. It was heightened that jobs for mechanical engineers are more in future and rumour about no jobs are false. The program was concluded by Vote of Thanks by event coordinator Dr.Satyanarayan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engg, AIET.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alva's Institute of Engineering and Technology, organized inter-college technical fest (MechXtorme) for the student aspirants from various engineering colleges.
Two days fest was organized on 9thand 10th April 2019with the objective to provide a platform for the students to showcase their talent with a competitive spirit. The event was successful enough to attract as many as 200 registrations across the state which included18 technical events. Students were
VARISTHA KREEDHA KOOTA
A sequel of the most awaited event "Varishta Kreedha Koota" which is a collection of traditional games of different parts of India which are vanishing from the land are recalled once again by Alva’s Education Foundation (AEF) students which were organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering Forum team "Mech Meastroes” at Alva’s Institute of Engineering Campus on 8th October of 2017.
Entrepreneur Deviprasad Shetty, who inaugurated the event, called upon the young students to focus on preserving the ancient culture of the country by continuing playing rural sports and games. Modern games like cricket and football should not take away the shine of the rural games, he added.
During the inauguration function, Dr. Peter Fernandes, Principal AIET, Dr. Kurian, Principal, Alva’s Degree College, Prof. K.V. Suresh, HOD Mech Engineering, Dr. Satyanarayan Forum coordinator and Nickky Harries Students president were present.
The day has provided that, Victory is not the sole intention, but the spirit of playing together.
VARISTHA KREEDHA KOOTA 2016
A sequel of the most awaited event "Varishta kreedha koota"which is a collection of traditional games of different parts of India which are vanishing from the land are recalled once again by Engineering students which was organized by the Mechanical Department Forum team "MechMeastroes” at Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology (AIET) Campus on 1st November of 2015.
Mr.Andaru Gunapal Hegde, Retired head master, Govt. school inspector inaugurated the “Varishtakreedhakoota"event which is organized in AIET by Mechanical Students for engineering, naturopathy, ayurvedic, homeopathy medical and degree students and also teaching and non-teaching faculty members. All students and staff got a chance to participate and know about our rich traditional games like Lagori, HaggaJaggaata(tug of war), chennemana, palle,TonkaBille, Kuttidonne,Bandiaata, Goliaata, Kottalige Cricket and indoor games like Chouka bara (similar to Lido), gooli ata where thousands of students participated with shells, “kavade” in Kannada and many other crowd catching games which were the cultural Heritage of ancient Karnataka.In presidential remarks Principal of AIET Dr.Peter Fernandessaid that our traditional games are very economical, enjoyableand playable by everybody independent of gender and age and it can accommodate any no of players in small areas,this event is organized for rising the funds by providing the equipment for neighboring government schools.During the inauguration function Prof. K.V.Suresh, HOD, Dept. of mechanical engineering,Dr. Satyanarayan and Mr .Santosh A. Goudar, forum Co-coordinators and Mr. Ashwin carlton salis and Mr. Edison Methew students president were present. Melwin D mello introduced the chief guest and conveyed the vote of thanks.
VARISTHA KREEDHA KOOTA 2015
A sequel of the most awaited event "Varishtakreedhakoota"which is a collection of traditional games of different parts of Karnatakaand Kerala which are vanishing from the land are recalled once again by Engineering students which was organized by the Department of Mechanical Forum team "Mech Meastroes” at Alva’s Institute of Engineering and TechnologyCampus on 1stNovember of 2014.
By quoting this Mr. VijaynathVittal Shetty, Managing trustee Shastavu Sri Bhoothanatheshwara temple, Badaga, Yedapadavu, Mijarinaugurated the “Varishtakreedhakoota"event whichwas organized at AIET by Mechanical engineering Students. In which Staff and students got a chance to participate and know about our rich traditional games like Lagori, HaggaJaggaata(tug of war),chennemana,palle,TonkaBille,Kuttidonne,Bandiaata, Goliaata, Kottalige Cricket and indoor games like Chouka bara (similar to Lido) where hundreds of students participated with shells, “kavade” in Kannada and many other crowd catching games which were the cultural Heritage of ancient Karnataka.In presidential remarks Principal of AIET Dr .Peter Fernande addressed that our traditional games are very economical, enjoyableand Playable by everybody independent of gender and age and it can accommodate any number of players in small areas,this event is organized for rising the funds by providing the equipment’sfor neighboring schools.During the inaugurationfunction Mr. Vivek Alva,Managing trusteeProf. K.V.Suresh, HOD Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Satyanarayan forum Co-Coordinator, Mr. Puneeth, Asst. Professor, Dept. of ME and Mr. Abhishek Suvarna presidentMechMeastroes were present,AkshaySetty introduced the Chief guest and Mr. Ganesh was Master of ceremony.
“Because of addiction to modern technology tools of entertainment like televisions and video games and modern versions of computer gaming our traditional games are disappearing fast. This event is an effort towards reviving them, and keeping the culture alive’’
Today here it's been proved that Victory is not the sole intention, but the spirit of playing together.
MECH MAESTROS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2014
Mechanical EngineeringDepartmental Forum ActivityMECH MAESTROS for the academic year 2014-15was formally inaugurated on 19th August 2014 (Tuesday), at MBA seminar hall, AIET. The program inaugurated at 2.30pm by invocation song.Dr.Umesh M Bhushi, Principal, Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, inaugurated the Departmental Forum Activity by lighting the lamp followed by Prof. K. V Suresh, Head, Department of Mechanical Engg,Dr.Satyanarayan, forum coordinator, Mr. Abhishek, President MECH MAESTROSand Mr. AnandKrishanan, SecretaryMECH MAESTROS.
At the outset Mr. Abhishek, PresidentMECH MAESTROSwelcome the gathering.Mr. AnandKrishanan, Secretary MECH MAESTROS welcome the dignitaries on daisflorally. Dr.Satyanarayan, forum coordinator,welcome the new forum representatives florally.The programme concluded with vote of thanks by Mr. AnandKrishanan, Secretary MECH MAESTROS. 300 students both from pre-final and final year and the entire departmental faculty were part of the inauguration program. The inauguration of Departmental Forum Activity MECH MAESTROSwas successfully concluded.
The following technical talks were organized for the benefits of U.G and Faculty members of the department for Even semester 2018 - 2019. The report in brief of each talk is summarised as follows
Title of the technical talk
Name of Invited speaker
A career in Dairy Technology
Mr. B T Kishore,
Milk Union Limited (KMF), Shivamogga
Coal Combustion and its effect on High-temperature Boiler components in Thermal Power Plants
Dr. M G Ananda Kumar
Engineering Officer Gr.4/ Head- Training Division, Central Power Research Institute (CPRI)
Dr. M MBenal
H.O.D, Govt. Engineering College
Mr. Jayashanker Rai
Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd
Aircraft materials and
Mr. G. S. NanjundaSwamy
Chief Manager (HT and HC)
Aircraft Division, HAL Bangalore
Mechanical Aspects of
Gas Turbine Engines
Mr. R Senthil Kumaran
senior scientist, CSIR-NAL, Bangalore
Technical Talk On "A career in Dairy Technology"
Resource Person: Mr B T Kishore, Deputy Manager, Milk Union Limited (KMF), Shivamogga
Date: 27 February 2019
During the talk, Speaker said that Shivamogga dairy was established during 1991 to enable processing 1.0 LLPD. At present dairy, capacity is 2.0 LLPD and processing capacity of 1.75 LLPD. The dairy manufactures Curds, Masala Buttermilk, Peda, Mysore Pak, Ghee, Paneer, Cashew burfi and Nandini bite. It was said that the union has a 2nd milk processing unit capacity 0.60 LLPD atDavanagere to cater the needs of Davanagere city and the taluk headquarters of the district and highlighted that largest Milk Producing Country in the World is India (91.3 Billion KG). State rank of milk production is Gujarat - 1.25 Crore kg/day, Karnataka - 84 Lakh kg/day, Uttar Pradesh-70 Lakh kg/day, Maharashtra – 65 Lakh kg/day, Andhra Pradesh -62 Lakh kg/day.
