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About Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineering deals with anything that moves, including the human body, a very complex machine. Mechanical engineers learn about materials, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, instrumentation, design, and manufacturing to understand mechanical systems.

Mechanical engineering field can be divided in a variety of ways in terms of job functions. Some of the most common functions relate to these areas of technology, but not all do. Among these fields are: Product Design, Research and Development, Manufacturing, Systems management, energy.

 

Objectives

Objectives of Mechanical engineering department are: Graduate will Cater to the needs of Indian as well as multinational industries.

   • Cater to the needs of Indian as well as multinational industries.
   • Be competent with strong technological background to analyze data, formulate and undertake industrial problems and obtain viable solutions
   • Make successful career in industry / research / higher Studies.
   • Be life-long learning and should be able to work on multi-disciplinary projects.
   • Be Competent for effective communication, in management and in professional skills and ethics

 

History

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in the year 2010. At present, the department offers Graduate, Post Graduate and Doctorate degree courses. It is highly reputed for producing eminent engineers as professionals, researchers and entrepreneurs. The department is proud to be collaborated with well-known industries in the sector.

 

Head of the department


Dr. Surendra Singh Kachhwaha
Professor & Head
Ph.D., M.tech.
Phone: +91- 079-23275442(O) | (M) +91-7567622800
E-mail: surendra.singh@sot.pdpu.ac.in

Dr. Surendra Singh Kachhwaha completed his BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from M. B. M. Engineering College, Jodhpur in 1985. He did his M.tech. (1988) in Heat Power from Institute of Technology, BHU Varanasi and Ph.D in Evaporative Cooling from IIT Delhi in 1996. Presently he is working as Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Technology, Pundit Deendayal Petroleum University since May 2011. He is also performing his duty as Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology.

Dr. Kachhwaha has a teaching experience of more than 23 years in the field of thermal engineering at undergraduate and post graduate level. He has worked 17 years at Engineering College Kota and successful completed the tenure of 6 years at Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi. Dr. Kachhwaha has contributed around 20 technical publications in reputed national and international journals and more than 50 publications in national/international conferences. Dr. Kachhwaha has guided 15 M. Tech. Dissertations in diversified areas of thermal Engineering. Presently he is guiding four research students pursuing Ph.D degree. Dr. Kacchawaha has awarded with 1st position in innovation in Refrigeration &Air-Conditioning category of the “7th Bry-Air Awards for Excellence in HVAC&R 2011-12” All  India Basis on “Development of Scraped Surface Ice Slurry Generator for Refrigeration &Air-Conditioning Industry”.

Dr. Kachhwaha has successfully completed various Research and consultancy projects sponsored by government agencies in last two decades. He is a recipient of young scientist award (1998), SERC visiting fellowship (1999), and INSA visiting Fellowship (2003) due to his applied research contribution. He is also a life member of various societies.



 

 

 

International Relations

The University has collaboration with universities of International repute such as University of Saskatchewan (Canada), University of Tulsa, University of Oklahoma, University of Houston, Ontario (Canada), American Jewish Committee, Texas A & M University (USA), Georgia Tech University, University of Regina (Canada), Georgia Tech Research Corporation.

 

Industrial Relation

Department of mechanical engineering has excellent relations with design, manufacturing and thermal industries. Mechanical engineering department believes in industry-academia relations which would provide mutual benefit to our students and also to industry. Our undergraduate and post-graduate students gets opportunity to do their academic projects under reputed organizations like Indian space research organization (ISRO), Institute of plasma research (IPR), International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), Gujarat energy research & management institute (GERMI), Larsen & toubro (L & T) technology, etc. Organizations like Electrical research & development association, vadodara and Rajiv machine tools, Ahmadabad helps students and research scholars by conducting some useful workshops for them.

 

Contact Us

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
School of Technology,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Raisen, Gandhinagar-392007
Phone No.: (+91-79) 23275406.

