Mechanical engineering is a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics and material science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the production and usage of heat and mechanical power for the design, production, and operation of machines and tools. It is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines.
The Department has 18 well-equipped laboratories and one central workshop, to give students sufficient exposure to practical work compatible with the classroom learning and through workshop exercise.
PANASONIC AUTOMATION LAB:
WCTM has established the Centre of Competence in Automation Technologies in collaboration with Panasonic. The centre has world-class infrastructure with state-of-the-art equipment, training kits, hardware and software. The centre aims to provide training to undergraduate students of engineering to meet industry requirements.
The purpose of this laboratory is to train the students to be familiar with the software and hardware of PLC so that they can gain enough experiences to meet the demand of the automation era. The facilities in the laboratory enable students to build a firm background in PLC hardware as well as software. Students learn about ladder logic programming, wiring different I/O's (analogue and digital) with PLC programming. They acquire the practical skills sufficient to design and realize the basic automation process.
The centre has Major Equipments:
ENGINEERING GRAPHICS AND DRAWING LAB:
To provide students with an extensive and intensive training course of Engineering Drawing which includes geometric and solid modeling, Isometric, Orthographic Projections and Sectional Views. The lab is used by first-year engineering students.
BASICS OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LAB:
BME Lab, as the name suggests, is intended towards laying the foundation of mechanical engineering and at the same time providing the basic understanding of the working principle of simple machines. The lab consists of equipment and models to understand the working principle of boilers, their mountings and accessories and simple machines.
APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS LAB
Different types of boilers with their mountings and accessories, calorimeters, steam condenser and cooling tower experiments are performed in this lab.Different types of boilers with their mountings and accessories, calorimeters, steam condenser and cooling tower experiments are performed in this lab. Major Equipments:
FLUID MECHANICS AND FLUID MACHINERY LAB:
Fluid mechanics and machinery lab provides facilities for undergraduate teaching, final year projects and for research work leading to postgraduate degrees. This lab consists of several experimental setups for verifying the basic laws of fluid mechanics and some flow measuring devices. This lab houses experimental setups of a Pelton wheel and a Francis turbine which facilitate the study and performance test of turbines. Experimental setups for several pumps also serve the same. Major Equipments:
Here we study and investigate the relationship between the properties of the materials to their atomic structure. Properties are very important in the process of designing durable components, machines, structures, etc. These properties include mechanical properties, thermal properties, electrical properties, optical properties or magnetic properties or deteriorative properties.
STRENGTH OF MATERIALS LAB:
This lab deals with the strength of materials i.e. its hardness, yield stress, tensile and compressive strength, toughness etc. This lab includes the machines by which the strength (impact, tensile, compressive) can be checked along with the variable parameters.
This lab is used by students:
1. To understand the applications of measurement systems.
2. To understand the basics and working principle of pressure, temperature and flow measurement.
3. To identify the different varieties of measuring parameter with various input conditions.
4. To analyze the primary, secondary and tertiary measurements.
5. To learn about the various control devices and parts of measurement systems
KINEMATICS OF MACHINES LAB:
Mechanism and machine have a considerable fascination for many students of Mechanical Engineering since theoretical principles involved have immediate application practical problem.Mechanism and machine have considerable fascination for many students of Mechanical Engineering since theoretical principles involved have immediate application practical problem.
DYNAMICS OF MACHINES LAB:
The dynamics of machine lab is also as important as kinematic of machine lab. The dynamics of machine lab has great significance in the study of those machines where unbalanced forces play a critical role. This lab enables the students to deal with the problems of balancing and gyroscopic effects.
HEAT TRANSFER LAB:
The lab is well-equipped with appropriate apparatus explaining the principles of heat transfer. It includes:
ADVANCED CAD/CAM LAB:
This lab includes the CNC Lathe Machine Trainer and CNC Milling Machine Trainer that help students work with actual CNC machines. It also has simulation software of milling machine. This lab contains 65 computers of well-suited configuration and license software like AutoCAD, Inventor Series & Solid Works.
AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING LAB:
This lab contains various working models and experimental setups like
REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING LAB:
This lab enables the students to know about various types of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning systems. This lab is equipped to perform the experiments including the performance and study of basic components used in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. Major Equipments: