AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING

About Us

The Department of Automobile engineering was established during the year 2012 with an intake of 60 students to produce competent engineers in the field of Automobile Engineering. The department is headed by an experienced Professor and supported by 8 dedicated faculty members. All the faculty members are Post Graduates from various Thrust areas of Automobile Engineering. Five faculty members are pursuing Ph.D. The department faculties have good number of publication record in international and national journals and conferences. Most of the faculty members are members in various professional bodies like ISTE, IE(I), etc., and are actively participating in the activities of those professional bodies. The Industrial Co-Teaching course is conducted in collaboration with Goodwin motors, Chennai to provide the required hands on experience for the students. The department of automobile engineering has signed MOU with more than 4 esteemed core companies. The department has excellent and consistent placement record and most of the eligible students are placed in reputed organizations.

Programmes offered

UG Programme
  • B.E. - Automobile Engineering- 4 years

Vision & Mission

Vision :

To make universally equipped automobile engineers fit for working in an interdisciplinary situation and to be a foremost department in Automobile engineering and achieve the most elevated conceptual level society through development, business enterprise and leadership in the field of Automobile Engineering.

Mission :
  • To grant outcome based education by inculcating the essential necessities of worldwide vehicle area through Institute Association.
  • To apply Engineering techniques, learning, and professional norms applicable to state – art - of Automobile Engineering in numerous parts of present day life where it assumes an essential part.
  • To enrich graduates to accomplish the best of their capacities to be innovators or employment suppliers.
  • To build up the department as community for magnificence by giving coordinated organized modules in learning and research environment mirroring the global research skill.

PEOs,PSOs and POs

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)
  • Graduates shall excel in their professional career in automobile industry and research with highest professional andethical standards to their activities by acquiring knowledge in basic engineering, mathematics, science and automobile engineering.
  • Graduates shall exhibit professionalism, team work in their chosen profession and adapt to current trends, technologies and industrial scenarios by pursuing lifelong learning.
  • Graduate might create employment by being a business person.

PROGRAMME  SPECIFIC  OUTCOMES (PSOs)

Graduates will be able to

  • To prepare graduates for effective vocations in industry that meets the addresses of the issues of Industries/society and the nation, also to lead graduates to acknowledge new difficulties for multi -disciplinary ventures in Automobile Engineering
  • To build up the capacity among graduates to combine information and specialized ideas for application to Autotronics stream

Programme Outcomes (POs)

Engineering programme must demonstrate that their students attain the following outcomes:

  • Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • The Engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

LABORATORY

AUOTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS LABORATORY
Name Of The Equipments
  • Multi Cylinder Petrol Engine
  • Multi Cylinder Diesel Engine
  • Petrol and Diesel fuel systems
  • Heavy duty vehicle chassis frame
  • Light duty vehicle chassis frame
  • Front axle
  • Rear axle
  • Differential
  • Clutch and Gear box (light duty, heavy duty)
  • Steering systems with different gearboxes

Capabilities
  • Dismantling and study of Multi-cylinder Petrol Engine
  • Assembling of Multi-cylinder Petrol Engine
  • Dismantling and study of Multi-cylinder Diesel Engine
  • Assembling of Multi-cylinder Diesel Engine
  • Study of petrol engine fuel system
  • Study of diesel engine fuel system
  • Study and measurement of light and heavy commercial
  • Vehicle Frame
  • Study, dismantling and assembling of front and rear
  • Axles
  • Study, dismantling and assembling of differential
  • Study, dismantling and assembling of Clutch
  • Study, dismantling and assembling of Gear Box
  • Study of steering system

Utilization

Ability to dismantle and assemble the automobile components


Laboratory In-charge:

Mr.B.Prakash

AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS LABORATORY
Name Of The Equipments
  • Battery, hydrometer, voltage tester
  • Starter motor, regulator, cut-out
  • Distributor, ignition coil, spark plug
  • Auto electrical wiring system
  • Rectifiers, filters
  • Bread board, Logic gates ICs
  • Amplifier, IC timer., Data logger
  • 8085 trainer kits, ADC interface board, DAC interface board
  • Sensors like RTD, Load cell, LVDT
  • Actuators like stepper motor

Capabilities

Electrical Laboratory

  • Testing of batteries and battery maintenance
  • Testing of starting motors and generators
  • Testing of regulators and cut – outs
  • Diagnosis of ignition system faults
  • Study of Automobile electrical wiring -situ and Field density of soil by sand replacement method and using core cutter method.