 

Course Curriculum


B.Tech. Course

Semester – III »

S. No Course Name Course code L T P C
1 Mathematics- III MA  201 3 1 0 7
2 Thermodynamics ME/IE 201 3 0 2 7
3 Electrical Technology EE 212 2 0 2 5
4 Mechanical Measurements & Metrology ME/IE  205 3 0 2 7
5 Strength of Materials ME/IE 203 3 0 2 7
6 Fluid Mechanics ME/IE  204 3 0 2 7
7 CSSI   0 0 0 3


Semester – IV »

S. No Course Name Course code L T P C
1 Numerical Techniques MA 202 3 1 0 7
2 Manufacturing Process I ME/IE 202 3 0 2 7
3 Design of Machine Elements ME/IE  206 3 0 4 8
4 Kinematics of Machines ME/IE  207 2 0 2 5
5 Engineering Metallurgy ME/IE  208 3 0 2 7
6 Fluid Machinery ME/IE 209 3 0 2 7


Semester – V »

S. No Course Name Course code L T P C
1 Manufacturing Process-II ME 301 3 1 0 7
2 Production and Operation Management ME 302 3 0 2 7
3 Power Plant Engineering ME 303 3 0 4 8
4 Dynamics of Machines ME 304 2 0 2 5
5 Control Systems ME 305 3 0 2 7
6 Heat Transfer ME 306 3 0 2 7
7 Industrial Orientation ME 312 0 0 0 3


Semester – VI »

S. No Course Name Course code L T P C
1 Design of Mechanical Systems ME 307 3 0 2 7
2 Non-Conventional Energy Sources ME 308 3 0 2 7
3 Refrigeration &  Air - Conditioning ME 309 3 0 2 7
4 Work Design And Measurement ME 310 3 0 0 6
5 Production Technology ME 311 3 0 2 7
6 Organizational Psychology HS 314 2 0 0 4


Semester – VII »

S. No Course Name Course code L T P C
1 Computer Aided Design ME 401 3 0 4 8
2 Internal combustion engines ME 402 3 0 2 7
3 Department Elective-I ME 4XX 3 0 0 6
4 Department Elective-II ME 4XX 3 0 0 6
5 Optimization Techniques ME 403 3 0 0 6
6 Industrial Economics HS 410 3 0 0 6
7 Seminar ME 404 0 0 6 3
8 Industrial Training ME 409 0 0 0 6


Department Elective – I:

(ME 411- Experimental Stress Analysis ME 412- Science and Technology of Welding ME 413- Lubrication ME 414- Computation Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer  ME 415- Fuels Combustion and Pollution ME 416- Advances in Measurement Techniques  ME 417- Solar  Photovoltaic Fundamental : Technologies & Application

Department Elective – II:
(ME 418- Vibration Engineering Design ME 419-Quality Engineering  ME 420- Neural Network, Fuzzy system & Application ME 421- Cryogenics ME 422- Flexible Manufacturing Systems ME 423- Industrial Design ME 424- Turbo Machinery Semester – VIII


Semester – VIII »

S. No Course Name Course code L T P C
1 Major project ME 405 0 0 12 6
2 Robotics Engineering ME 406 2 1 0 5
3 Thermal Engineering ME 407 2 0 2 5
4 Computer Aided Manufacturing ME 408 4 0 2 9
5 Department Elective-III ME 4XX 3 0 0 6
6 Project Management ME 410 3 0 0 6


Department Elective – III:
ME 425- Applications of FEM in Mechanical Engineering
ME 426- Rapid Product Development,
ME427- Automobile Engineering
ME 428- Micro- & Nano-Manufacturing
ME-429- Design for Manufacturing
ME-430- Ergonomics
ME-431/IE-403- Planning of Facilities and Materials Handling Systems
ME-432/IE-308- Procurement and Material management

 

