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Mechanical Engineering

Department Laboratories

The laboratories/workshops are fully equipped with complete set of latest equipments/ machines, tools and instruments, which caters to the need of the undergraduate and post graduate students. All laboratories have experienced technical staff from industry. The various labs and workshops encompass the vital aspects of Mechanical Engineering. The department has following laboratories.

Lab 1: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING WORKSHOP
To familiarize the students with the basic manufacturing processes and to study the various tools and equipments used, hands-on training is given in different sections. Essentially students are exposed to basic workshop activities such as fitting, carpentry, sheet metal, smithy, casting and welding processes.
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Benchvice – 66 Nos

Circular saw

Jig-saw

Open hearth forge

Hand Shear Machine

Power Hacksaw

Air compressor

Gas fired small size cupola Furnace

Bench Drilling Machine

Hand Drilling Machine – 2 Nos

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Hand Grinding Machine

Pedestal Grinding Machine

Carpentry Planing Machine

Centre Lathe

Wood work Lathe

TIG Welding Machine

Arc Welding Machine

Gas Welding Set

Gas Cutting Set

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING WORKSHOP
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING WORKSHOP (1)
Lab 2: COMPUTER AIDED MACHINE DRAWING LAB (CAD LAB)
Mechanical Department has well equipped CAD Lab facility to cater the modeling, designing and testing needs. The lab introduces students to the basics and standards of engineering drawing related to machines and components. It teaches students technical skills regarding assembly, production and part drawings. It also familiarizes students with various limits, fits and tolerances and helps them gain knowledge about standard CAD packages on modeling and drafting.

This lab is equipped with 31 computer terminals and has AUTO CAD, UG Nx, MATLAB, ANSYS work bench, ANSYS fluent, and MS Office to satisfy the above needs of the students and faculty.

COMPUTER AIDED MACHINE DRAWING LAB (CAD LAB) (1)
COMPUTER AIDED MACHINE DRAWING LAB (CAD LAB)
Lab 3: THERMAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY
In this laboratory, students have the opportunity to study the working principle of IC Engines and conduct the performance tests on IC engines (both SI and CI engines), compressors and blowers. It also has facilities to measure viscosity, flash and fire point and Calorific value of liquid fuels.
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Four- cylinder 4 stroke petrol engine Test rig with Hydraulic dynamometer 10 HP, 1500 rpm (morse test)

Single cylinder 2 stroke petrol engine test rig coupled to Rope-brake dynamometer –  2.5HP/  3000 rpm

Apparatus for Performance of simple journal Bearings

Two stage 2 cylinder air compressor 3 HP -12 kg /cm2, 250 litres.

Air conditioning test rig. (1 Ton capacity)

Single cylinder ,4-stroke Diesel engine cut model

Diesel engine test rig with AC generator & resistance load bank. –10 HP, 1500 rpm.

Refrigeration test rig

Bomb Calorimeter

Single cylinder 4 stroke diesel engine coupled to rope brake dynamometer along with retardation test. (Kirloskar)

Flash point & Fire point Apparatus

Redwood Viscometer

Test rig for variable compression Ratio – Petrol engine coupled to Eddy Current Dynamometer

Cut Model of Engine

Cut Model of Gear Box

Cut Model of Differential gear

Cut Model of Brake system.

THERMAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY
THERMAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY (1)
Lab 4: FLUID MECHANICS & MACHINES LAB
The main objectives of this lab is to demonstrate the applications of theories of basic fluid mechanics and hydraulic machines and to provide a more intuitive and physical understanding of the theory. Mechanical, Civil and Safety Engineering students undergo this lab. The lab is equipped with different flow measuring set-ups such as venturimeter, orifice-plate, pitot tube, rotameter etc.
List Of Apparatus(Fluid Mechanics Laboratory)

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Closed Circuit  Bernoulli’s Apparatus

Closed Circuit Orifice Meter Test Rig

Closed Circuit Notch Test Rig (Rectangular and Triangular Notch)