Electronics Laboratory

  • Study of rectifiers and filters
  • Study of logic gates, adder and flip-flops
  • Study of SCR and IC timer
  • Interfacing Sensors like RTD, LVDT, Load Cell etc.
  • Interfacing ADC for Data Acquisition
  • Interfacing DAC for Control Application
  • Interfacing A/D converter and simple data acquisition
  • Micro controller programming and interfacing
  • Interfacing Actuators, • EPROM Programming
  • Fault Diagnosis of various sensors

Utilization

Ability to rectify and faults in electrical and electronics systems and maintain the same.


Laboratory In-charge:

Mr.V.Sasikumar

AUTOMOTIVE FUELS AND LUBRICANTS LABORATORY
Name Of The Equipments
  • Flash and fire point apparatus (for petrol)
  • Aniline point Apparatus
  • Reid vapor pressure test Apparatus
  • Bomb and Gas Calorimeters
  • Carbon Residue Test Apparatus
  • Copper Strip Corrosion Test Apparatus
  • Cloud and Pour point Apparatus
  • Redwood Viscometer
  • Saybolt Viscometer
  • ASTM distillation test Apparatus
  • Ash content Test Apparatus
  • Drop point and penetration Apparatus for grease

Capabilities
  • Study of International and National standards for fuels and lubricants.
  • Study of Octane and Cetane Number of fuels.
  • ASTM distillation test of liquid fuels
  • Aniline Point test of diesel
  • Calorific value of liquid fuel.
  • Calorific value of gaseous fuel.
  • Reid vapour pressure test.
  • Flash and Fire points of petrol and diesel.
  • Copper strip Corrosion Test
  • Cloud & Pour point Test.
  • Temperature dependence of viscosity of lubricants & Fuels by Redwood Viscometer.
  • Viscosity Index of lubricants & Fuels by Saybolt Viscometer
  • Ash content and Carbon Residue Test
  • Drop point of grease and mechanical penetration in grease.

Utilization

Ability to characteristic and chase the fuels and Lubricantes for the automobiles.


Laboratory In-charge:

Mr.K.Murugan

COMPUTER AIDED ENGINE AND CHASSIS DESIGN LABORATORY
Name Of The Equipments
  • Computer nodes.
  • Drafting and Modeling Software

Capabilities

Engine Design Experiments

  • Design and drawing of piston, piston pin and piston rings and drawing of these components.
  • Design of connecting rod small end and big end, shank design, design of big end cap, bolts
  • and drawing of the connecting rod assembly.
  • Design of crankshaft, balancing weight calculations.
  • Development of short and long crank arms, front end and rear end details, drawing of the
  • crankshaft assembly.
  • Design and drawing of flywheel.
  • Ring gear design, drawing of the flywheel including the development of ring gear teeth.
  • Design and drawing of the inlet and exhaust valves.
  • Design of cam and camshaft, cam profile generation, drawing of cam and camshaft.
  • Design of combustion chamber.

Chassis Design Experiments Clutch

  • Complete design of clutch components.
  • Assembly drawing of clutch using drafting software.

Gear Box

  • Layout of gear box and Gear train calculations.
  • Calculation of bearing loads
  • Selection of bearings.
  • Assembly drawing of gear box using drafting software.
  • DRIVE LINE AND REAR AXLE
  • Design of propeller shaft.
  • Design details of final drive gearing.
  • Design details of full floating, semi-floating and three quarter floating rear shafts and rear axle

Housings

  • Design aspects of final drive.

Utilization

Ability to use the drafty and modeling software for automobile components design


Laboratory In-charge:

Mr.D.Ragunath

TWO AND THREE WHEELERS LABORATORY
Name Of The Equipments
  • Two wheeler chassis dynamometer
  • Coil spring test rig
  • Chain tension test rig
  • Shock absorber test rig
  • Two-wheeler gearbox
  • Two-wheeler clutch
  • Three-wheeler brake assembly
  • Three-wheeler steering assembly
  • Three-wheeler gear box

Capabilities
  • Performance test of a two wheeler using chassis dynamometer.
  • Performance test on shock absorber
  • Performance test on coil spring.
  • Two wheeler chain test
  • Brake and Clutch adjustment as per specification.
  • Dismantling and assembling of two wheeler gear box and finding gear ratios
  • Dismantling and assembling of three wheeler box and finding gear ratios
  • Three wheeler brake and clutch play adjustment
  • Dismantling and assembling of three wheeler steering system.
  • Study of three wheeler chassis frame and power transmission system.