M.Tech. Thermal Engineering

Semester-I

S.No Course Code Course Name L T P C

1

MA 503T

Advanced Numerical Techniques and Computer Programming

3

1

0

8

2

ME  501T

Advanced Fluid Mechanics

3

0

0

6

3

ME  502T

Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics

3

0

0

6

4

ME  503P

Thermal Lab-I

0

0

2

2

5

ME 5XXT

Elective I

3

0

0

6

6

ME 5XXT

Elective II

3

0

0

6

Elective I:
(i) ME 510: Heating Ventilation and Air conditioning (ii) ME 511: Advanced Gas Dynamics

Elective II:
(i) ME 512: Cryogenics (ii) ME 513: Renewable Energy and Energy Management (iii) Finite Element Methods


Semester-II

S.No Course Code Course Name L T P C

1

ME 504T

Experimental Methods

3

0

0

6

2

ME 505T

Advance Heat Transfer

3

0

0

6

3

ME  506T

Computational fluid Dynamics

3

1

0

8

4

ME  507T

Thermal Lab-II

0

0

2

2

5

ME5XXT

Elective III

3

0

0

6

6

ME 5XXT

Elective IV

3

0

0

6

7

 

Course on Successful Research Development Program

 

 

 

 

Elective III:
(i) ME 514: Design and Optimization of Thermal Systems (ii) ME 515: Advanced Convective Heat Transfer

Elective IV:
(i) ME 516: Solar Thermal Systems (ii) ME 517: Turbo machinery (iii) ME 518: Finite Element Methods


Semester-III

S.No Course Code Course Name C
1 MT 611 Seminar 5
2 MT 612 Project 10
3 MT 613 Industrial Training 4

Semester-IV

S.No Course Code Course Name C
1 MT 621 Seminar 5
2 MT 622 Project 12
3 MT 623 Dissertation 12

 

Flow Chart for Course


Flow Chart for UG Course

B.Tech Mechanical Engineering UG Course »

 

Flow Chart for PG Course

M.Tech Mechanical Engineering PG Course »

Laboratory

Department has developed a number of sector relevant engineering laboratories which are well equipped to facilitate the pedagogic and research programs. The practical classes are well integrated into the curriculum, but the school encourages even more extensive use of these facilities to nurture a research led environment. The labs are being continuously upgraded with new equipment, to strengthen the research work of the M.Tech and Ph.D students who rely extensively on experiments to validate their work.

  • Workshop
  • Thermodynamics Laboratory
  • Strength of Materials Laboratory
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Laboratory
  • Production Technology Laboratory
  • Power Plant Engineering Laboratory
  • Non Conventional Energy Sources laboratory
  • Manufacturing Process –II Laboratory
  • Manufacturing Process –I Laboratory
  • Mechanical Measurement & Metrology Laboratory
  • Kinematics of Machines Laboratory
  • Internal Combustion Engine Laboratory
  • Heat And Mass Transfer Laboratory
  • Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
  • Fluid Machinery Laboratory
  • Elements of Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
  • Engineering Metallurgy Laboratory
  • Engineering Graphics Laboratory
  • Dynamics of Machines Laboratory
  • Design Of Machine Elements Laboratory
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing Laboratory
  • Computer Aided Design & Engineering Laboratory

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Projects / Seminar

M.Tech Project/Seminar
B.Tech Project/Seminar

 

