Department of
Mechanical Engineering, TIET

Striving towards holistic development through educational technologies that contemporise the teaching-learning processes.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in 1956 with the inception of the Institute to produce high quality engineers in the field of Mechanical Engineering to cater the needs of the newly Independent India. Since 1985, the department has increasingly focused on post graduate education and research. The Department offers undergraduate programs leading to B.E. Mechanical Engineering, B.E. Mechanical (Production Engineering), B.E. Mechatronics Engineering, Integrated B.E. Mechanical MBA; Postgraduate programs leading to M.E. CAD/CAM & Robotics, M.E. Production & Industrial Engineering, M.E. Thermal Engineering program; and Doctoral program leading to PhD Degree in emerging areas of research. The B.E. Mechanical Engineering Program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET).

The department has aligned its curriculum with that of Trinity College Dublin (University of Dublin, Ireland) as part of the academic collaboration to impart global standard education to the students. This collaboration offers exchange programmes for students and faculty, joint research initiatives and dual campus degrees where students can complete half of their course at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology"s Patiala campus and the other half in Dublin. The Department aims to produce quality professionals in Mechanical Engineering to compete globally and excel by carrying out basic and applied research in emerging areas by forging strong industry - institute cooperation. The Department is also notable for its laurels in international forums like Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) Formula Student, Europe and has an active staff/student exchange program with the University of Waterloo, Canada. The Department has been able to attract numerous prestigious research and infrastructural grants in recent years from agencies such as AICTE, DRDO, DST, UGC. The department has high quality laboratories in the areas of Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies, Heat & Mass Transfer, I.C engine, Manufacturing, Automation/Robotics, Computer Aided Designs etc. The faculty and staff are actively involved in fostering industrial collaboratios through training programs, workshops, consulting projects etc.

Hybrid development regime

As a pivotal engineering discipline at TIET, Mechanical engineering serves as a source for engineering inventions and developments. With wide applications and career opportunities in spacecrafts, aeroplanes, hybrid and autonomous cars, rapid prototyping and 3D printing, reverse engineering, robotics & automation, the field seeks to imbibe multi-varied aspects of engineering for futuristic development.

Global collaborations with international forums like Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) Formula Student, Europe and the University of Waterloo, Canada stand to upgrade student experiences to great heights

Globally acclaimed education

The department has aligned its curriculum with the Trinity College Dublin (University of Dublin, Ireland). The curriculum is well-planned and aligned with futuristic industry demands encouraging the active participation of students in academic activities.

MED benefits greatly from its NBA & ABET accreditation and funding which fuels its high-end research and innovation. Cherished collaborations offer exchange programmes, joint research initiatives and dual campus degrees to students.

Vision

To be among the top ten departments in the country for higher technical education of global standards in Mechanical Engineering and its specialties.

Mission

  • To deliver world-class, outcome based research-led education to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • To conduct high quality research driven by industry and society needs that generates new knowledge, innovations, discoveries and affordable engineering solutions.
  • To be dynamic, innovative and flexible in devising programs, structures and mechanisms to cope with the changes.
  • To ensure the students are equipped with academic, corporate and entrepreneurial leadership, communication skills and global awareness required by the engineering profession and society in general.
  • To establish an environment that encourages and builds an exemplary degree of citizenship, professional and personal integrity and ethical behavior.

