ROBOTICS AND MECHATRONICS LAB
Students will be trained on both hardware and software to understand, analyze and solve the problems related to robotics. Study of Robotic System includes Kinematic analysis, Robot Dynamics, robot actuators and sensors, robot control and navigation, mechanical configurations of robot manipulators, etc. It also includes programming of a robot to perform a specified task (e.g., obstacle avoidance or wall following) in a targeted environment. The major equipements are 6-Axis SCARA Robots, 4-Axis SCARA Robots, Robot Training Cell (6-Axis Industrial ABB Robot with TIG and MIG Welding Setup and Robo Software, Fire Bird and Spark V Robotic Kits, Pneumatic and Electro-Pneumatic Kits, PLC Training Kits and Software.
• To put theoretical study of Robotics Systems into practice.
• Provide hands on few industrial robotic system and train to create robots.
• To provide knowledge of how to move and control robots.
• To give understanding of industrial robotic systems through its practical orientation towards programming robots, real time control and work cell layout design
KINEMATICS OF MACHINES LAB
Theory of machines explains the phenomena of kinematics and dynamics of machines. Kinematics deals with relative motion between the parts, neglecting the forces which act on them. Dynamics of machines deals with the forces acting on the different parts of the mechanism. The important areas of dynamics are balancing, vibrations, whirling and other basic principles of applied mechanics.
For practical knowledge of this subject a well-equipped lab is established in the department which enables students to understand the balancing of machine parts statically and dynamically and also used to understand the dynamic behavior of moving objects. Out of the large number of apparatus available, the names of few machines available are as under:
1. Simple and compound pendulum apparatus,
2. cam analysis machine,
3. Helical spring apparatus.
The course contributes towards knowledge and understanding of various equipments through its practical orientation in the form of models. The students are given a practical introduction on these models of machines.
To cater the practical learning needs of the students undergoing KOM/DOM theory course.The KOM/DOM (kinematics of machines/dynamics ofmachines).
MACHINE SHOP LAB
Machine Shop lab of IGDTUW, MAE Dept. was established to cater the practical learning needs of the students of second year undergoing Manufacturing Machines theory course.
Machining is one of the processes of manufacturing in which the specified shape to the workpiece is imparted by cutting away surplus material. Conventionally this surplus material is removed in the form of chips by interacting the workpiece with an appropriate tool.
Single point tool operations: Turning, Boring, Shaping, Planning
Multi-point tool operations: Milling, Drilling, Tapping, Reaming, Hobbing, Broaching, Sawing
Abrasive operations: Grinding, Lapping, Honing, Super finishing.
The machine tools in general, provide two kinds of relative motions. The primary motion is responsible for the cutting action and absorbs most of the power required to perform the machining action. The secondary motion of the feed motion may proceed in steps or continuously and absorbs only a fraction of the total power required for machining.
To Study functions and important parts of the available Machines like Lathe, Drilling, Milling, shaping and Slotting Machine with geometry of tools used in metal cutting. Also practice on Machines to perform operations like drilling, grinding, key way cutting, gear cutting. Learn working on Tool and cutter grinding machine and cylindrical grinding machine.
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING LAB
The Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Lab facilitates the practical for the course work of students. It expedites the computation platform to execute simulation/ modelling/ analyses related to the research work of UG/ PG/ PhD students of the department. The CREO and ANSIS software are available in the Lab to provide a design and analysis capabilities. Further to get a thorough knowledge of part programming and practical knowledge, the CNC machine is available in CAM Lab.
It is one of the important laboratories degree students for their course curriculum. The aim to establish this laboratory is for practical training in the field of CAD (Computer Aided Designing) & CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing).
METAL CUTTING AND TOOL DESIGN LAB
The lab is equipped with Tool maker’s microscope to measure various angles of cutting tools as well as various machines to analyze the concept of metal cutting practically.
Cutting tool materials must be harder than the material which is to be cut, and the tool must be able to withstand the heat and force generated in the metal-cutting process. The angle of the cutting face is also important, as is the flute width, number of flutes or teeth, and margin size. In order to have a long working life, all of the above must be optimized, plus the speeds and feeds at which the tool is run.
• Provides students with fundamental knowledge and principles in material removal processes.
• Apply the fundamentals and principles of metal cutting to practical applications through multiple labs using lathes, milling machines, grinding machines, and drill presses, Computer Numerical Control etc.
Metrology lab of IGDTUW, MAE Dept. was established to cater the practical learning needs of the students undergoing Metrology and Measurement course.
The lab is equipped with high quality measuring instruments for linear and angular measurements such as Sine bar, slip gauges, dial indicator, Verniercaliper, height and depth gauges, micrometer etc. It enlightens the students about the various errors, calibration, sensors, accuracy of measurements thus to help in standardizing the methods.
• To enlighten the students on measurement process by practical knowledge.
• The course aims to explain the students that in what best way to do measurement and develop standardization of measuring methods.
• The students are to be provided hands on practical exposure on topics covered in the theory course.
STRENGTH OF MATERIALS
Demonstrating the basic principles in the area of strength and mechanics of materials and structural analysis to the undergraduate students through a series of experiments is the objective of the strength of materials lab. Measuring the properties of the materials such as impact strength, tensile strength, compressive strength, hardness, and ductility are conducted in the lab.
Major Equipment Strength of Materials Lab:- Universal testing machine, Torsion testing machine, Impact testing machine, Brinell hardness testing machine, Rockwell hardness testing machine, etc.