Closed Circuit  Reynolds Apparatus

Closed Circuit Venturimeter Apparatus

Closed Circuit Pipe Friction Test Rig

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Closed Circuit Orifice and mouth piece Apparatus

Closed Circuit Minor Losses in pipes Apparatus

Hele-Shaw Apparatus

Metacentric Height Apparatus

Free and Forced Vortex Apparatus

List Of  Machines(Fluid Machines Lab)

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Closed Circuit  Francis Turbine Test Rig

Closed Circuit  Pelton Wheel Test Rig

Closed Circuit  Kaplan Turbine Test Rig

Closed Circuit  Jet Pump Test Rig

Closed Circuit Centrifugal Pump Test Rig

Closed Circuit Multistage Centrifugal Pump Test Rig

Closed Circuit Plunger Pump Test Rig

Closed Circuit Impact of Jet on Vane

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Closed Circuit Gear oil pump Test Rig

Closed Circuit Hydraulic Ram Apparatus

Closed Circuit Reciprocating pump Test Rig

Wind Tunnel Apparatus

Cut model of Reciprocating pump

Cut model of Centrifugal Pump

Models of  different Turbine blades, pump Impellers and pipe fittings

FLUID MECHANICS & MACHINES LAB
Lab 5: MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY LAB I
Manufacturing Technology Lab is established to provide an opportunity for the students to practice on various types of tools, manipulate and control various process parameters during machining processes. Students also gain knowledge on the structure, properties, treatment, testing and applications of Steel, Cast Iron and Brass and other metals.
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Centre lathe – 18 Nos

High speed high precision Centre lathe (HMT NH-26)

Capstan Lathe

Radial drilling machine

Planing Machine

Surface Grinding Machine

Cylindrical Grinding Machine

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Horizontal Milling machine

Slotting Machine

Shaping Machine

Tool & Cutter Grinding Machine

Pedestal Grinding Machine – 2 Nos

Power Hacksaw

Hydraulic press

List of instruments and equipments (Metrology Lab)

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Profile projector

Tool makers microscope

Metallurgical microscope

Perthometer

Autocollimator

Lathe tool Dynamometer

Milling machine dynamometer

Drilling machine dynamometer

Dial Gauges

Vernier caliper

Vernier height gauge

Vernier depth gauge

Depth micrometer

Outside micrometer

Inside micrometer

Screw thread micrometer

Outside caliper

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Inside caliper

Surface Plate

v-block

Parallel block

Feeler gauge set

Radius gauge set

Screw pitch gauge set

Wire gauge

Plug gauge

Double ended Snap gauge

Ring gauge

Sine bar

Slip gauge set

Angle plate

Tri-square

Combination set

Vernier Bevel protractor

MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY LAB I (3)
MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY LAB I (2)
MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY LAB I (1)
MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY LAB I
Lab 6: COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND ANALYSIS LAB

The lab provides working knowledge on Computer Aided Design methods and procedures. It impart training on Auto CAD, solid modelling and analysis software.

Modelling Software Installed

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Auto-CAD 2014- 30 license (Freeware)

Unigraphics(UG NX 6.0) – 30 license

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Ansys FEA- 25 license

SCILAB (Freeware)- 15 license

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND ANALYSIS LAB
Lab 7: MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY II

The lab provides programming practice on CNC machine tools and Robots.

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Six Axis Articulated Stand Alone Robot (ABB IRB – 1410)

LMW Smart turn CNC lathe with SIEMENS 802D CNC system

MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY II
Lab 8: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LAB. (Heat and Mass Transfer Lab)

The students can use this lab to conduct the various heat transfer experiments, practice calibration of thermometer and pressure gauges. They can also perform experiments on dynamics.

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Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger

Boiling Heat Transfer Apparatus

Critical Heat Flux Apparatus

Emissivity Measurement Apparatus

Unsteady state of heat transfer Apparatus

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Condensation of drop wise and film wise Forms

Thermal Conductivity of Metal Rod

Apparatus for Heat Transfer in Forced Convection

Parallel Flow / Counter Flow Heat Exchanger

 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LAB. (Heat and Mass Transfer Lab)

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

1. DAIKIN CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
Daikin Air-conditioning India Pvt. Ltd. (DAIPL), a 100% subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd., Japan – the world’s No. 1 air-conditioning company, as a part of the Skill India Initiative, setup a Air-conditioning / HVAC lab at Toc H institute of science and technology, Kochi.