The speech was directed to Functions involved in Dairy Plant such as Reception, Processing, Pre-Pack, Cold Store, Refrigeration, Boiler, Dispatch, ETP. The reception process involved Milk from primary societies, Receiving of Milk at Dairy, Immediate Cooling (Below 50°C), Standardisation of Milk, Pasteurisation of Milk (72°C for 15 Sec), Homogenisation of Milk (63°C for 30 Min), Cooling of Milk (below 5°C), Storage in Silos, Packing and Dispatch.
It was concluded that, a person holding a degree of B. Tech. Dairy Technology can be employed by big companies like Mother Dairy, Amul, Nestle, Reliance and Hindustan Unilever etc. They can choose to work as Dairy scientists, Dairy equipment repairer, Dairy managers and dairy consultants etc.
The main benefits of this talk are students and faculty members of the department got exposure of understanding ofDairy Technology.
Presentation of memento to Mr. B T Kishore from Prof.Harishanada K S (HOD Mech)
Coal Combustion and its effect on High temperature Boiler components in Thermal Power Plants
Resource Person: Dr. M G Ananda Kumar, Engineering Officer Gr.4/ Head- Training Division, Central Power Research Institute (CPRI)
Date:2 March 2019
Initially, a video related to the profile of the Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) was presented. He said,CPRI has vast experience and expertise in the areas of material characterization, simulation, diagnostic, calibration, and system analysis. CPRI also provides the consultancy services on various needs of power sector besides offering Customised Training Programmes. It has been extending its services for over five decades to industries in their quest for innovation, new product development, import substitution, quality assurance etc.
In his presentation, emphasis on Coal Analysis and Testing Laboratory was highlighted. He said coal-based power generation accounts for over 83% of India’s thermal power capacity. There is about 20% shortfall of domestic coal supply in the country based on the forecast made by Coal India Ltd for the next 5 years. It was also expressed that, the imported coal is being blended with Indian coals and fired in the thermal power plants. There are crucial issues involved in respect of firing blended coals inexisting Indian thermal power plants, as the boilers are designed for Indian coal characteristics.
Types of coals available in India
He said, some of the properties like thermal input and overall ash loading can be predicted from the blend ratio of the constituent coals, but not all the other properties. Some of the qualitative properties like grindability, ash fusion temperature, combustion reactivity, etc are generally non-additive. This leads to unexpected problems like reduced mill efficiency, clinker formation, increased unburntsin ash, etc. In this context, fixing blend proportion based only on ash load and heat value is questionable.
Then, the talk was directed towards RLA (Remaining life assessment) methodology and types of tests carried out during RLA. Remaining life assessment is an estimate of the reliability of a product in its life cycle application environment based on health monitoring and prognostics analyses. The purposes of RLA Technology are Escalating cost of new units, Extended lead times in plant construction, Increasingly stringent environment and safety regulations, Increasing awareness of the technological feasibility of extending component life, Metallurgical damage through thermally induced, degradation, Service sponsored damage (creep, thermal fatigue, fatigue), Mechanical damages (Fly ash erosion), Metal Oxidation / Corrosion, Chemical damage due to disturbance in feed water quality, Operation outside design limits.
He said, there are three methods of RLA,
Level – 1
Operational history Review of historical problems
Level – II
Detailed Inspection Plan Identification of critical components Analysis of root cause of problems
Level – III
Typical boiler component inspection for RLA study
Inspection of turbine components for RLA study
He talked on Assessment of Microstructural Degradation in which the following tests/methods to be followed
Destructive in nature Sampling of tubing required Limitations – sampling
No Sampling Is Required On Site Assessment By Replication Technique
Stages of graphitization Inspection interval strategies Qualitative assessment
In his presentation, he said, oxide scale in boiler tube produced by oxidation of tube metal, (steam side - tube internal), Compound of Complex iron oxides. Due to oxidation, Reduces heat transfer, Increases tube metal temperature, Increases the rate of scale formation, Reduces the effective wall thickness, and hence the operating stress, Promote creep in tube metal.
Oxide layer formation in the boiler tube
He spoke on Methodology for Oxide Scale Measurements
Destructive Technique, Lab. Evaluation of samples cut and removed from component by Optical or Scanning
Non - Destructive Evaluation, Ultrasonic technique using high frequency, special long delay line probes
In concluding that, Comprehensive evaluation of Remaining life of tubes taking into account of fireside corrosion and metallurgical degradation Advanced NDE methods viz. UT using EMATs, Phased array UT for turbine components, Small punch tests for embrittlement studies etc are required.
The main benefits of this talk are students (U.G and P.G sections) and faculty members of the department got exposure to understanding the concept of coal analysis and their characterisation. The talk was especially appreciated by faculty members who have registered for the PhD course (both thermal and materials background) since the talk was specific to their subject. In conclusion, the talk was benefited for U.G, P.G and faculty members of the department.
Resource Person: Dr Mahagundappa M. Benal,H.O.D, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Govt. Engineering College, Kushalnagara
Date:15 March 2019
Speaker said that Smart materials have properties that react to changes in their environment. This means that one of their properties can be changed by an external condition, such as temperature, light, pressure, electricity, voltage, pH, or chemical compounds. This change is reversible and can be repeated many times.
Types of Smart Materials are Piezoelectrics: Piezoelectric materials convert electrical energy to mechanical energy, Shape Memory Alloys, Magnetostrictive,
Speaker said that smart materials and structures will solve engineering problems with hitherto unachievable efficiency, and provide an opportunity for new wealth-creating products. Potential applications of such adaptive materials range from the ability to control the aero-elastic form of an aircraft wing, thus minimising drag and improving operational efficiency, to vibration control of lightweight structures such as satellites, and power pick-up pantographs on trains.
He conveyed students that smart materials have drawn substantial attention and interest in a broad range of applications, due to their unique and superior characteristics. However, there is a blurry image over the potential applications of smart materials in consumer durables. This has stalled further research and decision making in innovating consumer durables based on smart material technologies. Therefore, cross-disciplinary research between the domain of material engineering and product design, through dedicated methods and software tools are necessary in order to improve the situation.
Mr Jayashanker Rai, General Manager, Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd(MCF), Mangalore
Date:18 March 2019
Speaker said that Personal empowerment is about looking at who you are and becoming more aware of yourself as a unique individual. Personal empowerment involves developing the confidence and strength to set realistic goals and fulfil your potential. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses and a range of skills that are used in everyday situations, but all too often people remain unaware of or undervalue, their true abilities.
A person aiming for empowerment is able to take control of their life by making positive choices and setting goals. Developing self-awareness, an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses - knowing your own limitations is key to personal empowerment.
