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Engineering College in Bangalore

Mechanical Engineering

Overview

    Mechanical engineering is a broad engineering discipline that incorporates skills and expertise in the areas of design, manufacturing, mechanics and thermal sciences that are essential to most sectors of industry. It is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines. The department of Mechanical Engineering, initiated in 2002 offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is also a recognized Research Center under the Visvesvaraya Technological University. The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides a lot of opportunities for the students to interact with outside world and is known for its student projects, which are presented to the public at the annual ‘Yantrostav’, the Project Exhibition.

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    Research projects strap up state-of-the-art experimental, theoretical, and computational approaches in training students and advancing the frontiers of technology. The researchers enjoy access to leading edge facilities, work closely with vibrant, highly-qualified faculty, and benefit from strong interactions with industry. Students gain valuable experience working with professional engineers on important projects; access to industry sponsors, and hands-on knowledge in product design.

    Our faculty is professionally active and well-recognized. Faculty in this area investigate interactive instructional techniques and the resulting benefits for students, engineering diversity and inclusiveness, student retention, student motivation, the development of engineering identity, as well as how hands-on engineering education opportunities .Our outstanding faculty who address critical issues facing our world today, produce groundbreaking research, and are the leaders and innovators in their respective fields. Another striking aspect is the organization of workshops, Seminars, Expert lecturers, Group discussions, Competitions, sports and other activities for the all round development of the aspiring students.

   The department has an excellent academic track record; many of the students are placed in reputed companies like, Infotech, Infosys, Dell, Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Accenture, Merchant Navy, Kean India, Vijay Electrical Pvt ltd, Shoba Developers and Hyundai Motors.

Programs

Under Graduate

B.E. in Mechanical Engineering

Duration  : 4 Years
Eligibility : Pass in 10+2 / Higher Secondary (HS) / Pre University (PUC) / 'A' Level (with 12 years of schooling) or its equivalent with English as one of the languages. Shall have secured a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate in Physics, Mathematics and any one of the following : Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electronics, Information Science. AIT admits students as per prevailing rules and regulations of VTU.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Programme Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the programme is preparing graduates to achieve

1. Sound knowledge in engineering discipline.

2. Are Competent, Creative & highly valued ethical Professionals in industry, academia, government or entrepreneur.

3. Engage in life-long learning & professional development.

4. Become effective global collaborators ,leading or participating to address technical, business, environmental and societal challenges

Program Outcomes (POs)

Program outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do upon the graduation.

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

c. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

d. An ability to design and build a component, system or process to meet desired needs

e. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g. An ability to communicate effectively

h. An ability to use the techniques, skills and engineering tools

i. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal context

j. A recognition of the need for , and an ability to engage in life-long learning

k. A knowledge of contemporary issues

l. A knowledge of project management and its financing

 

Post Graduate

M.Tech in Machine Design

Career Scope

After pursuing M.Tech (Machine Design), one can opt for doctorate level study in the field or can work as machine design engineer in any public or private organization.

 

Duration : 2 Years,
Eligibility : BE / Equivalent

M.Tech in Product Design & Manufacturing

Career Scope

Today's market place is driven by innovation and technology. Product designs are seeing a paradigm shift in form, shape and interface. Product designers with engineering backgrounds are rewardingly employed by a wide range of industries - electronics, automobile, lifestyle and others.

 

Duration : 2 Years,
Eligibility : BE / Equivalent Degree

Vision

"To develop globally competent mechanical engineers capable of working in an interdisciplinary environment, contributing to society through innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship.”


Mission

"To impart quality education in the field of mechanical engineering by inculcating values to serve the needs of the society and industry by aiding in overall progress and development."


Advisory Board

Chief Advisor

Dr. H D Maheshappa
Principal,
Acharya Institute of Technology.

 

Chairman

Dr. Mahesha K
Professor & Head,
Department of Mechanical Engineering.

 

Member Secretary

Dr. R Chandrashekhar
Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering.


Members

Dr. Anoop K Mukhopadhyay
Chief Scientist,
CSIR (CG & CRI), Kolkatta.

Dr. Arjun Dey
Scientist,
ISRO Satellite Center, Bangalore.

Dr. Anindya Deb
Professor & Chairman,
CPDM, IISc, Bangalore.

Mr. K Chandrashekar Sharma
Vice President,
Machining Solution Group,
Kennametal India Limited, Bangalore.

Mr. Divakar Rao
Managing Director,
Vishnu Forge Industries Limited, Bangalore.

Mr. M S Shiva Prakash
Global Service Consultant,
Kennametal India LTD, Bangalore.

Our Professors

Acharya institute of technology is known for global leadership in technical education, and the Acharya faculty is a combination of young and experienced, passionate and curious individuals. They are the most distinguished scholars, who constantly do research in their respective fields.