M.Tech (Thermal engineering) Project / Seminar

  • Design and thermal analysis of cryostat base section
  • Design of cryo distribution for LN2 system and applicationn of cryocooler to test effectiveness of cold head integration of different configuration of cryopanel
  • Tokomak magnet structural integrity study and analysis for major loads
  • Study of Polygeneration Method of Energy Integration in Rural Area
  • Design and analysis of test set-up for accidental failure analysis of cryolines
  • Optimization of cooling layout in DSM using thermo-hydraulic analysis
  • Tokomak Vacuum vessel structural integrity study and analysis for major loads
  • Optimization of cross over pipe and efficiency improvement
  • Design of Cryogenic transfer lines for the NBI Cryogenics
  • Thermo hydraulic FEA analysis for various concepts of heat transfer elements for Neutral Beam Components
  • Efficiencies improvement and optimization of 250 MT forging furnaces.
  • Design and analysis of wave guide support structures and splitter box
  • CFD Analysis of beam Source Cooling Circuit and its experimental validation
  • ITER design of Diagnostics shielding module (DSM) supports in UPP and dynamic analysis DFW and DSM
  • Study of flow dynamics and corresponding equilibrium in large cryogenic distribution system for fusion application
  • Study of weld defect behavior under operation condition of heat transfer elements
  • Design, Manufacturing and testing of bellows and hoses
  • Experimental Investigations on solar powered parabolic trough collector.
  • Natural cooling of the room using geothermal low heat at shallow depth

 

B.Tech Project / Seminar

  • Friction Welding of Dissimilar metals
  • Effect of crater current and welding current on GTA Weld bead profile
  • Experimental Investigation and Comparisons of Friction Stir Spot Welding (FSSW) and Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) for Dissimilar Aluminium Alloys
  • Experimental Investigation of Surface Properties for Aluminum Alloys Using Friction Stir Processing (FSP)
  • Investigation of tool design for dissimilar Cu-Al FSW
  • Development of Friction bit joining technology
  • FEA analysis of flow-forming process
  • Design development and investigations on solar powered forced convection solar dryer for vegetables and fruits.
  • Investigations on photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) solar hybrid collector system.
  • Effect of oxide fluxes on A-Tig welding of Carbon steels.
  • Development of floating photovoltaic system (experimental)
  • Effect of evaporative cooling on efficiency of photovoltaic modules (experimental).
  • The finite element analysis of isotropic plates containing an irregular shaped cut-outs
  • The finite element analysis of composite plates
  • Interface of Matlab with Creo-2
  • Design and development of rotary air powered engine.
  • Design and development of uni-wheel vehicle.
  • User-defined interface for optimization in Ansys
  • On the road ride measurement and analysis of a three wheeled scooter
  • Optimization of a biomechanical quarter car model for improved ride comfort
  • Theoretical analysis of the performance of  exhaust gas driven vapor absorption refrigeration system for automobile air conditioning
  • Design and fabrication of solar still for production of desalinated water
  • Design and fabrication of VAR (Vapour Absorption Refrigeration) system using low grade thermal energy
  • Experimental investigations on the wake interferences of multiple wind turbines subject to varying hub height of wind turbine (CFD Analysis).
  • Residual stresses in friction stir welding: numerical Simulation and Experimental verification (FEM Simulation)
  • Design, Installation and Analysis of Steam generator and quality of steam using Separating and throttling calorimeter
  • Design and development of electrostatic precipitator
  • Model making of different types of burners used in power plant
  • Hybrid solar-wind power generation system
  • Hybrid air-conditioning system, based on Li-Br absorption system and liquid Desiccant systems
  • Design & Development of articulation mechanisms of a humanoid hand for space-planetary mission
  • Iso-Static mount design for large space based camera
  • Design & Development of  Solar-electric hybrid vehicle prototype on a  carbon fiber monocoque platform.
  • Hybrid power train
  • Thermal energy Conservation & Savings in  a building - a case study

 