The talk was focussed on What does it mean to be self-empowered? How do you teach self-empowerment? What is the aim of empowerment? What is the importance of empowering individuals? How can you empower a person? Why is empowerment important in leadership? What are the empowerment skills? How do you empower yourself? How can we empower others? What are the 5 types of empowerment?
Speaker concluded that taking steps to set and achieve goals - both short and longer-term and developing new skills, acts to increase confidence which, in itself, is essential to self-empowerment.In conclusion, the talk was benefited for U.G and faculty members of the department.
Aircraft materials and Properties
Resource Person: Mr. G. S. NanjundaSwamy, Chief Manager (HT and HC), Aircraft Division, HAL Bangalore
Date:25 March 2019
At the outset speaker introduced HAL to students and faculties by showing video.
He said that knowledge and understanding of the uses, strengths, limitations, and other characteristics of structural metals is vital to properly construct and maintain any equipment, especially airframes.
The further speaker highlighted the following topics,
Introduction of HAL and their day to day work.
Advanced foundries located in HAL.
Fundamental of Materials.
Selection criteria of materials for aircraft applications.
Areas of research: Alloy development, production of alloys, heat treatment of alloys
Internship opportunities at HAL
Job openings at HAL
Students and faculty members of the department benefited talk.
Presentation of memento to Mr. G. S. NanjundaSwamyby Dr.Satyanarayan
Mechanical Aspects of Gas Turbine Engines
Resource Person: Mr. R Senthil Kumaran, Senior Scientist, CSIR-NAL, Bangalore
Date: 29 March 2019
At the outset Scientist introduced National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) to students and faculties. Indicating that, NAL is a constituent of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, established in the year 1959 is the only government aerospace R&D laboratory in the country’s civilian sector. CSIR-NAL is a high-technology oriented institution focusing on advanced disciplines in aerospace. .
He said that the use of gas turbines for power generation and electricity production in both single cycle and combined cycle plant operation is extensive and will continue to globally grow into the future. Due to its high power density and ability to convert gaseous and liquid fuel into mechanical work with very high thermodynamic efficiencies, significant efforts continue today to further increase both the power output and thermodynamic efficiencies of the gas turbine. In particular, the aerothermal design of gas turbine components has progressed at a rapid pace in the last decade with all gas turbine manufacturers, in order to achieve higher thermodynamic efficiencies. This has been achieved by using higher turbine inlet temperatures and pressures, advanced turbine aerodynamics and efficient cooling systems of turbine airofoils, and advanced high temperature alloys, metallic coatings, and ceramic thermal barrier coatings.
In the technical talk, issues related to the thermal design of gas turbine blades were highlighted and several heat transfer technologies were examined by the scientist, such as convective cooling, impingement cooling, film cooling, and application of thermal barrier coatings. Typical methods for validating the thermal designs of gas turbine airofoilswere also highlighted during the talk.
The talk was appreciated by students and faculty members especially students are in 5th semester because there are learning turbo machinery subject. In conclusion the talk was benefited for U.G and faculty members of the department memento to speaker was presented by HODDr.Harishanand K S.
Presentation of Memento to Scientist by HODDr.Harishanand K S.
Mrs. Anita Borulkar | Vice President of Human Resources, Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd. (BFW), Bangalore
Every year, many numbers of student graduates pass out from technical institutes in India and around the world. Seeing the trend and the fast pace growth in today’s world, the industry standards also keeps increasing at the same time. With this, of course comes many numbers of expectations from the up-coming students by the company. To educate the students on the same, the Department of Mechanical organized an invited lecture on “Corporate Expectations from Students”. Mrs. Anita Borulkar, Vice President Human Resources, Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd. (BFW), Bangaloredelivered lecture on 13th August 2018.
Initially she said that, rapid technological change, participative management and employee empowerment, global competition, and other workplace innovations have created a demand for a higher skill level for engineering graduates. Identifying industry expectations for engineering graduates are an important step in developing university curricula which are responsive to the needs of the profession. She highlighted on specific industry expectations for new engineering graduates and which provide practical recommendations for strategically aligning engineering curricula with the professional community. It was emphasised that, by identifying specific skills requisite for career success, universities can provide an improved service for their graduates and the engineering industry.
It was concluded that, regarding the corporate expectations of the graduates in terms of skills from the corporate industry, domain knowledge becomes the highest votes. However, the soft skills became less focus by the corporate industries today.
The main benefits of this talk are students and faculty members of the department got exposure of understanding of Corporate Expectations from Students.
"Efficiency Improvement of Biomass-Based Thermal Power Plant"
Dr. R. HafeezBasha | Chief Technology Officer, Station-H Corporation (Non-profit), Mentor for Change at Atal Innovation Mission at NITI-Aayog (Planning Commission), Hyderabad
Biomass is a derivative of waste materials from various natural sources that exists in different forms depending upon its composition in content. However, the choice of biomass type based on its availability alters the values of the calorie and thermal efficiency. In the technical talk, the use of information technology in developing the renewable fuel by increasing the thermal performance and reducing the cost was highlighted by Dr. R. HafeezBasha, Mentor for Change at Atal Innovation Mission at NITI-Aayog (Planning Commission), Hyderabad.
Speaker mainly focussed on his outcomes of research obtained at Kumamoto University, Japan during his doctoral research. He said that, biomass samples (Wood Pellet and rice husk with different weight percentage) were configured into the database management system using the user interface system of the computer model which was self-developed by his team in the laboratory. The computer model was coded with moisture content feature that would influence the thermal output significantly, producing advanced material from combustible waste and also reducing global warming and pollution. The user can enter the value of moisture content in terms of percentage in each sample of biomass while entering the composition parameters itself which is the uniqueness of model. He also highlighted that; the model will be useful in determining the optimum composition of biomass and preparing its sample accordingly.
It was observed that the performance of samples during the combustion was extremely poor at 30% moisture content in biomass and the combustion halted when moisture percentage exceeded beyond 30%. The samples cannot be experimented if the moisture content is high and needs pre-treatment so that the percentage falls below 30%. The talk was concluded that, the method and model shall reduce the dependency on pre-treatment methods to increase the calorie of fuel when used in place of coal in the thermal power plants. However reduction in percentage of moisture content is considered critical in order to get better performance and avoid wastage of fuel. Natural drying techniques are still suitable for most users while preparing the biomass composition, however if the user desires to get better efficiency some of the forced drying techniques also need to be considered.
The talk was specially appreciated by faculty members those are pursuing Ph.D course in the area of thermal engineering. Since the talk was specific to their subject. In conclusion the talk was benefited for U.G and faculty members of the department.
"Millennials in corporate India - Expectations and Preparedness"
Demographics have become increasingly important in marketing, especially with the growth of better segmenting algorithms and plenty of big data to draw on that can help mould effective strategies. One group that is now extremely important to brands are millennials, those born between the early 1980s and the turn of the century. In fact, they've changed the way we marketers look at customers and delivered something of a marketing revolution. Nowhere is the group more important than in India. A talk on Indian Millennials: Facts and Figures was delivered by Sri. Manojit Acharya, Managing Director, Jungheinrich Lift Truck India, Pvt Ltd, Mumbai.
Speaker said that, those under 35 represent a large proportion (65%) of the Indian population, They are undoubtedly better educated and more tech savvy than their predecessors, They are more likely to engage and shop online. And they have a clear set of characteristics that define how marketing companies and brands should engage with them.
While earlier generations migrated to digital media, millennials were the first to be digital natives. They grew up with this stuff and are certainly more comfortable with it than their parents. This tech, lifestyle and social landscape has not only defined how these people work but how they play, shop and aspire to greater things.