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Dr. Mahesha K Dean - Academics , Professor & HOD

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Prof. B. Manjunatha Assistant Professor Grade I

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Prof. Praveen M P Assistant Professor Grade II

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Prof. Vinod Kumar C S Assistant Professor Grade III

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Prof. Basavaraju S Assistant Professor Grade III

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Prof. Nagaraja K C Assistant Professor Grade III

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Prof. Nagamadhu M Assistant Professor Grade III

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Prof. Chethan G R Assistant Professor Grade III

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Prof. Raju M G ASSISTANT PROFESSOR G - III

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Mrs. Shashikala A ASSISTANT PROFESSOR G- III

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Prof. Jayasimha S L N Assistant Professor Grade III

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Prof. Harshith C Asst. Professor Grade III

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Prof. Lavakumar K S ASSISTANT PROFESSOR GRADE III

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Mrs. Richa Mishra Assistant Professor Grade III

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Prof. Akshaya Simha Assistant Professor Grade III

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Prof. Pranesh K G Assistant Professor Grade III

Our Technical Staff

Acharya Institute of Technology has got a highly potential and dedicated technical staff with required educational qualification and experience. The technical staff, being a backbone of Acharya Institute of Technology, have been rendering their services to the institution with a commitment and responsibility. As Acharya Institute of Technology believes, prosperity is only possible when multiple hands are put together for the same purpose. Our technical staff members have been upgrading their knowledge which is relevant and essential in the modern era.


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Mr. Jayashankara R Instructor

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Mr. Hulluraiah H Instructor

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Mr. S P Narayan Instructor

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Mr. Ravi Kumar B M Instructor

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Mr. Ashwatha K R Assistant Instructor


    Surface Treatment

    Most of the applications demand the high strength, high corrosive resistant and wear resistant, materials for their needs. It is very difficult to get all the desirable properties in one material, if it is available also that will be of high cost. Because of these reason surface coatings have found more application and this method will overcome the limitations of using single material or alloy. In the cases where material selection is difficult as it requires several potential properties like chemical and thermal stability, good mechanical as well as tribological properties along with reduction of weight, ceramic coatings like alumina, zirconia, ZTA and/or composites might be the better solution. A research group is evolving in the department on these aspects.

    Technology / Production Management

    Our research brings a quantitative methodology to understand the relationship between technological capability and the various learning mechanisms that are believed to influence it. Most cluster based studies have been on a case study basis and generally lack quantitative approach and rigor. We have developed s a unique index to measure technological capability, which should be useful to make assessment of technology level of firms.

    Nanocomposites

    Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. At the nanoscale, materials exhibit very high aspect ratio, as a result enhancement in their mechanical and physical properties has been observed. The Nanocomposites form the class of engineering materials with high aspect ratio to be used for influencing fuel economy, reducing the weight of an automotive, spacecraft and aircraft, enhancing the damping ability, making wear resistant surfaces and thermally stable structures. In our Department of Mechanical Engineering, faculty have carried out and carrying research as a part of their Doctoral work on Polymer Nanocomposites, Aluminium-CNT Metal Matrix composites and Natural fiber-CNT reinforced polymer composites. This area of nanocomposites offers a good number of avenues for the mechanical engineers to come out with better material systems for the sustainable development of the society.

    Bio Composites

    Depletion of petroleum resources, increases in landfill space for plastic materials and their non-degradable properties had become global problem. In order to find the solution for environmental pollution the new branch of Material science called biocomposites has emerged. Natural fibers and bio derived polymers are used to characterize the materials properties in order to suit different applications, where end product is bioderagadable in nature. A research group in the department has dedicated itself towards finding solutions in this socially important field.

    Polymer Composites

    Polymers and their composites are finding applications in almost every walk of life thanks to the plethora of advantages carried by them, such as light weight, low cost, corrosion, resistance and easy processing, to name a few. The unique flexibility of designing the materials with tailor made properties to suit a particular application makes composites a popular category of advanced materials. Processing and characterization of different types of thermosets and thermoplastic polymers with a wide range of reinforcing materials has been the subject of many research activities all over the globe. Bio-degradable polymers and reinforcements are slowly catching up in the wake of large demand for eco-friendly materials. Research in this field has been initiated in the department.

    Alternate Fuels

    Global warming, high-energy demand and availability of new technologies are among the factors catalyzing the search for alternative sources of energy. Energy demand is expected to increase due to the expanding urbanization, better living standards and increasing population. At a time when society is becoming increasingly aware of the declining reserves of fossil fuels beside the environmental concerns, it has become apparent that biodiesel is destined to make a substantial contribution to the future energy demands of the domestic and industrial economies. There are different potential feed stocks for biodiesel production such as Simarouba, Jathropha, Neem, Pongamia, Linseed oil etc. which are known as the next generation alternate fuels for the production of biodiesel. Active research is going on in the department in this vital field.