Schedule


Activities Faculty
Expert Lecture-1 (MECHINERZO) Mr. Nirav Patel/Mr. Vivek Patel
1 day workshop on AC Units for commercial buildings and storage (ISHRAE)
2nd week November, 2014
Dr. Jatin Patel
2 Day workshop CREO (MECHINERZO)
Techfest 2014
Mr. Nirav Patel/Mr. Vivek Patel
Expert Lecture-1 Design of Industrial Heat Exchanger (ASME) 
22nd September, 2014
Dr. Vimal Savsani
2 Day workshop Pressure Vessel design as per ASME (ASME)
January-2014
Dr. Vimal Savsani
Industrial Visit (ISHRAE)
4th week of September 2014
Dr. Jatin Patel
1 day workshop on Module of Siemens center of excellence (MECHINERZO)
2nd week January, 2015
Dr. Vimal Savsani/Mr. Jaydeep Patel
Expert Lecture-2 (MECHINERZO)
5-January-2015
Mr. Nirav Patel/Mr. Vivek Patel
2 Day workshop FEA (MECHINERZO)
2nd week February, 2015
Mr. Nirav Patel/Mr. Vivek Patel
1 day workshop on Gas Pipe Design on natural gas (ASME)
November, 2014
Dr.Vimal Savsani
Industrial Visit (ASME)
30-January-2015
Dr.Vimal Savsani
Expert Lecture-1 (ISHRAE)
9-February-2015
Dr. Jatin Patel
1 day workshop on non conventional energy sources (ISHRAE)
3rd week February, 2015
Dr. Jatin Patel/Mr. Nagababu Garlapati
Industrial Visit (MECHINERZO)
27-February-2015
Mr. Nirav Patel/Mr. Vivek Patel
BAHA Registration (Automobile related event) Dr. Rajesh Patel
Visit to Power Plant (Diesel, Thermal, Hydro and Nuclear)(MECHINERZO)
2 before mid and 2 after mid semester
Dr. Ajit Shukla (65*500+Bus convince)
Expert Lecture on “Project Management”(MECHINERZO)
1st week November, 2014
Mr. Shabbir Memon
One day workshop on “Computer Aided Thermal System Analysis" (MECHINERZO)
1st week November, 2014
Dr. Jatin Patel/Dr. Surendra S. Kachhwaha
Expert Lecture on “ Welding Technology – an industrial overview” (MECHINERZO)
11-November-2014
Mr. Jay Vora
One day workshop on Wind resource assessment (MECHINERZO)
6-February-2015
Mr. Nagababu Garlapati
1 day workshop opportunities and trends in applied energy (MECHINERZO)
1st week March, 2015
Dr. Surendra S. Kachhwaha
1 day workshop in Industrial applications of evaporative cooling (MECHINERZO)
Last week of January, 2015 
Dr. Surendra S. Kachhwaha
1 guest lecture (MECHINERZO)
February-2015
Dr. Surendra S. Kachhwaha
Visit for research facilities (MECHINERZO)
2nd week March, 2015
Mr. Nirav Patel/Mr. Vivek Patel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Focus

Research is an integral and important part of any higher education system. Mechanical department actively promotes research among its staff and students. In addition to basic research, which is the backbone of any applied research, the institute also gives adequate importance and support to applied research. Students undertake research projects as a component of their education programme itself. Teachers conduct research as an integral part of their responsibilities since this enables them to assimilate and disseminate the knowledge as well as generate new knowledge. The students are encouraged to publish their findings in reputed journals and present papers at conferences. Department of Mechanical engineering aims at developing world class research in the field of thermal engineering, manufacturing, design. The broad area’s are like Mechanical Vibrations, Active Vibration Control, Finite Element Model Updating, Mechanical System Design, Computer Aided Mechanical, Vehicle Dynamics, Robotics, Multibody Dynamics, MEMS, Internal Combustions Engines, Alternate Fuels, Utilization of biogas, Biomass gasification, Computer Simulation and Design of Thermal Systems, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Systems, Waste Heat Utilization, Energy Conservation, Renewable Energy Sources, Heat Transfer, wind energy, Metal Cutting, Metal Forming, Welding, Material Characterization, Non-traditional Manufacturing Processes, Finite Element Applications in Manufacturing, CAD/CAM.