Message from Head of the Department

Prof. T.K. Bera

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (Deemed University) TIET, Patiala.
Mechanical Engineering is perhaps the broadest of all engineering disciplines. It involves a great deal of interdisciplinary work. Mechanical Engineers use the principles of science and knowledge of materials, design, thermal aspect and manufacturing to continuously develop new technologies and products. Creation of Robots, airplanes, vehicles, medical devices, micro sensors and many others require a considerable involvement of mechanical engineering.
The department of Mechanical Engineering at TIET is one of the pioneering departments of the Institute and came into being in 1956 along with the establishments of Institute. In the last six decades, the department has made a steady progress and growth in stature. The UG programmes of the department are accredited by NBA and the B.E. Mechanical Engineering programme is also accredited by ABET.
The department offers three Bachelor’s courses: B.E. Mechanical Engineering, B.E. Mechatronics Engineering and Integrated B.E. Mechanical MBA, two Master’s courses: M.E. CAD/CAM Engineering and M.E. Thermal Engineering program and PhD programs in different specialized areas. B.E. Mechanical undergraduate program is carefully crafted to offer elective focus in three major areas of Mechanical Engineering: Automotive Technologies, Robotics and Smart Manufacturing.
The department regularly revises its curriculum to align it with developments in technology and ever growing needs of industry. There is a significant industry connect which helps us to make our teaching-learning processes more effective and industry oriented. As a part of the academic contemporization to bring our teaching standards and practices at par with the best in the world, our curriculum has been harmonized with that of Trinity College Dublin. This contemporization process also includes training of entire faculty of the department on educational technologies, joint research by faculty of two institutions and student exchange.
The department has well equipped labs which are regularly upgraded and modernized with latest equipment and software. The competent and experienced faculty of the department is extensively involved in cutting edge research; in addition to effective classroom teaching, they support beyond the classrooms and mentor the students for their careers. Faculty members also continuously work for their professional development by attending and organising conferences and faculty development programme.
We are committed to continuously improve every aspect of teaching-learning process and research on realise our vision- “To be among the top ten departments in the country for higher technical education of global standards in Mechanical Engineering and its specialities.”


Research-led Academic Programmes

Fusioning research, innovation and knowledge

Each programme offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering ensures advanced attention to theoretical concepts as well as practical lessons and hands-on training.


Research-Intensive Training

Delivering excellence via varied research avenues, trained faculty and innovation.

Major Research Areas

Design

  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Vibration and Noise Engineering
  • Robotics and Exoskeleton
  • Structural and Aeroelastic Analysis
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Noise and Condition Monitoring
  • System Modelling
  • Tribology
  • Machine Learning and Image Processing
  • Wave Mechanics
  • Elastodynamics
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Road Safety
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials

Thermal

  • Heat Transfer and Energy Conservation
  • Non-Conventional Energy
  • Fluidised Bed Combustion
  • Alternate Fuels
  • Bulk Solids Handling
  • Automobile Product Development
  • Solar Thermal Systems
  • Nano-Fluids
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell
  • CFD

Production

  • Biomechanics
  • Computer-Aided Manufacturing
  • Materials, Polymers and Composites
  • Welding and Joints
  • Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing
  • Machining Science
  • Coating for High Temperature Applications
  • Microwave Clads
  • MR-Fluid based Machining
  • Powder Technology
  • Non-Conventional Machining

 

Sponsored Projects

Ongoing Projects

1

FIST Grant on Automation and Robotics

2

3D Printing of Buildings with Appropriate Concrete Mixes using 6-Axis Robotic Arm.

3

Parametric Design of 3D Insole considering Orthopaedic Deformities based on Plantar Pressure and 3D Geometry of the Human Feet.

4

Design and Development of an Improved Multipurpose In-Situ Type Magnetorheological Finishing Process.

5

Unconventional Architecture Design and Development of Modular Library for Non-Repetitive Robotic Applications.

6

Design, Analysis and On-Sun Testing of High Temperature-Low Flux Photo-Thermal Solar Energy Conversion System.

7

Development, Characterization and Analysis of Hybrid Anti-icing Protective Composite Coatings.

8

3-D Printing of building with appropriate concrete mixes using gantry robot.

9

Enhanced energy absorption of interpenetrating polymer network of Polyborodimethylsiloxane and polyurethane foams.

10

Development of Masonry Panels using rice and stubble waste for energy efficient and environmentally durable civil Structures.

11

Development of Affordable Dust Cleaning Systems with High Operational Flexibility for Mega Solar Power Projects.

12

Food Security and Food Waste Market Research.

