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Mechanical Lab

The Mechanical Engineering Laboratories is fully equipped with the machines & equipments as prescribed in the syllabus Designed by SRM IST .Well qualified and progressive faculty handles the practical aspects of the mechanical and other related branches of Engineering for conducting practical with skill.

MACHINE DYNAMICS LABORATORY:

OBJECTIVE OF THE LABORATORY:

Combination of Mechanisms is the basic for any machine, while mechanism is the assemblage of rigid bodies so that they move with respect to each other with definite relative motion.

Objective of Machines dynamics laboratory is to impart practical knowledge of rigid body’s motions, forces, vibration, design and analysis of machines. This laboratory also helps to verify the laws of governing the kinematics and dynamics of machines.

Various experiments with governors, gyroscopes, balancing machines and universal vibration facilities are available to understand machine dynamics.

Following are the machines/equipments in this lab:

a. Cam and follower apparatus
b. Whirling of shaft apparatus
c. Universal vibration apparatus
d. Static and dynamic balancing machine
e. Gyroscope apparatus
f. Governor apparatus
g. Various commonly used mechanisms and its inversions in machines

STRENGTH OF MATERIAL LABORATORY:

OBJECTIVE OF THE LABORATORY:

Strength of any material play important role in designing of any component, there are different strength properties which influence the various characteristics for different applications under the action of various kind of loading.

Objectives of strength of material laboratory is to impart practical knowledge of hardness, tensile strength, shear strength, flexural rigidity, load strain behavior, ultimate strength, toughness, torsional rigidity, stiffness and rigidity of springs and compressive strength etc for existing material as well as new material by various equipment as follows:

  • Rockwell Hardness testing machine(HRB, HRC)
  • BRINELL hardness number testing machine
  • Universal testing machine
  • Impact testing machine,
  • Torsion testing machine,
  • Spring testing machine,
  • Compressive strength testing machine

Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory

This laboratory has various equipment for the study of three basic modes of heat transfer phenomena i.e. conduction, convection and radiation. The students carry out experiments to measure the temperature distribution and rate of heat flow. And also this laboratory has an apparatus to measure the performance of refrigeration systems.

Heat and mass transfer lab equipped with Thermal conductivity of metal rod apparatus, composite wall apparatus, emissivity measurement apparatus, pin-fin apparatus, natural convection apparatus, forced convection apparatus,  Stefan-Boltzmann apparatus, parallel flow counter flow heat exchanger, lagged pipe apparatus, refrigeration test rig, Air-conditioning test rig.

WORKSHOP PRACTICE

Mechanical Engineering Workshop is a place where students acquire basic knowledge of various tools and various processes involved in manufacturing and production. Engineers must expose themselves to all working trades, so that they can get view of the basic practical activities involved with all sections of manufacturing. They must understand the activities and practical difficulties, so that they can take appropriate decisions in future. The Workshop Practice course makes students theory complete with practical work in engineering environment.

MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY:

Materials Technology Laboratory dealing with engineering materials. The laboratory is basically specialized in structure and characterization of the materials. This lab is also offers following objects.

  1. Preparation different metals and alloys for identification
  2. To study of microstructure and properties of metals and alloys
  3. Understand the metallurgical properties after heat treatment process.
  4. To determine the hardenability of metals after heat treatment process.

 

The laboratory has many equipments like

1) Abrasive cutting machine

2) Rockwell hardness testing machine

3) Vickers hardness testing machine

4) Grinders

5) Belt polishing machine

6) Cloth polishing machine

7) Muffle furnace

8) Oven

9) Jominy end quench testing machine

10) Metallurgical Microscopes.

Metrology and Quality Control laboratory:

Metrology laboratory provide timely measurement services with the highest quality accuracy and Precision through continuous improvement of measurement techniques and equipment’s. This lab is able to make reliable metrological measurements (principally mass, volume, length, and temperature).Aim of this laboratory is to achieve and encourage a high degree of technical and professional competence for Industrial and Scientific demand.

The Laboratory is equipped with the latest technology for standards calibration.

  • Vernier Calipers(0-150mm)
  • Vernier Gear tooth Caliper(M1-30)
  • Outside Micrometer(25-50mm)
  • Outside Micrometer(0-25mm)
  • Inside Micrometer(5-30mm)
  • Vernier Height Gauge(300mm)
  • Depth Micrometer
  • Vernier Depth gauge(0-200mm)
  • Thickness Gauge
  • Radius Gauge
  • Metric Screw pitch Gauge
  • Unified Screw Pitch Gauge
  • Whitworth Screw Pitch Gauge
  • Sine Bar
  • Profile Projector

Our goal is to provide world-class engineering metrology resources to students. This Lab s is one of the platform at which we can achieve high-accuracy dimensional measurements traceable to national and international standards. This lab is always equipped with latest measuring technique and equipment’s.

Active Learning laboratory (15ME103L)

Active Learning laboratory is mainly focusing to make the students to understand some basic concepts using learning through discovery method and also students can improve the solving skill and how to refine the Engineering problem. We find that active learning lab strategies can improve motivation, encourage innovative thinking, and match traditional strategies on developing core content knowledge in science and Engineering.