Speaker highlighted the four areas of technology that businesses should remain at the forefront of to attract and retain the best talent:
He said that, Millennials are eager to learn and grow, and businesses should be willing to accommodate that.With e-learning technology solutions, businesses can deliver training via progressive and more cost-effective channels, such as learning management systems, podcasts and on-demand videos. He stressed that, According to PwC (pricewaterhousecoopers), millennials also expect to communicate through social networking, instant messaging, blogs and wikis -- in other words, all the different types of technology they have grown up using. Workplaces that make it easier for millennials to exchange information in a way that is natural to them will foster greater productivity.
He conveyed students that, Businesses also need to help their employees gain the skills needed to take full advantage of Artificial Intelligence (AI). According to the 2016 Dell & Intel Future Workforce Study Global Report, 56% of millennials believe that AI leads to more productivity in the workplace. Automation of routine and mundane tasks gives employees more time to focus on creative, human and value-added work.
In the talk speaker specifically said that, management and completion of work are changing. Instead of adjusting to one enterprise-wide project management system, millennials opt to use the best software tools to complete specific tasks.
At the end he concluded that, talent is becoming more and more tech-fluent, and the expectations for attracting and maintaining talent will only continue to grow. Businesses that recognize and accommodate these shifts will see higher employee engagement, satisfaction and retention.
"Synergism in material systems: Polymer matrix composites"
Dr. Anandhan Srinivasan | Professor and HOD, Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, Surathkal
Polymer matrix composites (PMCs) are comprised of a variety of short or continuous fibers bound together by an organic polymer matrix. Unlike a ceramic matrix composite (CMC), in which the reinforcement is used primarily to improve the fracture toughness, the reinforcement in a PMC provides high strength and stiffness. The PMC is designed so that the mechanical loads towhich the structure is subjected in service are supported by the reinforcement. The function of the matrix is to bond the fibers together and to transfer loads between them.
Professors said that aerospace applications of advanced composites account for about 50 percent of current sales. Sporting goods, such as golf clubs and tennis rackets, account for another 25 percent. The sporting goods market is considered mature, with projected annual growth rates of 3 percent. Automobiles and industrial equipment round out the current list of major users of PMCs, with a 25 percent share.
The next major challenge for PMCs will be use in large military and commercial transport aircraft. PMCs currently comprise about 3 percent of the
structural weight of commercial aircraft such as the Boeing 757, but could eventually account for more than 65 percent. Because fuel savings are a major reason for the use of PMCs in commercial aircraft, fuel prices must rise to make them competitive. The largest volume opportunity for PMCs is in the automobile. PMCs currently are in limited production in body panels, drive shafts, and leaf springs. Professor gave incite on principle, production and applications of PMCs and mainly focussing on Research and Development Priorities. Determination of mechanical properties of PMCs was explained in the talk.
Speaker concluded that, there will no doubt give composite materials a lot of development opportunities and challenges by Providing services for information technology, making contributions to improve the quality of human life, Making contributions to solve the shortage of resources and the energy crisis. The talk was specially appreciated by students and faculty members specially those are pursuing Ph.D course in the area of materials engineering. In conclusion the talk was benefited for U.G and faculty members of the department.
"Mechanical Aspects of Gas Turbine Engines"
Mr. C. Veera Sesha Kumar | Senior Scientist, CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) Bangalore
At the outset Scientist introduced National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) to students and faculties. Indicating that, NAL is a constituent of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, established in the year 1959 is the only government aerospace R&D laboratory in the country’s civilian sector. CSIR-NAL is a high-technology oriented institution focusing on advanced disciplines in aerospace.
He said, the aerothermal design of advanced gas turbines has progressed significantly in the last decade, primarily due to the requirement of increased turbine efficiencies and power. Performance increases are driven not only for reducing the consumption of fuel and the subsequent cost benefits, but also to reduce the emissions of CO2, which is a primary component for the increased global warming.
It was highlighted that, over the last decade, major gas turbine performance enhancements have been achieved by the use of higher turbine inlet temperatures and pressures, design of advanced turbine aerodynamics, through reductions in turbine cooling and leakage air, and via the introduction of new high temperature alloys, metallic antioxidation coatings, and thermal barrier coatings.
The talk was further discussed on the operation of a gas turbine, design consideration of cooled turbine bladesTurbine blade thermal analysis and Detailed aerothermal designs.
Scientist concluded that the aerothermal design of gas turbine components has progressed at a rapid pace in the last decade with all gas turbine manufacturers, in order to obtain higher thermodynamic efficiencies. This has been achieved by using higher turbine inlet temperatures and pressures, advanced turbine aerodynamics, efficient cooling systems for turbine airofoils and advanced high temperature alloys, metallic coatings, and ceramic thermal barrier coatings.
Due to the complexity of the heat transfer phenomenon associated with gas turbine airofoils, it is also relatively common that final airofoil designs are thermally validated in several validation carriers which are representative of engine conditions. These validation carriers include high speed cascade rigs, scaled perspex models, airflow and qualitative heat transfer flow benches, and gas turbine test engines.
The talk was appreciated by students and faculty members especially students are in 5th semester because there are learning turbo machinery subject. In conclusion the talk was benefited for U.G and faculty members of the department memento to Mr. C. Veera Sesha Kumarwas presented by HODDr.Harishanand K S.
A technical talk on the topic “Role of Biomimetics in Materials Design” was delivered by Dr. Udaya Bhat K, Associate Professor and Head, Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engg,, Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engg, NITK Surathkal on 8th September 2017.
Professor said, Biomimetics is the use and implementation of concepts and principles from nature to creating new materials, devices and systems. He also said that, adaptation of biomimetic methods and systems found in nature into synthetic constructs is desirable because evolutionary pressure typically forces natural systems to become highly optimized and efficient. Nature provides a database of several solutions that already work and thus serve as models of inspiration for synthetic paradigms. Biomimetic designs can be used in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and drug delivery.
In the presentation he talked about lotus effect, which refers to self-cleaning properties that are a result of ultrahydrophobicity as exhibited by the leaves of “lotus flower". Dirt particles are picked up by water droplets due to the micro- and nanoscopic architecture on the surface, which minimizes the droplet's adhesion to that surface.
A technical talk on the topic “Energy Efficiency in Thermal Power Plant” was delivered by Mr. M. Siddhartha Bhatt, Director (Retired), CPRI on 15/09/2017.
Speaker said, CPRI is rendering the Energy audit and Energy efficiency service for a variety of customers for more than two decades and have undertaken audits in several energy intensive industries, thermal power stations (TPS), hydel power stations, Port trusts, oil refineries, refrigeration and air conditioning plants and buildings, etc. The services encompass the generating, distribution and utilization segments of the power sector. Besides the fuel sector was also covered.
A technical talk on the topic “Advanced Composite Analysis for Aircraft Structures” was delivered by Mr. Chandra Naik D, Chief Manager, Quality Assurance Department, Rotary Wing Research & Design Centre, HAL Bangalore on 07-10-2017.
Speaker initially started with fundamentals and characterisation of composites. It was highlighted that composites are widely used in Aircraft Structures, in which accounting for 30% by weight and 60% by surface area. Carbon Fibre, Glass Fibre, Kevlar and Sandwich structures are used. Further the talk was diverted to analysis Test Aspects and Life Evaluation of Helicopter/ Aircraft Components of Metal and Composites. Ground testing of helicopter systems and components was discussed.
A technical talk on the topic “Health Assessment of Thermal Power Plant Boiler Components” was delivered by Dr. M. Venkateswara Rao, Joint Director, Materials Technology Division, CPRI, Bengaluru on 05th November 2017.
Initially, a video related to the profile of Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) was presented. He said, CPRI has a vast experience and expertise in the areas of material characterization, simulation, diagnostic, calibration, and system analysis. CPRI also provides the consultancy services on various needs of power sector besides offering Customised Training Programmes. It has been extending its services for over five decades to industries in their quest for innovation, new product development, import substitution, quality assurance etc.
A technical talk on the topic “Waste to Wealth – An industrial case study on converting slag into aggregates” was delivered by Mr. Mr. Satish Kumar Dabbiru, Assistant General Manager, (R & D), JSW Steel Ltd, Toranagallu, Bellary on 09-11-2017.
Speaker said, slag is a high volume by-product from the metal smelting process. Globally, hundreds of millions of tonnes of molten slag’s are produced each year. Slag is commonly air-cooled in large pits and used for landfill or used for road-based materials after crushing and screening. In some modern integrated steelworks, molten blast furnace slag is granulated using water jets — producing a glassy product which can be used as valuable feed in cement manufacturing by replacing ordinary Portland cement and significantly reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the calcinations process. However, water granulation consumes large volumes of water and may generate acid mist causing air pollution. More importantly, the wet process does not recover the large amount of high-grade heat contained in the molten slag. On cooling from around 1500 °C to ambient temperature, one tonne of molten slag releases about 1.8 GJ of heat. This could amount up to 800 PJ of heat globally from blast furnace slag’s alone and if recovered and utilised, could potentially reduce emissions by up to 60 million tonne each year. So speaker said, by recovering heat and creating valuable waste products are essential.
Dept. organises technical talks by experts from industry, research organisation and reputed academic institutes for the benefit of students. Normal 6 such technical talks are organised in semester. Following talks were organised during last semester.
A technical talk on the topic “Introduction to Product Life Cycle Management”was delivered by Mr. Kiran Hebbar Director,KH Designs Pvt Limited,Bangalore on April 26th , 2016.
A technical talk on the topic “Introduction to Additive Manufacturing” was delivered by Dr.Srikanth Bontha, Assistant Professor, , Mechanical department NITK Surathkal on 15th April 2016.
A technical talk on the topic “Alternative Fuels for IC Engines” was delivered by Dr. Kumar G N Professor, Mechanical Department NITK Surathkal on 15th March 2016
A technical talk on the topic “Utilization of Fossilized Carbon-Coal in Pulverized Coal Fired Boilers” was delivered by Mr. Arunkumar K.H, Snr. Research Fellow, Central Power Research Institute Bangalore on 1st March 2016
A technical talk on the topic “Salient features of a thermal plant” was delivered by Mr. Lakshminarayan P K,AGM- Mechanical,Udupi Power Ltd.on 23rd February 2016
A technical talk on the topic “Applications of Vibrations” was delivered by Mr. Ramakrishna D S Technical Manager-India Data Physics (Bharat) Pvt.Ltd. Bangalore on 16th February 2016
A technical talk on the topic “Project Management” was delivered by Mr. Manjunath V V Construction Manager L&T Power, Bijapur on 12th February 2016
A technical talk on the topic ‘Corrosion and Corrosion control’was delivered by Dr. U AchuthaKini, Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engg, MIT Manipal on 1st October 2015.
A technical talk on the topic ‘Vegetable oils for Green Manufacturing’was delivered by Dr. Y M Shashidhara, Professor, Dept. of Automobile Engineering Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan,on 22th September 2015.
Microstructural Evolution in WC-Co Cermet reinforced Al7075 metal matrix composites by stir casting
IOP science Publishing: Materials Science and Engineering
Pramod Kumar N
Design and Fabrication of Portable Coconut/Seed Oil Extraction Machine
International Journal of Research, p-I SSN: 2348 -6848 January 2017, Volume 04 Issue 01
Design and development of hybrid seed dryer with air flow inversion and recirculation
International Journal of Research, p-I SSN: 2348 -6848 January 2017, Volume 04 Issue 01 page 622-626
Raghavendra Prasada S.A
Pongamia Pinnata (karanja) Biodiesel as an Alternative fuel for Diesel Engine: A Review
Advanced Engineering and Applied Science: An international Journal, 4(4), 2014, pp. 52-61.
Different methods of improving the performance of an IC engine fueled with CNSL biodiesel: A Review
International Journal of Research, Vol. 1, Issue 11, 2014, pp. 1296–1305.
Design & Fabrication of double angled eight-sided solar cooker
International Journal of Research, Vol. 3, Issue 09, 2016, pp. 689–697.
A Review on CNSL Biodiesel as an Alternative fuel for Diesel Engine
International journals of Science and Research, Vol. 3, Issue 7, 2014, pp. 2028-2038.
Shailesh M G
Thermal and performance analysis of R600a in VCC Cycle
International journal of engineering research and technology ISSN: 2278-0181, Vol. 7, Issue 1, JAN-2018, Page no 35 to 40
Comparative Study Between Simarouba Biodiesel On A Single Cylinder Diesel Engine And Lhr Engine Using Diesel And Multi-Blend Biodiesel
International journal of emerging trends in engineering and development Issue 6, Vol. 6 (November 2016), ISSN: 2249-6149 page no 189 to 200
A comparative study between Simarouba and Jatropha Biodiesel in a direct injection diesel engine with diesel
International Journal on Theoretical and Applied Research in Mechanical Engineering ISSN (Print): 2319-3182, February 2016, Page no 89 to 94
Publications in International Conferences
Name of the faculty
Name of the paper
Venue and Date
Effect of Reflow and Isothermal Aging Temperature on Sn-Pb and Pb-free Solder/Substrate Interfacial Regions”,
12th International Student Conference on Advanced Science and Technology (ICAST 2017),
Taiwan 23 -25 November 2017,
Study Of Thermal Resistance On Interface Materials
Assessment of Mechanical Properties of Hair Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composite
International Conference on Recent Vistas In Science And Technology and Its Relevance To Biological Sciences, Alvas Degree College, vidyagiri
2 March 2018.
Assessment of Thermal Contact Resistance for Brass and Bronze Metal Alloys
7th International Engineering Symposium - IES 2018, Kumamoto University, Japan.
March 7-9, 2018
Gopal Krishna U B
Processing and evaluation of microstructure & physical properties of Al7075 reinforced with cermets by stir casting route
International Conference on Contemporary Research in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Materials and Manufacturing (ICCRME-2018)
Integral University, Lucknow April 06-07, 2018
Studies on dry sliding wear characteristics of cermet WC-Co particulate reinforced Al7075 metal matrix composites
International Conference on Advances in Materials, Manufacturing and Applied Sciences (ICAMMAS’17)
Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology, Chennai 30-31st March, 2017
Microstructural Evolution in WC-Co Cermet Reinforced Al7075 Metal Matrix Composites by Stir Casting”
International Conference on Advance Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA' 16)
Amritha Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Bengaluru 15th – 16th July 2016
Synthesis of Al7075 reinforced with cermets and evaluation of mechanical properties – A Review
International Conference on Material Science & Technology
Vinobha Bhave Research Institute, Newdelhi 01-04 March 2016
Pramod V Badyankal
Study of Vibrational Analysis of Cantilever Beam made by natural hybrid fibre composites
International Conference on Advanced Science and Technology
Taiwan 23-25 November
Aim of Auto Club
The aim of the auto Club is to nurture and expand knowledge and to cultivate an interest in the automotive culture.
