Ph.D in Mechanical EngineeringAligarh Muslim University
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The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Aligarh Muslim University was established in 1941. It offers degrees related to Ph.D., M.Tech., B.Tech. & B.E. (Evening) programmes. Ninety two students in B.Tech. and forty two in the three M.Tech. Courses (Thermal Engineering, Industrial & Production Engg. and Machine Design) are admitted every year on the basis of written competitive tests on All- India basis. The department offers 85 UG & 33 PG Courses in various disciplines of Mechanical Engineering.
The Deptt. has a very well qualified teaching staff actively engaged in teaching & research and contributing effectively in administrative & corporate life of the campus. The faculty has published over 600 research papers in International & National Journals of repute. Their participation in the International & National Conferences and Seminars has been quite encouraging and enthusiastic. Under the modernization, TAPTEC and SAP programmes of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), a number of projects of the faculty have been funded this year amounting to Rupees fifty lacs.
The experimental and computational facilities available in the department are located in the following Laboratories: Turbomachines, Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics, High performance computing, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Internal Combustion Engines, Heat Power, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Combustion & Pollution Control, Heat Transfer, Machinery Dynamics, Stress Analysis/Tribology, Production Engineering, Computers and Robotics, Material Science, Metrology & CNC, Quality Assurance, CAD & CAM.
We have recently established an Instructional & Research Resource Centre (IRRC) in the department to impart modern education through Multimedia Projection system. Dozens of audio-visual cassettes on state of the art information on current topics, software packages and fully furnished Conference room constitute this IRRC. Series of lectures by invited experts from Industries and Institutions are planned every year for the benefit of students and faculty.
It is heartening to note that our students are performing exceptionally well in GATE. Every year a good number of students get high percentage. We are optimistic that this graph will increase substantially in the years to come.
The students are taken on educational tour to various industries and have to undergo summer training (which is required part of curriculum) in order to acquire practical knowledge of modern machines, materials and processes. Training & Placement Office takes care of campus interviews and helps the students in getting suitable jobs.
The University Library, College Library and the Department's Seminar Library including on-line Journals on line facility provide excellent source of books and literature.
Over a dozen halls of residence, excellent sports facilities (including Riding Club, Swimming Pool, Gymnasium) and above all the beautiful AMU campus and the congenial all-around environment makes our students enjoy a comfortable and memorable stay.
The teaching and research activities of the Department of Mechanical Engineering are grouped under Thermal Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Industrial & Production Engineering and Machine Design.
COMBUSTION & POLLUTION CONTROL LABORATORY:
This laboratory is equipped with Pollutant Monitoring Instruments (Chemiluminescent NOx, Gas Filter Correlation CO, Infrared CO2, Flame Ionization Total Hydro- carbon, Electrochemical O2 Analy- zers, Smoke Meter, Sample condi- tioning and Sample Transfer System for on-line quantification of major Pollutants. A Hilton's Continuous Combustion Unit, Diffusion Burners and domestic burners are available for UG/PG experiments. Research work is being carried out on the combustion characteristics and quantification of pollutants using
conventional and synthetic fuels. Burning velocity measurement studies are performed using a constant volume combustion bomb. A computerized Diesel Engine facility coupled with an eddy current dynamometer and an AVL Smoke meter has been recently added to conduct research work using biodiesel & synthetic fuels.
HEAT TRANSFER LABORATORY:
Experimental facilities for determination of thermal conductivity, Stefan-Boltzman constant, emissi- vity and heat transfer coefficient of working fluids in various configur-ations of heat exchangers, extended surfaces and condensing units, heat transfer studies on Heat Pipe and during Pool Boiling are available. Research work is also carried out on natural convection boiling and mixed convection heat transfer related to Nuclear Power Plants & safety. Considerable work has been done on the optimization and economic analysis of vapour absorption cycle. A new model for heat flow through macro-layers in pool boiling at high heat flux has been proposed. Experimental studies on solar cooker, air and water heaters have also been done.
IC ENGINES AND THERMAL ENGG. LABS:
A large number of old and new, 2 & 4-stroke, compression and spark ignition, engines fully equipped with eddy current/hydraulic dyna- mometers, & related instruments are available for undergraduate, graduate and research level experi- mental work. A Maruti Engine is a recent addition. Research work on the modeling of 2 & 4 stroke engine cycle processes is in progress.