The basic objective of the strength of materials lab is to demonstrate the basic principles in the area of strength and mechanics of materials and structural analysis to the undergraduate students through a series of experiments
The objective of the course is to provide an introduction to materials science as a science that aims at linking the process, structure and properties of materials on the basis of the principles of chemistry, physio-chemistry, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, physics and mechanics of solids.
Its purpose is to process material samples in different ways: directional solidification of metals and alloys, crystal growth of semi-conducting materials, thermo-physical properties and diffusion experiments of alloys and glass-forming materials, and investigations on polymers and ceramics at the liquid-solid phase
In engineering, mechanisms and machines are two very common and frequently used terms. Power is produced by the engine which makes use of a mechanism called slider crank mechanism. It converts reciprocating motion of a piston into rotary motion of the crank. The power of the engine is transmitted to the wheels with the help of different mechanisms. In engineering, mechanisms and machines are two very common and frequently used terms. We shall start with simple definition of these terms.
Student will get methodically and well thought out presentation that covers fundamental issues common to almost all areas of machine drawing.
1. Students have an ability to apply knowledge of Modeling, science & engineering.
2. Student can modeled this drawing even in CAD/CAM software by applying the basic knowledge of machine drawing.
3. Students will able to demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data and assembly and disassembly drawings knowledge will be provided.
FLUID MECHANICS AND HYDRAULIC MACHINE LAB
Hydraulics and fluid mechanics, or the study of liquids, is an important area for Mechanical Engineers. Fluid mechanics is the branch of physics concerned with the mechanics of fluids and the forces on them. It has applications in a wide range of disciplines, including mechanical, civil, chemical and biomedical engineering, geophysics, oceanography, meteorology, astrophysics, and biology. The major equipment such as Francis Turbine Test Rig, Kaplan Turbine Test Rig, Bernoulli’s Apparatus, Metacentric Height Apparatus etc are available in the Lab.
Fluid mechanics helps us understand the behavior of fluid under various forces and at different atmospheric conditions, and to select the proper fluid for various applications.
Whether designing a steam engine, or working on a pump or turbine, Mechanical Engineers need to know how the water or liquid is going to move or operate.
THERMAL ENGINEERING LAB
Thermal engineering is an important part of mechanical engineering comprising three important topics, viz. thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. The Objective of this lab is to provide exhaustive knowledge on thermal engineering. The lab is well-equipped and enables students to understand the basic construction of two stroke and four stroke diesel and petrol engine, BMW engine.
Thermal Engineering is a specialized discipline of Mechanical Engineering that deals exclusively with heat energy. A Thermal Engineer will be armed with the expertise to design systems and process to convert generated energy from various thermal sources into chemical, mechanical or electrical energy. The objective of the thermal engineering laboratory is to introduce the student to the fundamental theories and industrial applications of thermodynamics and heat transfer.
MANUFACTURING PROCESS LAB
The Manufacturing Processes (MP) Laboratory provides students with the opportunity to study and practice manufacturing processes. Students can set up and operate machines, manufacture parts, measure process variables, and inspect manufactured parts. Each experiment will be relatively simple in nature, but provide the student with a good understanding of the various processes from more than a theoretical viewpoint.
The aim of the lab is to gain a practical understanding of various manufacturing processes in a hands-on environment. Lab notebooks will be maintained and formal reports, lab summaries, and lab memos generated reflecting an engineering experiment format focusing on the proper writing and reporting methods.
HEAT TRANSFER LAB
The Heat Transfer Laboratory is equipped with test facilities for doing research with in internal combustion engines for energy conversion. The objective of this course is to understand the modes of heat transfer for different heat transfer equipment. Students have a fairly good understanding of the theory underlying the experiments. Forced convection Test Rig, Unsteady State Heat Transfer Test Rig, Composite Wall Test Rig, Emissivity Measurement Apparatus etc are available in this Lab.
The aim of the lab is to give practical insight to degree students for various modes of Heat transfer in the same metals, different metals and water. The apparatus gives us a method to calculate heat transfer co-efficient and constants in a different modes of Heat transfer.
ENGINEERING MECHANICS LAB
This laboratory gives the basic understanding of structural member under the action of loads. The students will experience the changes in behavior of structure due to application of loads. Basics of determinate structures will be introduced through experiment.
The main purpose of any structure is to support the loads coming on it by properly transferring them to the foundation. The students will be able to compute internal, external forces and displacements produced by the application of loads to make the structure safe. Detailed analysis is to be performed to determine the bending moments, shear force, axial forces etc at the required section.
Polygon law of forces
Parallelogram law of forces
Bell crank lever apparatus
Parallel forces apparatus
Jib crane apparatus
Worm and worm wheel
Coefficient of Static friction
REFRIGERATION AND AIRCONDITIONING LAB
This lab is a part of curriculum of mechanical 3rd year students with facilities for students to carry out experiments independently. The lab is well-equipped and enables students to understand the basics of refrigeration and air conditioning. The major equipments such as Computerized Air Compressor and Refrigeration Test Rig, Vapour Absorption Test Rig, Ice Plant Test Rig etc are available in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Lab.
The aim of the lab is to give a practical insight to students for equipment running on Vapour compression cycle. Air conditioning apparatus has been designed for calculation of C.O.P. and Efficiency of the system. And cut section model of all types of compressors, Air conditioners and condensers are used to give thorough knowledge of their parts, working and maintenance.