To take part in National and International events.
To create an interest in students about Automobile manufacturing
To develop a partnership with Industries for product development and research in the automobile sector.
To create a chain link of participation in Go-Kart, Eco-Kart, SAE Supra, formula Bharat .,
To encourage the student to take up their career in Automobile engineering and go green technology.
About the Club
The Auto Club of AIET embraces a group of hardworking individuals who share his common passion-automobiles. Our passion is for the latest technologies and innovations in the realm of automobiles drives us to endeavour to design and fabricate vehicles of our own. We take part in several competitions like SUPRA SAE, Formula Bharat..etc. Our love for Automobiles also drives us to spread this knowledge and help ignite this passion in others. We would like to organize lectures on Automobiles and their various sub-systems. We also hold workshops to teach assembly and disassembly of the engine, chassis design software such as CATIA v5, v6 and Ansys 19 version.
Facilities available in the Auto club
1) APS victor arc/tic 400 amp inverter with water cooled
2) 5 HP oil-free BAC portable compressor.
3) 5 HP AIRMAX compressor
4) AMP 250 amp arc welding machine
5) Mechanic’s Tool Kits
6) Supportive lab facilities
Material Testing lab equipment’s
Metrology and Measurement Lab equipment’s
7) Safety Kits and First Aid kits
1) Assembly and disassembly of engine parts
By activities, the student will able to learn from basic of IC engine working, Movable parts, energy flow..etc in a low power and high power engine. Students will again better knowledge about the IC engine and they can relate with the theoretical and practical accepts.
An innovative two-seater-three-wheeler solar vehicle called 'Go Green Glow Green'' is developed in Mangalore by Byre Gowda G, a mechanical engineering student under the guidance of Dr Peter Fernandes from Alvas Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Engineering and Technology.
Aluminium Alloy, which is lightweight, has been used to make the vehicle. It reduces 60-65% of the weight as compared to other Mild Steel Vehicles (MS). The advantage of Aluminium Alloy is that it has design flexibility, is corrosion-resistant and can be recycled. The lithium battery in the vehicle is charged with the solar panel fixed on the vehicle for three to four hours. The solar panel used is mono-crystalline silicon type of photovoltaic which has an average efficiency of 10% to 12.%. The additional electric port will help charge the vehicle in 90 minutes.
Event: SAE Formula Bharat 2019
Formula Bharat is an engineering design competition in which students from colleges and universities all over the country, compete with a life-size Formula-style vehicle in areas of engineering design, overall cost, marketability and dynamic performance. The series replicates the global student Formula series hosted in around 11 countries per year.
The purpose of this competition is to encourage students to gain hands-on practical experience while applying engineering theories studied in the classroom. In addition, students learn the art of management and teamwork, which are essential skills required in the ‘real-world’. These student teams are required to build a new vehicle from scratch year-after-year and seek sponsorship and donations by their own means to fund the project.
Formula Bharat 2019 (FB 2019) is been hosted and managed by Mobility Engineering Consortium Pvt. Ltd., an organization dedicated to hosting mobility-related competitions for students.
The team Dhrutaha had participated in national level event student Formula Bharat 2019 competition that took place at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore during January 23 -27, 2019. The competition had focused on the combustion category and an adaptation of the Formula Student 2018 Rules document. Our team backed 41st rank out of 100 teams participated in the event. The competitors for our team are from national and international level teams.
Student Team Members:
Mr. Shravan Kumar
Mr. MohaseenFayad Khan
Mr. Rajnish Kumar Mishra
Mr. Bindu N.R
Mr. Bhagyashree A.K
Mr. Rakesh K.S
Mr. Ashutosh R.S.
Mr. Karan H S
Mr. Purushotham N Gowda
Mr. MusthakAhamad T .H
Mr. Shrivathsa H S
Mr. Gururaj P
Mr. Shivakumar K
Mr. Bharat N
Ø International Conference
International Student Conference in Taiwan.
Hithesh Gopal Shetty
Prajesh Yogeshbhai Ashra
Sandesh Gananath Shetty
The above cited students from Final year Mechanical Engineering were participated and presented paper in 12th International Student Conference on Advanced Science and Technology (ICAST 2017), held on 23 - 25 November, 2017, Taiwan.
Ø Kumamoto University, Japan.
Hithesh Gopal Shetty
Prajesh Yogeshbhai Ashra
Sandesh Gananath Shetty
The above cited students from Final year Mechanical Engineering were participated in Sakura Exchange Program In Science (Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program In Science) At Kumamoto University, Japan from 28/01/2018 to 04/02/2018.
Ø Cultural achievements
Students name (only mechanical)
Sem & Month
A.J.Institute of Engineering and Technology, mangalore
1st in Dollu
In February & March
Shree devi institute of technology, Kenjar
2nd prize in Mad acts
Shrinivas Institute of technology, mukka
Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology & Management
GWASF Quality Castings (P) Ltd. Baikampady, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
22 – 09 – 2018
Kaiga Atomic Power Station, Kaiga, Uttar Kannada district, Karnataka, India.
01 – 10 – 2018
Varahi Hydro Power Plant, Hosangadi, Udupi district, Karnataka, India.
30 – 03 – 2017
ISRO Satellite centre Bangalore and HAL Bangalore
26 – 10 – 2017 &
27 – 10 – 2017
HAL and FTI Bangaluru
SohamPhalguni Renewable Energy P. Ltd, Kellupade, Iruvailu
Mangaluru Dairy, Mangaluru.
BELLARY THERMAL POWER STATION (BTPS), BELLARY.
Eight Nine (89) Mechanical Engineering 4th& 6th semester students and 4 faculties visited Bellary Thermal Power station on 16/04/2018. Bellary Thermal Power station is located in Kudatini Village, Bellary District in the Indian state of Karnataka. Two coal-fired units of 500 MW each are in operation with generating capacity of 12 million units per day and a 700 MW coal-fired unit with operation. The plant has 3 power generating units involving 1 700MW super-critical boiler technology. After visiting BTPS students will thoroughly understand the working principle of coal based thermal power stations.
JINDAL STEEL WORKS (JSW), HOSPET.
Eight Nine (89) Mechanical Engineering 4th& 6th semester students and 4 faculties visited Jindal Steel Works plant, Hospet on 17/04/2018. With the largest product portfolio in steel, JSW are India's largest steel exporter, shipping to over 100 countries across 5 continents. Starting with a single plant in 1982, they are now India's leading manufacturer of value-added and high-grade steel products. With plants in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, JSW has the capacity to produce 18 million tons per annum (MTPA). After visiting JSW plant students will thoroughly understand the manufacturing process steel from raw material iron ore.
GWASF, Quality Castings Pvt. Ltd. MANGALORE.
One hundred Eight (108) Mechanical Engineering 3rd semester students and 9 faculties visited GWASF Quality Castings Pvt. Ltd in two batches, on 25/08/2018& 01/09/2018. GWASF began foundry operations in 1988. GWASF supplies to North America and Europe critical high alloy and precision machined castings. GWASF manufactures a range of castings in a large variety of alloys from a weight range of 10 kg to 650 kg. After visiting GWASF Quality Castings Pvt. Ltd. students will thoroughly understand the casting process and machining & manufacturing processes of steel castings.
