Mr. George John: M.Tech – Manufacturing Technology
(Assistant Professor, Mechanical Department)
The details of resource persons are given below.
Dr. G. L. Samuel
Manufacturing Engineering Section
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
Dr. Srikanth Bondha
Department of Mechanical Engineering
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal (NITK)
Dr. Sooraj V S
3 Day Workshop on 'RECENT ADVANCES IN TRIBOLOGY AND SURFACE ENGINEERING' - 19 - 21, December 2016
Inaugurated by:- Dr. A P Harsha, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi.
The Design Stream of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saintgits College of Engineering organized a 3-day workshop on "RECENT ADVANCES IN TRIBOLOGY AND SURFACE ENGINEERING" on 19-21 December 2016 in the college campus.
Importance of tribology for sustainable reliability cannot be over emphasized. It is reported that loss due to improper understanding and application of tribology is over 1.5% of GDP of the developed countries like USA. We can well imagine the state of affairs in our country, where, awareness about importance, understanding and application of tribology is rather low. Tribological failures are responsible for over 40% of breakdowns in industries. Therefore, engineers working in the field need to have a thorough understanding of tribological practices, so that proactive measures can be implemented in place of traditional corrective and breakdown maintenance practices.
The vital subject of tribology does not get appropriate coverage in the engineering curriculum in our country. However, it is noted that the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala has recently introduced 'TRIBOLOGY' as an elective subject in the fifth semester of UG Mechanical Engineering curriculum (first initiative in the state of Kerala), which emphasizes the need and relevance of the subject in the course. Moreover, professional PG courses of different universities are offering the subject with highest priority as there is a strong need to promote the awareness of tribology among our industries and academia.
It was with this background that the Design Stream of Department of Mechanical Engineering, SAINTGITS College of Engineering, Kottayam organized the workshop on 'RECENT ADVANCES IN TRIBOLOGY AND SURFACE ENGINEERING' during December 19 - 21, 2016 at our prestigious institution to reinforce the need for continued education in Tribology - an interdisciplinary science and technology of friction, wear and lubrication. The program was intended to provide a National platform for interaction between renowned Tribologists of the country and the participants, comprising teaching professionals, research scholars, PG and UG scholars and practicing engineers from Indian industry. Also this program intends to identify the areas where current research is being focused and to promote its viability.
Basics of Tribology: Basics of Friction, Wear and Lubrication; Wear of Materials and Wear Modelling; Surface Characterization in Tribology; Surface Modification for Improved Tribological Characteristics.
Lubrication: Basics of Fluid Film Lubrication & Hydrodynamic Bearings; Lubricants - Chemistry of Base Oils, Additives and Formulated Lubricants; Tribology and Rheology of Lubricating Greases.
Tribology of Machine Components: Rolling Element Bearings; Gear Engineering and Lubrication Tribology of Machine Elements.
Applied Tribology: Tribo-testing and Performance Evaluation of Lubricants and Materials; Automotive Tribology.
Special Topics in Tribology: Nano-Tribology; Bio-Tribology; Space Tribology and Tribology of Extreme Environments.
The department of Mechanical Engineering organized a 3 day Workshop titled "Emerging Trends and Challenges in Manufacturing Processes and Management" in association with Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) - Trivandrum Chapter during November 7-9, 2016.
Dr. A Srinivasan, Senior Scientist, MSTD, NIIST - CSIR, Trivandrum inaugurated the workshop and delivered the keynote talk.
The workshop covered the following areas:
• Material Processing and Characterization
• Advanced materials and Processes
• Mechanical behavior and metal forming
• Surface Engineering - Applications
• Welding in Nuclear Applications
• Lean Manufacturing
• Multi-objective optimization
• Product design & development
• Logistics and Supply Chain Management
• Industrial Energy efficiency
The technical symposium brought together a panel of highly-accomplished experts in the field of advanced materials, modern manufacturing techniques and industrial management. Talks encompassed basic studies and applications and addressed topics of novel issues. During the workshop, there were deliberations & discussions on recent advances, challenges and breakthroughs in the field of advanced materials processing and industrial management from different academia and industry field.