Utilization

Ability to assemble the engine components and conduct performance test on two and three wheelers.


Laboratory In-charge:

Mr.M.prasad

TWO AND THREE WHEELERS LABORATORY
Name Of The Equipments
  • Two wheeler chassis dynamometer
  • Coil spring test rig
  • Chain tension test rig
  • Shock absorber test rig
  • Two-wheeler gearbox
  • Two-wheeler clutch
  • Three-wheeler brake assembly
  • Three-wheeler steering assembly
  • Three-wheeler gear box

Capabilities
  • Performance test of a two wheeler using chassis dynamometer.
  • Performance test on shock absorber
  • Performance test on coil spring.
  • Two wheeler chain test
  • Brake and Clutch adjustment as per specification.
  • Dismantling and assembling of two wheeler gear box and finding gear ratios
  • Dismantling and assembling of three wheeler box and finding gear ratios
  • Three wheeler brake and clutch play adjustment
  • Dismantling and assembling of three wheeler steering system.
  • Study of three wheeler chassis frame and power transmission system.

Utilization

Ability to assemble the engine components and conduct performance test on two and three wheelers.


Laboratory In-charge:

Mr.M.prasad

TWO AND THREE WHEELERS LABORATORY
Name Of The Equipments
  • Hydraulic dynamometer.
  • Eddy current dynamometer.
  • Electrical dynamometer.
  • Single cylinder two stroke cut section engine.
  • Single cylinder four stroke cut section engine.
  • Two-wheeler engine test rig.
  • Automotive multicylinder SI engine test rig with heat balance arrangement
  • Automotive multi cylinder CI engine test rig with heat balance arrangement
  • Emission Measuring Instruments for Petrol & Diesel Engines
  • Piezo-electric pick up, Charge Amplifier, Angle Encoder and PC

Capabilities
  • Study of hydraulic, electrical and eddy current dynamometers
  • Valve timing and port timing diagram
  • Performance and emission test on two wheeler SI engine
  • Performance and emission test on automotive multi-cylinder SI engine
  • Performance and emission test on automotive multi-cylinder CI engine
  • Retardation test on I.C. Engines.
  • Heat balance test on automotive multi-cylinder SI engine
  • Heat balance test on automotive multi-cylinder CI engine
  • Morse test on multi-cylinder SI engine
  • P-θ and P-V diagrams for IC engine with piezo-electric pick up, charge amplifier, angle
  • encoder and PC.

Utilization

Ability to control the emission and use of different equipments to conduct performance test.


Laboratory In-charge:

Mr.M.Narasimharajan

VEHICLE MAINTENANCE LABORATORY
Name Of The Equipments
  • Engine Analyzer, cylinder compression pressure gauge and Vacuum gauge
  • Spark plug cleaner and tester and Head light alignment gauge
  • Cam angle, pm tester and Tachometer
  • Wheel alignment apparatus
  • Gas welding equipment
  • Tyre remover and Bearing puller
  • Cylinder re-boring machine
  • Valve grinding machine
  • Valve lapping machine
  • Fuel injection calibration test bench with nozzle tester
  • HRD tester, Clamp on meter, Hydrometer.

Capabilities
  • Minor and major tune up of gasoline and diesel engines
  • Calibration of Fuel pump
  • Engine fault diagnosis using scan tool
  • Fault diagnosis and service of transmission system
  • Fault diagnosis and service of driveline system
  • Fault diagnosis and service of braking system
  • Fault diagnosis and service of suspension system
  • Fault diagnosis and service of steering system
  • Fault diagnosis and service of Electrical system like battery, starting system, charging system, etc
  • Fault diagnosis and service of vehicle air conditioning system
  • Practice the following:
    • Adjustment of pedal play in clutch, brake, hand brake lever and steering wheel play.
    • Air bleeding from hydraulic brakes, air bleeding of diesel fuel system.
    • Wheel bearings tightening and adjustment.
    • Adjustment of head lights beam.
    • Removal and fitting of tire and tube

Utilization

Ability to identify the faults and knowledge on maintenance


Laboratory In-charge:

Mr.R.Jeevanantham

FACULTY

S.No. Name of the Faculty Designation
1 Dr.K.Rajkumar Professor & HOD
2 Mr. T.Ganesan Asst. Professor
3 Mr. M. Narasimharajan Asst. Professor
4 Ms. K.Murugan Asst. Professor
5 Ms. K. D.Ragunath Asst. Professor
6 Mr.R.Jeevanantham Asst. Professor
7 Mr. B.Prakash Asst. Professor
8 Mr.M.Prasad Asst. Professor
9. Mr.V.Sasikumar Asst. Professor