KAIGA ATOMIC POWER PLANT, KAIGA, UTTAR KANNADA DISTRICT.
Thirty Five (35) Mechanical Engineering 5th semester students and 2 faculties visited Kaiga Atomic Power plant on 22/09/2018. After visiting Kaiga Atomic Power plant students will thoroughly understand the working principle of nuclear power plants. Kaiga Atomic Power plant has a total installed capacity of 960 MW.
Kaiga Generating Station (KGS) 1 & 2 – Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (2 x 220 MWe PHWR)
Kaiga Generating Station (KGS) 3 & 4 – Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (2 x 220 MWe PHWR)
VARAHI HYDRO POWER PLANT, HOSANGADI, UDUPI DISTRICT.
Eighty Five (85) Mechanical Engineering 5th semester students and 4 faculties visited Varahi Hydro Power plant on 01/10/2018. Varahi is Karnataka's first underground powerhouse. Varahi Hydro Electric Project has a total installed capacity of 460 MW. After visiting hydro power plant students will thoroughly understand the working principle of turbines in fluid mechanics and machinery laboratory. This industrial visit gives the real engineering world exposure without harming the environment in hydal power projects.
ISRO Satellite Centre & HAL Bangalore.
Forty Eight (48) Sixth semester mechanical engineering students are taken to ISRO Satellite centre Bangalore and HAL Bangalore on 30/03/2017. Students visited different sections of ISRO satellite centre and HAL exhibition.
HAL and FTI Bengaluru
Mechanical engineering 7th semester 44 students and two faculty are visited HAL on 26/10/2017 and FTI on 27/10/2017. In HAL students got detailed knowledge of manufacturing materials and assembly sections. In FTI students went through with different manufacturing machine tools.
SohamPhalguni Renewable Energy P. Ltd, Kellupade, Iruvailu.
Fifth semester mechanical engineering students are taken to Hydro Power Plant of capacity of 10.5 MW (Two Kaplan turbines with 5.75 MW capacity each) at SohamPhalguni Renewable Energy P. Ltd, Kellupade, Iruvailu, Moodbidri.Students visited different sections of hydro power plant has got the knowledge of conversion hydraulic energy into mechanical energy and mechanical energy into electrical energy.
Mangaluru Dairy, Mangaluru.
All Third semester 2017-18 Batch students along with faculty members visited Mangalore dairy, Mangalore.
ONE DAY NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON “NANOFLUIDS: APPLICATIONS FOR HEAT TRANSFER AND ENERGY SYSTEMS”
One Day National Workshop on “NanoFluids: Applications for Heat Transfer and Energy Systems” was organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alva’s institute of engineering and technology, Moodbidri on 28th September 2017 for the benefit of the students, research scholars, faculty from technical institutes and industrialists to upgrade and share their knowledge.
Dr. Shuichi Torii, Assistant Director (College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies) and Professor in the Department of Mechanical System Engineering, Kumamoto University – Japan was Chief Guest as well as resource person of the workshop. Mr. Vivek Alva, Managing trustee, Alva’s Education Foundation and Dr. P. Selvakumar, Vice Principal, PSN College of Engg and Technology, Tirunelveli were guest of honours of the function. President of the function Dr. Peter Fernandes, Prnicipal, AIET, Prof. K V Suresh, HOD & Convener of the workshop and workshop coordinator Dr. Satyanarayan were presided over the podium.
The programme was started at 10.00 AM in the Main seminar hall, MBA block by Prof. Yogish Rao (Master of ceremony of the function), Dept. of Mechanical Engg with the prayer song sung by by Mr. Shravan Prabha Final year mechanical Engg student. Prof. K V Suresh, convener of the welcomed dignitaries on the dais. Mr. Trivikram Prabhu, Asst. Professor, introduced the Chief Guest Prof. Shuichi Torii and gave a detailed description of the research work and achievements of Prof. Torii to the gathering.
In an inaugural address, Prof. Shuichi Torii said, Nanofluid helps in improving the performance of the thermal systems by enhancing heat transfer rate. Nanofluids are widely used in various applications like as fuel, as coolant in automobiles, in medical and electronic equipment to reduce the thermal resistance. Prof. Torii addressed about MOU between AIET and Kumamoto University following opportunities for foreign students to pursue Master and Doctoral courses in Kumamoto University, Japan. He also gave the information on the international symposium which will be held in Japan every year in the month of March and suggested the students and staff members to apply.
Mr. Vivek Alva, guest of honour addressed the gathering highlighting understandings between AIET and Kumamoto University about exchange of students, faculty, joint projects handling and utilization of mutual resources in the domains of engineering.
Dr. Peter Fernandes Principal of AIET delivered the presidential talk to the gathering. Principal thanked Prof. Torii for hospitality given us at Japan during MoU agreement. Then, he told about the importance of nanotechnology and nanofluids in engineering applications. The reason for selecting nano size particles over micro size particles was well explained by Principal. He gave an example of his paper published in Elsevier journal within three days expressing how important and advanced field is nanofluid. He appreciated the efforts of Dept. of Mechanical Engg in organizing such a wonderful workshop. He thanked Prof. Shuichi Torii for agreeing to deliver Technical talk. He then called upon all the gathering to benefit from this national workshop.
The program was concluded by Vote of Thanks by workshop coordinator Dr. Satyanarayan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engg, AIET.
As a part of workshop, Technical talk on Turbulent heat transfer behavior of nanofluid in a circular tube heated under constant heat flux and its application was presented by Prof. Shuichi Torii. He introduced Kumamoto University, Japan indicating the location of Kumamoto, Japan in the world map and how far it is from India. Prof. Torii gave a brief history of Kumamoto University highlighting legends created from this university.
In the talk Prof. Shuichi Torii described basics and importance of Nano-Fluid defining that, it is a fluid with particles less than 100nm in diameter suspended in a fluid like water, engine oil or other fluid etc. Further, he explained and elaborated results of all the research works done on Nanofluids at Kumamoto University, Japan. He spoke about agglomeration of nano particles and preventation of the same. He conveyed that, turbulent flow is of higher importance than laminar flow.
In the presentation, he exhibited compounding of Nano Particles of Cu and Al2O3 with water and measurement of thermal conductivity against the concentration of the Nano particles. He said, diamond nano particles were synthesised at Institute of pulsed power science (Shockwave and condensed matter research centre) of Kumamoto University. He also talked about the Zeta potential of Nano- Diamonds in fluid. In which water was considered as a fluid.
In future Professor will be focussing on usage of Nanofluids as coolants so that higher performance and lower size can be achieved. He ended his presentation indicating that research in the area of improvement of heat transfer performance of Nano-Particles is important and should be focussed on systematically. The talk was followed by interaction with delegates. Prof. Chadaga, Dean and Head, Dept. of MBA, interacted with Professor about use of nanofluids in space applications. Later as a token of love and appreciation Memento was given to Prof. Shuichi Torii by Dr. Peter Fernandes.
WORKSHOP ON CNC TRAINING
A week long CNC training workshop ( both turning & milling ) From 04 to 11 December 2015 was organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering. This workshop is conducted for ITI & Diploma students.
The workshop brochure was sent to various ITI & Diploma colleges in & around Dakshina kannada & Udupi district by personally visiting those institutes . But for few colleges information was sent through post as well as e-mail. 23 Candidates registered and actively participated in this workshop. Candidates range from National ITI Barkur to Sayyed Madani ITI . A registration fee of Rs.750 was collected and Kit (File, Pen, and Scribbling pad) was provided to all the registered candidates. An additional charge of Rs. 1,000/- was collected for accommodation & food.