    Design & Analysis

    The structural elements are most commonly employed in many structural applications like aerospace, automotive, civil, marine and other machinery structures. Design and analysis of structural elements is most important in engineering applications to predict their life of service. In many instances, such elements are subjected to a wide variety of excitations and can be controlled by different methods. A few researchers in the department are working on vibration control of structural elements like plates, blades, bearings, etc. through analytical, numerical and experimental techniques to improve their service life .Also many research papers have been published in refereed journals.

    Mechanical Processing

    Studies on formability of thin plates has assumed great importance for the Indian automobile industry. At the same time, cutting edge technologies like ECAP and ECAD are being commercialized. Research on formability of plates and wires of different materials addresses these important aspects and after preliminary experimentation and publications, it is expected that funded projects would be operative in this research area.

    Mr. P Mahadeva Swamy
    Research Area: Machine Design.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Devarajaiah R M
    Research Area: Machine Design/Polymer Composite Tribology.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Davis P Skariah
    Research Area: Mechanical Manufacturing.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Shadakshari R
    Research Area: Nano Composites.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Manjunatha B
    Research Area: Composite Materials.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Seetharamaiah R
    Research Area: Thermal Engineering(Bio Deisel).
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Lokesh G N
    Research Area: Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Mallinath V
    Research Area: Powder Metallurgy Composites.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Attel Manjunath
    Research Area: Design & Analysis.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Sadanand
    Research Area: Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. S Karunakara
    Research Area: Powder Metallurgy Composites.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Tulsidas D
    Research Area: Design & Analysis.
    University: Bangalore University.

    Mr. Raghavendra S
    Research Area: Machine Design.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Sachidananda K B
    Research Area: Coated Materials.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Madhusudhan M
    Research Area: Composite Materials.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Kiran M D
    Research Area: Fracture Mechanics.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Basavaraju S
    Research Area: Nano Composites.
    University: Bangalore University.

    Mr. Aravinda T
    Research Area: Composite Materials.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Ms. Smitha K
    Research Area: Metal Matrix Hybrid Composite Materials.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Nagaraja K C
    Research Area: Material Sicence.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Nagamadhu
    Research Area: Machine Design.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Chandrashekar S Y
    Research Area: Composites.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Sunil B
    Research Area: Material Science .
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Praveen M P
    Research Area: Artificial Machine LEaring Simulation & Modeling of Manufacturing Systems .
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Vasanth kumar R
    Research Area: Composite materials.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Vinod Kumar C S
    Research Area: Polymer Comopsites.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Balachandra Bingi
    Research Area: Advanced Materials.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Jatadhara G S
    Research Area: Thermal Engineering Bio-fuels.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Chethan G R
    Research Area: Thermal Engineering.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

Course Catalog

Mechanical Engineering (B.E.)

Semester 1

  • Engineering Mathematics - I.
  • Engineering Physics.
  • Elements of Civil Engineering &
         Engineering Mechanics.
  • Elements of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Basic Electrical Engineering.
  • Workshop Practice.
  • Engineering Physics Laboratory.
  • Constitution of India & Professional Ethics.

Semester 2

  • Engineering Mathematics - II.
  • Engineering Chemistry.
  • Computer Concepts & C Programming.
  • Computer Aided Engineering Drawing.
  • Basic Electronics.
  • Computer Programming Laboratory.
  • Engineering Chemistry Laboratory.
  • Environmental Studies.

Semester 3

  • Engineering Mathematics - III
  • Material Science
  • Basic Thermodynamics.
  • Mechanics of Materials.
  • Metal Casting & Welding
  • Machine Tools & Operations
  • Computer Aided Machine Drawing
  • Mechanical Measurements & Metrology
  • Material Testing Lab
  • Foundry & Forging Lab
  • Machine Shop

Semester 4

  • Engineering Mathematics - IV.
  • Kinematics of Machines.
  • Metal Casting & Welding
  • Machine Tools & Operations
  • Computer Aided Machine Drawing
  • Mechanical Measurements & Metrology
  • Material Testing Lab
  • Mechanical Measurements & Metrology Lab
  • Foundry & Forging Lab
  • Machine Shop

Semester 5

  • Management and Engineering Economics
  • Dynamics of Machinery.
  • Turbo Machines
  • Design of Machine Elements - I
  • Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning
  • Theory of Elasticity
  • Human Resource Management
  • Non Traditional Machining
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Energy & Environment
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Project Management
  • Fluid Mechanics & Machinery Lab
  • Energy Lab

Semester 6

  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing.
  • Design of Machine Elements - II.
  • Heat & Mass Transfer.
  • Finite Element Methods.
  • Mechatronics & Microprocessor.
  • Elective I (Group-A).
  • Heat & Mass Transfer Laboratory
  • Computer Aided Modelling & Analysis
       (CAMA) Laboratory

Semester 7

  • Engineering Economics.
  • Mechanical Vibrations.
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics.
  • Operations Research.
  • Elective II (Group-B.)
  • Elective III(Group-C).
  • Design Laboratory.
  • CIM and Automation Laboratory.