LIST OF EXPERIMENTS

  1. Verifying Lami’s theorem.
  2. Verifying Lami’s theorem using Angle method.
  3. Find out unknown weight using Lami’s theorem (Angle method).
  4. Find out two unknown weights using Lami’s theorem (Angle method).
  5. Determining the friction co-efficient using friction table in horizontal plane for the material copper with plastic & wood.
  6. Determining the friction co-efficient using friction table in horizontal plane for the material copper with Iron & Aluminium.
  7. Determining the friction co-efficient using friction table inclined at 15° angle for material copper with plastic & Wood.
  8. Determining the friction co-efficient using friction table inclined at 15° angle for material copper with Iron & Aluminium.
  9. Determining the friction co-efficient using friction table inclined at 30° angle for material copper with plastic & wood.
  10. Determining the friction co-efficient using friction table inclined at 30° angle for material copper with Iron & Aluminium.
  11. To study the inversion of Four bar mechanism

Computer Aided Manufacturing Laboratory

It is located at the ground level outside of academic Block near to Maintenance Office of the college. The laboratory was established in order to provide our students with knowledge and hands-on experience in the area of Computer Aided Manufacturing and considering the emerging research and development in the area of manufacturing segment in the industrial fraternity.  The objective of the CAM laboratory is to prepare the students industry ready and to acquire employability skills with the know of how the CNC programming and cutting tool path generation through CNC simulation software by using G-Codes and M-codes. In addition, it is aimed at to demonstrate and understand the importance of automation and its predominant role in the assembly line of shop floor, so that to satisfy the need of agile manufacturing to meet the urging need of global competitiveness of upcoming industries

The CAM Lab in Mechanical Engineering Department introduces student to the process planning and the tools that are needed to carry for process planning with the use of CNC and VMC Machines using CNC Coding .Computer aided manufacturing and Process planning is an engineering activity that determines the appropriate procedures for transforming raw materials into a final product as specified by an engineering design. Engineering designs are conventionally documented using detailed diagrams indicating important design characteristics such as dimensions, tolerances, materials, and other pertinent specifications. Even though these diagrams convey a large amount of information about a design, they are incomplete in that they do not describe the manufacturing steps necessary to produce the final part. Effective process plans provide this information. In practice, design, process planning, and manufacturing are interrelated since the capabilities and characteristics of available equipment, manufacturing processes, and personnel can have a significant impact on the final design of a product.

An arrangement of 20 computers loaded with CAD software like PRO-E, Auto CAD have been installed in CAD laboratory where the students of Mechanical Engineering can learn designing skills and then after they can implement that designing with CNC Machines.

AUTOMATION LABORATORY:

Laboratory automation is a multi-disciplinary strategy to research, develop, optimize and capitalize on technologies in the laboratory that enable new and improved processes. Laboratory automation professionals are academic, commercial and government researchers, scientists and engineers who conduct research and develop new technologies to increase productivity, elevate experimental data quality, reduce lab process cycle times, or enable experimentation that otherwise would be impossible.

More generally, the field of laboratory automation comprises many different automated laboratory instruments, and methodologies used to enable, expedite and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of scientific research in laboratories.

The application of technology in today’s laboratories is required to achieve timely progress and remain competitive.

MANUFACTURING LABORATORY

The Manufacturing Processes (MP) Laboratory provides students with the opportunity to study and practice manufacturing processes.  This laboratory provides students with experimental technique of manufacturing processes. Students can set up and operate machines, manufacture parts, measure process variables, and inspect manufactured parts.  Student learning from lab experiences is integrated with prior and subsequent learning of other engineering topics such as engineering materials.

The MP Laboratory also provides facilities for students to carry out process and product design projects in many courses.

The principal research objective of the MP Lab is to provide opportunities to study selected manufacturing processes.  To date, the lab equipment has been used for studies in machining. The machine tools have also been used to fabricate pieces of equipment for experiments.

 

FOUNDRY LAB

In our fully equipped foundry laboratory we work with casting and melt treatment of metals such as aluminium, iron, steel, titanium, magnesium and copper based alloys. We design and produce models for shaped castings, and have a moulding line and a core shooter to produce sand moulds. In addition, we have the possibility to do advanced modelling to optimize gating and feeding systems

FLUID DYNAMICS LAB

 

The Fluid Dynamics Laboratory consists of flow measurement devices, head loss measurement in pipe flow, impact of water jet on vanes, flow visualization apparatus, hydraulic pumps and turbines. The students will experimentally demonstrate the knowledge gained from fluid mechanics. The students are encouraged to operate the experimental test rig to know the operational procedures and to familiarize the working principle with performance calculations.

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN LABORATORY

The CAD laboratory in SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) is a central facility available with the School of Mechanical Engineering, wherein all the students of the School (UG & PG), research scholars and faculty can work with 2-D and 3-D design and analysis packages. The users are encouraged to learn, practice and apply the knowledge gained into their research areas. Initially this facility is introduced mainly for students to evolve concepts and convert it into a complete product.

The CAD lab provides digitally integrated environment where the users can design, analyze, simulate and build components. The Laboratory has the following section:

  • Engineering graphics
  • Geometric Modeling
  • Finite Element Analysis

The facility in the CAD lab caters the community through profession certification programs, industrial consultancy and by research.

Facility available in CAD Lab

Hardware:

  • PC’s with Intel i7 processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • LCD Monitor   – 25 Nos
  • PC’s with Intel Dual Core 3.18Ghz
  • 2GB RAM
  • LCD Monitor   – 25 Nos

Software:

  • Autodesk
  • PTC Cero

ENGINEERING GRAPHICS LAB

Drawing is said to be the language of engineers. All material objects have a shape and form, which can be represented by a combination of known geometrical figures. A thorough grounding in drawing to represent these objects on a plane is considered very essential for engineers. Any construction or fabrication, it may be a building, a factory or a machine has to begin with a drawing which forms the basis and guide to get the work done.

Drawing is commonly used mode of communication in the engineering industry. Proper exposure to drawing helps the students to translate different ideas into practice. Acquisition of skill will produce a drawing to represent a given object with sufficient knowledge to understand and interpret. As such drawing is regarded a pre-requisite for technician engineer.