Focus of the Workshop:
This program aims at exposing CNC Turning & Milling to the Diploma /ITI students, enables them to understand, explore, research and contribute to the domain. We also provided hands on classes in CNC turning & milling, which will be helpful to understand the theory part of CNC programming. CNC machining is the latest trend in industry.
Students were contended with the course, both theories as well as hands on. They have shown immense interest in CNC machines & its programming language.
The workshop altogether was a great success considering most of the students are from rural areas,it was a great opportunity for them to have a such a nice exposure towards state-of-the-art machineries.
WORKSHOP ON “Recent Trends in Nanotechnology” on 18th and 19th Jan 2016
A week long CNC training workshop ( both turning & milling ) From 04 to 11 December 2015 was organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering. This workshop is conducted for ITI & Diploma students.
The Mechanical Engg. Department has organized a Two Days National Workshop on “Recent Trends in Nanotechnology”on 18th& 19th Jan 2016, Dr. Dinesh Rangappa, Professor and Head, Department of Nanotechnology, VIAT, Bangalore Region Muddenahalli, inaugurated the workshop.
The organizing teamDr.Siddarth Joshi delivering his talk at the Workshop
Mechanical Engineering Department of Alvas Institute of Engineering and Technology launched ‘Swacch Mijar’ campaign at Thodaru junction on 04.11.2014.
Youth minister Sri K. Abhayachandra Jain kick started the campaign and said that every citizen should participate in this campaign, only then the ‘Swacch Bharath’ campaign will get successful.
Dakshina Kannada district executive officer Smt. Tulasi Maddineni on the occasion said that we should focus on cleanliness to attract more and more visitors to the tourist spots in India.
Chairman, Alvas Education Foundation, Dr. M Mohan Alva, MITE college president Sri. Rajesh Chowta, Ex-MLA Sri. Amarnath Shetty, Vidhan Parishad member Sri. Ganesh Karnik, NCC officer Captain Shivram, Tenkamijaru Gram Pranchayath PDO Sri. Sayish Chowta, President Smt. Umavathi ,Mr.Vivek Alva ,Managing Trustee,and Alvas Engineering College principal Dr. Peter Fernandes were present on
the occasion. The campaign was held at Tenkamijaru Gram panchayat where Dr. M V Shetty Engg. college students, Alvas engineering college students, MITE college students, Mijar locals, Self help groups, women groups and Mijaru gram panchayat members participated in the campaign. More than 3 thousand people actively participated in the cleaning activities.
Mechanical Engineering Department of Alvas Institute of Engineering and Technology conducted ‘Swacch Mijar’ campaign in Mijar on 14th Apr 2016
Chairman Dr.M Mohan Alva at the Inaugural Swach Mijar Abhiyan
Management Trustee Shri. Vivek Alva and Prof.Kurien actively participating in the Swach Mijar Abhiyan
Management Trustee Shri. Vivek Alva addressing the students about Swach Mijar Abhiyan
Japan Higher Education Interaction Session @ AIET.
In an effort to attract more and more Indian students to growing higher educational opportunities in Japan, Director, University of Tokyo, India office and Director, Ritusumeikan India office were invited at Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology on 16th January 2019. The delegation arrived for Japan Higher Education Interaction Session. One of the important mission of the project was to attract excellent students from India. This delegation was the result of the Japanese government’s mission to invite students from India. This was based on the special strategic program signed between the Indian and Japanese govt.
They spoke about the opportunities for Indian students get into their universities. In the interaction, admission procedure for higher education in Japan universities through the MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology) scholarship was highlighted. Interested students have to first pick their search proposal and then find a professor in the university they are interested in. Students who are eligible are provided with full scholarships from the Japan government as well as from the respective university. They emphasized on the point that a common research program was necessary to have an MOU between the colleges. The University of Tokyo is one of the top 10 universities in the world.
The delegates were Mr. Hiroshi Yoshino, Director, University of Tokyo, India office and Dr. Shigeki Ashida, Director, Ritusumeikan India office. They were accompanied by Mr. P N Karant, Honorary secretary, Indo Japan Chamber of Commerce and Trade, Karnataka, Miss Sakshi Verma, Assistant manager, Ritusumeikan Univerisity, India office and Miss Priyanka. P. Advisor, Higher Education, University of Tokyo, India office, Japan.
Dr. Peter Fernandes, Principal, AIET, grace the occasion. Dr. Satyanarayan, Associate Professor, Dept. of ME AIET coordinated the event. Welcome speech was delivered by Mr. Pramod V B, Asst. Professor. Dept. of ME AIET
ಮಿಜಾರ್: Tokyo Univeristy and Ritusumeikan university ಎರಡು ಜಪಾನೀಸ್ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾನಿಲಯದಿಂದ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಗಳನ್ನು ಆಳ್ವಾಸ್ ಇನ್ಸ್ಟಿಟ್ಯೂಟ್ ಆಫ್ ಇಂಜಿನಿಯರಿಂಗ್ ಆಂಡ್ ಟೆಕ್ನಾಲಜಿ ಆಹ್ವಾನಿಸಿತು. ಈ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಗಳು ಜಪಾನಿನ ಉನ್ನತ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ನೀಡುವ ಸಂವಾದ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ನಡೆಸಿಕೊಡಲು ಬಂದಿದ್ದರು. ಇದರ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಉದ್ದೇಶ ಜಪಾನ್ ಸರಕಾರದ ಇಚ್ಛೆಯಂತೆ ಭಾರತೀಯ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳನ್ನು ಜಪಾನ್ಗೆ ಆಹ್ವಾನಿಸುವುದಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಇದು ಭಾರತ ಸರಕಾರ ಮತ್ತು ಜಪಾನ್ ಸರಕಾರದ ನಡುವೆ ನಡೆದ ವಿಶೇಷ ಒಪ್ಪಂದವಾಗಿತ್ತು.ಅವರು ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಅವರ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾನಿಲಯಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿಗಬಹುದಾದ ಅವಕಾಶಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಸವಿವರವಾಗಿ ಮಾತನಾಡಿದರು. ಅವರು ತಮ್ಮ ಬೋದಕ ವಗ೯ ಮತ್ತು ದಾಖಲಾತಿ ಪ್ರಕ್ರಿಯೆ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
ಆಸಕ್ತ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾನಿಲಯದಲ್ಲಿ ತಮಗೆ ಯೋಗ್ಯರಾದ ಪ್ರಾಧ್ಯಾಪಕರನ್ನು ಹುಡುಕಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬಹುದು. ಅಹ೯ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಸರಕಾರ ಹಾಗೂ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾನಿಲಯದಿಂದ ಪೂಣ೯ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿವೇತನ ನೀಡಲಾಗುವುದು. ಕಾಲೇಜುಗಳ ನಡುವೆ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ MOU ಕಾಯ೯ಕ್ರಮ ನಡೆಯಬೇಕೆಂಬುದನ್ನು ಅವರು ಒತ್ತಿ ಹೇಳಿದರು. ವಿಶ್ವದ ೧೦ ಉನ್ನತ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾನಿಲಯಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಟೋಕಿಯೊವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾನಿಲಯವೂ ಒಂದಾಗಿದೆ.