Semester 8

  • Operations Management.
  • Control Engineering.
  • Elective IV(Group-D).
  • Elective V(Group-E).
  • Project Work.
  • Seminar.

Electives

Group A

  • Theory of Elasticity.
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning.
  • Non-Traditional Machining.
  • Project Management.
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials.
  • Design of Heat Exchangers.
  • Knowledge Management.
  • Statistical Quality Control.

Group B

  • Mechanism Design.
  • Theory of Plasticity.
  • Engineering Design.
  • Non Conventional Energy Sources.
  • Gas Dynamics.
  • Management Information System.
  • Automation in Manufacturing.
  • Total Quality Management.

Group C

  • Experimental Stress Analysis.
  • Tool Design.
  • Cryogenics.
  • Smart Materials.
  • Agile Manufacturing.
  • Robotics.
  • Tool Design.
  • Finance Management.
  • Micro & Smart System Technology.
  • Product Life Cycle Management.

Group D

  • Tribology.
  • Fracture Mechanics.
  • Power Plant Engineering.
  • Nanotechnology.
  • Organizational Behavior and Professional
       Communication.
  • Computer Graphics.
  • Rapid Prototyping.
  • Foundry Technology.

Group E

  • Machine Tool Design.
  • Industrial Engineering & Ergonomics.
  • Bio Mass Energy Systems.
  • Automotive Engineering.
  • Database Management System.
  • Artificial Intelligence.
  • Design of Experiments.
  • Design for Manufacture & Assembly.

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Machine Design (M.Tech)

Semester 1

  • Applied Mathematics.
  • Finite Element Method.
  • Continuum Mechanics.
  • Experimental Mechanics.
  • Elective – I.
  • Design Engineering Laboratory - I.
  • Seminar.

Semester 2

  • Composite Materials Technology.
  • Advanced Machine Design.
  • Dynamics & Mechanism Design.
  • Advanced Theory of Vibrations.
  • Elective – II.
  • Design Engineering Laboratory - II.
  • Seminar.

Semester 3

  • Seminar/Presentation on Internship.
  • Report on Internship.
  • Evaluation and Viva-Voce.

Semester 4

  • Tribology and Bearing Design.
  • Elective-III.
  • Evaluation of Project Phase-II.
  • Evaluation of Project Phase-III.
  • Evaluation of Project Work and Viva-Voce.

Electives

Elective-I

  • Computer Graphics.
  • Computer Applications in Design.
  • Advanced Fluid Dynamics.
  • Mechatronics System Design.
  • Design for Manufacture.

Elective-II

  • Design Optimization.
  • Theory of Plasticity.
  • Automobile System Design.
  • Advanced Manufacturing Process Simulation.
  • Rotor Dynamics.

Elective-III

  • Fracture Mechanics.
  • Smart Materials & Structures.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics.
  • Robust Design.
  • Finite Element Methods for Heat Transfer and
       Fluid Flow Analysis.

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Product Design & Manufacturing (M.Tech)

Semester 1

  • Product Design & Development.
  • Product Life Cycle Management.
  • Advanced Materials Technology.
  • Finite Element Method.
  • Elective – I.
  • Laboratory Component.
  • Seminar.

Semester 2

  • Industrial Design & Ergonomics.
  • Product Data Management.
  • Lean Manufacturing Systems.
  • Rapid Prototyping.
  • Elective – II.
  • Laboratory Component.
  • Seminar.

Semester 3

  • Seminar/Presentation on Internship.
  • Report on Internship.
  • Evaluation and Viva-Voce.

Semester 4

  • Robust Design.
  • Elective-III.
  • Evaluation of Project Phase-I.
  • Evaluation of Project Phase-II.
  • Evaluation of Project Work and Viva-Voce.

Electives

Elective-I

  • Applied Probability and Statistics.
  • Simulation and Modeling of Manufacturing
       Systems.
  • Computer Applications in Design.
  • Quality by Design.
  • Modern Trends in Management.

Elective-II

  • Quality and Reliability Engineering.
  • Virtual Design and Manufacturing.
  • Design for Manufacture.
  • Non-Traditional Machining Processes.
  • Financial Management.

Elective-III

  • Optimization Techniques for Decision Making.
  • Product Planning and Marketing.
  • Agile Manufacturing.
  • Product Analysis and Cost Optimization.
  • Advanced manufacturing Practices.

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