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The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers Master of Technology in Thermal Engineering from the academic year 2013-14 for aspiring UG students to fulfill their desire of acquiring higher education in the area of Thermal Sciences. The Thermal Engineering course emphasizes on real-time applications of IC Engines, fluid flow and heat transfer in Thermal energy systems. This programme is designed to provide a sound, in-depth knowledge, as well as training in various aspects of testing, control and evaluation of Thermal Equipments and Systems. Thermal Engineering plays an important role in the crucial areas of Power Generation, Automobiles and Energy sector. The course content aims at achieving the necessary analytical and technical competence among engineers in these areas. This programme is customized to prepare graduates of mechanical engineering to take up research and development activities in the said areas. The Department is having research facilities like Bio-Diesel preparation Set-up, VCR Engine with Data Analog System, Five Gas Analyzer and Smoke meter.

The curriculum has been designed in consultation with experts from technical institutions of repute, research organizations and industries keeping in pace with current technological developments and industry needs. The programme will be dealt by qualified and motivated teachers, invited experts from reputed institutions, research organizations and industries.

Out of four semesters, the first two cover course work facilitating the students to learn both fundamentals and recent advances in various core and elective subjects supported by laboratory courses which include Computational Methods Laboratory, Thermal Engineering Laboratory. It also includes the term paper and comprehensive viva. The third semester includes the internship and project work and the fourth semester is earmarked for project Work. 

Objectives

The aim and the purpose of this course is to:

Provide the students greater breadth and depth in the fields of Thermal Engineering, Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer.
Design and develop of various components of thermal systems.
Synthesize and apply the concepts learnt.
Instill advanced knowledge of the sciences in the relevant fields.
Augment formal training through lectures, hands-on training courses and workshops.
Provide access to the latest computational fluid dynamics software packages such as ANSYS– fluent, Pro-E-Wildfire.
Provide experience in team-based Thermal engineering projects.
 

Project for Assignment Areas

Students can work for their Major Projects in the areas of Bio-fuels, Alternate sources of Energy, Heat transfer, Finite Element Analysis and Computational fluid dynamics. Along with the experimental works, various software tools in the area of FEA and CFD are being used extensively by the students for their Major Projects.

Laboratory Facilities

The Department is equipped with modern laboratory facilities in the area of thermal related such as, VCR engine with data acquisition system along with the five Gas exhaust gas analyzer, Wind tunnel, Slow and high speed Diesel engine teat rigs, multi-cylinder petrol engine test rig, Air compressor unit and test rigs of Refrigeration and air conditioning Insulation, IC Engines, Heat Transfer along with latest computing and software facilities. Full access to internet and web based resources and e-journals.

The advanced software such as Fluent ,ANSYS, Pro/E, Edge CAM, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, CATIA V5, Iron CAD , etc. are available for the students during their academic schedule and project work.

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