13

Design and Fabrication of Low Cost Pressure and Vibration Assisted WAAM Machine to Control Residual Stresses and Grain Structure.

14

Nanostructured coatings to improve thermal efficiency of heat exchangers and mitigate corrosion and velocity erosion.

15

Coal Derived Graphene Reinforced Hybrid Glass/Carbon fibre Epoxy Nano Composites for Improved Impact Resistance

16

Graphene oxide coating of titanium screws used in prosthetic joints and its in-vitro assessment of antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity: A feasibility study.

17

A novel technique for fabrication of Al based hybrid composites with graphene and rare earth oxides as reinforcement using solar furnace.

18

Energy Efficient Building Analysis with Nano Phase Change Material for Effective Thermal Management.

19

Investigation of Dry Abrasion Wear of Automotive Windshield Glass and Its Effects on Night Driving.

20

Precision Bone Drilling For the Biomechanical Pullout Strength of Cortical/Cancellous Bone Screw.

21

Hydrogen Embrittlement Study of Welded Joints of High Strength Steels.

22

Design and development of Additive Friction Stir manufacturing Machine for development of functionally grade materials.

23

Computational studies on entrapped air dynamics and splashing phenomena in Thermal Spray coating deposition.

24

Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Damping Characteristics of Armaments Jacket Panel using Indenter impact.

25

Numerical and Experimental Quantification of Uncertainties of Composites and their Propagation onto the Vibration Behaviour of Composite Structures.

26

Development of Nurse Assist Humanoid Robot for Various tasks in a hospital.

27

Computational and experimental investigation for optimizing the magnetic nanoparticles Hyperthermia.

28

Graphene Based Epoxy Coatings for Corrosion Inhibition in Reinforcing Bars in Concrete.

29

Fracture Analysis of CNT Reinforced Composites using Extended Isogeometric Analysis (XIGA) for Structural Applications in Hygro-thermal Environment.

30

Design and development of a three-link rigid-flexible manipulator for high speed operations.

 

Labs Including Research Labs

1

Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Lab

2

Automobile Engineering Lab

3

Solid Mechanics Lab

4

Mechanics of Machines Lab

5

Heat and Mass Transfer Lab

6

Fluid Machinery Lab

7

Industrial Automation Lab

8

Internal Combustion Engine Lab

9

Machine Tool Lab & Non -Traditional Machining Lab

10

Metrology Lab

11

Advanced Metrology Lab

12

CAD Lab

13

CAM Lab

14

Mechatronics Lab

15

Additive Manufacturing Lab

16

State Initiated Design centre Lab

17

DOM and Vibrations Lab

18

Bulk Material Storage & Handling Lab

19

System Modelling Lab

20

Surface Engineering Lab

21

Mechanics of Composite Materials Lab

22

Advanced Welding Lab

23

Robotics Lab

  • Major Milestones

  • 91

    Papers Published in Science Citation Index (SCI) Journals (2020-2021)

  • 85

    Number of Companies Visited for Placement of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Students (2020-2021)

     

  • ₹542.34 lakh

    Sponsored Research Projects Sanctioned (2021)

  • 711.16 Lakhs

    Total Ongoing Sponsored Projects (April 2022)

  • ₹8.4 lakh

    Consultancy Projects (2020-2021)

  • 09

    Ph.D. Awarded (2021)

Choicest faculty to lead you to the pinnacle of success

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has an ensemble of faculty adept in different subject fields and specialisation such as industrial engineering, manufacturing processes, thermal engineering, advanced machining, nanofinishing, geometric modelling, robotics, controls, industrial metallurgy, etc. The department faculty works continuously towards contemporising the academic structures and mechanisms. The teaching-learning regime is built and modelled on the lines same as Trinity College, Dublin.

The department faculty is involved in several landmark research projects related to creation of robots, airplanes, cars, medical devices and micro sensors. The faculty undergoes regular training on educational technologies towards its contemporisation goal encouraging student exchanges and joint research by faculty of the department and Trinity College, Dublin.


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