Mechanical engineering is a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the production and usage of heat and mechanical power for the design, production, and operation of machines and tools. It is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines.
The engineering field requires an understanding of core concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science, and structural analysis. Mechanical engineers use these core principles along with tools like computer-aided engineering and product lifecycle management to design and analyze manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, transport systems, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices and more.
Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.
Mechanical engineers typically do the following:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering fields. Mechanical engineers design and oversee the manufacture of many products ranging from medical devices to new batteries.
Mechanical engineers design power-producing machines, such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines, as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.
Mechanical engineers design other machines inside buildings, such as elevators and escalators. They also design material-handling systems, such as conveyor systems and automated transfer stations.
Like other engineers, mechanical engineers use computers extensively. Mechanical engineers are routinely responsible for the integration of sensors, controllers, and machinery. Computer technology helps mechanical engineers create and analyze designs, run simulations and test how a machine is likely to work, interact with connected systems, and generate specifications for parts.
The following are examples of types of mechanical engineers:
Auto research engineers seek to improve the performance of cars. These engineers work to improve traditional features of cars such as suspension, and they also work on aerodynamics and new possible fuels.
Heating and cooling systems engineers work to create and maintain environmental systems wherever temperatures and humidity must be kept within certain limits. They develop such systems for airplanes, trains, cars, schools, and even computer rooms.
Robotic engineers plan, build, and maintain robots. These engineers plan how robots will use sensors for detecting things based on light or smell, and they design how these sensors will fit into the designs of the robots.
B.Tech Mechanical Engg. M.Tech Production Engg
Department of Mechanical Engineering is having an active student association called ARMEOS (Association For Royal Mechanical Engineers of SNIT) was inaugurated in the academic year 2016-2017.The Mechanical Association is committed to blossom into Outsourcing dedicated and competent engineers to shoulder the responsibilities of transforming the nation into a technologically, socially and culturally advanced one.The Mechanical Association, ARMEOS was inaugurated on 12th April 2017 at mini auditorium of SNIT by Sri Rajeesh, Deputy General Manager, ISRO Trivandrum. Principal Dr George Chellin Chandran and HoD Prof. Praveen Dathan delivered presidential address and welcome speech.Followed by lighting of lamp and inaugural address by chief guest Dr. Sri Rajeesh. He delivered a talk on the topic ‘The Space mission’. Rather than a scientific talk, it was related with the history of space mission, development of ISRO and its contributions to the world. In the talk he also mentioned the projects undertaken by VSSC and the various launching by PSLV’s and their future plans. The talk was interesting and at the same time knowledgeable.
A type of open wheel car developed by an enthusiastic group of second year Mechanical Engineering students at SNIT. This was their first Go Kart manufactured from scrap. They used an old 135cc engine with 10Bhp power. The engine is mounted on the rear side with self starting and it is tuned for high performance. The first test drive was flagged off by the Mechanical HOD Dr. Raji Rajan. The students have reached their first milestone with hardwork and dedication. Asst Prof Adarsh Ramachandran supported the students to make their idea of Go Kart into reality.
S7 Mechanical Engineering students celebrated their Christmas with inhabitants of Gandhi Bhavan,Pathanapuram. SNIT appreciates and upholds your love and concern for fellow human beings.We are very proud of you..Our budding Engineers.
Fourth year Mechanical Engg. students secured first prize in startup i3 camp held at Eranad Knowledge City.
Team queen film visited SNIT as part of their promotion journey. Fourth Mechanical Engineering students organised the event at SNIT
Mechanical Engg. department organised a breast cancer awareness program.
The budding Engineers of our Department experience practical realization of their theoretical concepts by acquiring practical experience in the following Workshops and Laboratories of the Department.