R&D trends in Mechanical Engineering
At Dheerajlal Gandhi College of Technology, Salem on 19th Sep 2015
EWB-Bengaluru Professional Chapter had organized one day workshop on ‘R&D trends in mechanical engineering’ at Dheerajlal College of Technology, Salem on 19th Sep 2015 to disseminate technical knowledge among budding mechanical engineers.
The event was organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering. Principal Dr.V.Murali Bhaskaran welcomed the gathering.
Mr.Dheerajlal Gandhi, Chairman of the institute presided over the event. In his address, he urged the students to observe the emerging technological trends and prepare themselves accordingly for the future role. He encouraged students to join Engineers Without Borders and pursue projects. He had offered to fund the projects.
Need design thinkers’ not just designers
V.Dillibabu, President-EWB in his key note speech stressed the need of technology with human face. He referred that train engines designed in the country do not have toilets for crew members. Though train engines are efficiently designed the human touch is missing he observed. He further stressed the need for design thinkers instead of just designers.
Session-1: Advanced Welding Techniques
Mr.A.Manjunath, Professional Member-EWB-B had presented advanced welding techniques viz., Friction welding, Electron beam welding, stir friction welding, Inter pulse welding.
Session-2: Best practices in Stress Anlaysis
Mr.C.Balakumar, Professional Member, EWB-B had made a presentation on between classical and numerical methods of structural analysis. He went to discuss a couple of case studies.
Session-3: Aircraft Engine Technologies
Mr.V.Dillibabu, President, EWB-B presented challenges faced in the design and development of aircraft engines. He had highlighted the involvement of inter disciplinary research in gas turbine development. He highlight the requirement of extensive testing of sub systems of gas turbines.
Session-4: Recent developments in Additive Manufacturing
Mr. BK Nagesh, Professional Member, EWB-B had made a presentation on additive manufacturing techniques and their applications. He had presented the future scope for additive manufacturing in space, medical, food and civil engineering domains.
About 120 students had participated in the workshop. An interactive session was held at to answer queries raised by the students.
As a part of the workshop, a display of technical projects carried by the students of the institute was organized. Prototypes of super charged irrigation pump, dust extraction machine, chip remover system and chaff shredder were demonstrated by the students.
Dr.N.Sundaramoorthy, HOD, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Dr.I.Arun, Asst. Prof and a team of faculty members had made elaborate arrangements for the event. Dr.Nandhini Natesan, Principal, Jairuppaa College of Engineering, Tirupur had attended the event as a special invitee.