Three day workshop on "Multiphase Flow-Theory & Applications‟ was conducted during December 2015. Mr. Geo Sebastian and Mr. Nandu S were the coordinators of the workshop.
Dr. Sarith P. Sathian, IITM inaugurated the workshop and delivered a talk on "Nanoscale hydrodynamics and thermal transport in rarefied gas flows‟. A session on „Numerical studies on turbulent multiphase scramjet combustor flow field using finite volume method‟ was handled by Dr. S. Jayaraj, NIT Calicut. Dr. Ranjith S. Kumar, CET, Thiruvananthapuram delivered a talk on "Multiphases in microfluidics‟. Er. Ranjith R. of Riddhi technologies, assisted by Nikhil Mohanan, took hands-on session on "Multiphase Flow Modelling‟.
Dr. Anand Raj Hariharan ASIET, Kalady took a class on "Modelling Of Sprays‟. Dr. Sreejith C. C., SAINTGITS, Kottayam gave talk on "Multiphase Flow Modeling In Fluidized Bed Systems‟. Dr. M Suresh of FCRI, Palakkad handled a session on "Multiphase Flow Measurement Techniques‟.
Workshop on “AutoCAD’
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES IN ENGINEERING DESIGN (ATED 2015)
A five day workshop on “Advanced Technologies in Engineering De-sign” (ATED-15), was conducted during April 22 to 28, 2015. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Ho Sung Kim, School of Engineering, University of Newcastle, Australia. Mr. Sailesh K S and Mr. Aju Zachariah Mani, Assistant Professors of the department were the coordinators. The technical talks were delivered by a panel of highly accomplished experts including Dr. Ramkumar P, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Dr. Biju B, M A College of Engineer-ing, Kothamangalam, Dr. D Shanmugam and Dr. Rama Thirumurugan of Ma-halingam College of Engineering, Coimbatore, Prof. Tom Zacharia, St. Jo-seph”s College of Engineering and Technology, Mr. R Renjith, Federal Insti-tute of Science and Technology, Ernakulam and Dr. Jason Cherian Issac, Saintgits College off Engineering in the field of mechanical design. Talks en-compassed basic concepts and applications, and addressed topics of novel issues. During the workshop, there were deliberations & discussions on re-cent advances, difficulties, and breakthroughs in the field of engineering de-sign from different academia and industries.
“Advanced Materials and Modern Manufacturing Techniques”
In association with ISTE Chapter a 3 day workshop on “Advanced Materials and Modern Manufacturing Techniques” (AMMMT) was organized from 25th to 27th September 2014 as part of the Faculty Development Programme. The programme was coordinated by Mr. Praveen K. M and Mr. Sreejith R, Assis-tant Professors of the Department. The following eminent personalities han-dled various sessions.
a) Dr. Sabu Thomas, Director, IIUCNN, MGU, Kottayam was the Keynote speaker. Session on Chemistry of Nano materials was handled by him.
b) Dr. J Babu, Professor and Dean Research, SJCET, Palai discussed the re-cent advances in metal forming techniques.
c) Dr. Shajan Kuriakose, Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, MACE, Kothamangalam presented his lecture on un-conventional machining process.
d) Dr. Nandakumar Kalarickal, Joint Director, IIUCNN, MGU, Kottayam talked about advanced nano materials with multifunctional properties for tai-lored applications.
e) Dr. Soney Varghese, Associate Professor, School of Nano science and Nano technology, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, covered vari-ous material processing and characterization techniques such as SEM, EDAX, TEM, etc.
f) Dr. T. D. P Rajan, Senior Scientist, NIIST, CSIR, Thiruvananthapuram deliv-ered a talk on processing and properties of functionally graded engineer-ing components such as cylinder liners, brake rotor disc, piston and rings, etc.