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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Sameer Vaidya


Mechanical Engineering is concerned with the design, manufacture, operation and maintenance of all types of machinery's like steam engines, internal combustion engines, gas turbines, steam turbines, power plants, agriculture machines , machine tools (like Lathe, Milling, Shaper, Drill, Planer, Welding Sets, CNC machines etc.), refrigerators, air conditioners, coolers, cement plants, steel plants, textile machinery, paper mills and so on.. There is one branch of Engineering that will always be in great demand, because no industry can run without its retinue of Mechanical Engineers, be that designing, erection, commissioning, R&D, Production, Maintenance, Purchasing, Storing etc.

In developing its undergraduate laboratories, the HCET's Department of Mechanical Engineering has considered the direction in which it thinks the mechanical engineering profession is headed over the next few decades. Computing and information technologies are radically changing how mechanical engineering is practiced. In many industries, these technologies have almost entirely replaced paper-based methods for design and analysis. Advances in networking, software and processing power are on the verge of allowing any engineer to have access to advanced computer-aided design (CAD) and analysis software, web-based communications, information data bases and numerically controlled prototyping processes all seamlessly linked and accessible from a single desktop machine.

This transformation is changing how products are produced and tested. Mass customization is one manufacturing trend being made possible by these technologies. If design and automated manufacturing methods are linked, design changes can be quickly made and converted into finished, custom-designed products. A major goal for use of numerical modeling is to allow product developers to test less by testing smarter. Early detection of design flaws and numerical simulation early in the design process can substantially reduce the need for product testing, subsequent redesign and tests needed to certify performance of a finished design.

Large companies are anxious to hire new employees who can fully exploit the computer as an engineering tool. In addition, the availability of high-powered PC-based hardware and software is allowing small companies to follow suit. However, in order exploit the power of computer-aided engineering tools, it is essential to have the physical intuition and the foundation in engineering science necessary to properly interpret results from complex numerical models. The fundamentals of mechanical engineering have not changed, but revolutionary changes are occurring in how fundamentals are applied by practicing engineers. The key skill set now in demand for graduating mechanical engineers is comfort in combining the use of computational tools, hands-on intuition and engineering fundamentals. In fact, physical intuition gained from laboratory experiences is perhaps even more critical now than in the past because practicing engineers are expected to make significant design and analysis decisions before any product testing occurs. Our goal in developing our undergraduate laboratories is to prepare HCET's mechanical engineering students to not only meet this demand of the evolving mechanical engineering workplace, but to also be positioned to act as leaders in its transformation.

Laboratories available for students of Mechanical Engineering:

Fabrication Laboratory, Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, Thermodynamics Laboratory, Heat & Mass Transfer Laboratory, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Laboratory, IC Engine Laboratory, Material Testing Laboratory, Machine Shop, Turbo Machinery Laboratory, Dynamics of Machine & Kinematics of Machine Laboratory, CAD Laboratory

# Name Designation
1 Dr. Shailesh Gupta Principal
2 Dr. Sameer Vaidya Prof. & HOD
3 Prof. M.K. Chowdhary Sr. Lecturer
4 Prof. Abhishek Soni A. Prof.
5 Prof. Vivek Pathak A. Prof.
6 Prof. Ashwin Shrivastava A. Prof.
7 Prof. Vijay Kumar Parashar A. Prof.
8 Prof. Praveen Jha A. Prof.
9 Prof. Sushil Dixit A. Prof.