TIST signed a MoU with DAIPL on 26th April for further expanding their expertise on HVAC training. Every year they plan to train the students and faculty in the field of HVAC by associating with Daikin.

This initiative will provide a platform to the students to enhance their skills and get access to world class training in Air conditioning. Daikin will share its training resources with TIST and deserving students may be considered for placement opportunities in Daikin or channel partners such as internship, live projects or fixed term employment contracts, etc

2. MODEL LAB

This lab is a platform for the students to get a better understanding about different concepts in engineering. This lab houses various shapes and models of Engineering graphics, types of joints, models of turbines, mechanisms, etc. It also help the student understand about the basics of vibration.

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Impulse turbine model

Universal Governor apparatus

Static & Dynamic balancing machine

Vibration apparatus

Vibrating platform

Ellipse tracer model

Plummer block

Pantograph Mechanism

Stuffing box

Flanged coupling

Cross head

Stop valve

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Motorized Gyroscope

Spring loaded safety valve

Oldhams coupling

Socket & Spigot joint

Hook coupling

Crank & Slotted lever mechanism

Double shoe brake

Whirling of shaft apparatus

Plate Clutch

Box/Muff coupling

Gib and Cotter joint

Engineering Graphics Model

MODEL LAB
3: AREOMODELING LAB
The lab aims to make the students understand about Basic Aerodynamics, Aircraft structures.

The students are taught the skills of Radio controlled airplane designing, building and flying. They are also given practice session on flight simulator.

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High Wing Engine Trainer Radio Controlled (RC) plane

Electric Piper cub RC plane

Electric Aerobatic Mid-wing plane

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3-Channel 20 gm RC Helicopter

4-Channel 200 gm RC Helicopter

Phoenix RC Simulator

AREOMODELING LAB (1)
AREOMODELING LAB
4. M.Tech COMPUTATIONAL LAB

The Objective of this lab is to provide hands on training on CFD software packages like ANSYS-Fluent, Open FOAM, ICEM-CFD and other numerical analysis software packages like Scilab, Matlab etc. Students develop programming skills in the solution of algebraic, transcendental, ODE & PDE equations and conduct CFD analysis of flow past bluff bodies.

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Ansys –Fluent

ICEM-CFD

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Scilab

Open FOAM

Computational Lab
5. M. Tech THERMAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY

The laboratory facilitates the students to do experimental analysis of fluid flow and heat transfer problems. They can analyze the performance and exhaust emissions of IC engines and do different test in the Variable compression ratio (VCR) engine. Smoke meter and exhaust gas analyzers are available that can be connected to any engine. The students also evaluate the performance of the Vapor compression and Air conditioning units. Test on subsonic wind tunnel helps them to study the pressure distribution around an aerofoil. The laboratory also facilitates students to design his/her own experiment by suitably modifying some of the existing experimental set ups

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Four- cylinder 4 stroke petrol engine Test rig with Hydraulic dynamometer 10 HP, 1500 rpm (morse test)

Variable computerized  compression ratio engine – (VCR) 5 HP, 1500 rpm, with Exhaust gas recirculation ( EGR) and Eddy current dynamometer

Two stage 2 cylinder air compressor 3 HP, 12 kg /cm2, 250 litres.

Test on air conditioning equipment. (1 Ton capacity)

Diesel engine test rig with AC generator & resistance load bank and data acquisition system. 10 HP, 1500 rpm.

Refrigeration test rig

Single cylinder  4 stroke diesel engine with Mechanical rope brake dynamometer with external flywheel along with retardation test facility (Kirloskar)

Closed Circuit Minor Losses Apparatus

Free and Forced Vortex Apparatus

Subsonic wind tunnel

Shell and tube heat exchanger

Parallel and counter flow heat exchanger

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