 

Research Projects


2015-16

Investigations of tool design on dissimilar copper-aluminium materials by energy efficient FSW technology
Project by Mr. Kush Mehta
The research project is on dissimilar materials Cu to Al welded by energy efficient FSW process. The aim of this project is to establish the effect of different tool designs and process parameters on properties of dissimilar Cu to Al friction stir welds. It involves study of properties such as tensile strength, fracture to elongation, tensile fracture mechanism, hardness, generation of intermetallic compounds and microstructures investigation by mechanical and metallurgical characterization through tensile test, hardness test, scattered electron microscopy, electro dispersive X-ray spectrographs and X-ray diffraction analysis.
Funding agency: ORSP cell, PDPU
Total grant received: 1,00,000


2015-16
Estimating the profiles of speed bumps and potholes through experimental quarter car setup.
Project by Mr. Bhargav Gadhvi
The project aims at estimating the road profile information such as speed bump and pothole information which are considered as single obstacles to the ride of the vehicle. This is vital information for the vehicle dynamics engineers and Civil engineers of the country can use this information for monitoring the road network.
Funding agency: ORSP cell, PDPU
Total grant received: 75,000

Dissimilar material joining of SS316LN (UNS S31653) and XM-19 (UNS S20910) Stainless steel joints
Project by Mr. Jaykumar Vora
The main Objectives for the Project are establishment of welding parameters for Dissimilar SS316LN to XM-19 joint using Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process by experimental trials followed by Testing (Destructive and Non-Destructive) and characterization of the dissimilar joints according to applicable standards. The above objectives have been derived from fact that the fabrication of diverter component of ITER machine has need to join SS 316LN to XM-19 Stainless steels.
Funding agency: Board of research in fusion science and technology (BRFST)
Total grant Approved: 14, 00,000.


2014-16

Assessment of offshore wind energy in Western coast of India
Project by Mr. Garlapati Nagababu
This research work carrying a feasibility study of site selection, technical aspects and economical evaluation for an offshore wind farm in shallow waters of Western coast of India. The purpose of this study is to collect and analyze the wind and bathymetry data of Western coast of India. Taking account recent legislation and a survey of the state of the art technology, used in such projects. This is to evaluate the every viable location and identify the best suitable areas to construct the wind farms.
Funding agency:
Total grant received:


Interdisciplinary Research

Department of Mechanical engineering is carrying out interdisciplinary research with department of Chemical engineering in the field of Centre for bio-fuels and bio-energy studies (CBBS).

 

Faculty

 

 

Staff


Mr. Rakesh Prajapati

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Piyush Chaudhari
Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Mehulkumar Bhalu
Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Jayesh Panchal
Laboratory Assistant

 


Mr. Alpesh Rajput

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Ashok Chavada
Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Amit prajapati
Laboratory Assistant

 

 

Students

 

 

Alumni

 

 

Chapters


American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME student section in PDPU was started in December 2013 by action of Board of Governors of ASME international. ASME, founded as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, is a professional association that, in its own words, “promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe” via “continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach”.

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MECHINERZO
The “MECHINERZO”, a forum for the students and faculties of the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering department established to organize and launch various technical programs/ activities to sharpen their professional and academics skills, and recognize personal lives, while engaging in activities with a societal relevance.

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Events


 

Campus Recruitment

Cairn India E Y ESSAR GACL GIFT City
GNFC Gujarat Gas Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. Infosys L&T
L&T IES Nauvata Engineering Quanta Process Reliance Industries Ltd. Shell
Tata power Toyo Engineering India Ltd      

 

 

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION

• To expose students to various operations of oil and gas industry for enhancing their understanding about application of science and engineering principles studied in first two years of B. Tech programme.
• To develop students’ understating about oil and gas industry operations to facilitate their academic and research learning for the 3rd and 4th year B. Tech programme.
• To create border understanding of oil and gas value chain.
• To expose students to upstream, midstream and downstream operations of oil and gas sector.