PUBLICATIONS

S.No. Name of the faculty No. of Publication
1 Dr.K.Rajkumar 2
2 Mr. T.Ganesan 3
3 Mr. M. Narasimharajan 1
4 Mr.R.Jeevanantham 2

SUPPORTING STAFF

S.No. Name of the Supporting Staff Qualification
1 Mr. Sankar balaji D.M.E

Credentials

Centre of Excellence

Short term Courses

Short-Term & Value-Added Courses organized.


S.No. Name of the Short-Term Courses /Value-Added Courses Number of students benefited
1 AutoCAD 17
2 CATIA V5 25
3 Solid works 31

Short-Term Courses Description:

AutoCAD - Provide training in software used for product and home design

CATIA V5 - Conceptual sketching, through to solid modeling, assembly design, and drawings.

Solid works - The course is designed to be a process or task based approach to learning the individual features and functions of SolidWorks, thereby emphasizing processes and procedures for completion of any task.

Events

Seminars & Workshops conducted through Professional Societies

S.No. Type of Events Date Name of the Events Resource Person Name & Organization
1 Workshop 07/08/2017
&
08/08/2017
Automotive  Technology P.Xavier Jaganathan, B.Sc, B.Tech, M.B.A
Chief Executive Officer
Goodwin Motors, Chennai
2 Guest Lecture 13.03.2018 Recent and future trends in Automobile Engineering C.Navin kumar, Senior Lead Engineer,
General Motors Technical Centre India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore,
3. Seminar 20.03.2017 Automotive Turbochargers J. Chandiran, Technology specialist
Honeywell technology, Bangalore

RESEARCH WORK

Academic research activities


List of Faculty Members Pursuing Ph.D

S.No. Name of the faculty Specialization University
1 Mr.T.Ganesan Manufacturing Anna University
2 Mr.M.Narashimharajan Supply chain Management Anna University
3 Mr.K.Murugan IC Engine Anna University
4 Mr.D.Ragunath Manufacturing Anna University
5 Mr.B.Prakash Manufacturing Anna University

Publication Details

S.No. Author Details Title of Publication Journal Details Year of Publication
01 Dr.K.Rajkumar Impact of Oxygen Enriched Combustion on Ignition Delay and Heat Release Curves of a Single Cylinder Diesel Engine Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities 2016
Result of Oxygen Enriched Air and EGR on Cylinder Pressure of a Single Cylinder Diesel Engine International Journal of Emerging Engineering Research and Technology 2017
03 Mr. T.GANESAN Taguchi Grey Relational Analysis in Assessment of Surface Roughness and Flank Wear in Machining Optimization of AISI 4140 Steel Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities 2016
Experimental analysis for machining process parameters Optimization for AISI 4140 steel Journal of the Balkan Tribological Associations 2017
Optimization of process parameters for turning of AISI 4140 steel under dry conditions for safer Environment Ecology, Environment and Conservation 2018
04 Mr.M.Narashimharajan An Integrated Model for Selection of 3PL Provider using Structural Equation Modelling and Fuzzy AHP Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities 2016
05 Mr. K. Jeevanantham Mechanical and wear characterization of basalt fiber reinforced polyurethane composites International journal of advances in engineering and technology 2016
Study of mechanical behavior natural fibers reinforced composite materials International journal of engineering innovation & research 2018

MoU

Memorandum of Understanding signed


S.No. Name of organization Domain / Area of Activities Contribution Activities & Outcome
1. Goodwin Motors, Chennai Service & Assembling Consultancy, In plant training & placement Students are trained in the site and various field experience
2. Harita Techserv Limited Design Engineering Technical Training The training program in full time and for the five (5) months period. Upon completion of the training, Harita may offer placement opportunity for selected students.
3. Veena Motors ,Salem ,Tamil Nadu Car services In plant training Students get practical Experience.
4. Kumaran Tyres ,Salem,Tamil Nadu Wheel Alignment HCV & LCV Wheel Balancing & Alignment Students get In-plant training Periodically & to get knowledge on computerized Wheel Alignment

Contact

Department of Automobile Engineering
Mahendra Institute of Technology
Salem- Thiruchengode Highway,
Mahendhirapuri,
Mallasamudram,
Namakkal-637503,
Phone: 04288 325 777