A 40 HP five stage steam turbine, Cornish Boiler, surface condenser and converging diverging steam nozzle are available for an actual power plant study and related experiments. A modern boiler is being purchased to replace the old Cornish boiler.For students demon-stration of fundamental concepts, we have retained Babcock Wilcox and simple vertical boilers, Marshal Horizontal and vertical steam engines, various types of pumps, accessories and control valves
REFRIGERATION & AIR-CONDITIONING LABORATORY:
For undergraduate experimental work, facilities such as Ice Plant, a vapour compression refrigeration tutor, an air conditioning tutor, a 2 stage reciprocating air compressor, a Holman Centrifugal compressor and various control devices are available. Research work is being carried out in the area of heat and mass transfer analyses of food preservation.
FLUID MECHANICS/AERODYNAMICS/TURBO-MACHINES/CFD/HPC LABS
A low speed wind tunnel an open jet wind tunnel DANTEC Hot wire Anemometer and Data Acquisition System and facilities for routine fluid flow experimental studies are available. On the machines side Kaplan Turbine Francis Turbine, Pelton Turbine and various types of pumps and Ram are available for specific performance & characteristic study. A microprocessor applic-ation laboratory & computational Fluid Dynamic laboratory are recent additions. The research work is being carried out in the following areas:
Transition to turbulence in buoyancy driven flows
Numerical simulation of MHD flows
Rotating convective flows
Hypersonic flows on 2D & 3D bodies
The faculty members working in these areas have contributed large number of research papers which have been published in International Journals of repute.
COMPUTING SYSTEMS LAB
The department has adequate Computing facilities with a DEC workstation, a dual processor machine & more than 40 computers of different configurations. The facilities are supported with relevant software packages. Every undergraduate student has access to computing facilities. In addition to the facilities in the department, the University runs a Computer Centre as a Central Facility. The Centre has about 100 nodes running on VMS and Unix Operating Systems besides internet facilities.
CAD&COMPUTER GRAPHICS/MACHINERY DYNAMICS/STRESS ANALYSIS /IMPACT MECHANICS LABS.
The courses offered in the area of Machine Design include the design of machine elements, kinematics and dynamics of machines, machine drawing and computer graphics, and solid mechanics, non-linear and random vibrations, experimental stress analysis, tribology etc.
The facilities available are located in Computer Graphics Lab., Stress Analysis & Tribology Lab. and Machinery Dynamics Lab. These include Universal Testing Machine, IEICOS 5-Channel Digital Strain Indicator, Vibration.
Laboratory (for performing various experiments related to vibrations),Thruston Pendulum (for the measurement of coefficient of friction), Torsion Testing Machine, Forced Damped Vibration etc. In addition to these, also available are: Photo Elastic Bench, FFT Analyzer, Vibration Meter, Seismometer, Function Generator, Charge Amplifier, Vibration Exciters, Accelerometers, 100 MHz 4-Channel Tektronics Digital Storage Oscilloscope, Pneumatic Gun for Dynamic Loading on Plates, Dynamic Balancing Machine etc. AICTE funded projects on "Impact of Projectiles on Thin Plates" and "Development of Computer Graphics and CAD Center" are currently going on.
ERGONOMICS/PRODUCTION ENGG./SAND TESTING/METALLURGY/CNC & METROLOGY/HUMAN NOISE & VIBRATION ENGG LABS.
The courses offered in this area include Total Quality Manage- ment, Entrepreneurship, Manufac- turing Systems Engg., Robotics, Solidification Processes etc. The major fields of research are Powder Metallurgy, Metal Casting, Ergonomics, Noise & Vibration Engineering and Quality Engineering. Some of the research activities include ergonomic design of Keyboard, effect of vibration on human cognitive performance, effect of noise on humans in different industrial environments, studies related to reliability engineering, carburising behaviour of sintered iron alloys, heat treatment & mechanical properties of sintered steels and alloys, sintering by resistance heating brass powder compacts.
Current faculty interests include Aluminum based powder metallurgy composites, sintered special tool materials wear and machining behaviour of sintered alloys, production systems analysis, quality control and ergonomics. A research project entitled "Development of Mobile Unit for Onsite Measurement and Monitoring of Vibration Levels Induced in Operators Performing Industrial Tasks", has been recently funded.
In addition to a modern Central Workshop, facilities such as 200 ton Hydraulic Press, Sintering and Heat Treatment Furnaces, Metallurgical Microscopes with Microphotographic attachment, Articulated Robot, CNC Lathe, Retrofitted Vertical Milling Machine with Microprocessor Control System, Electric Discharge Machine, Vibration Level Meter, Noise Disc Meter Respirometer (PC Based), Pulse Oxymeter and ECG are also available.